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Platooners

1/10
RTP: 96.3%
Software: Elk Studios

Platooners Review

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Released: July 2018

The Platooners game can be found at casinos offering Elk Studios software. Elk Studios are a small but quickly growing casino software developer primarily focusing on the mobile market. At the present time they only offer slots games. Players should be aware that this software provider includes ‘betting strategies’ as an automated feature. These should be avoided. They offer no mathematical gain to the player and increase the risk of large losses in comparison to your bankroll. As a standard Elk Studios do publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their game paytable. As such we can say that the House Edge of Platooners is 3.7%.
Help the Platooners battle their arch nemesis the Snakes of Fortune!

Platooners is a 5 reel game and each reel is 4 symbols high. Instead any 3 or more matching symbols in any adjacent positions on adjacent reels starting from the left side of the reels constitutes a win. This is equivalent to 178 standard paylines.

The ‘Wild’ symbol is Wild.

There are four bonus features when playing Platooner. The first bonus feature is triggered randomly. When this happens the reels will be hit by Rockets causing reel 1 and 3 to synchronise and show identical symbols.

The second bonus feature is triggered randomly. When this happens the reels are high by Grenades, causing random symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5 to be turned into Wild symbols.

The third bonus feature is triggered randomly . When this happens the reels will be sprayed with Bullets causing a 5 of a Kind win starting with one of the symbols you received on reel 1.

The fourth bonus feature is activated when you receive three or more of the ‘Snake’ scatter symbol anywhere on the reels. When this happens you are taken to Level 1 of the Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune bonus. You start the bonus feature with 15 rounds of ammunition. When the bonus starts a snake made up of coins appears on screen. The Platooners will take turns attacking the snake. If 3 scatter symbols triggered the bonus feature one Platooner attacks each round. If four scatter symbols triggered the bonus feature two Platooners attack the snake each round. If five scatter symbols triggered the bonus features all of the Platooners will attack the snake each round. Each round ofattacks uses up one round of ammunition. Each coin of the snake destroyed can award a cash prize, additional ammunition, extra attacks or a bomb that will destroy a bigger segment of the snake right up to the next ‘?’ coin. If you kill the snake by destroying its head you take your remaining ammo and advance to the next Level that is more difficult and awards bigger prizes.

Closing Thoughts

Bonus feature and House Edge wise Platooners is a reasonably solid game. The House Edge isn’t the lowest we’ve seen, but certainly isn’t off putting. The game features are fun without being significantly different. However this game has “Advanced” betting strategies build into it that we’re just not comfortable with. The word ‘advanced’ suggest better and far from being better, these strategies offer the player no improvement over flat betting. In fact by betting more, mathematically the player will lose more in the long run. This is a really poor practice. We’d be highly critical of any website advocating these types of bogus betting strategies. A game developer doing this is even more problematic. Without this feature this game would naturally rate significantly higher.

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