Ironically, Monopoly, the bestselling, worldwide phenomenon of a board game, was designed as a satire on the pre-Depression American economic situation, when slumlords and speculators charged crippling rents on properties purchased with the flimsiest of down payments: originally, the least successful slumlord was the one who won the game, but luckily it evolved into the ruthless capitalist romp that is known and loved today. Before the game went electronic, more Monopoly money was printed every day worldwide than real national currency!
Pass Go, Collect your Dough
The slot game from Williams Interactive Software uses the symbols from the original board game (everybody wants to be the racing car!) as low value markers on its 5 reels. The game displays three lines and has 25 pay lines, with the semi-transparent reels spinning against a vibrant sunlit backdrop of the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben: there is a classy jazz soundtrack to the spins, and the sounds of a city, which give the game a great and lively feel.
After the standard symbols of the shoe, the battleship the car and the top hat, there is a money pot, a taxi, and a bus, which are then outranked by the terrier, with a mouthful of dollar bills, the dapper fellow, and Mr Monopoly himself. The large variety of these comes into play when triggering Wild symbols: there is the basic Wild, which substitutes for all of the counter symbols, and the Monopoly Money Wild, which can substitute for all symbols except the Wild itself. There’s also a Bonus Symbol, which triggers 8, 10 or 15 free spins, depending on whether you land 3, 4 or 5 of these on a single spin of the reels.
A Hatful of Bonuses
Super Monopoly Money has a great variety of these: first off is good ol’ Free Parking, which gives you a choice of five symbols under the reels. Picking one could reveal a Wild, a Monopoly Money Bonus, or any of the symbols on reel 1, triggering new combinations.
When a Monopoly Money symbol appears on mobile pokies NZ reel 5, it will create an expanding stacked Wild: winning combinations will pay out, and a random payout of between 10 and 100 times the original bet per line is awarded, even if no other combinations are formed.
A Monopoly Money House or Hotel can also be awarded at random, functioning as a multiplier: the chances of getting one of these increases as the value of your wager does likewise.
Lastly, there is the Wheel Bonus, in which Mr Monopoly will spin the wheel for you: this can net you a multiplier of up to 100x, or a re-spin of up to 200 times. If the wheel lands on Chance or Community Chest, then picking a card will award you a pokies multiplier, up to 50x.
Living the High Life
Super Monopoly Money is one of the classiest looking slots out there, as well as being great fun, and with good potential winnings. Plus, this way, you get to stay on the good sides of friends and family when you clean up!