Don’t be confused by the title – there’s nothing French about Madame Monarch. It’s nothing to do with Her Majesty either. The Monarch in question here is a butterfly, and a very beautiful one too. Madame Monarch is a 5 reel, 40 payline, nature-themed slot that comes with Super Stacks, split symbols and a free spins feature. Play from between 40p and £40 per spin.
The reels feature four brightly coloured butterfly symbols as well as the butterfly queen and playing card symbols from A to 10. You’ll notice that some symbols have 2 images on them – these are split symbols and count as two. Over the 5 reels, it’s possible to have 10 symbols on a payline.
Before each spin, one of the symbols will be the designated Super Stack – this symbol will appear as stacked on the reels on the following spin. It’s possible to get multiple reels filled with the same symbol which can lead to some spectacular results, especially if one of the high value symbols is the Super Stack.
There is also a wild symbol which substitutes for all other symbols apart from the bonus. When it hits, it will count as a split butterfly symbol on a played line.
Madame Monarch also comes with a Free Games Bonus feature which is triggered when the Free Games symbol fills reels 2, 3 and 4. When that happens, you’ll be awarded 7 free spins. The Super Stacks play out in the feature round too offering some great opportunities to fill up the reels.
The visuals in Madame Monarch are well done – the butterflies are beautifully drawn and look especially impressive when they appear as Super Stacks. The action is punctuated by some quality animations and plays out to a tranquil, harp heavy soundtrack.
The key to bagging a bumper payout is via the Super Stacks. Get one of the high value symbols on multiple reels and the coins can soon start to fly. Throw in the wilds and some impressive results are certainly possible.
Madame Monarch won’t just appeal to lepidopterists – the free spins and Super Stacks make it a very playable slot. Get lucky with these and you could be flying away with a jackpot fit for a king. Theme wise, it reminds me a little of Garden Party but has split symbols like Cats (both by IGT).