Disney’s Pixar isn’t the only studio who can lay claim to showcasing the cutest monsters. NextGen’s Monster Wins slot is a five reel slot with 1,024 Ways to Win and cute monsters in different colours, shapes and sizes that lighten up the screen and bring…well…it brings monster wins our way.

Gameplay

Monster fans can rejoice as a range of colourful characters spin across the reels. From the lowly purple-eyed gloop to the four-eyed octopus type creature, these high paying symbols each come with their own payouts and cheery demeanours.  And we’re certainly not afraid of them. Especially with 1,024 Ways to Win, which sees the monsters coming together to bring us monstrous gifts in abundance.

Monster Wins doesn’t have a fixed payline structure, all we have to do is match symbols in adjacent reels from the left. The monsters fall into place against the transparent reels, giving the impression they’ve flown in for our amusement. With each win we get jingly sound effects highlighting the coins falling into our account, as well as a giggle from the monsters. And when we win big, we’re told – a monster comes onto the screen within a bright pink bubble to let us know about our Monster Wins in detail. And then we get straight back into it.

Bonuses

The Wild symbol appears only on the second, third, fourth and fifth reels to help create winning combos. Cue the funky sound effects. But the sweet sound of success kicks in when we trigger the Boss Monster Free Spins. When three or more Scatter symbols appear anywhere on the reels, we get three Free Spins along with a stack of Boss Monster symbols on the first reel. If we land four of the Boss Monster symbols the Unleash The Boss Monster mode activates – other symbols are transformed into the Boss and our screen turns into a whole load of wins.

The Boss Monster sounds like an end-of-level boss on a video game, but on Monster Wins Slot it’s definitely the friendliest. For instance, if it appears five times on a payline it’ll give us 100 times our stake. For the bravest of us out there, we can use the Gamble Feature which appears as a button above the spin button. By selecting either the red or black button we can double our wins, or quadruple them if we choose the right suit. If we’re brave enough that is – this is where it does get a bit scary.

Summary

It’s difficult not to fall in love with Monster Wins Slot. The cute creatures are just as appealing as Mike and Sully (there, we said it) but this slot’s so much more rewarding than re-watching Monsters Inc. for the nine-millionth time. In fact, with such a varied betting range and generous payouts we don’t think we ever need to watch that movie again. In your face, Disney-Pixar!