Funkey Monkey Slots
Realtime has taken a cute rhyme and turned it until a full-fledged slot game called Funkey Monkey. This 5-reel, 20-line slot has a 1960s musical concept and features hip monkeys. The theme sounds entertaining, but is the game fun from an overall perspective? Let's find out by looking at Funkey Monkey's graphics, atmosphere, and bonus features.
Graphics and Atmosphere
Funkey Monkey features a blue screen with musical notes on it. This isn't the most-exciting background, and it doesn't remind us much of cool monkeys. But the notes at least reflect the musical nature of this game.
The symbols include a few different monkeys along with various music-related icons and letters. Symbols are the Funkey Monkey (wild), leisure suit monkey, bongo drums monkey, truck, gold record, banana guitar (scatter), FUNKEY (bonus), MONKEY (bonus), A, K, Q, J, 10, and 9.
Wearing a big red hat and hoop earring, the Funkey Monkey appears on reels 1, 3, and 5. He substitutes for all other symbols, except the banana guitar, and bonus words FUNKEY and MONKEY. The highest-paying symbol is the leisure suit monkey, who offers 2,000 coins when appearing 5 times in an active line.
As for the symbol graphics, the monkeys all have defining characteristics that paint them as 60s musicians. Furthermore, they do a better job of reflecting the game's theme than the background.
Format and Betting
This 5-reel, 20-line slot allows you to adjust lines from 1-20, and coin size from $0.01 to $5.00. This makes the minimum bet worth one cent, and the max wager worth $100.00.
If you bet $1 per line and get 5 leisure suit monkeys in a line, you'll win $2,000. As we'll discuss next, you can get up to a 10x free-games multiplier that can push the max payout up to $20,000.
Funky Monkey Slot Special Features
The bonus round is triggered when you get the word FUNKEY on reel 1, and MONKEY on reel 5 within the same turn. The bonus starts with you selecting a monkey to play music and earn applause from the crowd. The higher the applause meter goes, the closer you get to the maximum of 25 free spins. Thanks to its detail, this second-screen bonus is the highlight of the game.
During the ensuing free games round, every FUNKEY or MONKEY that lands on the reels increases your multiplier 1x. Your multiplier can go as high as 10x during the free spins.
One more feature includes scatter payouts any time that the banana guitar lands two or more times anywhere on the reels. Scatter payouts include: 100x your triggering bet for 5 symbols, 20x for 4 symbols, 3x for 3 symbols, and 1x for 2 symbols.
Due to its relatively plain background, Funkey Monkey doesn't have the greatest atmosphere. But don't let this turn you off because Funkey Monkey has plenty of other good points that make it worth trying.
For starters, the symbols feature fun characters who live up to this game's name. Another thing we like is the multiple bonus features, including scatter payouts, free spins, and a second-screen bonus. The latter is the best part of Funkey Monkey because you get to choose the character whom you think will play the best music. Taking everything into account, we think that Funky Monkey is worth playing a time or two.