Yggdrasil Gaming offers us a brand new five-reel slot with 243 ways to win, called Monkey King. As the title says, the main theme of the 2016 release is the famous Monkey King, also known as Sun Wukong, a mythological figure from Chinese folklore, who possessed immense strength, great speed and the ability to transform into various objects and animals.
The reels are set in one of the Shaolin temples high on a mountaintop, and gamers will have the chance to enjoy seeing Sun Wukong display his amazing martial arts skills and transforming abilities that might prove crucial for landing hefty payouts.
What We Love
First, we need to stress the overall visual appearance of the slot. Yggdrasil Gaming paid much attention to this department and did an amazing job concerning the graphics and the animations, while the slot really comes to life when the Monkey King appears. The soundtrack completely follows the theme and really raises your spirits during gameplay.
The 2016 release is packed with special features which can reward gamers with some lucrative payouts. The Monkey King feature is rather interesting, since there is no way to predict when he will appear on the screen, but each time he does, you are bound to land some winning combinations, due to his transforming abilities and martial arts skills.
A combination of Sticky Wilds appearing on reels 2 and 4 and Countdown Wilds on reel 3 may result with a substantial amount of money on your balance because of the 243 ways to win and the possibility to form winning combinations from both sides of the slot. The Sticky Wilds will remain on the reels as long as you are winning, while Countdown Wild will disappear after four spins.
Free Spins mode is triggered by three or more Free Spins symbols, and the interesting addition is that four of those symbols, apart from triggering free spins, will award you with 1,000 coins, while five of them will land 5,000 coins on your balance! in Free Spin mode players get to choose between three Free Spin features, which are quite rewarding.
What We Do Not Like
Honestly, there is not much not to like in the Yggdrasil Gaming product, but we might stress the fact that developers could have replaced card suit symbols with some authentic icons.
Also, Free Spins mode is not easy to trigger, and will not come as often as you would like. Winning combinations are landed very often, but they do not always cover the initial bet and even though you are winning, you could lose some money this way.
We rarely get the chance to play a slot which is filled with action, houses some top notch graphics and soundtrack, and is quite rewarding when it comes to payouts.
Even though the Monkey King appears in several other slots, we do believe martial arts fans will be more than satisfied with this Yggdrasil Gaming title, because it will take them on a unique adventure packed with all sorts of Wilds and special features. Whether you like to play for fun or to bet high, you will definitely enjoy Monkey King video slot.