Everything about this 50-line online slot is upbeat and entertaining. The setting is a jungle, with animated flowers, statues and monkeys making an appearance around the reels. Each time you spin there is lively jungle type music with drumming and happy tunes. These go up a level when you win. You will hear monkeys screeching happily, and even more animations on the winning symbols.
There are two features which help to make this slot stand out. The first is stacked wilds, which appear on the middle reels. These can enable a lot of wins from the same spin. There is a free spins game with a difference – stacked banana symbols! All of your wins are tripled during this free spins bonus game.
This game uses a 50 win-line setup, over a 5 reel and 4 row grid. You can adjust the credit value, and also have a bet multiplier – giving you a wide range of possible bet sizes. Auto spin lets you choose a number of spins, or just continue until you hit the feature.
Top line prizes are around 1000 coins max. What you will find is that the big wins come when the stacked wilds get involved – often several at the same time.
Bananas and toucans share that top 5 of a kind prize of 1000 coins. The banana is nominally the top symbol – as this pays all the way down to 2 of a kind from the left, while the toucan needs a minimum of 3. Snakes and bongo drums pay 400 coins for 5, while the unique symbols are completed by what looks like tiki head poles – at 300 coins for 5.
Playing card symbols in this game are adorned with flowers and plants. Aces down to 10’s are in play – making up the smaller wins.
Stacked wilds make a big difference in the base game. These only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4. These are a smiling monkey, with the word ‘wild’. At times, these will cover all 4 positions on a reel. If you get more than one reel covered, it is possible to trigger all 50 win-lines at once. Best of all – any wins that involve wilds are doubled compared to the pay table.
Logo symbols are scatters, which means that they pay for the total number in view – and not based on individual win-lines. If you get 5 of these in a single spin, you win a huge 12,500 coins. 4 scatters are worth 1,250 coins, 3 get you 200 coins and just 2 are good for 100 coins.
The main benefit of seeing scatters comes when you get 3 or more. You will trigger a bonus game of 10 free spins. First an intermediate screen shows you that the bananas are stacked. The background then comes into full bloom, and your spins begin.
With stacked bananas on all the reels, and stacked wilds still in place on the middle 3 reels, you have plenty of chances of hitting some bigger wins. The remaining spins are counted down on the top left of the screen.
This is one of the liveliest slots out there. The combination of small animations around the reels, and moving symbols on the reels with happy music makes it almost uplifting! As you might expect from the title, the monkey is the star of the show. When you win he comes to life. You will see his head pop out from around the reels, and hear happy monkey noises to celebrate the win. Small animations, for example butterflies moving over the reels, complete the lively setup.
Most of the symbols are cartoon-like (at least before being involved in a win). The standout is the wild monkey, through the toucan and the snake have a lot of character. The tiki masks contrast with the rest of the symbols, though still manage to maintain a light-hearted feel.
This is certainly one of the liveliest slots in the Amaya range, it is also one of the most entertaining. Game-play wise, things are reasonably simple. The stacked wilds make the base game more interesting, and the free spins with stacked bananas and 3x wins add some excitement too. Where this game really stands out is the production. That mix of music, sounds and animations really does bring the reels to life!