Dracula goes head to head on the racetrack with Frankenstein’s monster and an impish she-devil in Monster Wheels, a Wacky Races-style yarn from Microgaming. Played using a 128 or 288 ways to win game engine, it comes with a bonus round where you can win up to 24 free spins with 8, 4 or 2x multipliers. Start your engine from between 20p to 30p and £10 to 15 per spin.

You’ll have the pick of 2 reel sets when you fire up Monster Wheels. The 4-3-2-3-4 machine offers 128 ways to win with the 2-4-2-4-2 set offer 288. You can switch between the 2 whenever you like. Playing with 128 ways to win costs you between 20p and £10 per spin whilst the 288 ways to win option ranges from 30p to £15 per spin.

The comic horror theme is a light-hearted one and that’s evident in in the cartoon-style visuals. Set against scorching tyre marks, the reels include A to 9 symbols are six creepy monster characters including Frankenstein’s monster and Dracula. Best of all is the impish she-devil. Hitting on reel 3 only is the wild – it doesn’t offer any pays but does replaces everything bar the oil can scatter.

When that scatter lands on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same spin, you’ll activate the Free Spins feature. This will give you 3 free spins and multiplier combinations.

  • 12 free spins with a 2x multiplier
  • 6 free spins with a 4x multiplier
  • 3 free spins with an 8x multiplier

The oil can scatter can deliver more free spins too. Land 1 or 2 during the feature and you’ll get another 1 or 2 free spins. 3 scatters gets a complete re-trigger – this means you can play 6 free spins with an 8x multiplier, 12 free spins with a 4x multiplier or 24 free spins with wins doubled.

Monster Wheels is a simple game as far as features go. It’s all about the Free Spins feature where it’s the multipliers that deliver the best potential action. I would also opt for the 8x multiplier option as just 1 free spin can give you a mind-blowing 7,680 times your stake!

This Wacky Races-style video slot is an entertaining one. If you like a wide range of extras then Monster Wheels probably won’t be on your list of must-play games. Form some simple, cartoon capers then Monster Race is a race worth joining. Alternatively, I recommend you try some of Microgaming’s other titles with Avalon II and Tarzan worth playing.