Monsters can be the source of inspiration for many cartoons, movies or video slots. Microgaming has developed Monster Mania in March 2006, a monster-themed game which is probably inspired by the cartoon Monster Inc. The characters you see in this slot are not scary monsters, but rather “cute & cuddly” monsters from children’s cartoons.
How to Play
Although the graphics and the theme may lead you to think that Monster Mania is a game for kids that’s not quite true. This slot is popular enough to be found on many online casinos, most of them giving you the option to play for free in the demo mode or to gamble your own money in the real money mode. The demo mode is for learning this game and getting better at it without experiencing any risks, whilst the real money mode is to check the winning potential of this video slot.
When spinning the reels you can find 2 types of symbols lower and higher value. The lower value symbols are some fruits like bananas, apples, and oranges. The higher value symbols are represented by the orange worm, the giant green eyeball, the three-toed blue creature, the orange and blue critter, the cross-eyed furry green creature.
How to Win the Game
The layout for Monster Mania is standard, having 5 reels and 3 rows. This slot includes 9 pay lines and has a non-progressive jackpot of 1,000 coins. The most important symbols and features to look for are:
- The wild symbol is depicted by the mouth with “Wild” written in it and can replace any missing symbol (except the scatter) to create a winning combination;
- The scatter symbol is the blue grin-pair of eyeballs-brain on the top monster. This symbol will definitely compensate you if you score it at least 3 times;
- There is no bonus round or free spins in this game.
This video slot has a childish-cartoonish appearance, so you can’t take it too seriously. It doesn’t attract players with huge potential winnings, probably because there is no bonus round or free spins. Microgaming can definitely do better than this. However, Monster Mania can be the right game for the purists who want a clean game, without any additional help to increase the payout, or for the kind of players who don’t want to gamble too much within this slot.