Lush jungle vegetation forms the backdrop to the reels which are flanked by spotlights and movie cameras. You’ll see lower value royal symbols alongside binoculars, machetes, dog tags and golden snakes. The dog tags are the highest value symbols giving you 50 times your stake for 5 on a payline. It all looks rather good.
The stars of the show of course are the Bloopers – 4 of them can appear at random on any spin and trigger 1 of the 3 Action Spin extras.
- Green Rockets Platooner feature – he fires rockets at reels 1 and 3, filling them with matching symbols. A new payout consideration then follows.
- Red Grenades Platooner feature – grenades are fired from a rocket launcher. They can land anywhere on reels 3, 4 and 5, turning those positions wild. A new payout is made with the extra wilds in play.
- Yellow Bullets Platooner feature – the yellow Blooper fires his machine gun to create a guaranteed 5-of-a-kind combination. This can include the Bonus symbol.
Platooners also comes with a Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune feature that is triggered by landing 3 or more Bonus scatters on the same spin – you’ll begin with 15 free spins. The Platooners do battle with the Snakes of Fortune. The number of Platooners attacking the snake depends on how many bonus symbols you got to trigger the feature.
3 bonus symbols will see 1 Platooner appear per free spin. 4 or 5 bonus symbols will see 2 or 3 Platooners show up on every free spin. If 2 or 3 Platooners attack a snake, the strength of the attack is doubled or trebled. The aim is to defeat the snake. Manage that and you’ll get a weapons upgrade and more ammunition as well as progressing to the next level where you’ll get more free spins and bigger prizes are on offer. There are 4 snakes to defeat here with prizes increasing each time.
Platooners is available to play on all devices but like many ELK Studios slot games, it’s been optimised for mobile use. The design is especially good, even on a small screen. The variance here is in the medium to high range with wins of 2,500 times your stake on every spin.
The 3 base game features keep the pace moving in the base game and the Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune feature offers some decent potential. Yes, the theme in Platooners is slightly bonkers. With slick looks and decent extras, it actually works pretty well. If you want to see the Platooners’ characters in action, check out Bloopers.