Grand Monarch Review
IGT is there again to provide us with a necessary break from cartoon characters, superheroes and complicated plots and breathe some fresh spring air of simplicity. In this one, revolving around a particularly beautiful butterfly specimen, the gameplay unfolds in a manner typical for this producer – stacked wilds are your best friend, free spins are not as generous per se, and the overall graphics are pleasant and lovely. But let’s dissect this game into usual particulars.
Grand Monarch is a 5 reels 25 paylines online slot game of medium volatillity and not too high payouts. This last point, of course, depends largely on a combination of your luck and skills, but on the whole biggest cashouts are won by utilizing bonus features in unison, to which we will get shortly. As for the looks of the game, it’s as colorful and fluttery as slot games can get. Gorgeous flowery meadow adorns the background, and you can almost smell the ravishing scents. The reels are in bright colors, with low symbols being letters and numbers, and higher value ones are different types of flowers. Our hero, Grand Monarch, is a wild symbol while a caterpillar/cocoon is a bonus symbol that activates free spins. And while we’re at it…
Landing three bonus symbols on the second, third and fourth reel will enter the free spin mode where you get a modest amount of five of them. Once there, stacked wilds frequency will increase, and that is good because the only way to win something really significant while in free spin mode is to hope for the stacked wilds coupled with a double multiplier.
To explain the stacked wilds phenomenon – whenever you place the wild symbols on top of each other on a single reel, those are stacked wilds. And what they do is they launch you to some pretty big wins through a variety of combinations.
To summarize, Grand Monarch is a lovingly designed slot game with winnings that may be hard to get, but at least chasing them will be a pleasure in this beautiful environment of flora and fauna.