Marilyn Monroe Slots
Norma Jeane Mortenson was born in Los Angeles in the summer of 1926 and she would be twenty years old when she chose the stage name ‘Marilyn Monroe’. She quickly found fame, first as a model, before moving onto the big screen as an actress. Monroe died at the age of 36, but she is perhaps more famous today than she ever was, the subject of a great number of books, films and Television series, as well as of course, this PlayTech designed slot. The game features various images of the actress on the reels, as well as magazine covers, the Hollywood walk of fame star and an old fashioned cinema camera. This game features stacked wilds and a free spins round which could quickly turn into a hugely profitable feature.
The game is set against the backdrop of a high rise city scene at night, lights shining from the windows of the dark buildings. This dark background provides a nice contrast to the predominantly pink colouring found on the reels and in the title. There are three symbols showing Marilyn herself. The first is the actress posing in a white dress, staring seductively into the camera. Next is Marilyn sitting on the floor in a red dress, twiddling with her hair, with a playful look on her face. The wild symbol sees Marilyn looking out from the reels with a beautiful, beaming smile. This symbol is stacked and if it does encompass more than two symbols, it will change to the famous scene where she is standing above a grill in a white dress, the wind catching her dress and blowing it upwards. Every time one of the Marilyn Monroe symbols is a part of a win line, you’ll see a variety of pictures of the lady appear in the symbols. The accompanying sound to the game is a gentle jazz infused theme, which is joined by the usual clicking of the reels.
How to Play & Real Money Versions of Marilyn Monroe
This is a 5 reel slot with a default amount of 20 win lines, although you do have the option of playing any number between 1 and 20 by simply clicking the up and down buttons on the control panel. You’ll choose the coin value in the same way, which you’ll multiply by the number of win lines to give you the total stake for each spin.
To win at this slot you’ll need to land at least 3 consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line. The highest paying symbol of all is the wild one, which pays 10,000 coins for landing 5 in a row. As the wild, it will also substitute for any other symbol at the reels apart from the scatter and any wins using the wild will be the subject of a 2x multiplier. This multiplier, in combination with the symbol being stacked, certainly makes for one of the more profitable wild symbols you’ll find online. The two other images of Marilyn are the top paying standard symbols, with wins of 750 coins coming your way for hitting 5 in a row. Alongside the Hollywood star, the camera and the magazine covers, you’ll also find the playing symbols from 9 to Ace in a bright pink.
The final symbol at the game is the title one, showing her name alongside her signature. This is the scatter and will pay out an immediate prize when appearing twice or more across any of the reels, however three or more also activates the feature round. You’ll start this free spins feature with 10 spins and a 2x multiplier, but you’ll then choose 2 out of 5 pictures of Marilyn for additional free spins and multipliers. As an added bonus, should you manage to re-trigger the feature, you’ll win an extra 35 spins, which is certainly worth winning!
PlayTech have done a very good job of bringing the icon that is Marilyn Monroe to an online slot. The game features a great number of images from her career and her smile most definitely lights up the game. No, this is not the richest slot in terms of features and variety, but the stacked wilds and the somewhat original free spins round certainly makes the game playable. If you do get lucky, perhaps you’ll be able to buy those diamonds that really are a girl’s best friend.
About Marilyn Monroe
The film career of Marilyn Monroe began in 1950, but it was two years later when she gained her first leading role in ‘Don’t Bother to Knock’ and again a year later in the film noir ‘Niagara’. She would play the ‘dumb blonde’ persona in ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’, ‘How to Marry a Millionaire’ and ‘The Seven Year itch’, before studying as an actress to broaden the range of roles. This bought great success, as she firstly received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in ‘Bus Stop’, and then won the award for ‘Some Like it Hot’. Her final film, ‘The Misfits’ was released in 1961.
The final years of her life were plagued by personal problems and illness, and she would die way too young at the age of 36. Officially, the cause of death was an overdose of barbiturates, but there has been much conjecture in the more than fifty years since that all may not have been as it seemed.
Marilyn Monroe’s legacy lives on. She was the most photographed woman in the entire 20th century, and even today she is still the feature of many advertising campaigns. Bleached blonde hair and bright red lipstick are seen on many red carpets in the 21st century and every actress, musician and movie star donning this look owes a nod to the girl called Norma Jeane.
‘Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world’ – Marilyn Monroe