Monopoly Big Money Reel is powered by WMS and is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot that can be played from 40p to £200 a spin across all devices. Part of an extensive list of Monopoly themed games from parent company Scientific Games, this one comes with 4 bonus features including cash prizes, multipliers and free spins.
Visually, Monopoly Big Money Reel is what you’d expect from a Monopoly themed production – it has cartoon style graphics but has a luxurious feel to it. With a jazzy soundtrack playing as you spin the reels, symbols include classic Monopoly pieces such as thimbles, boots, wheelbarrows and top hats. You’ll also see cars, boats and airplanes.
Appearing stacked, you’ll come across Scotty the dog, a hotel and Mr Monopoly himself – the latter is the most rewarding giving you 7.5 times your stake for 5 on a payline. The diamond-encrusted M symbol is the wild and substitutes for all symbols bar the Note 20, Note 50, Note 100, Note 200 and Note 500 symbols.
When it comes to bonus features, first up is the Mystery Bills feature – randomly, any 1 of the 5 Note symbols can be added to the reels. All notes can the change into 1 of the note symbol – filling the reels with certain note symbols will give you 5, 10, 15, 20 or 50 times your total stake.
The main attraction is the Monopoly Big Money Reel Spin Bonus feature which is played when any combination of 5 note symbols appear on the reels – you then spin a wheel to win cash bonuses up to 250 times your stake, a multiplier boost or access to 2 more bonus features.
In the Utility Bonus feature, you begin with 2.5 times your stake as credit – you then pick a hand from Mr Monopoly to reveal spin, collect or collect x2. For spin, you spin the Big Money Reel to win cash prizes and/or multipliers. These continue until you land on collect or collect x2 – the latter will double your win amount.
Finally, there’s the Go Free Spins Bonus feature where you start with 8 free spins – each Go symbol gives you a note symbol which changes all note symbols to that particular note on each free spin. You then get the corresponding prize. With more free spins to be won, you can also win additional cash bonuses.
To be honest, Monopoly Big Money Reel is nothing special – the features are decent but not good enough to make it stand out in my opinion. Variance wise, it’s in the middle and is recommended if you like the Monopoly theme. However, there are better Monopoly themed slots around with Epic Monopoly II (which uses WMS’ Colossal Reels engine) and Super Monopoly Money better options.