Golden Monkey Slots
It’s not often that the background image to a slot machine is so attractive that you notice it before seeing what’s on the reels, but that’s quite possible when you enter the magical forest setting for Spade Gaming’s Golden Monkey video slot. Apart from a mesmerising background, this online casino game, there’s lots of Asian-influenced symbols, from pagodas and warriors, to wise old men and beautiful young ladies across 5-reels and 50-paylines.
The Golden Monkey is a popular character in Chinese literature, so this online casino slot machine will have a built-in fanbase, but even if you have never heard of it, the game is well worth visiting at sites that feature the Spade Gaming slots range, as it looks great and has a number of bonus features, including stacked wilds and free spins.
The animated backdrop of trees in dappled sunlight extends across the whole game, with the symbols spinning down translucent reels to maximise the view. It’s very effective and adds to the high-quality design of this mobile-optimised slot, which you can practice on at no risk, thanks to the free Golden Monkey video slots provided at the casinos.
Playing Golden Monkey
It’s possible to activate any number of the 50 paylines, but any less than all of them means that not all winning combinations that appear will count, and as certain symbols are stacked on the reels, most gamblers will want to play all lines. This can be done for just 0.50, and the high limit is set at 250.00 per spin. Win-lines are made in the usual way, with matching symbols needed across an active line, on adjacent reels from the left side, and a review of the paytable tells you how many times the line bet equivalent is won with each combination.
In a nice touch, the paytable unrolls on a traditional scroll, rolling up again as each new page is revealed. It’s a simple design feature, but we like it, and we also like the design of the symbols, all of which are directly related to the theme. Lower-paying lines are formed when the pagoda building, cobra, dagger and lute land across the reels, while bigger wins are landed with the various characters that help the Golden Monkey along his journey.
The top prizes in base spins are awarded when the wise man or Monkey Warrior himself appear, with coin payouts of up to 1,000x the line bet claimed. Although the second wild symbol image of the Monkey isn’t worth anything on its own, this helps to complete winning lines by substituting for others, and it can become a stacked wild symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 to help it do so. Any wins completed by the Golden Monkey wild symbol will be doubled from their base value.