Monkey Warrior

Monkey Warrior

Monkey Warrior is arguably one of the more exciting games you’re going to come across from Pragmatic Play in 2019. You might not know it, but this game is based on a 1970s television series which wasn’t much of a hit. That series was based on Chinese tale, Journey to the West. Given that the story made itself a hit in the slot world last year, it is no surprise that Pragmatic Play opted to revive the failed Monkey Warrior television series to enable it to compete.

Monkey Warrior uses cartoony style graphics for its symbols, and those symbols sit upon on 243 paylines, spanning the slot’s 5 reels. This game naturally won’t permit players to alter those lines, although they are at liberty to wager slightly less than 243-line games normally allow. Wagers cost between 25p and £125 a game. Expect small prizes in this Pragmatic Play slot. Payline wins seldom exceed 20x a bet in the game, which features an RTP rate of 96.5%.

Special features

Unsurprisingly, the wild symbol in the Monkey Warrior slot is the title character. This symbol can substitute for all other icons in the game, save for bonus icons. There are two of those for you to deal with.

The first bonus icon is the staff. This golden symbol can appear on the second, third and fourth reels. You’re going to want to land it on all three reels at the same time, to trigger the slot’s free spin bonus round.

Also included in this game is a Money Re-Spin Bonus. This is triggered when at least six flower symbols (the other symbols of bonus icons) appear on the reels. These will display cash prizes or jackpot values. Once the bonus begins, the round only consists of empty spaces on the reels or these symbols. As the end of five free spins, any bonus symbols you have managed to lock onto the reels will be added together to dish out a cash prize. It is also possible to land treasure chests here, and these can dish out extra spins.

Bonus features

Back to the free spin bonus now. Once players have landed three of the staff symbols on the second, third and fourth reels, they will trigger this round. When it begins, players will receive a total of 8 free games. During the feature, only the best-paying symbols will appear on the reels. Players should pick up decent winnings here. Landing three more staff scatters will retrigger the feature, offering a new total of 8 spins to add to your tally.

Overview

Monkey Warrior is essentially just one of several games themed on Journey to the West. However, it is one of the better and more original representations of this ancient Chinese tale. Far Eastern themed slots seem to be something of a strong suit for Pragmatic Play. If those types of slots are your cup of tea, you can’t go far wrong with this release or other Pragmatic developed slots.