Gameart brings you this Asian inspired video slot with an anime style theme, the sci-fi undertones blend well to produce an effect that is worthy of being taken seriously. Decent graphics and a handful of tasty features means that King of Monkeys has all the hallmarks of a pretty decent slot.
Presented over a 5 x 3 setup, this slot has the maximum 243 paylines and some seriously good graphics across the whole game. There is one glaring omission though, there is no background music.
Now ok, well be the first to admit that we’d rather have Spotify playing than some of the soundtracks you get, but with graphics this good it feels like something is really missing. You’ll find gold rimmed reels giving off a distinct nouveau riche vibe, set against a sparse landscape as the sun sets
Setup, symbols and features - then you’re good to go!
There are a few things you need to get in order before you get going, and setting the betting range is the first. Tap on the ‘bet multiplier’ button to set the value of your coins, this can range from 0.01 to 0.50. Hitting ‘autoplay’ will automatically spin the reels for the amount of times you select, whilst using the ‘spin’ button will allow you to take control spin by spin.
The wild in this game comes in the form of a Chinese rune, substituting all other symbols to form wins, except for the scatter. Get five wilds across an active payline for a win of 100x your total stake.
Tang Sanzang Bonus
The aforementioned scatter is a temple door symbol, contributing to scatter wins. Get three or more across the reels at random to trigger the bonus feature, which itself brings more free spins. Get three symbols of Tang Sanzang’s students over each of the reels or wild during this bonus feature and the dragon feature will be activated.
The Dragon Feature
Whilst this feature runs the dragon will fly in front of the reels, transforming all the triggering symbols into the symbol selected by the students and the monkey King himself.
The King of Monkeys appears as the bonus symbol, awarding some nice big wins should you collect three or more across an active payline. You’ll need three of the Sanzang’s Students symbols on the consecutive reels in order to trigger this feature in the first place.
Every now and then a slot comes along that surprises you. Often it’s a theme that fails to inspire, like King of Monkeys. The thing is, you can’t fault the graphics, the gameplay or the wins, and that's really all it’s about, isn't it?
Words: David Bailey-Lauring