Playtech’s Golden Macaque Slot Review

Golden Macaque is powered by Playtech and has 5 reels and 243 ways to win. Playable from 20p to £500 a spin on all devices, it’s based on the Chinese zodiac and comes with free spins with high value symbols and a respins round where you can win up to 2,000 times your stake.

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Visually, you are taken to a mystical mountain valley where a traditional pagoda dominates the backdrop. With a Chinese feel obviously, symbols including A, K, Q and J royals (in jade) as well as rabbits, roosters, pigs, goats and tigers. The latter is the most rewarding with 5 giving you 2.5 times your stake. The macaque monkey is the wild symbol and shows up only on reels 2, 3 and 4 – it replaces all symbols bar the scatter and drum.

The scatter symbol is the gong – 3 or more on any position in the base game will activate the Gong feature. 3, 4 or 5 gongs will also pay 1, 10 or 50 times your stake. You will then come across 4 gongs – pick 1 to win 6 free spins or entry to the Fire Blaze Respin feature. If you go into the free spins, the reels will not contain the low value royal symbols. You can also retrigger the feature to give you 6 more free spins.

The most important symbol is the drum bonus symbol – 6 or more in the base game will trigger the Fire Blaze Respin feature. With 3 respins awarded, the triggering drum symbols are held in position – each new one that land will five you a cash prize up to 100 times your bet or a Jackpot Star icon. If you see a Jackpot Star icon, it spins to give you 1 of 3 fixed jackpots:

  • Major Jackpot = 100 times your stake
  • Minor Jackpot = 25 times your stake
  • Mini Jackpot = 10 times your stake

Additionally, a golden macaque symbol can land on the reels – when it does, it gives you a prize equal to the sum of all cash prizes won from the drum symbols. With each new drum, golden macaque or Jackpot Star icon, the number of respins resets to 3. If you manage to fill all positions with symbols, you’ll win the Grand Jackpot of 2,000 times your stake!

I quite like Golden Macaque – it’s the best of the Fire Blaze Jackpot slots from Playtech in my opinion. Despite the potential for small wins in the base game and free spins, I like the way it looks and the 2,000 Grand Jackpot is appealing. However, I like bigger potential wins from each base game or free spin – Playtech’s Terminator Genisys (based on the film) would be my choice.

Golden Macaque Slot Information

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    Golden Macaque
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    Video Slot
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    0.20 to 500
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Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.