Apes of Doom: Misleading Title For a Fun Game

Apes of Doom of a new online pokie with the most misleading title ever. Do not let that put you off because it is a superb machine.

They say do not judge a book by its cover. The saying should include do not judge a pokie by its title. Apes of Doom is the new online pokie from Hurricane Games, a partner of Stakelogic. They decided on the Apes of Doom title despite the game revolving around apes attempting to rob a bank. Hardly doomy, is it?

Regardless, Apes of Doom is a fun, if misleading, game that is available in online casinos right now. Should you play it? You should read our review first.

Apes of Doom Fundamentals

Hurricane Games designed Apes of Doom on a 4×3 layout, which is far from traditional. Throw the three multiplier reels between the rows, and you have the recipe for something different. Some people do not like different, but we should applaud those thinking outside the box.

Return To Player (RTP) ranges are not something we should applaud, however. Apes of Doom comes with RTP ranges as high as 96% and low as 90%. Always play the game with the highest RTP.

Variance and volatility are four out of five, so expect plenty of barren spells; ensure you have a decent bankroll to soak up the losing spins. $0.10 is the smallest bet size with $100 the maximum; there is every bet size between those extremes. A top payout of 3,351x equates to between $335.10 and $335,100.

What Are The Apes of Doom Symbols

The Apes of Doom name conjures up Planet of the Apes images, but alas, that is not the case. The base game has cartoon apes attempting to rob a bank by breaking into the vault. Four apes feature, with the cigar-smoking ape paying 30x for matching four.

Royals, jacks-through-aces, make up the low-value symbols.

Both the game’s wild and scatter are paying symbols. The vault Scatter pays up to 10x, with the bananas wild paying up to 30x.

Symbol Three Four
Cigar Ape (Red) 5.00 30.00
Gun Ape (Blue) 2.00 15.00
Explosives Ape (Purple) 1.00 10.00
Knife Ape (Green) 0.80 8.00
Aces 0.60 6.00
Kings 0.50 5.00
Queens 0.40 4.00
Jacks 0.20 2.00

All symbols look superb, and the animations are fun. Add to that the tension creating music; you can half imagine you are part of an epic heist.

What Are The Game’s Bonuses and Features?

The first feature happens on the base game’s board. Three multiplier reels are squeezed between the reels. They become framed hot zones that boost your current win if you match three multipliers. We had a 9x boost that was most welcome.

Sometimes, you just win the multiplier amount multiplied by your bet size. However, a Respins to Win feature sometimes triggers, which keeps respinning until you enjoy a multiplied win.

Landing three or four scatters starts the free spins round, in addition to paying 2x or 10x your stake. Three scatters give ten free spins; four scatters award 15 free spins. Additional spins are your if you land three or four scatters during the free spins round.

There is the option to Super Stake, which doubles your stake. The game claims to double the chance of free spins. However, we only hit the free spins without this activated.

Last, some jurisdictions can buy the bonus for 100x your stake. This is very risky, but we did it and won 217x. Buy it at your own risk.


Apes of Doom is great fun, even if it does have the most misleading title on record. The respins to win feature is a nice touch because it guarantees you a multiplied win. Those random multipliers give the game something different.

We are fans of the 4×3 layout in a world where 5×3 dominates. Every new pokie seems to play on a 5×3 with Megaways or cascading wins. Apes of Doom stands out from the crowd.

The 3,351x maximum win is a lot for most players but could be higher for a machine with medium-to-high variance. Still, we had a lot of fun playing Apes of Doom, and you will too.