If you had to name the most famous figure in the history of Hollywood, there is little doubt that one of the first names on your lips will be Marilyn Monroe. Monroe, who was born in 1926 and passed away too young at the age of 36 remains one of the most enduring icons of the silver screen, her star looming as large today than it ever has. It was little surprise then to see that the blonde bombshell would be the star of her own slot, a game which is high on glitz and glamour.
Blonde Legend is a slot with 25 win lines and is played out on the very popular 5×3 reel configuration. The highest paying five symbols all show Marilyn Monroe in a variety of poses. The highest paying of all shows the famous shot where the famed star stands above the subway grate, where the wind blows up her skirt. This symbol has a top prize of 1,500 coins for the maximum five in a row. This symbol pays out smaller prizes for hitting just 4, 3, 2 in a row, with a 1 coin prize for hitting the symbol on reel one. Four other famous poses pay out wins of 1,000, 500, 350 and 250 coins and each of these symbols pay out for just two in a row too (all other symbols require at least 3 in a row).
The standard symbols are completed by a diamond, a bottle of perfume, a film reel, a magazine with Marilyn on the cover and a pair of golden high heeled shoes.
The wild symbol shows showbiz lights moving around the night sky, with a green hill in the foreground with the word ‘wild’ written across it. This wild doesn’t pay any wins by itself, but it will substitute for any other symbol except for the bonus and the scatter symbol, enabling the player to grab an extra win or two.
The first of the bonus features is activated by landing three stars from the Hollywood Walk of Fame anywhere on each of reels 2, 3 and 4. This will take you to the ‘Collector’s Edition Bonus Game’, where you’ll find three photo albums on a vanity table. Click on each face down photo and you’ll be awarded credits for each, while also revealing a brilliant selection of Marilyn Monroe photos.
The other scatter symbol in the game is represented by the ‘Welcome to Las Vegas’ sign, although here the words are replaced with ‘scatter’. If you manage to land three of these symbols anywhere on the reels you’ll find yourself with 5 free spins, while four scatters will see you awarded with 20 free spins. The maximum prize is 25 free spins if you hit the maximum five scatters. These free spins play out in exactly the same way as the base game, although if you do manage to hit 3, 4 or 5 free spins scatter symbols, your retriggered amount of spins will be added to your existing total.
Blonde Legend is a stunning looking slot, almost as stunning as the lady herself. The game is set against the backing of a velvet red curtain framing a stage, while all of the imagery on the reels is completely eye-catching, whether one of the five images of Marilyn or any of the items related to the American actress / model.
The game has plenty of options too, all chosen on the control panel found below the reels. Players can choose the number of lines and the size of the bet, while there are ‘spin’ and ‘max spin’ options too. The final options available are both a mute button and an auto play, the latter option perfect if you just want to sit back and enjoy the glamorous visuals.
Blonde Legend is a slot which will certainly appeal to fans of Marilyn Monroe, and the appeal will go much wider than that. The visuals are excellent throughout the game, although this was never really in doubt, such is the radiance of Miss Monroe. The gameplay is excellent too, with both a free spins bonus round and the ‘Collector’s Edition Bonus Game’ to add to the mix and surprisingly, the pick me round is better than the free spins round (which certainly isn’t always the case). Overall, this a slot which will be enjoyed by many and having played it once you’ll be sure to play it again.