Monster Wins takes you on an intergalactic journey to the planet of the Monsters, where you have a chance to see some of the strangest and cutest Monsters that ever roamed the galaxy.
You can see a total of 10 different species, each with a distinct shape and size, dominated by the biggest monster of them all, the Boss. The game has an attractive visual appearance, with a funny background music and a calm game play, leading you into spinning the reels for hours at a time.
The developer behind Monster Wins is none other than NextGen Gaming. All experienced players are familiar with this provider and their video pokies portfolio.
They have many interesting and original games which can provide decent or even big payouts at a time. Their Super Bet pokies are the best of their offer, with a big number of loyal fans around the industry.
How to Play
NextGen decided not to use the classic pay line design in Monster Wins and go with the 1,024 ways to win. This means that wins are formed with 3 or more identical symbols starting from left to right in any position on the rows. Instead of the classic 5 reels and 3 rows, NextGen also decided to add an extra row for Monster Wins.
The minimum bet size is decent, starting with only 50 cents per spin, while the maximum can go as high as $100 per spin. Players can use the arrows in the bottom left to adjust the bet size and the classic spin or auto play button on the right.
The auto play can be set to a maximum of 100 spins per session, giving the player a chance for a short break. After each win, if you are feeling extra lucky, you can use the Gamble option and try to double or quadruple your winnings.
Monster Wins has a surprisingly poor set of bonus features for a pokie with 1,024 ways to win. The standard wild and scatter symbols are present, with the wild substituting for all symbols except the scatter and a small 2,500 x line bet payout for 5 scatters on the reels.
It seems the main Boss Monster symbol is the central figure of the game, simply because all features are designed around him. This big monster has a decent 100x total bet payout if 5 of them land across all reels and this payout is increased with each extra Boss Monster symbol in the winning combination.
The main advantage of the Boss Monster is that it can come stacked across all reels, both in base play and in the features. If he lands stacked across the full first reel, Unleash the Boss Monster Feature is triggered. All of the Boss Monsters are held in place, including the entire first reel, and extra Boss Monster symbols are added randomly across the reels, with the potential for a full screen of these 5 eyed blue boys.
The bonus feature in the game is triggered by landing 3 or more scatters across the reels and the player is awarded with 3 free spins, each a copy of the previous feature with the chance for 3 wins of a full screen with Boss Monster symbols. If another set of 3 or more scatters are won, extra 3 free spins are awarded accordingly.
Even though the name of the game, Monster Wins, alludes that big payouts await on the reels, in reality it simply describes the game theme. With only a 500 x bet maximum possible win in a single spin, for a full screen of Boss Monster symbols, this pokie falls in the category of low paying games by NextGen Gaming.
Based on the visual appearance, we can say that Monster Wins is an attractive pokie, with decent animations and graphic details, funny symbols and theme and corresponding background music.
Still no matter how interesting a video pokie game looks, the most important detail is the payouts that can be awarded. In this field Monster Wins is very weak and doesn’t have any real payout potential. The two features are obscure and simply not enough to justify the bonus feature goal.
In theory 1,500 x total bet wins are possible in the free spins, but to be real the chances for 3 sets of full screens with Boss Monster symbols are equal to the chances of the jackpot landing in Mega Moolah. We expected much more from this game, but Monster Win is another disappointment from the NextGen Gaming, 1,024 ways to win pokies.