Monopoly slots is produced by PartyGaming, which you may also know as Bwinparty. Incorporated and licensed in Gibraltar, Bwinparty produce titles in each of four product areas: online sports betting, poker, casino games and bingo. It is one of the most successful slot games company around, and offers innovative titles to players which can be played for fun or with real money.
Monopoly slot machine is no exception; it has a very niche theme and can be played as a free slots game if needed. Slot machines based on successful board games is a rare thing, and it is nice to see one produced well in each aspect. Monopoly online is almost a perfect copy of the original board game. Art style and graphics are well done and reminds you the original at all times.
It is hard to find a theme for free Monopoly – “board game based video slot” is not a usual classification. But it really is, if you ever played the original board game, you will feel at home. It is also a simplified game, so even if you are not familiar with slot games, you can play it with ease.
Monopoly has 5 reels and 20 paylines. There are other Monopoly slot game titles around with less paylines, so choose this one – more paylines means more chances of winning. As for features, it contains multiple wild symbols, bonus rounds and a progressive winning system. There are no scatter symbols but you won’t be needing them, don’t worry. Bonus round is called the “Big Event”. There is also a bonus feature which you can activate any time you want.
How to Win
There are five reels with three slots in the game. As always, your goal is to spin them and land at least three same symbols on a payline. You cannot change the payline amount – it is fixed. But you can change the coin values. To the upper left side of the screen, there is a “Stake/Line” section. Coin value can be set from here and it is between 0.01 and 25.00. Playing with the maximum coin amount makes the maximum bet value equals to 500 coins. So beware – this means each of your spins will cost 500 coins. Since you have only 1.000 coins in the demo mode, you can spend all of them at two spins if you are not careful.
Winning the game is not about setting the coin values / maximum bet amounts this time. You need to use the special features of the game carefully to get the maximum payout – which we will explain in the Bonus Rounds and Free Spins section.
There are eleven different symbols in Monopoly. Some of them are high valued, some of them (playing card signs) are not. You can see the values at this table:
|Symbol Name||1 Symbol||2 Symbol||3 Symbol||4 Symbol||5 Symbol|
|A & K||-||-||20||60||200|
|Q & J & 10||-||-||10||20||100|
As can be seen, Wild and Pennybags symbols are the most paying ones.
Bonus Rounds and Free Spins
The “usual” wild symbol is shown with a purple “Wild” sign. It substitutes for all other symbols, except Big Event ones. It appears during the normal gameplay only.
Monopoly has some very innovative features – one of them is called “Big Bet Game”. In the upper-right section of your screen, there is a big button called “Play Big Bet”. When you press it, you are offered with a choice: Play the 20.00 Game or Play the 30.00 Game. These are special features which cost 20 or 30 coins. Choosing the 20.00 option starts a progressive win multiplier feature. Reels spin automatically for 5 times and with each win, multiplier levels raise up to x5. Choosing the 30.00 option also gives you 5 spins, but you need to spin a bonus reel first.
There are three slices in the reel with these features: Persisting wild, Progressive Win and Epic Spins. Persisting wild makes the wild symbol stays put during the spins. Progressive Win raise the multiplier levels with each turn, up to x5. And Epic Spin is a win multiplier of x5 applied to each spin. We can say this is the “heart” of the game. In fact, leave the “normal” spinning alone and use this option, with each spin your winning chances goes higher. With the clever use of this feature, you can win thousands of coins in no time.
The other special feature of the game is called “Big Event”. It is really big, you will see. You need to find at least three same named symbols to start this feature. Four of them adds the “house sneak” bonus into the feature. Five of them turns this bonus into “hotel sneak”. Big Event symbols appear only on reels 1, 3 and 5. This is a Monopoly playing session feature, just like the original board game. House sneak bonus reveals the chance card positions on three houses. And hotel sneak bonus reveals the chance card positions of three hotels. There are also “community chests” appearing during the round, which are filled with extra coins and free spins.
Alternate wild symbols also appear only during this feature. As we mentioned, there are two: Locked Wilds and Dancing Wilds. Locked wilds will lock in place for the duration of the bonus. And dancing wilds turns a randomly chosen reel into wild. There is also an “In Jail” symbol exclusive to this round, which eliminates the current lowest paying symbol from the award cards.
We had fun while playing Monopoly – as much fun as playing the original board game. Maximum payout is 250.000 coins and you can really win this amount with the clever use of bonus features. In fact, bonus features are the most impressive part of the game. They are unique, innovative and exclusive to the game. We will follow slot games made by Bwinparty from now on, we recommend you do the same. Give it a try, you will be surprised how “fresh and different” it feels. No download is needed, you can play directly within your browser. We can say there is a “video slot games based on board games” classification now and Monopoly is a magnificent example of it.