As you may have gathered from our title, this slot is centred around a monkey who is mad. Whether that is a good combination or not remains to be seen. But Microgaming slot developers seemed to think so and who are we to argue. It is time to head down to the jungle into the area where the Mad Mad Monkey dwells; watch out for flying bananas!
Mad Mad Monkey is a 5-reel, 50 pay line slot offering an appealing RTP of 95.4% for players to monkey around with! The reels look as if they have been suspended deep in the jungle and are surrounded with vines. Every so often that mischievous monkey will pop his head up or be seen swinging from vines in the distance. Symbols are all jungle themed, even down to the vine covered card symbols too. Higher paying symbols include a banana, parrot, snake, coconut and of course monkey nuts. Meaning your lower value symbols are the A, K, Q, J and 10 which are all covered in vines. A jungle drum beat combined with pipe noises plays as the reels spin and stops as the reels stop. Occasionally you will hear monkey noises too, including a very shrill monkey screech when the Mad Mad Monkey wild is triggered.
Bet Amounts – Betting begins at 1p per line in play and can be increased up to 50p per line in play. Meaning spins can fluctuate between 1p per spin and just £25 per spin, which isn’t too high and makes Mad Mad Monkey enter our more affordable games list.
If you wish to play about with your bet amount you have the option of changing your active lines and the bet per line. To do this you can select max bet on both, which will put you at 25 lines and the maximum bet of £25. Alternatively, you can use the plus and minus symbols to adjust the bet until you are happy with it.
Wild Symbol – The Mad Mad Monkey is the wild symbol and he will appear stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4. He will substitute for all other symbols except the scatter and any win he helps to form will be awarded a x2 multiplier!
Scatter Symbol – Your scatter symbol is the games logo and land three or more of these anywhere in view will trigger the feature. As well as triggering the feature you will also be awarded scatter wins on top of your line win. This is an extra amount that is awarded to players if you land x2 scatter symbols or more on the reels.
- 2 scatter symbols will award a x2 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win,
- 3 scatter symbols will award a x4 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win,
- 4 scatter symbols will award a x30 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win,
- 5 scatter symbols will award a x400 multiplier to your bet amount as an extra win.
Gamble Feature – As you are already playing in an online casino, you probably like the idea of an extra gamble feature. You can choose to gamble after every win in Mad Mad Monkey if you wish. Hit the gamble button and you will be in with the chance of doubling or quadrupling your win. In order to win in the gamble there are two ways. You need to guess the correct colour of the face down card to double your win, or the correct suit to quadruple it. If you guess right you can choose to guess again up to 5 times. But if you guess wrong you lose it all and are returned to the main game to continue play.
Bonus Spins Feature – Land yourself three of the Mad Mad Monkey logo symbols to trigger the bonus spins. You will be allocated with 10 spins to play through, with every win being awarded a x3 multiplier to it! In this game you are also awarded a second wild symbol which is the banana. It will appear stacked every time it lands on all reels, giving bigger win potential all round for the duration of the spins!
Mad Mad Monkey wasn’t so bad after all, the monkey was just really happy to see us with its big grinning face. The only downside was its screeching when the wins formed, but that was easily rectified with switching off the sound! With just the one feature we kind of hoped it would have a bit more substance to it. But then we noticed that extra wild symbol and quickly forgot all our grievances. As a game Mad Mad Monkey can hold its own against some of the newer more feature packed slots. That is in part due to the playability and enjoyment factor, more than the wins ratio. Main game wins came often enough but usually at the lower end of the pay scale. Bigger wins came with the bonus spins feature. But that will take some patience on the players part as it doesn’t trigger as often as you would hope.