Pragmatic Play’s latest effort seems to fit right in there with two of the most popular slot themes for this year. Both Chinese mythology and tales, as well as monkey-themed slots are all the rage at the minute.
The newly released Monkey Warrior slot combines the best of both worlds, with the game based on classic Chinese literature, and a monkey. However, whether the new Pragmatic Play game has the features to impress is down to taste; namely, those of each individual slot player.
A Slot Based on a Chinese Classic
Players may be surprised to see that Pragmatic Play’s Monkey Warrior slot features a 243-line structure spread over its 5 reels. That will naturally hinder just what a player can expect to wager on each payline, with minimum bets costing at least 25p a spin, and maximum stakes set to £125 a game. Prizes in this game are capped at a modest (although hardly lavish) 500x a total bet.
There are a few special features in the game, as well as special symbols. Wild symbols appear as a character known as The Monkey King. These can substitute for all icons barring special icons. The two bonus rounds you can trigger are a free spin bonus and a re-spin round.
Monkey Warrior’s Boons
The free spin round in Monkey Warrior required bonus symbols on the three central reels to trigger it. In this round, players bag 8 free games with the reels only offering up high paying symbols. The Money Re-Spin round is arguably more prosperous.
The pink fruit appears as a “money icon”. Six of these will trigger the Money Re-Spin round, during which all symbols bar the fruit icons are removed from the reels. The objective is to land as many fruit icons as you can over the following 5 re-spins. These could see players land a non-progressive jackpot or standard cash prizes. It is also possible (although not guaranteed) that players could land treasure chests following the round, which may re-trigger the feature or cough up more instant cash prizes.
Where to Find Monkey Warrior This July
The Monkey Warrior slot certainly has a theme which is catchy, but will its features impress players? One is about as generic as they come, and the other is more challenging than some slot players would like. Players can find out for themselves by playing the new Pragmatic Play as it debuts this month.