Epic Monopoly II is the 4th Monopoly-themed slot game to be released by SG Interactive and the 3rd from WMS Gaming (they release Monopoly Big Event via Barcrest and Super Monopoly Money and Monopoly Once Around Deluxe via WMS).
Anyway, Epic Monopoly II is a popular land based game which is now available online across desktop, mobile and tablet devices. The game is a Colossal Reels title (think Spartacus Gladiator of Rome) so has 10 reels and 100 paylines. Playable from 50p a spin, it has 2 reel sets (a 5×4 reel set and 5×12 Colossal Reel set).
Graphically superb, there are 3 bonus features to play. Before we get into them, look out the Epic Wild (a reel full of wilds) on the main reel set as this will transfer to the corresponding reel on the Colossal Reel set. Epic Monopoly II is all about the Wheel Bonus feature which is triggered when 3 or more Bonus symbols appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 (on both reel sets). You will get a cash prize of up to 100 times your stake as you get to spin the wheel.
There are cash prizes up for grabs but more importantly you can get up to 20 free spins, up to 10 dice rolls for the Around the Board Bonus feature, Chance Bonus and Spin Again options.
The Free Spins feature rewards you with between 7 and 20 free spins – the wild stack is more prevalent and transfers over to the Colossal Reel set when appearing in the main reel set. There are more free spins on offer as well as cash prizes (up to 100 times your stake).
You will also pick from 5 cards to win more cash prizes, 20 free spins, 10 dice rolls, a multiplier up to 5x and Pick Again. The Around the Board Bonus feature takes you around the Monopoly board when you roll the dice to win cash prizes up to 1,500 times your stake! I found the biggest wins in Epic Monopoly II came in this feature which is sometimes hard to trigger.
Epic Monopoly II couples an appealing theme with a popular and proven game engine – the variance is medium which will result in a nice balance between big wins and gameplay. More Monopoly-themed slots are planned from WMS with this one being my favourite so far. If you want a more volatile offering, Zeus 1000 is superb and also uses the Colossal Reels engine.