Wed, Jul 31, 2:05am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Sat, Oct 5, 4:15am
Head to any casino and you’ll find a range of Asian themed pokie games, however, it would be a tough task to find one as original looking as Wealthy Monkey. This Konami pokie features a series of creatures on the reels, including a monkey, a bull, a bat and a koi carp. However, these are much more than simple images, as these are seen as modern artistic pictures in bold and bright colours.
Like on many Konami slots, stacks of the same symbol mean big wins are easier to come by than usual. When you get to the main bonus feature, multipliers ensure you are no longer monkeying around! Here are the key features that have the potential to make you wealthy: Action Stacked Symbols where every reel features the same dominant symbol, leading to big winning potential.
The scatter symbol in the game is represented by an orange fruit with an Asian inscription written across the front. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols and you’ll win an immediate pay out of 1x, 3x, 15x and 50x your total stake. In addition, 3, 4 or 5 scatters will also award 7, 15 or 30 free games respectively.
Look out for the wild monkey symbol, which plays even more of a role in the feature. This wild, which appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 will substitute for any other symbol apart from the scatter (just like it does in the base game). However, any time you win with a wild during the feature, it can transform into a wild multiplier.
The multipliers in play are 2x, 3x and 5x. The good news is that these wilds can work together. For example, if you land a win with 2x and 5x multipliers on a win-line, your total multiplier will be 10x. The maximum multiplier combination adds up to an incredible 45x.
This free spins bonus can be retriggered at any time. Land 3, 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll gain 7, 15 and 30 free spins as you’d expect, but just 2 scatters awards you 2 additional free spins.
If you know Konami pokies, then the long ‘stacks’ of matching symbols on the reels will be familiar. Their system makes one randomly selected symbol ‘Action Stacked’ on each spin. If you are lucky, one symbol could cover most of the reels – triggering multiple win-lines.
Only the wild and scatter symbols are not allowed to be selected. It is the combination of those wild multipliers and stacked symbols in the free spins bonus which give Wealthy Monkey its big win potential.
Wealthy Monkey is a five-reel pokie. The game features a total of 30 win-lines, while the total cost of each spin is 45 credits (you’re paying an extra 15 coins for the bonus feature). The highest paying win comes with the bull symbol, paying 300 coins for the maximum five in a row. The bat and the koi carp each pay 125 coins, while the other themed symbols each pay 100 coins. The low end of the pay table features the playing cards 9, 10, J, Q, K and A and pay between 60 and 80 coins.
Wealthy Monkey is a highly stylish pokie. The backdrop shows a series of artistic purple waves representing the sea, while green waves above represent the land. Alongside these greens and purples, you’ll also find deep reds, oranges and golds. The standout symbol is the monkey wild; whose eyes spin around in their sockets any time you land a win. Check out the nodding bull too, which will surely put a smile on your face.
Konami have created an enjoyable variation on the usual Asian pokies with Wealthy Monkey. The design is striking and makes you want to find out more from the start. With those Action Stacked Symbols in play, big wins are only ever a spin away, especially with those wild monkey helping you along the way. Enter the free spins feature and those multipliers come into their own, with the possibility of some incredible wins when they team up.