Give that man a banana! In Monkey Money you and the Monkey King are chasing gold coins across south sea islands in this minimalist one-line slot.
The exact setup for Booongo’s Monkey Money slot is a little hard to pin down. The Monkey (actually an ape in the slot machine) in question appears at first brush to be Sun Wukong, the Monkey King, but the John Lennon glasses and South Pacific Island imagery seem to suggest a far stranger backstory.
Suffice to say, there’s a lot of bananas involved.
It is a light hearted, fun loving visual theme for what is a highly minimalist slot.
The graphics on this slot are pretty solid. The simple gameplay (see below) has clearly freed the team up to focus on the little details that make a slot pleasant to look at. The artwork and backgrounds are nice, the detailing on the slot it good, and everything is designed to be immediately readable and intuitive.
The animations are not elaborate but they are punchy and enjoyable and help make the action easy to read.
The music is a bit of a stumbling block, as it so often is with slot machines. The loop is very aggressive and very short, meaning you can neither ignore it nor expect any variation. The reel and win sounds are nice though, so it is a pain that there is only one volume control for both sound effects and the backing music.
As a one line slot, the gameplay on Monkey Money is pretty basic. There are no additional features, special symbols or bonus games.
There are no Wilds, Bonuses or Free Spins in Monkey Money.
This will not be a problem for some players, but if you are looking for that sort of variety, you will need to find yourself another slot.
Monkey Money offers no officially published return to player information, which is always a source of concern to us. While some game publishers simply avoid publishing these numbers in general, it can be used as a strategy to hide overly high or variable vigs.
The range of bet on the site we tested was $/£/€0.20 to $/£/€30.00.
The volatility of this game is high.
While fun to look at, pleasant to play, and well built, Monkey Money has two major downsides.
The first is the lack of features (although for many this is no downside at all), you will have to decide based on your personal taste for bonuses an extra features.
The second is a lack of published return to player. The second is a much more serious issue since this could be hiding an extortionate vig.