Monopoly The Dream Life Slot

Monopoly – The Dream Life is a great addition to the Monopoly slots catalogue. It takes the special Tumbling Reels mechanism that first featured in IGT and High Fives’ Da Vinci Diamonds, creating a title where the wins simply flow off the reels.

Not only does it have it in the base game, but you also get a great feature round together with a load of graphics and sounds that are simply first class. This slot proves that IGT are firmly dedicated to the Monopoly slot series and are prepared to bring out some of their best tricks and effects for this wonderful rang of games.

Graphics and Sounds

When we first loaded up Monopoly – The Dream Life we were absolutely swept away by the quality of the production. Every little detail has been taken care of here, from the cars and planes that move across the background behind the base-game grid, through to the little licks of music that play sweetly in the distance.

The reel art is fantastic, using a bespoke set of Monopoly based icons instead of the poker symbols that we’ve all seen on one too many slot machines. When you hit your winning combinations the animations are both smooth and funny,  a standard that’s also met by the second screen bonus where you get to spend a little bit of time with Mr Monopoly himself.

Base-Game

The base-game in Monopoly – The Dream life plays over a standard reel set up with twenty pay-lines on which you can place your bets. There are bonus symbols and stacked wilds to help you on your winning ways, but the most important facet of the game play here is the cascading system, known in the trade as Tumbling Reels.

When you hit a winning combination on the reels, it will pay out the relevant prize and then disappear, leaving spaces into which the symbols above can drop. These can form new winning combinations, thus re-triggering the mechanism, allowing you to receive multiple prizes off a single spin.

Feature

You’ll need to hit three of the special bonus symbols on the first three reels across any of the active pay-lines on Monopoly – The Dream Life to get yourself into the bonus round. The first stop on your trip to cash central is a sub-game where you get to travel to Mr Monopoly’s office.

Here you’ll get to pick a number of cards from a selection sitting on his desk, with each revealing a different number of free spins. These are based on the property cards from the Monopoly board game, so if you’re lucky enough to find cards belonging to the same set then you’ll get bonus spins. Don’t like the card you’ve picked?

Don’t worry, you’ll get two chances to make discards on your way to building a hand of four cards.

When you’ve found out how many free spins you’ll be receiving, it’s off to the special second set of reels. Here the bonus symbols have been removed, so there’s no chance of re-triggering the bonus, however the good news is that you’ve got even more stacked wilds to help you on your way to some big cascading wins.

The prizes on offer here are pretty damn fantastic and you’re odds on to walk away with a big sum of cash for your troubles.

Summary

Monopoly – The Dream life is an excellent game that offers a whole new dimension of reel game fun. Although the bonus is a little on the standard size, this is a slot machine that’s all about the wins in the base game, where a single cascade can throw out a whole bunch of prizes that can really make your day.

Even though the pay-table has been trimmed down a little to accommodate this mechanism, there’s still a whole bunch of money waiting to be won here making this a game that’s sure to go down a treat with any fan of the series.

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