Platoon is a five-reel and 30-payline online video slot powered by iSoftBet. This slot is inspired by the film that has the same name, which released to great success back in the late 80s. The reels are set against the jungle backdrop, and high paying symbols are related to movie props and characters.
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This exciting slot takes after the 1986 Academy Award-winning war movie entitled Platoon. Starring a young Charlie Sheen who plays the lead role of Chris Taylor, a young man who decides to drop out of college and volunteer to serve the US army in the Vietnam war. The film is known for its vexing portrayal of the war and was then honored with both the best Picture and Best Director Oscars.
Many decades later, the movie has its very own slot that features a lot of the cast members of that movie. Platoon also has an original take on the wild symbols and a free spins bonus round.
However, before you can join this platoon, you should set your betting range the way it suits your needs the best. Button with numbers set in the lower-left corner will help you set coins size which ranges from 0.01 to 0.10. With "Line Bet" you can set the number of coins per line to bet. "Lines" is used to set the number of lines. By clicking on "Autospin" the reels will turn without interruption for a chosen number of times, whereas "Spin" will set the reels in motion once.
As you might imagine, this slot is set against the backdrop of a tropical jungle. Five of the symbols pertain to the characters of the film and you’ll also find a helicopter and a tank as well as the standard playing card symbols of 9 to Ace on the reels, each with their Vietnam style dog tags draped around them.
The game does a fine job of recreating the tension of the film. You won’t find any jolly music playing throughout. As a matter of fact, all the sounds in this slot are what you might expect to hear when at war. This includes the sound of troops slogging through the jungle, the sound of a rifle being armed, transport coming and going and commanders talking through their walkie-talkies. The only other sound you will hear is the somewhat atmospheric music played when you enjoy a win.
Having seen Platoon, you’ll know it’s not a film that has posies and daisies, so creating a slot based around the same theme faced the challenge of not having the light-heartedness found at a great number of online slots. To their credit, iSoftbet have successfully conveyed the movie’s vibe into this slot, which looks good but has a slightly dark feel to it. This fits in perfectly with the movie and this is only added to by the gritty soundtrack. The gameplay is good as well with the wild feature the particular highlight for a lot of players. Fans of the film will immediately take to this slot, but it will also appeal to younger players that have not seen this movie
The Charlie Sheen character pays 1,000 coins for five in a row, while Willem Defoe, Tom Berenger, Forest Whitaker and Keith David pay 500, 150, 100 and 80 coins respectively. The playing card symbols bring up the rear. The wild symbol is the tank which will replace any other symbol in the game apart from the bonus symbol.
You’ll gain a larger number of free spins in this round the more scatter symbols you land. The minimum three scatters give you eight free spins plus an award of 5x your total bet size immediately. Four or five scatters give you 10 free spins (plus 10x) and 12 free spins (plus 15x) respectively. During the round, the free spins can be re-triggered, although this time around you will not gain the immediate win amount on top.