An Oversight of the Platoon

Take a trip to the jungle and join the action as the cast of the new action film “Platooners” fights through a thrilling bonus game in which they must overcome three gold-filled snakes in order to get access to their secret treasures.

The show’s leads are uncontrollable klutzes who are still eager to please. Unlike any other slot machine, this one really has rocket launchers, heavy machine guns, and grenade launchers in play.

ELK Studios’ Platooners is a 5-reel, 4-row video slot with 178 possible ways to win. It may be played on any device with a betting range of 0.20–100 EUR, and it has both the main game’s Action Spins, which can occur at any time, and the bonus game, Platooners vs. Snakes of Fortune.

The standard A, K, Q, J, and 10 symbols appear on the reels, along with the premium symbols of medical kits, binoculars, knives, and plates; the last is the most valuable, paying 10x for 5 in a row.

Characteristics of Platoon Members

Action Spins! are randomly activated features in-between standard spins. A Platooner might appear at any point after the reels stop spinning and open fire. Each of the three Platoon members uses the reels in his or her own unique way:

In order to increase your chances of winning on several paylines, the green Rockets Platooner fires rockets at reels 1 and 3, filling them with identical symbols before stopping the remaining reels.

During a spin, reels 3, 4, and 5 will experience random wilds thanks to the red Grenades Platooner, who is completely out of control and tosses grenades in every direction.

After the initial reel stops, the yellow Bullets Platooner shoots his heavy machine gun at reels 2 through 5, guaranteeing at least one winning payline of five of a type. If you’re feeling very lucky, one spin might provide a payline with five bonus symbols, unlocking the bonus game where you’ll be joined by all three Platooners for the duration of your play.

Three or more bonus symbols anywhere on the reels activate the Platooners vs Snakes of Fortune bonus game, which starts out with 15 rounds. Each Platoon member will get a turn assaulting the snake during the course of the rounds. However, if you strike any bonus symbols, you’ll have access to extra attacks right away.

If you send in two Platooners, they’ll do twice the damage, and if you send in three, they’ll do triple! The goal of this game is to vanquish the snake entirely. Once this is accomplished, the Platooners’ weapons will be upgraded, increasing their destructive potential. During the bonus round, you may be able to activate more assaulting Platooners and receive an increase in ammo. When you strike the snake just right, explosives will go off, damaging larger sections of the creature.

When a player kills a snake, they go to a next level with much better odds of winning.

With a maximum payout of 2500x and an RTP of 96.3%, Platooners is a slot with medium volatility. This is essentially Bloopers II, but with better visuals, more features, and more promise. If you’re a fan of the classic Blooper slot you will undoubtedly appreciate this one.

The overall presentation and gameplay are standard for an ELK slot, with nothing really novel to offer. It’s a standard slot machine that should keep most people interested for a few spins before they move on. After playing over 50 bonuses throughout our testing, we quickly became disinterested because we did not win 100x or more.