Blast off for some cartoon-style, space age antics in Monkeys of the Universe, a 5 reel, 10 payline slot powered by Stake Logic. These ape adventurers offer a Wheel of Fortune Bonus Spin which can transform matching symbols into giant clusters of the same symbol and deliver some fantastic jackpot opportunities. Blast off from between 10p and £50 per spin.

The visuals in Monkeys of the Universe are excellent – the reels are drawn like a classic comic book or animated movie. Joining the 5 lower value playing cards are a quintet of simian space ship pilots. The top payer is the Planet of the Apes style character with the M motif on his chest – land 5 of these on 1 of the 10 paylines and you can look forward to a payout of some 5,000 coins.

There aren’t any wilds on offer but there is a scatter which awards payouts of 2, 5 or 50 times your total stake if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels.

Monkeys of the Universe comes with a single bonus feature but thankfully it’s a good one. After every successful spin, you’ll trigger the Wheel of Fortune Bonus Spin feature. All of the symbols (apart from the scatter) are represented on the bonus wheel.

What you’re hoping to see is the pointer on the Wheel match the symbol that triggered the winning spin – if they are the same, every reel that contains the matching symbol will be filled by that same symbol. A new payout consideration is then made with the filled reels in place.

Needless to say if you land a 5 symbol winner then find the matching symbol some memorable results are possible. The wheel will miss on most occasions but you can fill your boots if you do get a match. Overall, we’d rate Monkeys of the Universe as a medium to high variance game.

The lack of free spins will no doubt put some people off – despite that omission, we found plenty to enjoy here. The design is superb with excellent graphics, a rocking soundtrack and super smooth animations. The range of features may not be wide and you’ll miss more often than not on the one offer.

The big potential payouts for a full screen of matching symbols make this a very tempting slot though. Get lucky here and these apes can leave you with a jackpot that’s out of this world. I also recommend you try other Stake Logic games with Football Gladiators recommended.