Based on the 16th century Chinese folk tale about Sun Wukong, a stone monkey who developed supernatural powers, Monkey Warrior is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Pragmatic Play. Highlights here include the bonus round that awards free spins where the reels are made up solely of higher value symbols. There’s also a respins feature where you could win cash prizes or 1 of 4 jackpot prizes. Play from between 25p and £125 per spin.
The design here is rather good. Set against a backdrop of an enchanted garden, the gold reels feature A, K and Q symbols alongside a bottle of potion, a scroll and 3 characters from the story. The best of them 1, 2 or 20 times your total stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 of them on adjacent reels. The Monkey King is the game’s wild. He substitutes for all of the standard symbols. Monkey Warrior comes with 2 feature rounds.
Free Spins feature - this round is triggered by landing the Bonus symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 on the same spin. You’ll then receive a payout of double your stake before going on to play 8 free spins. The reels here are filled with higher value and bonus symbols only. Unlimited retriggers are possible too.
Money Respin feature - the pink fruit is the Money Symbol. Land 6 of these on the same spin to trigger the Money Respin feature. After a payout is made, the standard symbols are removed with the fruit symbols locking in place. Each fruit symbol comes with a cash value or a Mini, Minor, Major or Grand Jackpot attached. You’ll then receive 5 respins where the reels feature just fruit and blanks.
After a spin, you could be offered the choice of 3 treasure chests. This can add extra respins to your total. The feature continues until you run out of respins or you fill up all 15 reel positions. All the cash values are then added together and that’s what you’ll win. That amount is doubled if you manage to fill the whole of the screen with fruit symbols. The Jackpot prizes are equal to 30, 50, 100 or 200 times your total stake.
Monkey Warrior is a typical Pragmatic Play slot. It’s not hugely innovative but all the elements are well put together. That’s true of both the design and the features that are perfectly solid without being overly flashy. The variance here is in the medium to high range with top payouts of 6,080 times your total stake in the Money Respin feature! You can also win 4,860 times your stake if you fill the reels with the highest value character symbol.
We liked this re-telling of a classic Chinese folk tale. The simple gameplay works well and it’s volatile enough to keep things interesting. If you like the Asian theme, then Monkey Warrior is a slot to consider – another one I would play is Yggdrasil Gaming’s Legend of the Golden Monkey.