Free Monty’s Millions Slot
Monty’s Millions may look a little retro by today’s standards – though it is still one of the classic slots, having made the transition from the live setting to the online world. This was originally part of the portfolio of Barcrest – which was taken over by IGT. The theme is lively and is based around a character called Monty, who is rich. There is a free spins bonus round, plus the chance of hitting some bigger wins from regular play.
One thing that will strike you immediately when you spin is the sound. This is like a booming bass tune. The background to the reels is blue with stars, and you’ll see Monty himself grinning at you at the top of the reels. Symbols are on a black background. These are colourful, though do look dated. You’ll find a Rolls Royce car, mansion, bars of gold, pile of money and a safe. There is a jazz tune when you hit a winning combination; and some smaller animations too.
Playing Monty’s Millions
There are 5 reels, each with 4 rows of symbols – which gives a maximum of 40 win lines. You can change these (it is possible play just a single line, though I would not imagine that would be very entertaining). You can bet from 1c per line (40c / spin) to $10 per line ($400 / spin). Up to 25 spins on auto play is also available.
Wild symbols are in play (the picture of Monty with raised arms); these substitute for all of the regular symbols. This has the single biggest prize, at 1000 coins for 5, and 200 for 4. The mansion and Rolls Royce come next and are worth 400 coins for 5 – with the money and gold clocking in at 250 coins. The playing card symbols have their standard role of making up the smaller wins. The only special symbols on the reels are the safes. You’ll need 3 of these anywhere on the reels to trigger the free spins bonus game.
Bonus Game for Monty’s Millions
After a retro though nicely created animated sequence involving the main character, you’ll go to a second set of reels – this time with a red background instead of blue. The configuration of symbols on the reels is slightly different during the bonus round. You will find more of the (stacked) wild Monty symbols, and also more bonus symbols – meaning that multiple retriggers are possible.
First of all you get 5 free spins, with all wins multiplier by 2x. If you retrigger, you get another 5 spins each time, and your multiplier increases by another 2x each time. This sequence can keep going for a while – and this is where the bigger pay-outs will come from this slot. In theory, you can keep this going to a huge 255 spins. Once your bonus is completed you get a screen which shows the total amount you won, and then you return to the main (blue) reels again.
Summary of Monty’s Millions
It is hard to believe that this was a hugely popular slot when you compare it to the smooth game-play, amazing graphics and interactive bonus rounds of today’s games. In the context of the earliest video slots, this was a very big hit. What Monty’s Millions does have is a lot of character, the aspiration to live like the main guy – at the same time as mocking him as the rich fool – runs throughout the game.
The music adds to the slightly crazy feel of the game, I’m not sure this is the best aspect of the slot – though at least it is distinctive and memorable.
When you do hit the free spins game, things can get far more interesting. It will only take a couple of retriggers to see you spinning with a big multiplier. Extra wilds (which are stacked) during this bonus game means you’ll be in the best possible position to take advantage of that win multiplier too. This slot is worth taking for a spin – if only to enjoy a session on what should rightfully be a part of slots history.