Monkey’s Gold xPays
Don your explorer gear as you are about to enter a reel jungle on the slot from Nolimit City. Monkey’s Gold xPays is taking you deep inside the rainforest on a quest for untold riches guarded by the ruler of the jungle. Score wins to set the new xPays mechanic in motion that will remove non-winning symbols to allow new ones to drop into place. The more you connect the higher the win. Symbol upgrades and multipliers, colossal symbols and a free spins round with a Vine Multiplier can lead to wins of up to 12,683 times your bet.
|Deposit Bonus||100% up to £50 + 50 Cash Spins|
|Extras||50 Cash Spins on Book of Dead|
|No Deposit Offer|
|Bonus available||Valid until further notice|
|Time to meet requirements||30 days|
|Max bet size||£2|
|Deposit bonus||No limits|
|No deposit max cashout||N/A|
|Deposit Bonus||30 X Dep. & Bonus|
|Free spins||No wagering|
Monkey Gold xPays is a cascading video slot in a 6×6 format with a distinct all-ways pay mechanic. A win is scored when symbols land anywhere on three to six adjacent reels from left to right only (more to that shortly). You can go on a quest for gold on desktop or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin. The game has medium to high volatility (8/10) with a default RTP of 96.02% and a hit frequency of roughly 1:4 spins. Using the Feature Buy option will increase the value to 96.35%. Some operators will offer the slot in the DX1 version with a lower RTP of 94.22%, always read the help files to find out which version you will be playing.
The pay symbols are made up of card royals from J through to A, awarding 0.05x to 0.20x your bet per symbol when minimum three land on adjacent reels. They are followed by gems and mask in matching colours – green, blue and a fire-blazing orange. The symbol values range from 0.25x to 0.60x your stake per symbol, again, you would need minimum three starting from reel one to score a win. A purple icon marked with ‘W’ is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols, while a blazing fire bowl marked with ‘Bonus’ acts as the scatter.
Monkey’s Gold xPays Slot Features
Nolimit City is yet again taking on a challenge to bring a fresh breeze into a popular slot niche. This time, they turned their attention towards cascading grid slots, although the pay mechanic is somewhat reversed compared to conventional games as you are about to find out. They also added some proprietary modifiers that will have the potential to boost your winnings as a spin sequence progresses.
At the core of the gameplay is the new xPays mechanic which will see 36 symbols cascading from the top onto the 6×6 grid. To score a win you need to land matching symbols connected from reel one to three. All winning symbols and scatters drop towards the bottom and are held while the others shatter to allow new symbols to fall into the empty spaces. Any new ones connecting to the held cluster will become sticky too and the process is repeated until no more matching symbols land after cascade. The number of collected symbols multiplied by the symbol value will give you the total win.
Anyone with some knowledge of Nolimit City slots will know that more is to come as they always include some of their own twists to any reel mechanic, cue in Book of Shadows which took the “Book of…” slot genre to a whole new level. Hence, it comes as no surprise to see that they included a range of random modifiers that can come into play as a spin sequence progresses.
- Colossal Symbols: Big 2×2 and 3×3 symbols can drop on a cascade and will have a multiplier of up to 500x attached. Any empty space underneath a colossal symbol is filled with wilds.
- Symbol Multiplier: Adds a multiplier to collected symbols. Any wild inherits a symbol multiplier
- Symbol Upgrade: Whenever an entire row is filled, all collected symbols will be upgraded to a higher paying symbol. The top symbol will get an increased symbol multiplier.
Having three scatters in view anywhere on the reels in a single spin sequence will trigger 10 Monkey’s Gold Free Spins with any further adding +3 spins to the tally. The round is played with a Vine Multiplier that will multiply wins when you fill reels within a free spin. Before the round begins, a pair of dice will be thrown to determine the multiplier for completing row one as well as the increments for filling the next rows. The increment values are x1, x2 or x3.
Lastly, if you are lucky enough to reside in a jurisdiction where feature buys are not restricted, you will be able to gain direct access to the free spins by using the NoLimit Bonus Feature Buy. It will cost you a one-time bet of 73x your stake which will start a spin where minimum three scatters are guaranteed to land. The Free Spins are then played in the same fashion as after an organic trigger.
Monkey Gold xPays is yet another fine slot creation to emerge from the Nolimity City studio. Game by game, they are earning themselves a reputation of being capable to either come up with totally new mechanics or take an existing one to a whole new level. xPays has been seen in a slightly similar form before, most recently on Contact by Play’n GO but is much more potent and suspenseful courtesy of the modifiers that can kick in at any time in a spin sequence. Kudos to the team for another highly playable slot that, given its toned down volatility, should appeal to a wide range of players.