Monopoly On The Money is a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from Barcrest that can be played across all devices (including laptops and smartphones) from 10p to £500 a spin. The 3rd Monopoly themed game from Barcrest offers you free spins and cash multipliers as well as a Big Bet mode.
Visually, Monopoly On The Money is rather simple – the dark red reels include symbols such as A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, small, medium and large stacks of cash as well as classic Monopoly pieces – the dog, cat and hat. You also have the Monopoly On The Money symbol which gives you up to 20 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
1 thing to note is that you will win more, theoretically, the higher your stake – playing at less than £2 per spin, the return to player % is 94.1%. Playing at £2 per spin or more, it goes up to £96.1%. If you use the Big Bet mode, it goes up again to 98.1% – more on the latter below.
The game comes with a Free Spins feature which is played when you get 3 or more scatters (Go) anywhere on the reels – 3, 4 or 5 Go symbols will give you 8, 20 or 50 free spins. Before the free spins play out, a gamble is presented – you can choose to gamble in order to win more free spins or collect to play them. You can gamble to win up to 25 free spins each time!
During the feature, the Mr Monopoly symbol appears – when he appears, you will receive a cash prize irrespective of where he lands. If playing normally, 2, 3, 4 or 5 will give you 10%, 1, 5 or 25 times your stake.
Being a Barcrest slot, it comes with a Big Bet mode/feature – this is a series of 5 linked spins for a higher stake. There are a few options but I must mention that the value of symbols goes up considerably. All playing cards pay 20 times your stake for 5 on a payline, and the 3 cash stack symbols giving you 40 times your stake (for 5).
The cat, dog and hat pieces give you 100, 100 and 200 times your stake respectively for 5 in view. The big value comes from the Monopoly On The Money symbol as you’ll pocket 400 times your stake for 5 on a payline! Let’s take a look at the options in Big Bet mode:
- £20 Big Bet mode: you get 5 linked spins with scatters acting as wilds which remain sticky even if you trigger the Free Spins feature.
- £30 Big Bet mode: 5 linked spins with scatters being wild and sticky even if you enter the Free Spins feature. If you get 2 scatters, you will trigger the Red Hot Respin feature where you get an extra spin in order to land the all-important 3rd scatter. You will also trigger the Chance Card Bonus feature where you get to pick 1 of the 8 cards to reveal a cash prize, extra free spins or the feature end.
- £40 Big Bet mode: 5 linked spins with all the features in the £30 Big Bet mode as well as the House Extension feature – here, the reels are extended by 1 position for more winning possibilities.
- £50 Big Bet mode: 5 linked spins with all the features in the £30 Big Bet mode as well as the Hotel Extension feature – the reels are extended by 2 positions for bigger potential wins.
If you manage to access the Free Spins feature from the Big Bet mode, scatters will be wild and sticky. The Mr Monopoly symbol is also in play but this time pays out 2, 20, 100 or 500 times your stake for 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.
Monopoly On The Money may sound complicated but it’s really not – if you can afford the Big Bet mode options, it can be highly lucrative due to persistent/sticky wilds and much better payouts on all symbols. Getting a 5 symbol combination with any symbol can pay dividends – especially the Monopoly On The Money and Mr Monopoly symbols.
I found it to be a medium variance game with maximum payouts of 500 times your stake on each spin – overall, another good addition to the Monopoly portfolio. I also recommend you try WMS’ Epic Monopoly II which is the best of them in my opinion.