A look at the title of this slot might have you immediately thinking of those flying monkeys from the ‘Wizard of Oz’ movie. However, the game is nothing of the sort. This slot features a bunch of different coloured alien-like creatures which are clearly hungry. All the symbols in this game have bite marks taken out of them. There are key rings with a chunk taken out, homework books with the corner eaten away and even a half-eaten wallet.
The good news is that you can win a good chunk of money too. There’s a wild symbol which offers a huge pay-out by itself, as well as helping land more wins with other symbols. Then there’s the free spins bonus round, where doubled wins will add to your bottom line.
Munchkins is a five-reel slot with a total of 15 win-lines. The slot pays from left to right, with the largest wins coming when you land five symbols in a row.
The wild symbol is a strange blue circular object. This object looks like it might have come from space, possibly where the Munchkins originate from. This wild will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from apart from the scatter symbol. Land five wilds in a row on a win line and you’ll pocket the biggest win in the game – a fantastic 15,000 coins. Four wild symbols in a row pays 1,000 coins, which is the second biggest prize. It’s only when you land a win with the wild that the munchkins finally appear – they come in different colours, are hairy and have lots of teeth.
Next on the pay table is a black homework book with a red spine. The bottom right hand corner of the book has been eaten through, so it’s clear the Munchkins have a taste for paper. The homework book has a top prize of 500 coins. A wallet with green notes, once again with a large bite mark out of it, has a max win amount of 400 coins. A bunch of keys with a bite out of the keyring is worth 200 coins. The playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A complete the standard symbols.
After any winning spin the gamble option will appear. If you decide to take the 50/50 gamble, you’ll be taken to a second screen. Here you’ll find a face down playing card. Your aim is to simply guess the colour of the card. Get it right and you’ll double your money, but get it wrong and you can assume that those munchkins have eaten your win.
The scatter symbol is a cookie which looks a lot like an Oreo. Strangely, the munchkins haven’t taken a bite out of it yet – maybe they’re saving the best till last. This symbol pays an immediate win of 1x, 2x, 20x or 60x your total stake when landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters. Land 3 or more scatters and you’ll enter the free spins feature.
Here you’ll find yourself with a total of 20 free spins. Each win that comes your way during this feature is doubled, which is always a bonus. More good news is the fact that you can retrigger these free spins. Land three or more scatters again and 20 more spins will be added to the existing total.
Munchkins has something of a dated looking design. There is no backdrop as such, while the reels have a simple white backdrop. What the game does have is a whole host of colour. Each of the symbols is brightly designed, while win multi-coloured win line indicators line either side. Throughout the game you’ll hear crickets in the background. This calming sound will lull you into a false sense of security before the munchkins appear and start their munching.
This MicroGaming designed slot has one of the more unique subjects you’ll find at an online casino. It’s not every day that you’ll be confronted with a bunch of different coloured creatures who will eat anything. The gameplay itself is straightforward. You’ve got a standard base game and a free spins feature. While neither of these are real original, the game does have two highpoints. The first of these is the huge win amount on offer for the wild symbol – 15,000 coins is certainly larger than the max win amount on many other slots. The 20 free spins with the 2x multiplier also makes for a very good feature. Both of these highlights make this worth a spin or two.