Monopoly Big Event Slot Review
Monopoly Big Event is the first Monopoly slot game to be released by Scientific Games since they won to rights to distribute and produce Monopoly-themed slots. Powered by Barcrest, it has 5 reels and 20 paylines and can be played from 20p to £500 a spin. Based on the infamous board game, it has 3 bonus features.
There’s the Big Event feature which you can play when you see the Big Event symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. If you have 2 stacked symbols on reel 5, you will play the Big Event game with House sneak preview. If you have 3 stacked symbols, you will enter the Big Event game with Hotel sneak preview.
The House sneak preview shows you chance cards for 3 houses with the Hotel sneak preview showing you chance card positions for 3 hotels. You then get to select community chest and chance cards – community chest cards give you free spins and guaranteed wins (which are all collected) and chance cards show you bonus icons. If you match 3 icons, you will trigger the corresponding bonus with the free spins and guaranteed wins added.
You have the Locking Wilds free spins feature with any wild appearing on the reels locking in place for all free spins. Look out for the In Jail symbol as this removes the lowest paying symbol from the reels. The Dancing Wild free spins feature sees a reel chosen to be a wild reel. Again, the In Jail symbol removes the lowest paying symbol from the reels.
The Guaranteed Wins you’ve accumulated will indicate how many winning spins you will get in the features. The Guaranteed Wins meter will go down by 1 when you have a winning spin. If there are any remaining, they will play out after the feature is finished on a separate reel set.
The Big Bet Game feature can be played by clicking on the Play Big Bet button to the right of the reels. There are 2 options – the £20 game sees a multiplier added to each of the 5 spins. It begins at 1x and goes up by 1 up to 5x for 5 Big Bet spins).
The £30 game sees a wheel spinning to reveal 1 of 3 options. The Win Multiplier feature is described above and the All Wins 5x feature sees 5 spins at a 5x multiplier. The Locking & Wild Big Even feature locks all wilds that appear during the 5 spins.
Monopoly Big Event is not as good as the IGT titles in my opinion as it looks a little dated graphically and the bonus features aren’t the most exciting. However, the Locking & Wild Big Event feature can give you big wins if you get plenty of sticky wilds in the 5 spins. I am looking forward to WMS Gaming’s Super Monopoly Money which should be out at the end of May (2015). In the meantime, I would recommend play the classic Rainbow Riches (by Barcrest) as well as Thai Flower.