King Kong

King Kong is one of the most famous movie characters of all time, and the giant gorilla is also the star of an action-packed NextGen Gaming slot with retro graphics and several thrilling bonus features. It's a five-reel slot with twenty-five paylines that offers a top win of 7,500 times your bet. Helping you climb your way up the Empire State Building towards towering amounts of money are the King Kong Smash Feature where Kong smashes planes out of the sky to win you free spins or a mystery cash prize, and the King Kong Goes Ape Bonus which adds an expanding wild to the middle reel.

More about the Software Provider

NextGen Gaming has been making online slots for almost twenty years, and since day one, it has stuck to its promise to "create games that deliver extraordinary entertainment and quality". The company is a subsidiary of the NYX Gaming Group, which is one of the fastest growing gaming companies in the world. Over the past year, NextGen Gaming has released more than a dozen new mobile-optimised online slots, including Lightning Gems, Renegades, Golden Mane, Prosperity Twin, Shangri-La, Dragon Wins, Samurai Split, and Foxin' Win – A Very Foxin' Christmas.

Appearance and Sound Effects

New York's skyline under a massive full moon provides the game's background, and the reels sit within the surroundings of the Empire State Building. The retro-inspired paytable symbols pay homage to the 1933 movie starring Fay Wray, and include a video camera, a human skull, a crab, a boat, a bi-plane, Godzilla, Kong, the game logo, metal handcuffs, cinema ticket stubs, Ann Darrow, and Jack Driscoll.

The cinematic soundtrack is extremely effective at bringing drama and anticipation to the playing experience, but if you'd prefer to enjoy the game without music, you can mute the sounds via the Settings menu.

Bonuses and Special Features

The mammoth ape is the wild symbol, and it can appear on Reels 2, 3, and 4 to create wins by substituting for all symbols apart from scatters. The game logo is the scatter, and it awards scatter wins of up to 2,500 times your bet when it lands two, three, four or five times on the screen.

Get at least three scatters from left-to-right, and the King Kong Smash Feature commences. In this feature, you must select bi-planes for the gorilla to destroy, but once he misses three planes, the first stage of the bonus ends. Depending on how many bi-planes Kong smashes, you're offered up to one hundred and fifty free games, but if you prefer, you can choose to take an alternative mystery cash reward.

When the wild symbol appears on Reel 3, the King Kong Goes Ape Feature is triggered. As Kong smashes his way through the screen, he turns the entire third reel wild and can also cause other single wild symbols to materialise on other reels.


King Kong uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and twenty-five fixed paylines, and it comes with an average RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 95.14%. The game lets you create winning combos using matching symbols in succession from the leftmost reel to the rightmost reel.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-optimised game controls.

Our Verdict

The King Kong slot uses vintage graphics to recreate the exciting debut of the gigantic ape in cinemas back in 1933. And, with two fun-filled bonus features that can help you win up to one hundred and fifty free spins and massive wild wins, you're guaranteed to have a smashing time when you take it for a spin at Samba Slots!