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Elk Studios has created many fun characters including Electric Sam and the Bloopers, but this game takes online entertainment to a whole new level. The Platooners slot game is the latest release from the much-loved software developer, Elk Studios, and as you’ll quickly notice, the stars look uncannily familiar. The amusing Minion-esque characters that starred in Elk’s Bloopers slot return as actors in a Hollywood action movie. They’re as hilarious and calamitous to watch as ever, but they’re now more powerful than ever before thanks to the weapons that they can use to wreak havoc on the reels and set off special features. As you’d expect to see in any war movie, there’s an enemy to defeat, but rather than being human or alien, the bad guys in the slot are played by venomous reptiles called the Snakes of Fortune. Help the good guys defeat them, and you’ll be handsomely rewarded with as much as 2,500 times your stake (or, should that be “your snake”?)
If you have the time, we highly recommend watching the video intro to the Platooners slot, which features about eight seconds of the Blooper soldiers on a dangerous night manoeuvre. At the end, you can see one of the Snakes of Fortune recoiling behind them with its fangs wide open. Once the introduction is over, the eerie sounds of the Amazon jungle welcome you into the world of the Platooners, where you’ll find yourself onset in a Hollywood studio. The lights and cameras are pointed towards the film set at the rear of the screen, which contains thick vegetation and trees. The reel set is semi-transparent, so you can see the jungle view at all times. As the reels spin around, you’ll come across a variety of movie props and paytable symbols including a Snake of Fortune, a soldier’s dog tag, a first aid bag, playing card symbols, a pair of binoculars, and a machete.
The wild symbol in the Platooners slot game is the Hollywood sign with “WILD” written across it. It can be used to create and enhance wins by substituting for all symbols except scatters.
The Snake of Fortune is the scatter symbol. It’s a scary-looking creature with razor-sharp fangs and glowing red eyes, but luckily, players needn’t be afraid of it as it has the potential to trigger the game’s main bonus feature.
The Snakes of Fortune Bonus in the Platooners slot is triggered with three or more scatter symbols, and depending on how many scatters trigger it, you gain the use of one, two or three or the Platooner soldiers. Your mission is to destroy the evil snakes using the soldiers’ weapons, and there are multiple levels that you climb to gain additional ammo, extra attacks, bombs, and coin wins. Each soldier also comes with his unique feature which can randomly occur on any spin. The features include guaranteed wins, random wilds, and mystery stacked symbols.
For more fun with the Platooners, check out the original Bloopers slot which is also by Elk Studios, here at Mad About Slots.