Yggdrasil takes us all over to the mysterious Orient with their nice-looking little offering, Legend of the Golden Monkey. Its fantasy theme, top-notch visual and tempting set of bonus features set it apart from many other slots of a similar theme, which if we’re honest can get a bit droll.
Presented over a standard 5x3 setup with an all-ways structure coming out at the capped 243 ways to win. What this actually means is that wins can be formed anywhere across the reels, provided they're at least three adjacent symbols involved – but you knew that.
The symbols across the reels
With the symbols related to the theme, you’ll find the high-value icon covering the main clichés here. They include a couple of pots, a roll of parchment, a shield, a corked beaker and a tiara. Lower-value symbols are taken from the playing card deck and feature the suits; hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds.
You’ll find two wilds in the game, a stick wild and what’s called a countdown wild, they will both substitute for all other symbols to form wins, except the treasure chests and the free spins bonus symbols.
Bonuses to tempt you
Those two wild symbols in more detail. They are always both active in the game and are explained in more detail below:
These appear across reels two and four only. They remain active during the following spin and if you’re fortunate to win again until there are no more wins.
These bad boys only appear on reel three. However, they will remain in place for the resulting three spins no matter how you do, win or lose.
Golden Monkey and Treasure Chest
The golden monkey is a random feature that places money at the bottom of the screen, he will transform one symbol to help you form a win if possible, he will choose the optimum place to do so.
The treasure chest appears only on reel five, yet will reward you with a whopping 1000 coins, or it will trigger an ‘enhanced free spins’ round that adds two extra spins to the total awarded.
You can trigger the free spins round by getting three or more of the free spins scatter symbol across the reels, giving you the chance to choose between one of three free spins features:
This will give you six free spins along with a sticky wild that attached to reels two and four on every one of the assigned free spins.
This will give you eight free spins along with sticky wilds that attach to reels two and four, along with a stacked wild over reel three
This will award you with ten free spins along with a sticky wild positioned in the very centre of reel three from the get-go. There is also a pair of sticky wilds active across reels two and four during the spins.
Every now and then a slot comes along that we all click with here at Bitcasino towers and Legend Of The Golden Monkey is one of them. It really is a superb slot, with high-quality graphics, soundtrack and gameplay providing the perfect foundation for a range of high-frequency features – you have that RTP of 96.10% to thank for that.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring