In 2005, Universal Pictures released a King Kong remake that was met with both critical and popular acclaim. Directed by Peter Jackson, the remake combined elements of the original 1933 film and 1976 remake as well as new, modernized aspects.
King Kong stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl Denham, and Adrien Brody as Jack Driscoll. Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World is an online scratch card based on the movie, developed by Playtech, and available at Gala Casino.
Kong is a simple, intuitive scratch card that uses a 2×3 grid. The default card costs £1, but cards can also be purchased for £0.50, £2, £5 and £10. The jackpot is 10,000 times the face value of the card, so jackpots range from £5,000 to £100K. The game allows each of the six squares to be scratched individually. There is also a Scratch All button and an Autoplay feature that allows you to play up to 99 cards at a time automatically. There is also a Shuffle feature, and the game displays the card number.
Kong is different from most other virtual scratch cards in that you only need one symbol present to win. In addition, the winning symbol and prize amount are random, and they can change from one round to the next. Wins equalling to the face value of the card are common, and the game has a strong payout rate relative to most scratch card games. The graphics and soundtrack are all quite good, and winning plays are clearly announced with nifty animations on the squares and on the card itself.
The Kong: The 8th Wonder of the World scratch card launched about the same time the movie was released. The fact that it is still available and popular is it a testament to how good of a scratch card it is. It doesn’t have many special features, but it’s fast, straightforward and lucrative.