NextGen released their newest product this June, themed after those scary little bastards that kept us awake many nights during our childhood, thanks to those “bedtime” stories told by our parents that did little in securing a good night sleep for most of us.
Fortunately, Monsters can be your best friend in this slot, at least that is what developers say. Due to some colourful graphics and an interesting soundtrack, gamers will have a notion they are watching a cartoon from their childhood while spinning the reels, waiting for the Boss Monster to emerge and bring some nice payouts with his long blue tentacles.
What We Love
We are big fans of the Monster Inc. animated movie, and the colourful cartoon-like graphics reminded us of this famous Walt Disney Pictures title, so thumbs up for the graphics and the animations used in Monster Wins. We would also like to thank NextGen for leaving out playing cards symbols and for populating the reels with authentic icons.
Everything revolves around the Monster Boss in this slot, which is probably why he is the boss of all creatures on this strange planet. Unleash the Boss Monster feature is very important both for the base game and Free Games feature, because of the stack of Boss Monster symbols appearing on reel 1.
Stacked Boss Monster appears quite regularly during base game on reel 1, while the boss itself uses his long tentacles to replace symbols on other reels with Boss Monster symbols to create possibilities for some nice winnings thanks to the 1024 ways to win.
During Free Games you will be awarded with stacked Boss Monster in each of three free spins, and you will only have to wait and see which of the symbols will be replaced and how much money will land on your balance, which is quite awesome.
What We Do Not Like
Apart from the Bonus Scatter, which can award you with 2,500 coins for five of a kind, other symbols in the 2016 release are not as generous. Monster Boss offers only 100 coins for the same combination, while others offer much less.
If it weren’t for Unleash the Boss Monster feature, other creatures would practically eat most of your coins, since they usually pay much less than the initial bet. Most of the lucrative payouts may be expected in Free Games, but do not expect to trigger them often.
Maybe it’s just because we ever had much luck with the Gamble round where we lost a significant amount of winnings in various slots, but we will not recommend this feature to you, since the correct pattern is almost impossible to predict.
When it comes to the overall visual appearance and additional features offered by the NextGen product, we have to say that Monster Wins slot is fun to play, but when talking about actual possibilities of winning some money, we were a bit disappointed with the paytable, since most of the monsters offer low payouts, especially because the most common winnings include three-of-a-kind combinations that rarely go over the initial bet.
Truth being told, possible payouts in Free Games and Unleash the Boss Monster feature are quite promising, and if you do not mind waiting for these features to be triggered, than Monster Wins is the slot for you.