7 Monkeys is a Pragmatic Play slots title that looks deceptively simple but can provide hours of entertaining play and some solid wins. The monkey theme adds a touch of mischievous fun and although the game is short on pay-lines, it is long on free spins.
At first glance, 7 Monkeys may not seem that impressive. It is a five reel slot featuring three rows and seven pay-lines, which are fixed.
The design and layout of the game is clear and neatly-realised. Play occurs against a jungle background that features vine-heavy trees and leaves that fall gently to the ground while the reels spin, all accompanied by a soundtrack of soothing jungle noises.
The main symbols in the game denote monkeys in a variety of vivid colours: pink, orange, blue, green and yellow. Each monkey character sports an amusing facial expression. There is also a brightly-coloured multi-shaded baboon, who acts as the Wild. The baboon replaces every other symbol and helps to line up winning combinations, although the Scatter symbol, represented here by a bunch of bananas, is not affected by the baboon Wild.
The game can be played for as little as R1.32 or as much as R661, so it is within the reach of casual or small stakes players, but still offers possibilities for those who like to wager higher amounts. It has a RTP of 96.00 per cent.
While the base game is solid and offers some reasonably-sized wins, 7 monkeys really comes into its own when players trigger the extremely impressive Free Spins feature. This feature is accessed if you can find three, four or five of the banana Scatter symbols anywhere across the five reels with the same spin. If you can line up three Scatters, you will earn a hefty 50 free spins, accompanied by a 1x multiplier. Four Scatters wins you an amazing 100 free spins and a 2x multiplier, while the ultimate aim is to find five Scatters and enjoy an incredible 150 free spins, with a 3x multiplier. There aren’t too many other games available to South African players that offer the same level of free spin action.
But the free spin bonuses don’t end there. While you are using your Free Spins, if you land another three Scatter symbols, you will pick up 15 more free spins, so in total with this game it is possible to earn 165 free spins accompanied by a 3x multiplier. Although the free spins feature is relatively hard to trigger, when it does occur, the payouts can be significant, making this potentially a much more lucrative game than it might appear.
On paper, 7 Monkeys may not appear to be that attractive compared to slots that offer more pay-lines and a greater range of bonuses. But this is a seriously underrated game that provides plenty of entertaining play for gamers of all experience levels and there are few titles out there that offer a better Free Spins deal. South African players in the mood for a something a little different will enjoy this fun slots title.