A new game has been released in the Monopoly series, this time a Barcrest slot that is called Money in Hand. It’s not their first Monopoly title, and it will probably not be their last either. The graphics are not exactly unique, I’ve seen them in other games, but things have changed feature wise.
As far as the action of Monopoly: Money in Hand, it all takes place on 5 reels which have just 10 active lines to offer. In addition to the usual Big Bet Spins, this game will also have wild symbols, free spins with cash multipliers and Red Hot Respins. The biggest possible payout, coming out of five symbols, will reach $125,000.
Betting and Prizes
You have two types of bets in most Barcrest slot machines. One is the standard method, which allows you to use an amount between $0.10 and $500, where the 10 active lines get covered by $0.01 to $50 stakes. The other is called Big Bet Spins and it lets you use bets between $20 and $50, in exchange for which you get 5 spins with additional features.
The payouts depend on several things, including the type of wager that you’re using (below $2, above $2 or Big Bet Spins). They go as high as $125,000 during free spins, with the right combinations in place.
The theoretical RTP is always best during Big Bet spins, at 97.75% there. Bets above $2 will have a 96% RTP, while those under $2 will have a return of 94%.
Monopoly: Money In Hand Slot Features
Wild symbols are there, present during certain features, especially for your Big Bet Spins, but also during regular free spins.
The Go symbols will act as scatters in the base game, and they’re going to be usable to trigger free spins. Depending on the number of such symbols that are shown, between three and five needed, you can trigger 10, 15 or 20 free spins. These will have additional symbols, with Mr. Monopoly present and paying the $125,000 jackpot, and it’s also going to be a wild feature. Cash multipliers get collected by this character, when they appear on the reels.
Big Bet Spins are a staple of Barcrest slots, and they involve wagers that are higher than normal and ranging from $20 to $50. There are four potential values there, and at each step there are extra features added. The bets always trigger 5 spins, which you pay in advance for. You start with persistent scatters, then you get them to act as wilds as well. After that, you can also get the Red Hot Respins as an advantage, along with the Chance Card during free spins.
The House and Hotel Extension is something that you get both for regular and free spins. The reels will expand and get additional symbols at the top.
Theme & Design
Yet another Monopoly themed slot machine joins the already decent collection of such games. It doesn’t feature a great design, and it uses the same images that were part of some of the slots released in the past. Images shown here are of stacks of cash, Go logos, various tokens that you’d use in this board game and five of the playing cards that are so often part of slot machines. It’s far from an impressive looking slot, but that shouldn’t stop you if you love this board game.
Monopoly: Money in Hand gives you plenty of good features, but only average graphics at best. If you’re a fan of the series, you should still play it.