Platoon Wild is a Vietnam War-themed progressive video slot, created by iSoftBet. The game features 20 paylines and five reels set against the jungle of Vietnam. Based on the popular movie entitled Platoon, the slot features symbols that include five movie characters, with Charlie Sheen playing the main star.
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Get ready to plunge into the middle of the Vietnam war in this game by iSoftBet that takes after the Academy Award-winning movie by Oliver Stone entitled Platoon. The same characters that appeared in the film show up on the reels too. If you’re up for some adrenaline-pumping action in the tropical jungles of Vietnam, then this slot was made for you.
Against the backdrop of the reels you’ll see the tropical jungle of Vietnam and various gun-toting American soldiers that are out to stay alive. Before going to Vietnam, players are advised to set their bets first. There are 20 fixed paylines you can bet on. The “Coin Value” ranges from 0.01 to 1. The “Autospin” option enables reels to turn without interruption for the selected number of times. Once you are ready, simply hit “Spin.”
The game takes place on a traditional 5x3 grid, against a crisp image of a tropical jungle. The jungle is supposed to represent the war zone in Indochina, as depicted in Stone’s film. As for the symbols, they appear on the grid above a familiar control panel.
With four Academy awards under its belt, Platoon is one of the best Vietnam war films to ever hit the silver screen. However, despite the film’s resounding success, Platoon slots fails to reach the movie’s hallowed ground. The game blows hot and cold even though iSoftBet incorporated a roaming wild streak during the base game. Triggering the free spins is a feat in itself. That said, fans of the movie will definitely enjoy the slots and the fact that the free spins pays both ways makes it all worth a player’s while.
There are a number of cool icons in this game. There are four character symbols in total, represented by headshots of Charlie Sheen (Private First Class Chris Taylor), Willem Dafoe (Sergeant Elias), Tom Berenger (Staff Sergeant Bob Barnes) and Keith David (King). Fans of the movie will be delighted to know that the headshots are actual stills from the movie. Other symbols comprise a wild badge, several bullet icons stamped with the word BAR, a Jackpot symbol depicted by the classic poster/cover of the film and a Free Spins icon.
The wild symbol that appears during the main game is the tank. It can be referred to as the “walking wild” because when the tank icon appears it fires off a shot and shifts one position to the left awarding a re-spin. You can win 1x, 2x, 3, 4x or 5x re-spins with multiplier wins of up to 3x. The re-spins keep on coming until the tank has moved to the left side of the reels.
The bonus icon is a military helicopter. If 3, 4, or 5 of them pop up on the reels during the base game, payouts can be as high as 15x the amount you wagered. But this is not all, three or more helicopter symbols is also responsible for triggering the free spins bonus mode. Depending on the number of helicopter symbols, you can win 8, 10 or 12 free spins. For the duration of the free spins, re-spins can be won with multiplier wins of up to 3x. Additional free spins are awarded when the helicopter swoops in across the reels again.