Monkey Money Slots
Monkey Money is a themed video slot that was released by Betsoft, one of the top providers of slot games at online casinos. The game is a basic video slot that makes use of 2D graphics, but don't let the appearance of the game fool you. There may not be the highest pay outs with this game, but it's one that will draw the attention of those with smaller casino budgets.
All software providers who develop slot games are trying to offer great features that will draw the attention of players. When spinning the reels on Monkey Money, there are some nice features and the game theme is one that is light hearted and will appeal to almost every slot player.
Monkey themed games have been popular with other providers and Betsoft created Monkey Money to compete with Big Kahuna and Mega Moolah, both top paying games from Microgaming. Unfortunately, Betsoft has fallen short in the visual display department and there are also fewer game features that can be enjoyed. Despite the low grade graphics and animations, the game does offer handsome pay outs to those that play for real money.
The game doesn't open with any video clips or intense presentations. Instead, it's a simple and basic slot game that just presents the main screen where bet amounts can be placed. The game will be a disappointment to those that are seeking fancy animations.
With Monkey Money, there are graphics that present a cartoonish feel to the game and some silly music playing in the background. Even though this game doesn't come close to comparing with other visually enhanced games, the overall presentation is enough to entertain new gamblers at online casinos.
Monkey Money is a standard five reel video slot that features just 9 pay lines. Since there are fewer lines with this title than with others, the bet amounts are on the low side, as are the overall pay outs.
The rules in use when playing Monkey Money are very similar to the rules of any other video slot that is played online
- The highest winning combination will offer pay outs. The game will not offer multiple pay outs per spin.
- All winning combinations are created from left to right with the exception of scatter pay outs, where scatter symbols can appear in any position.
- All pay outs collected will be based on the total bet amount on the game.
- The game has 9 pay lines.
- Any malfunctioning of the game will void all pay outs.
The pay outs that can be collected are based on the game pay table, which can be viewed while playing.
- Gold Coins
Get 5 of these on a pay line and collect a 5000 to 1 pay out. Four symbols offer a 1500 to 1 pay out and three offers 300 to 1.
Get five monkey icons on a pay line for a 3000 to 1 pay out. Four symbols will award a 1000 to 1 pay out and three offers 200 to 1.
- Palm Trees
These will offer a 200 to 1 pay out with five on a pay line. Four provide a pay out of 600 to 1 and three offers 100 to 1.
This is a lower paying fruit symbol that offers a 100 to 1 pay out with five on a pay line, 400 to 1 with four on a pay line and 75 to 1 with three.
These fruits can offer a top pay out of 800 to 1 with five on a pay line. Getting four will pay 300 to 1 and three pays 50 to 1.
These fruits pay 600 to 1 when five appear on a pay line, 200 to 1 when four appear and 30 to 1 when three appear.
- Red Seven
Get five of these to cash in on a 400 to 1 pay out. Four symbols provide a reward of 100 to 1 and three offer a 20 to 1 return.
Plums can pay with just two symbols at 2 to 1. Three will pay 10 to 1, four 50 to 1, and five 300 to 1.
This is the lowest paying symbol in the game and will offer an even money return when two appear on a pay line. Three will pay 5 to 1, four pays 25 to 1, and five pays 200 to 1.
We'll now cover more details of the game, including special features and betting options, both of which can affect the decision to play or pass on this title.
Monkey Money Bonus Rounds
With Monkey Money, there's just a single bonus round, which may come as a disappointment to players who have enjoyed other thrilling video slots online.
To trigger the single bonus round, get three coconut icons on the fifth reel of the game. Coconuts that appear on the fifth reel will fall to a monkey standing below the reels and he will hold the coconuts between each spin until enough are gathered to trigger the bonus feature.
Once the bonus is activated, the monkey will require some assistance selecting nuts from a tree. Each coconut chosen will reveal an instant win amount and this will continue until the monkey reveals a rotten coconut.
Monkey Money Betting Options
When playing this slot game for real money, there are different bet amounts that can be selected prior to each spin on the game. With just nine pay lines, the lowest bet amount supported is $0.02 per pay line, for a low cost of $0.18 to have all pay lines in action.
The coin denomination can be increased to $1 per pay line with a maximum of five coins on each line. The max bet is $45, which is on the low side and won't appeal to high rollers.
When we played the game for free, it didn't offer much in terms of returns on the bets placed. The game only offered low pay outs on the lowest betting option. After 10 spins, the bonus round was triggered, but even this didn't offer huge rewards. Overall, we find the game to be simple and not very rewarding at all.
Even though there are no stellar animations or graphics with Monkey Money, we did enjoy the simplistic game play, which will be great for anyone just starting out. However, the game can't even compare to some of the other enhanced titles from Betsoft like House of Fun, or After Night Falls, both offering 3D graphics, multiple bonus features, and 30 pay lines.