The Monkey Prince
There is something very Monkey Island about IGT’s new Monkey Prince slot. The slot machine features comedy, it features cracking graphics, and it’s got more than a handful of nifty special features to throw your way, too. The slot machine features a stunning 60 lines spread over its 5 reels (none of which you can alter, of course), although players are at liberty to choose to total stakes which range from 60p per spin up to £1,800 per spin in all. In terms of prizes, the non-progressive jackpot is fair, at around 1,000 coins in all.
This cheeky little slot features a wild symbol which doubles up as the best-paying icon on the game. Wilds can boost your wins up to 1,000 coins if 5 appear on a payline, as well as substitute for all other symbols save for scatters and mask icons.
The mask icons can fill the game’s mask meters. You need 5 to trigger special wild bonuses. Collecting 5 blue masks offers between 3 and 4 scattered random wilds, whilst collecting 5 red masks offers between 1 and 5 wild reels. Landing 5 yellow masks will see a random position on the reels selected and will make all the symbols around it wild.
The slot machine also comes with a free spin bonus, which is triggered when 3 or more scatters appear anywhere on the reels. Players will travel to a magical land to learn what bonus they will get out of the 3 available. The more scatters you located in the base game, the larger the number of free spins you’ll start with in each feature.
The Scatter Wild bonus promises 25 to 50 spins with up to 4 random wilds on the reels. The Random Wild bonus promises between 10 and 25 spins with up to 5 wild reels. Lastly, the Surrounding Wilds bonus offers 5 to 15 spins with 1 spot turned wild (and those symbols around) on each spin in the feature.
Nobody could argue that this is one of the finest games yet to come out of IGT’s vaults. A cracking addition to their library, this could be one of the biggest surprise packages of the year in terms of value for money slots.