Playtech Monkey Mania Video Slot Review

Monkey Mania: Demo

Try and become king of the swingers in the Monkey Mania jackpot slot, a madcap jungle adventure from Playtech. This simple, colourful slot uses a 3 reel, 8 payline game mechanic and comes with respins with sticky wilds and a streak respin round where filling the screen with monkey symbols can deliver massive progressive jackpot prizes. Join the action on all devices from between 4p and £400 per spin.

Bright & colourful graphics

There’s a simple feel to Monkey Magic. With a cartoon jungle in the background, the action takes place on a 3×3 block of reels. It looks like our simian friend is having a party as on those reels you’ll find single, double and treble bar symbols alongside a banana, a fruity cocktail and a palm tree. The top standard symbol is the pair of red sunglasses. These award 37.5 x bet if you land 3 on a payline.

Monkey mayhem

The blingy monkey is of course, the star of the show. Wearing a gold medallion and flashy sunglasses, the monkey awards 5 or 10 times your bet if you land 3 or 4 of them anywhere on the same spin.

Respins

The monkey also triggers the game’s Respin Mania! feature. Land 5 of them on the same spin and they transform into wilds and a respin is awarded. The monkeys award 43.75 x bet if you land 3 across a payline.

Jackpot round

Monkey Mania offers the chance to land a progressive jackpot prize. The Jackpot Mania! feature can trigger randomly on any spin. You’ll then play a streak respin bonus. You’ll start with 3 respins. These reset each time a monkey symbol appears. The following prizes are on offer depending on how many monkeys you get during your respins:

  • 4 monkeys award 5 x total bet
  • 5 monkeys award 10 x total bet
  • 6 monkeys award 25 x total bet
  • 7 monkeys award 50 x total bet
  • 8 monkeys award the Grand Jackpot (minimum of £9,000)
  • 9 monkeys award the Mega Jackpot (minimum of £90,000)

Progressive highlights

There’s nothing very subtle or sophisticated about the Monkey Mania jackpot slot. The cartoon visuals and madcap backing track won’t be for everyone. The gameplay is as simple as the design too. The re-pin round with sticky wilds isn’t bad but you can only win 131.25 your bet in total!

It’s the progressive jackpots that make this slot though. If you’re after straightforward gameplay and a chance to land a biggie, then Monkey Mania is one to consider. Take the jackpot element out though and we wouldn’t be rushing back. I would still play other jackpot slots like NetEnt’s Hall of Gods which offers multi-million pound payouts!

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