If there’s something we love to see, it’s monkeys. Whether they are on tv, in the wild, taking a stroll down the street, or in online slots. You can never go wrong with monkeys. Thankfully, Playtech heard our cries for more monkey related slots and developed the gem that is Monkey Mania.
Playtech took a rather unorthodox approach with this release. Monkey Mania is played across a 3×3 reel grid with only 8 paylines. This can be a risky decision for developers as gameplay can be limited and not very exciting, but the creative team at Playtech has managed to avoid those pitfalls and craft an upbeat and entertaining slot. Get ready to monkey around as we swing through the treetops to a jackpot!
|Monkey Mania Slot Summary|
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Symbols and Winning Combinations of Monkey Mania Slot
Monkey Mania is a fairly recent release from the accomplished developers at Playtech. It is a slot filled with mischievous monkeys wearing an assortment of clothes and taking part in various primate hijinks.
The backdrop to the slot is the lush, vibrant treetops of a cartoon jungle with forested mountains rising in the distance. It perfectly encapsulates the setting in which you would expect to see monkeys scampering around playfully.
A 3×3 reel grid sits in the center of the screen with bamboo poles dividing each row and reel. The wood effect background of the reels helps the grid feel natural in the setting. Below the reels are all of the buttons and information you need as a player, they include:
- The spin button
- Auto play button
- Turbo Mode button
- Information button – which opens the paytable and game rules
- Total win display
- Current bet display with buttons to increase or decrease the bet
- Number of active paylines display
All of the buttons and displays are nonsymmetrical rectangles, adding to the lightheartedness of the slot.
The reels are populated by eight well designed, yet seemingly out of place symbols. The sunglasses and green coconut drink, complete with a tiny cocktail umbrella, leaves us wondering where the monkeys got said items. Seven of the symbols are regular and the last is the wild. They are:
- Low value = 1 Bar, 2 Bar, 3 Bar
- Medium value = Banana, Green coconut
- High value = Palm trees, Sunglasses
- Wild = Sunglass wearing monkey with Wild text. Landing 3 or 4 wilds will award you with 5 or 10 times your bet.
An interesting aspect of this 3×3 grid is that various paylines pay in different directions. Payline 1-3 and 7-8 pay in the standard left-to-right format, but the center paylines 4-6 pay from top-to-bottom. The highest paying symbol in this slot is the red sunglasses, landing 3 of this symbol on a payline will payout 37.5 times your bet.
Bonus Features of Monkey Mania Slot
Monkey Mania includes two bonus features, this may seem like a low amount but both are well thought out and integrated into the gameplay well. When it comes to bonus features, we’ve found that quality is often better than quantity.
The first of the bonus features is Respin Mania! This, as you may have guessed, is a respin round. It is triggered by landing five wild, sunglass-wearing monkey symbols anywhere on the reels. During this round, all of the wilds currently on the reels become sticky while the others get one free respin. You are rewarded with an increasing bet multiplier based on how many monkeys appear. If you are lucky enough to have nine monkeys land on the reels you will win 131.25 times your bet.
The second, and most rewarding, bonus feature is Jackpot Mania! This feature is triggered randomly and awards you with 3 respins. The main difference is that only monkey symbols appear on the reels. Each time a monkey lands it will stay in place and reset the respin counter to 3.
The aim is to have as many monkeys on the reels as possible at the end of the round. The more monkeys you have, the better the prize:
- 4 Monkeys = 5 times your bet
- 5 Monkeys = 10 times your bet
- 6 Monkeys = 25 times your bet
- 7 Monkeys = 50 times your bet
- 8 Monkeys = Grand Jackpot (starts at $9,000 or local equivalent)
- 9 Monkeys = Mega Jackpot (starts at $90,000 or local equivalent)
Monkey Mania is a highly enjoyable slot to play, the low volatility and 97% RTP mean that you will be winning small amounts frequently. The graphics and jackpots are the main reason to play this slot though, who doesn’t like monkeys and the chance to win $90,000?
This slot will appeal to all types of slot fans, from beginners to the more experienced due to its enticing prizes and enjoyable gameplay. Give the free version a few spins and make some monkey friends, we’re sure you won’t be disappointed.