Reviews IGT’s Monopoly Slot Machines
Looking for a great example of IGT’s success with licensed material?
Look no further than Monopoly slots.
These slots machines are a brand rather than an individual game, consisting of the following games:
- Monopoly: Here and Now Slots
- Monopoly: Pass Go Slots
- Monopoly Plus Slots
You can look forward to more of these games in the future, as they’re hugely popular among casino gamblers.
IGT (International Game Technology) specializes in manufacturing and designing gaming machines with a theme based on an existing property. Board games are popular—they’ve featured slots based on Clue (or Cluedo, as it’s called in Europe.) They also make games based on popular game shows like Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and The Price Is Right.
But Monopoly slots are special.
IGT’s Monopoly Plus Slots
The latest Monopoly-branded release from IGT is Monopoly Plus slots, which includes multiple innovations. Even the most casual of slot machine fans become repeat customers after playing this one.
The game is available in denominations as low as a penny and as high as $5. The top payout is 1500 coins. Monopoly Plus slots also features bonus rounds, free spins, and additional rewards.
Reels and Symbols
Monopoly Plus is a 5 reel slot machine game. The icons include the game’s playing pieces:
- The Top Hat
- The Scottie Dog
- The Little Green Houses
These symbols do a lot in terms of summoning nostalgia for your childhood at the kitchen table playing the board game which is the source material for this slot machine.
Bonus Game Content
It looks like, at least at first, Monopoly Plus only has 2 bonus features.
But one of those bonus features offers multiple mini-games, so you’re really looking at 8 bonuses that can be triggered.
Here’s a description of what you can expect:
The Mystery Wild Bonus: If the game logo doesn’t appear on the first reel, or if the Board Bonus doesn’t appear anywhere on the screen, then the game can randomly trigger this bonus. When it does, Uncle Pennybags (the game’s iconic mustachioed mascot) shows up, hopping from reel to reel. When he lands on a symbol, it becomes wild. And he always lands on between 1 and 5 symbols.
The Board Bonus: If the Board Bonus symbol appears on reels 1, 3, and 5, then this level gets triggered. You now get to click on symbols to find out how many rolls of the dice you get. Then your playing piece movies around a virtual Monopoly board. You have several choices during this phage, including Property, Utility, Free Parking, etc. Each of these awards you anywhere from free rolls of the dice to 300X your bet.)
Level Up Plus: The most fascinating aspect of Monopoly Plus slots borrows inspiration from social networking games. Repeated rounds give you more chances to win and larger payouts. The game saves your data every session. IGT and the casinos also add new content to keep things exciting.
You have multiple levels you can achieve. You achieve these levels by collecting Monopoly money while you play. This fake cash culminates in titles like Executive, Luminary, and Tycoon—once you collect enough of it.
More about Monopoly
Monopoly might be the most popular board game in the world. Today’s version was originally published by Parker Brothers in 1935. When you’re playing the board game, you move around the game board buying property with names like Park Place and Boardwalk. Once you own a property, you can collect rent from the other players who land there. Build houses and hotels, and you can raise your rent rates.
One aspect of the game that’s justifiably famous are the unusual metal tokens, which have changed occasionally throughout the history of the game. Before they retired them in the 1950s, you could play as a lantern, a purse, and/or a rocking purse. The current set features a thimble, a race car, a wheelbarrow, and a battleship, just to name a few.
Players love to play Monopoly, but they sometimes get frustrated with how long it can take to finish a game. The rules say that a game lasts between 1 and 4 hours, but as you probably know, sometimes a game goes over—way over.
The longest game of Monopoly ever played lasted 70 hours.
Multiple paylines and generous bonus rounds make Monopoly Plus slots a fine update to the now venerable Monopoly slots franchise from IGT (International Game Technology). The board game might drive you crazy trying to finish it in a reasonable amount of time, but the slot machine version is perfect for people with even the shortest attention spans.
Best of all, when you’re playing Monopoly slots, you never have to worry about being sent to jail and sitting out your turn.