Epic Monopoly II
Epic Monopoly 2 slots from WMS Gaming is the latest in a series of licensed slot machines based on the Monopoly board game from WMS. Other games in the series you might know include Super Monopoly Money, Monopoly: Once Around the Deluxe, and Monopoly: Dream Life.
This version of Monopoly Slots is a 5-reel, 100-payline game with a ton of features, including free spins, wild symbols, scatter symbols, bonus games, and an expanding wild symbol. Features like the Epic Wheel, Epic Chance, and Epic Free Spins Bonus provides ways to collect an epic number of coins.
The Monopoly board game was created in the early 20th century, but it was released to the public in the 1930s, at the height of the Depression. The game involved real estate deals set in Atlantic City, along with the building of houses and hotels. The goal of Monopoly is to dominate the real estate market and collect rents and fees from your opponents, slowly driving them into bankruptcy and giving yourself a monopoly of property and money. It’s about the American Dream, or at least one version of it.
The reel symbols on this video slot include game pieces (tokens) from the board game, including the Mr. Monopoly (in the top hat), the shoe, the battleship, the dog, and the racecar.
Other reel symbols include characters not seen in the original game, such as a socialite and a man in a hat. His hat makes him look like either a Texas oil tycoon in a cowboy hat or a pimp in a zoot suit. Either way, the tokens have the biggest prizes.
Epic Spinning Wheel
The spinning wheel game includes a wheel with 12 different slices of pie, each with its own prizes or advantages. The prize options include 25 free spins, 10 free spins, 5 free spins, 2000 coins, three Chance cards, two “2x Spin Again”, and three different dice rolls.
When you hit the Epic Chance prize, you are shown 5 Chance cards. When you choose, free spins and bonus coins can be won. On option is to roll the dice 10 times on the Monopoly board. In my experience, this is a huge bonus game which can net the player 15,000 to 20,000 different coins. This game feature is important enough that I describe it in full detail in its own section below. Let’s discuss the more basic features first.
The Epic Wild symbol is the key symbol on the main game. This is much better than the standard wild symbol. Up to four Epic Wilds can stack on top of one another, so this acts like a Stacked Wild icon. Even better, the Epic Wild symbol is mirrored on the Colossal Reels, which increases your chances of winning.
The Colossal Reel is a 6th wheel which spins each time and sometimes becomes the key to bigger prizes. This reel includes an expanding wild, which provides more chances for the player to win. Players can win more bonuses, bigger multipliers, and bigger prizes overall when playing the Colossal Reels.
To get to the Colossal Reel, you’ll need 3 or more Bonus Symbols on the Epic Bonus Wheel. Three is the basic trigger, but there are additional coins, if you receive 4, 5 or 6 symbols at once. Four symbols unlock a 10x multiplier. Five unlocks a 50x multiplier. Six unlocks a 100x multiplier, so these are huge bonuses.
Epic Bonus Wheel
The Epic Bonus Wheel tops out with a jackpot of 500x your bet. It also includes between 7 to 20 free spins and a multiplier worth 2x your bet and a free spin. This can be retriggered. One slot on the wheel is the doorway to the Epic Chance Bonus, too.
Epic Chance Bonus
One of the most lucrative bonus games on Epic Monopoly II is the Epic Chance Bonus. The player is shown 5 cards. you choose one card, which triggers one of several major events. You might receive 20 free spins. You might win a 2x to 5x multiplier and be allowed to pick another card. You might be given a multiplier between 200x and 500x the coins. Or you might receive 10 rolls on the Bonus Board.
Monopoly 2 Bonus Board
The Bonus Board is a 3D Monopoly board with all the spaces you would expect: famous locations like Boardwalk, Park Place, and the Waterworks. When you click “Roll”, two big 3D dice are rolled on the board. Instead of buying properties when you land on a space, you’re given coins and other rewards. Spin 10 times and rack up thousands of coins.
Multipliers on the Bonus Board range as high as 1500x the original bet. Most of the time, the bet won’t be that high, but I’ve seen the coin total reach 20,000 before. This is a huge game.
Even though Epic Monopoly II has 100 paylines, you only have to make 50 bets to max out the wager. Each coin equals 2 paylines. Denominations are between $0.01 and $1.00, so the max bet on the game is $50.