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Legend of the Golden Monkey Slot Review

Legend of the Golden Monkey is an Asian themed slot based on a character in a Classic Novel of Chinese literature titled Journey to the West. One of the main characters in the novel is The Monkey King known as Sun Wukong. The story relates that he is a monkey born from a stone and acquired supernatural powers and magic ability. After he rebelled against heaven and was imprisoned under a mountain by Buddha, he was chosen by the monk Tang Sanzang to go on a journey to obtain Buddhist sutras from the West (referring to India) where Buddha and his followers reside. Basically he is a monkey with super powers capable of transforming into various animals and objects. Great theme that Pragmatic Play also made use of in Magic Journey.


Legend of the Golden Monkey is a 5x3 reel, 243 both ways payline video slot powered by Yggdrasilsoftware. Symbols include 4 lower paying symbols in the form of different Card Suits Diamonds, Clubs, Spades and Hearts, 6 higher paying symbols being Crowns, Goblets, Scrolls, Shields, Potions and Cauldrons. Special Symbols include 2 different base game Wilds, a Treasure Chest and Free Spins Scatters that triggers the Free Spins Feature with 3 different modes to choose from. There is also a random Golden Monkey King Feature. More detail will be given in the Features Section.

The game controls at the bottom of the screen from left to right are: a Plus Icon that expands to the Information button with the Pay Table, Game Settings button, Game History button, Game Rules button and Sound button. Next is the Lines Window, adjustable Coin Value window, Cash Bet window, Max Bet button, Spin button, Autoplay button, Win window and Balance Window.

Features and Unique Features

Features in Legend of the Golden Monkey includes 2 different base game Wilds, a Treasure Chest Feature, Free Spins Scatters that triggers the Free Spins Feature with 3 different modes to choose from and a random Golden Monkey King Feature.

Side note: If you are familiar with our reviews you will instantly notice that the Features and Unique Feature sections are combined in this review as a unique feature in this game needs to be mentioned first in order to proceed to the rest of the features for them to make sense.

The 2 base game Wilds includes a Sticky Monkey Wild and a unique Countdown Wild. If you land a Sticky Monkey Wild on reels 2 or 4 and it is part of a winning combination, it will remain in place until it is no longer part of a winning combination. The unique Countdown Wild only lands on the middle reel and remains in position for 3 consecutive spins. After each spin the number on the wild counts down until the 3 consecutive spins have been reached.

The Treasure Chest symbol that only lands on reel 5, triggers the Treasure Chest mini feature which reveals either a cash prize of up to 1000 coins or triggers the Free Spins Feature.

Land 3-5 Free Spin Scatters to trigger the Free Spins Feature. 4 Free Spin Scatters awards a 1000 coin cash prize, 5 Free Spin Scatters awards a 5000 coin cash prize. Obviously free spins are involved depending on which of the 3 modes you choose to play in, plus an added Wild Feature is in play:

Incremental Wilds Mode: 6 free spins with the Monkey King that adds 1 Sticky Wild on the 2nd or 4th reel on each free spin landing you with 6 Sticky Wilds in the last spin. Stacked Wilds Mode: 8 free spins with Sticky Wilds on the 2nd and 4th reel remaining permanently sticky as well as a special Triple Stacked Wild that isn’t sticky and can only land on the middle reel. Starting Wild Mode: 10 free spins with a permanent Sticky Wild in the middle position of reel 3 as well as when Sticky Wilds land on reels 2 and 4 they will remain there permanently.

The random Golden Monkey King feature is triggered at random during the base game and is inspired by the character’s ability to change into other animals and objects. Thus, when the Monkey King appears he has the ability to change 1 symbol on the reels into another symbol giving you a better chance of a winning combination.


Legend of the Golden Monkey is loaded with features as is typical of most Yggdrasil games, making it possible to land some epic wins. As far as theme goes, it is a great interpretation of the famous Chinese mythical creature brought to life with incredible graphics and animation. The RTP is 96% with medium volatility.

Max Win

The max coin win is 100000


If you’re into myths and mythical creatures then Legend of the Golden Monkey will not disappoint. It is a brilliant slot with more than enough features to keep you coming back for more and more. Expect to land some great wins but you may need to test your patience. Imagine being able to morph into any living thing or object… I’m torn between being a bird or Oprah Winfrey.

Slot Details

Software: Yggdrasil
Game Type: Video Slots
Paylines: 243 both ways
Reels: 5x3
RTP: 96%
Bonus Round: Yes
Progressive: No
Free Spins: Yes
Max Win: 100000 Coins

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