Monkeys to Mars Details Page
The Cryptologic software is excellent. It does not freeze or jerk while the reels are spinning. The gaming environment can be customized to the player’s liking. Players can disable the sound and listen to their own audio while wagering. Players can also choose between mid size screen and full screen. Three game speeds have been provided for players to choose from. The software has many convenient features such as Auto Play and Bet Max.
Easy to Understand (10)
The pay table is easy to understand. The rules of the game and both the bonus features are adequately explained.
Graphics & Sounds (9)
Monkeys to Mars is weak in audio effects. The graphics are colorful and sharp. Most of the symbols exhibit animation that is interesting. The animation in the Launch Button symbol is the best.
Theme and Concept (9)
Outer space themes are popular. Having monkey astronauts provides a different perspective. The theme has been executed well. The symbols on the reels are all relevant. The animations also fit in with the theme. Both the Asteroid Bonus Feature and the Rocket Re-spins Feature also highlight the outer space theme.
Game Features (7)
The game features are definitely below par. The wild symbol does not offer payouts nor does it multiply payouts. Even the scatter symbol does not offer payouts. Hence both the symbols have been underutilized. The Asteroid Bonus Feature is extremely simple. The Rocket Re-spins Feature, though exciting in execution, offers negligible additional payouts. The only redeeming feature is that the wild symbol expands to fill the reel on occasions. However since this symbol does not appear on a real 1, its utility in completing winning combinations is diminished.
Betting Options (10)
Monkeys to Mars has over 30 coin sizes to choose from. The range is also adequate. Therefore there are sufficient betting options despite players having to wager only one coin per payline by default. The total betting range varies from 0.01 to 500.00.
There is no progressive jackpot in this slot game. Even though the highest fixed jackpots of 2000 coins and 1000 coins are reasonable in themselves they do not compensate for the absence of a progressive jackpot.