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The wombat says: If like me Wombat fans, you don’t really like scary movies you might be out off by this slot. But fear not! Monster Mania is not one of those spine-chilling games that you’re too scared to play in the house on your own, in fact this old Microgaming release is a fun and cheerful-looking slot without a drop of blood in sight!
The monsters aren’t the kind of legendary beasts you’ll find in the Unicorn Legend slot machine– these are quirky colourful rogues that spin on the reels together with some old fashioned fruity symbols. Monster Mania combines the best of two worlds – monsters with slots that have the ‘ye olde’ vibe of the classic fruit machines. But will this old fave live up to today’s better looking modern slots? Let’s spin and see…
A 5 reel slot, with 3 rows and 9 pay-lines, Monster Mania features all of the traditional fruity symbols that we all know and love, plus plenty of weird and wonderful looking monsters, too. It really reminds us of the Creepy Castle slot– another game with cute monsters in it. Tasty watermelons, juicy oranges, delicious grapes and yummy bananas are your low value symbols, while the various mad monsters make up the high value icons and they include; a weird-looking orange wormy thing, a giant green eyeball, a blue monster with 3 toes, an orange and blue half frog/half dinosaur and a cross-eyed furry green monster. This game makes the colourful Luchadora slot look kind of black and white.
The high roller in this slot is one-eyed monster thing, land 5x of these on the reels and he will pay you out a 1,000-coin jackpot. Now who said monsters weren’t very friendly?
The Wild in Monster Mania slot is the creature who has the letters WILD for teeth, and he will do the usual job of a Wild which is to substitute for all other symbols on the reels (except for the Scatter) to help you make up those winning combos. Keep your eyes peeled for them though, as they will only appear on reels 2, 3, and 4.
The Scatter, meanwhile, is the exposed brain symbol that says Scatter on it – it also has a pair of eyeballs and a cheeky blue grin. 5x of these Scatter symbols will pay you out a nice 100-coin jackpot, but they won’t trigger any special bonus feature in the game. More on that below…
Monster Mania Bonus Rounds
Sadly there are no bonus rounds (like none at all, not even one) in Monster Mania slot. But, if all you’re after is some quick thrills on the slots, then Monster Mania certainly delivers. It’s simple and colourful, has a whirring casino soundtrack going on in the background, and it offers up some frequent wins via the Wilds and Scatters that regularly crop up on the not-so-scary reels.
Bored of the same old complicated feature heavy 3D slots? Then Monster Mania could be for you. OK, compared to much newer games it’s a bit of a dinosaur. The graphics are dated, it lacks any extra features to speak of and there’s no real immersive quality to game. But, the theme is fun and if you prefer a simple slot, you could do a lot worse…