King of Monkeys Slot Review
Before I review King of Monkeys, a video slot by GameArt, let's have some useless trivia about the Monkey King in Chinese mythology:
He was a super strong primate, lifting thousands of pounds of weight; also super fast - able to travel thousands of miles in one somersault. (Why a somersault I wonder – he sounds like a bit of a show-off, I mean run or jump already – a somersault is just being too flashy!)
The Monkey King could transform into various animals and objects. He had one slight problem though – his tail would never transform. (kinda hard to pretend you're a table or chair with a tail swinging around!)
He was able to cast spells for protection and control of the elements.
So basically this dude was the first superhero in literature! Friggin awesome!
The King of Monkeys can swing onto your P.C, mobile device or tablet. It's a striking slot with an arid desert background setting the scene for an otherworldly journey. The spirit of fantasy and adventure is evident early on and I felt invigorated from the start.
King of Monkeys is a low volatility slot comprising of 5 reels and 243 paylines. The wild is an icon of Chinese lettering while the scatter is a temple entrance. The standard symbols are a little bit puzzling, so describing them is tough: Monkey king in human form, a monkey, a pig monk, long-bearded warrior, lotus flower scroll and two trinkets. The monkey, pig and bearded man are students of the king – important to remember for later. The wild can substitute for anything except the scatter.
Controls are straightforward but don't blend into the theme that well. Along the bottom are: Game Settings, Paytable, Bet Multiplier, Autoplay, Spin, Balance, Total Bet and Win. There isn't a Turbospin, but I didn't miss having one, to be honest.
After each winning spin in regular play, there is a gamble option where you can either double your profits or lose them, with a simple card color choice. 3 Scatters anywhere triggers 10 Free Spins, during which, when one of the students appear on three or more consecutive reels beginning from the furthest left reel, the special Dragon Feature is triggered: A dragon swoops over the reels, transforming all triggering symbols into a random like symbol. The best part is that 3 scatters will re-trigger your Free Spins!
5 Wilds on all five reels will reward you 100X your Bet!
King of Monkeys powered through my tests on all devices, just like any superhero should! The graphics are cartoon style with an edge and are superbly rendered, as is the animation. The sound effects keep excitement levels high, but the music doesn't seem to add to the atmosphere.
King of Monkeys blends great graphics and gameplay with some fantastic features. As someone with way too much body hair, finally there's a title character I could relate to, so that was a bonus for me! Jokes aside this exciting slot will keep you engaged and hopefully rewarded for many hours on end. So, join the original superhero and his sidekicks for some adventure!