Monopoly 250k slot review (Scientific games)
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€1000 Bonus Package
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Monopoly and slot machines have always been a match made in heaven
The famous game is also ideal for a slot machine: bonuses with dice, houses, hotels, money, greed and capitalism. These are all ingredients that also have to do with gambling.
Considering all game developers, Scientific Games may have had the most success with Monopoly slots: both WMS and Bally have created very popular Monopoly slots, which can be played at online casinos and land-based casinos.
This Monopoly 250k slot was made by Bally and can be played in the casinos in Atlantic City and Las Vegas.
How does the Monopoly 250k slot work?
Monopoly 250k is played on 5 reels and 5 rows of symbols.
There are 40 fixed paylines, and you can bet between $€ 0.40 and $€100 per spin.
All known figures of the game are present, and of course, Mr Monopoly plays the role of host. He comments, in his distinctive style, on bonus features and large payouts. It remains a magical combination.
The theoretical payout rate is 95.39%. We estimate the variance at low to medium.
This slot is completely leaning on the bonus features. There are so many of them that you might think there is overkill.
We list them for you.
Every turn the reels are filled with Chance and Mystery symbols, which all change into a similar symbol. Sounds fun, but quickly becomes monotonous: the prices are just too low.
Once in a while, you are dealt 3 Community Chest cards, of which you can choose 1. You then get either a multiplier for the next turn or a cash prize.
Main Bonus Features
Turn 3 scattered Big Wheel Bonus symbols, and you win a spin on the Big Bonus Wheel.
You now win either a cash prize or one of the bonus features.
The Railroad bonus consists of a free spins bonus. You now get 8 free games, that award you a multiplier between 2 x and 10 x, with every spin.
Free Parking Bonus
If you win the Free Parking Bonus, you will receive a pick and click bonus. There are no less than 23 cars parked, and you may choose 5 of them.
The prizes consist of cash prizes or jackpot symbols.
At 1 jackpot symbol, you win the lowest jackpot (10 x the total bet), for 5 jackpot symbols you get 400 x your total bet.
Go to Jail Bonus
Do you spin the Go To Jail Bonus? Then you may roll the dice for prizes up to 75 x the total bet.
The aim is to throw a double as fast as possible. If you manage that immediately at the first throw, then you win 75 x the bet.
If you fail, the prices start to shrink rapidly:
- In your second roll a double amounts to 25 x the bet.
- In the third throw? 10 x the bet.
- No luck not at all? Then you only get 5 x the bet.
Super Jackpot of 250k
The Monopoly 250k slot machine also has a Super Jackpot of, as you can guess, 250.000 euro.
How to win this one? You don’t have to do anything at all: you can hit it after every non-winning spin.
Our verdict on the Monopoly 250k slot
We have played Monopoly 250k with real money extensively, and we understand why players ignore this slot: the balance off.
An excellent mathematical balance is the heart of every video slot. If the math is not correct, the player feels, he is not playing for proper prizes. This Monopoly 250k gives far too many small rewards in the primary game and too few real bonus features.
The mystery symbols rarely give a satisfying big result, and the Community Chest cards seldom provide a substantial win. Then the motivation to play a game rapidly evaporates.
And if you finally win a bonus feature at the end of the match, the result is utterly disappointing.
Is this an awful release of Bally? No, that would not do this slot justice. But it is just a lot less fun; we expect a Monopoly slot to be.
If you want to play a really cool Monopoly slot game, look at Epic Monopoly II, or Super Monopoly Money.
3.5 star out of 5.