New NJ Slots Offer Mysteries And Mysterious Planets

Written By Susan Brady on December 14, 2017 - Last Updated on December 13, 2017

Two of the brand new slots available this week at NJ online casinos feature a literary theme, although most of you will be more familiar with their movie counterparts. Planet of the Apes, a novel by French author Pierre Boulle, has turned into a regular movie franchise—with nine films featuring our simian friends—and is now an intriguing slot available for you to play at several online casinos.

Also on tap is Agatha Christie’s Mystery Wilds, based on the English author’s famous characters, which have made their way to the silver screen (and television). You’ll certainly recognize Hercule Poirot, as well as the endearing septuagenarian Miss Marple.

Let’s see what all these characters have to offer…

Planet of the Apes

Two for the price of one!

This unique game spans 10 reels, with the leftmost reels representing Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the rightmost reels Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Both reels feature your favorite stars—John Lithgow, Frieda Pinto, Tom Felton, Jason Clark, Keri Russell, and Gary Oldman—as well as 10-Ace.

The game features Stacked Wilds, which if they cover a whole reel, will transfer over to the opposite game, giving you double the chance of winning. To achieve the Free Spins bonus game on either side, you’ll need three or more Scatters.

Planet of the Apes

During the Rise Free Spins round you collect Wilds, and on the last of the 10 spins, the collection is placed randomly for a super win

The Dawn Free Spins awards 15 spins with three different collect symbols that activate a corresponding meter: Multiplier, Extra Wild and Extra Free Spins. Fill the meter and it activates the feature, which can make for more spins and/or bigger wins. 

The stats

  • 10 reels / 40 paylines
  • Wilds, Stacked Wilds
  • Rise Free Spins, Dawn Free Spins
  • Rise Bonus feature, Dawn Bonus feature

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Agatha Christie’s Mystery Wilds

Can you unlock the clues?

Enter the drawing room of this delightful and mysterious slot and spin the reels, where you will find Hercule, Miss Marple, and daring duo Tommy and Tuppence, as well as a manuscript, typewriter, poison bottle, and mousetrap.

During the spins you will try to collect Wilds, each of which add a magnifying glass to the meter. Hit 8 Wilds to enter the Free Spins Bonus Game.

While you might think it difficult to get 8 Wilds, you have two things in your favor: Stacked Wilds—so that you can have several reels full at once—and the lock symbol, which appears randomly over the meter.

The lock symbol will freeze your magnifying glass meter and allow you to have another spin and chance to fill it up.Agatha Christie's Mystery Wilds

The Free Spins Bonus round starts off with five picks. Choose from the assortment of Agatha Christie books to lock in the number of spins and clues you will start with.

During the game, all Wilds will add a clue to the meter on the right. As with the aforementioned Wilds, collect eight over the course of your spins and a purple Sticky Wild will grace your wheels for the remainder of your free spins.

Oh, and did I mention the Mystery Wilds? You’ll just have to play to find out what they do!

The stats

  • 5 reels / 50 paylines
  • Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Mystery Wilds, Sticky Wilds
  • Free Spins Bonus Game

More info

  • Bets: $.50 to $100
  • RTP: 95.87%
  • Available exclusively at: Virgin, Tropicana

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Susan Brady covers travel, food, real estate, health, and the New Jersey online gambling industry in her role as a writer and editor. She was managing editor at the HealthNews website for PokerNews once upon a time.

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