Since the beginning of slots the Chinese culture is something that has been widely used by several developers, is no coincidence because it is known for its prosperity, wisdom, millenary arts and wildlife. It has a lot of elements to extract and make a solid story with good possibilities of becoming a good slot. And the response of the players has been really good, even though perhaps some developers abuse of this theme.
Lighting Box utilizes the millinery arts and wildlife of China as pillars of their new game More Monkeys, the principal characters of this game are the sympathetic monkeys. This 5 reel game is set in a sort of Shaolin temple with a breathtaking mountains as a background. A perfect shot of the Himalayas.
Our monkeys aren’t alone in this game, there are other symbols such as the Koi Fish, Tigers and Pandas. In a good and solid layout with the classic playing card symbols nine through ace. The monkeys will aide you to earn a lot more money, but we’ll talk about that later.
Perhaps you haven’t heard of Lighting Box, there are a company fighting their way to become one of the preferred choices of the players with only 12 years in the market. They don’t make a false step, they think their games a lot, that’s why they don’t count with a large and vast portfolio, but with solid steps they’re on their way.
What We Love
We’re here to win and this game counts with 1,024 different ways for it. Pretty impressive, huh? I’ll try to explain this point. There aren’t any pay lines but you get a winning spin if you match three or more icons appearing on successive reels.
But that’s not it, the sequence will be enhanced by a multiplier depending on the symbol. For instance, if you have three 9 on consecutive reels you’ll earn 5x of the line bet but if you get 5 you’ll have 75x, and that is the lowest multiplier alongside the 10 and J. The Tiger counts with a 100x up to 1000x multiplier. Madness.
The monkey symbols don’t count as a winning slot but they have cool characteristics that raises your chances even more, the Kung Fu Monkey Symbols. The Monkey King is a wild symbol, perfect to assure the winning combinations, this symbol can appear on reels 2 and 4. It can replace all symbols in the game, except the bonus symbol. And there is the Baby Monkey symbol, it’s also a wild that can be used on reels 2,3 and 4 during free games. Power combo.
So far I’m loving this game. But what if I tell you there is another combination that improves even more this game. Triggering 3 to 5 Bonus symbols on the reels gives you 7, 10 and 20 free games. And we’ll love free games, the core of every game is presented beautifully. But if you set off the free games you’ll get a prize. You get to choose between 8 extra free spins, a 8x multiplier and 8 stacked wilds.
It has a progressive jackpot with Stellar Jackpots. Here you get to shoot icons to reveal prizes or to advance to the next level. If you reach the Jackpot level and match 3 Major, Minor or Mini symbols you can end with a power jackpot.
What We Don’t Love
Perhaps the overall aesthetics of the game aren’t the best out there, it lacks the 3D animation of other games.
Of course is a game that has it all. Progressive Jackpots, lots of ways to win, free spins, multipliers enhances by wilds, bonus choices. What else could you ask for? It’s a solid game I highly recommend it.