Cheeky Monkeys Slot Review
I grew up in South Africa, so I’ve met many a cheeky monkey. From baboons to Vervet monkeys, those little buggers are everywhere. Before writing this, I was trying to figure out what type of primate a baboon actually is and, as per usual, google yielded some strange results. Turns out they’re part of a family of primates called “Old World Monkeys.” Now, to the uninitiated like myself, that kind of sounds like they dress up in 15th century noble attire and prance around. To be fair, I’ve never surprised a baboon in the wild (they’ve only surprised me in my house), so that could actually be the case.
Cheeky Monkeys is a 5-reel, 10-payline video slot powered by software from Booming Games. Join this troop of friendly looking primates on an adventure through the jungle. Symbols include male orangutans (the ones with the big faces), albino gorillas, and chimpanzees, as well as limes, bananas, pineapples, and coconuts. The wild is represented by tropical flowers, a really cute gorilla acts as the scatter, and gibbon monkeys are the interacting symbols (more on that soon).
Controls are super user-friendly, and you’re sure to figure them out in no time. You’ll find all of your controls to the right of the screen, starting from the top is Menu, Coin Values, Spin, Auto Play, Bet Max, Music, and Sound.
So, what features can you expect from Cheeky Monkeys? Wild: The Wild symbol substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter and Interacting Symbols. Scatter: The Scatter symbol triggers Free Spins, does not have a payout, and appears only in the Bonus Reel.
There are a few really fun bonus features to this slot, including:
Free Spins: Landing 3 Scatter symbols in the Bonus Reel triggers 5 Free Spins. During this round all your winnings are multiplied by 5. Extra Free Spins are triggered when you land the Scatter +1 symbol in the Bonus Reel..
Bonus Reel: the bonus reel is the sixth reel on the screen, it is made up of multiplier symbols, scatters and interacting symbols so keep a beady eye on it.
Interacting Symbols: Landing 2 different interacting symbols on the reels will trigger an interacting animation and you’ll receive a special win. Interacting symbols give you 10x your total bet during the main game, and 50x your total bet during Free Spins.
Multiplier x5: Multiplier x5 symbols appear only on the Bonus Reel. Wins with this symbol are multiplied by x5. It can substitute for all symbols except the Scatter.
Holy Smokes! This is one hell of an ambitious slot but it makes for incredible gameplay. Expect fun, colorful and cartoonish graphics that will knock your socks off, a jungly (think Tarzan music) soundtrack, and it’s available to play on desktop, tablet and mobile.
The max coin win is 10,000 - not shabby!
I am a huge fan of this fantastic release from Booming Games. Cheeky Monkeys really has everything you could want from a slot and more: expect stunning features, large and frequent payouts, and excellent graphics. Give this one a chance and see how far it takes you.