Inside a Legend
Monkey King has a civilisation with millennia of culture to draw inspiration from, and therefore very big shoes to fill. The Chinese influence on the game is quite obvious from the get-go, with the reels encased within a beautiful temple in the foreground. The landscape behind shows several more buildings, with mountains and forests in the distance and a beautiful tune playing as you spin the reels.
Monkey King is particularly impressive when it comes to animations; the reels are spinning effortlessly while the symbols, bonuses and combinations trigger some beautiful visual effects. If you are a fan of kung-fu films and the like, Monkey King is definitely worth a try just because of the way it looks.
Become a Hero
Monkey King benefits from a totally open gameplay, with 5 reels and no specific paylines. Instead, every combination that you score on the reels will count, which gives you 243 different ways to win every time you spin the reels. Your task consists simply of using the arrows under the reels to choose your next wager, going from 0.25 to 125 coins, and place your bet once you are ready. You can skip to the 125-credit mark with the max bet shortcut, or use the autoplay game mode whenever you see fit as well.
Even if the official documentation states that Monkey King has a medium-to-high volatility, our experience testing the game was a little different. It took us many, many tries to score a win on the reels and Monkey King seems to have a much higher volatility than you would expect. The 96% RTP is quite standard, but perseverance and willingness to play big will be key in this game. On the reels, players will find the 4 suits of cards and different artefacts such as scrolls, shields, potions and chalices with a top prize set at just 250 times your current bet value.
Random Extra Wilds on the Menu
Bonus features can often save the day in the slot game world, and in Monkey King you can be sure that you will get some help on the reels as well. The wild symbols, for instance, are either sticky and stay in place for an extra turn or come with a countdown and will stick to their current position until it reaches 0. These classic symbols will replace the entire basic paytable at will and increase your chances to win tremendously. On top of this, the Golden Monkey feature can be activated at random, turning one symbol on the reels into a wild or any other icon, as long as it is to your advantage.
There are two ways to trigger the free spin mode in Monkey King: with a treasure chest symbol on reel 5 or with free spin scatters all around the screen. You get to pick one of the three options available, awarding 6 to 10 free spins with extra features such as stacked wilds or permanent sticky wilds, for instance.
A Dynamic yet Challenging Slot Game
Monkey King is clearly a challenging slot game with high variance and a limited paytable in the base game. That being said, the game is also rich in bonuses and stays very dynamic all the way thanks to its random Golden Monkey feature and generous wild symbols.
In a nutshell, Monkey King would probably be best enjoyed be experienced gamblers and high rollers, or anyone who likes to play big and against the odds. And if you liked our monkey hero, you can try another version of his adventures on the reels of The Monkey King by Gameplay Interactive as well.