Monkey’s Gold slot review (Nolimit City)

Monkey's Gold Nolimit City

Nolimit City keeps on moving fast. 2020 is their year, and I hope to enjoy their slots for many years to come. Do you remember their outstanding slots like Deadwood, Punk Rocker, Barbarian Fury and Book of Shadows? This one is as exemplary as those slots.

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Monkey’s Gold xPays – A dazzling slot with a “reverse” cascading mechanism

In Monkey’s Gold, Nolimit City introduces a new gaming mechanism: xPays.

It has many similarities with the famous Avalanche (Cascading of Tumbling) mechanism; we all know from the countless Megaways and grid slots. It is where you get a free respin after a winning combo, and where the winning symbols disappear and make way for new symbols.

With xPays, the opposite happens. The winning symbols remain (they drop to the bottom of the grid), and the non-winning symbols disappear. These make way for new symbols.

I almost forgot to tell you that the theme is also fantastic and whimsical. It takes place in the jungle, where a Gorilla digs gold.

Software: Nolimit City

Number of paylines: 6×6 setup

RTP and variance: 96.02%, Medium to high variance

Maximum win: 12,683x the bet

Betting range: $€0.20 – $€100

Bonus features: Free Spins with ascending multiplier, xPays mechanism, symbol upgrades, colossal symbols

Casino Hipster verdict: Hot. Ingenious, almighty and exciting. Thanks for the excellent job, Nolimit City!

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  • 🤑Crypto-friendly
  • 📱Mobile app
  • 🚀Leaderboard feature
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It has a wagering requirement of 60x and I have to say that the bonus terms and conditions are not fair, 60x is an above the standards, so be aware before you deposit for welcome bonus.

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  • ✅ Cryptocurrencies available
  • 🎁 Multiple Welcome Bonuses
  • ⚡️ Fast payouts
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Nevertheless, note that the qualifying deposit for the Goldwin Casino welcome bonus is €20, and the free spins have no wagering requirements. However, your match bonus for the second and third deposits comes with 35x Goldwin Casino wagering requirements.

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  • 📱Top-notch mobile performance
  • 🤑Crypto gambling
  • 🎁Exciting bonuses
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You need a minimum of $20 to claim the offers. Additionally, if you can deposit $100 or more for your first deposit, you can claim up to 100 free spins to play the Hot Lucky 7s slot.

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  • ⚡️Fast deposit and withdrawal options
  • 🤑Mouthwatering bonuses
  • ✅24/7 live chat support
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Note that the deposit + bonus amount is subject to a 35x wagering requirement for any winnings to be withdrawn. Ensure you complete the wagering requirement within the 30-day validity period. Slots contribute 100%, and table games and video poker contribute 10% to the wagering requirement.

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  • 🤑 No-deposit bonus
  • 🎁 Generous promotions
  • ⚡️ Progressive jackpots
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The minimum deposit for the welcome offer is $50, which is a bit higher than most other online casinos I gotta admit. However, if you don’t mind the steep deposit, you can get a pretty decent starting bonus to try out what this casino has to offer.

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  • 🤑 Multiple Bonus Offers
  • ✅ 24/7 Customer support
  • ⚡️ Fast payouts
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The welcome bonus wagering requirement is 30x (60x for table games and video poker). If you claim the cashback bonus, you must fulfill 1x Paradise8 Casino wagering requirements to keep winnings from the offer. In addition, all bonuses have a validity period of 30 days, after which they become invalid.

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  • ✅ 24/7 Customer support
  • 🎁 Enticing welcome offers
  • 🤑 Existing promos and VIP program
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The wagering requirement must be beaten in 90 days to win and withdraw the bonus fund. All games except jackpot slots contribute to the wagering requirement. Slots contribute 100%, Keno contributes 50%, and Video Poker contributes 20%.

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  • 🤑 Crypto-friendly
  • ✅ Licensed and secure
  • ⚡️ Instant deposits
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The qualifying minimum deposit for these welcome bonuses is capped at $25. It’s important that you redeem the code before you make these deposits for the bonus to be valid. In addition, you must beat the wagering requirement of 25 times before you can withdraw the bonus funds on any deposit.

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  • 🚀Innovative games
  • 🔥Esports sports betting
  • 📱Mobile Friendly
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You can take advantage of the rewarding promotions the operator offers, provided that you’re consistent on the site.

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  • 🤑 Exciting bonuses
  • 📱 Mobile-friendly
  • 🚀 Massive game selection
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The minimum qualifying deposit you must make to claim the bonus is €20, while the wagering requirement to fulfil to keep winnings made from it is 40x. Once the bonus is added, you must use it within 30 days to avoid forfeiture.

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Monkey’s Gold slot – Gameplay and Features

The slot has a 6×6 grid, and there are no paylines here. You have a winning combo if you spin at least three identical symbols on reels 1, 2, 3 and possibly further on reels 4, 5 and 6. These do not need to be adjacent.

There are 3 premium symbols (Blue, Green and Brown Mask), 3 medium symbols (Blue, Green and Brown Gems) and 4 lower-paying symbols (J, Q, K and A).

Besides, you have Wild symbols (the letter “W”), and these replace all symbols except the Bonus Scatter symbols.

Let me take you to the jungle!

How the xPays mechanism works

Above, I already explained this concept briefly. The xPays mechanism is a kind of Avalanche mechanism where you get a free respin after a winning combo. The difference is that the winning symbols stay on the grid, and the non-winning symbols disappear.

You don’t get a payout straight away. It follows at the end of the “reaction” when you fail to make a new (or larger) winning combo.

The nice thing, though, is that the win can only increase in such a reaction. The winning symbols stay on the grid (these drop to the bottom row), but the new symbols can lead to new winning combos or larger winning combos. Afterwards, these symbols also remain on the grid.

Only, in the case no new or bigger winning combos appear, will the reaction end. In that case, the “final” win adds to your balance.

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Symbol upgrade

The Symbol Upgrade is another powerful feature. When the bottom row has six winning symbols, the corresponding symbols get a symbol upgrade. The combos are still winning, but with more lucrative symbols.

And you get the upgrade to after each respin, so if a reaction has multiple respins (or cascades or tumbles), things can go pretty crazy with those upgrades.

Symbol multipliers and colossal symbols

Furthermore, symbols can have inbuilt multipliers and are sometimes 2×2 or even 3×3 in size. I guess I don’t need to explain what that does for your odds to win.

But wait, I haven’t finished yet. You also have the free spins.

How to activate the free spins?

If you land 3 Bonus Scatters, you activate 10 free spins. For each additional Scatter, you get an extra 3 free spins.

During the free spins, you get one extra free spin for each additional Scatter you may spin.

As usual with Nolimit City slots, you can use the Nolimit Bonus Feature Buy, where you get a spin with a minimum of 3 Scatters. It costs 100x the original bet.

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Free spins with increasing multipliers

Before the free starts, you may roll a dice, after which you find out what size the Vine Multiplier will be. It’s either 1x, 2x or 3x.

The nice thing is that the Vine Multiplier increases the win multiplier as soon as you complete a row with winning symbols. The first row to fill is the bottom row, afterwards the second bottom row and so on.

It matters a lot, whether the Vine Multiplier is x1, x2 or x3. In the latter case, the total multiplier increases with increments of x3 (from x3 to x6, to x9 and so forth).

Your balance can take an enormous leap, as the total multiplier won’t reset during the free spins!

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Payout Rate (RTP)

The RTP is 96.02% in the main game.

Unfortunately, plenty of online casinos offer this game at a lower payout rate of 94.22%. It is best to check the game rules before you play.

Monkey’s Gold slot – the variance (volatility) is medium to high

Nolimit City gives a score of 8 out of 10 for volatility. The variance is, therefore, Medium to High and comparable to Milky Ways or Bonus Bunnies.

The top wins are still massive, though: around 2,000x – 3,000x the stake. It just shows that Nolimit City delivers when it comes to winning potential!

The max win from 10 billion simulations is over 12.000x.

Pros and Cons



  • A foremost slot with pronounced gameplay.
  • Thrilling, thanks to the increasing multiplier.
  • There are massive wins.
  • Always handy, the Bonus Feature Buy.


  • Complicated for novice players.

So, who’ll like the slot? And who won’t?

Skilled players who appreciate new features like the xPays, will love this slot as those who seek variety and don’t shy away from taking a risk. This slot is too overwhelming for inexperienced players or those who play for a couple of tenners and want to take a limited risk.