Mad Mad Monkey

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Mad Mad Monkey is a jungle-themed slot machine from NextGen and the star of the show is the mad Monkey! This crazy-looking monkey is playful but he is the one that is going to get you the wins in this game. So, if you want to find out how you can stay on his good side, then read the rest of our review.

 

Gameplay

 

To start playing Mad Mad Monkey, you need to set your bet. There are two things you need to do: Adjust the number of paylines you want and choose the coin value. You can select anything between 1 and 50 paylines and you can set your coin value anywhere from 1p to 50p. Thus, the minimum bet (with 1 payline and the lowest coin value) is 1p, and the maximum bet (with all 50 paylines and the highest coin value) is £25.

While setting your bet it is wise to remember two things: this game has an RTP of 95.411% and it is a medium volatility game. What this means for you is that getting those big wins is not easy in Mad Mad Monkey. You need to get in a lot of spins before you can land them. However, you can expect relatively frequent small wins.

The best strategy to adopt is to keep all 50 paylines active, and to compensate its cost by keeping your coin value low. Having all 50 paylines active on the reels means your chances of landing winning combinations go up, and keeping the coin value low means you can stretch your gaming budget to the maximum.

Once you are satisfied with your betting amount, you need to click on spin to begin this game. You can even use the autospin feature in the game’s menu.

To win in Mad Mad Monkey, you need to land 3 to 5 symbols of a kind along a payline. The size of your prize depends on:

  • Your bet amount
  • The value of the symbols
  • The number of symbols

The low-value symbols, which are the 10, J, K and Q, will give you a maximum payout of 250x your bet. The mid-value symbols – the A and the Peanuts – give you a maximum prize of 300x your bet. The coconut and the snake will payout 400x your bet. And the parrot and the banana will payout 1,000x your bet. And the banana, as the highest value symbol gives you a payout if you land just 2 on a payline!

 

Additional Game Features

 

A 1,000x payout in the base game tells you clearly the potential payouts you can get from the bonuses.

  • Monkey Wild

This wildly grinning Wild Monkey can substitute for any other symbol on the reels, with the exception of the Logo Scatter. However, this crazy primate will only appear on the second, third and fourth reels.  But he can appear stacked, thereby increasing your chances of landing bigger wins.

If you form a winning combination with the Monkey, all your prizes are doubled!

  • Mad Mad Monkey Logo Scatter

The logo of the game is the Scatter, and this special symbol not only triggers the bonus game, but it also gives you a payout. And the best part is that this symbol doesn’t need to appear on a payline to give you wins – it can appear anywhere on the reels.

  • 2 Logos win you 2x your bet.
  • 3 Logos win you 4x your bet.
  • 4 Logos win you 30x your bet.
  • 5 Logos win you 400x your bet.
  • Super Stack Free Games

The Super Stack Free Games are triggered when you land 3 or more Scatters on the reels. You are rewarded with 10 free games for this bonus round. During the round, the highest-value symbol, the Banana can be stacked on all reels. And when you land winning combinations, all your wins will be tripled!

The good news is that this bonus feature can be re-triggered if you are lucky enough to land at least 3 more Scatters. At the end of the round, all your wins are added to the payouts you get from landing the scatters, which can end up being quite a hefty amount!

 

Game Design

 

NextGen’s Mad Mad Monkey has a cartoon-based game design. In the background you can a dark jungle. The reelscape has 4 rows and 5 reels and dominates the game screen, so you only get a glimpse of the jungle behind. The low-value symbols are covered in vines, and the high value symbols are beautifully detailed colourful cartoons related to the theme of the game.

The animations are so much fun that you will keep trying for the bonuses to see them again! You’ll see that mad Monkey peeking at you from behind the reelscape and when he suddenly pops up on the main screen when you win, it can startle you.

We are a little disappointed with the sounds in the base game, which are pretty generic, but they do pick up tempo when you trigger the bonuses. And the monkey’s shenanigans come with some fun sounds.

Overall, the game design is appealing, though the sounds could have been better.

 

Summary

 

The potential to win in NextGen’s Mad Mad Monkey, the great game design, and the Monkey’s antics will keep you entertained and coming back for more! This is a lovely, quirky game that we would definitely encourage all nature lovers to try!

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