Monkey’s Gold xPays
The creative forces at Nolimit City have been on something of a tear during 2020, churning out an array of stunning slot titles that have catapulted the Malta-based provider to the very forefront of the online gaming industry.
October 2020 saw the developer return with another exciting offering belonging to their innovative ‘x’ series. We’ve previously been treated to xWays in the anarchic Punk Rocker that came bristling with features, plus xNudge, showcased in the high octane Warrior Graveyard.
On this outing xPays is the main attraction, a simple mechanic that adds another exciting dimension to slot gameplay.
Read on to find out how xPays fares against its pair of sibling game dynamics in this hotly-anticipated 6-row, 6-reel video slot from the budding developer.
It’s not just next-gen game mechanics for which Nolimit City are celebrated. They also boast some skilled artists among their ranks, whose talents once again come to bear in Monkey’s Gold xPays.
Flanking the 6x6 reel setup is a pair of vine covered stone heads with eyes transfixed on the reels, while vivid greenery pokes out from all around. The excellent graphic presentation works well in tandem with a lion-driven backing audio, amplifying the exotic vibe, along with the suspense.
Royal symbols from A-J populate the paytable as the low pays, followed by carved heads, serving as the premiums. The red Hindu chap serves up a 0.6x multiplier for each such symbol that forms part of a successful combo.
Gameplay & Features
The slot invites players to uncover relics lost in the dense jungle. Only one problem: they’re guarded by a several ton primate, the king of the jungle otherwise known as Wukong.
Thankfully, your mission is made easier by the inclusion of Nolimit City’s xPays mechanic. In a move that appears to turn Big Time Gaming’s MegaWays on its head, xPays clears all symbols that aren’t part of winning combos from view, replaced by new ones cascading from above. All wining symbols then swiftly drop to the game floor, and the process repeats as long as wins show up on the reels.
This also means no paylines are in play, either. Instead, wins are achieved by connecting matching symbols across three or more adjacent reels, beginning at reel #1.
In addition to xPays, Monkey’s Gold xPays City boasts a wealth of bonus features to assist you on your foray into the jungle.
Look out for colossal symbols made in 2x2 and 3x3 form arriving on the reels at any moment, which come carrying multiplier values up to 500x applied to the number of symbols collected - not the win amount. Also, any gaps created by the colossals are filled by a Wild to bump up your win opportunities.
The game also comes with symbol upgrades, activated whenever you manage to fill an entire row with the same symbol. This sees all such symbols get upgraded to one of a higher value.
Monkey’s Gold xPays really builds up steam when several of the game’s elements work off one another, helping you rack up the juicier prizes.
Free Spins are earned in the usual way - that is, by landing 3 or more Scatters in a spin. This bestows you with 10 spins, with an extra 3 up for grabs if you manage to land additional Scatters.
Prior to the round, the multiplier’s incremental value is settled by a roll of a dice. Roll a 1, and the multiplier will rise by 1 each time - etc. Once underway, filling an entire row brings more symbol upgrades, while increasing the multiplier by the pre-selected number.
If you’re of an impatient nature, there is the option to purchase the Nolimit Bonus for shelling out the equivalent of 73x your stake - about average for most online slots.
Monkey’s Gold xPays on Mobile
Monkey’s Gold xPays' immersive gameplay, married to some stunning audio-visual work, can be enjoyed by players of all gaming preferences. Whether lounging about or out and about, you can load up the game across pretty any modern handheld device.
Like a raging primate, the slot is a volatile beast. Our advice is to come armed with a fair dose of patience - and be prepared for some relentless spinning, if you’re to escape the jungle in the black.
Nolimit City are carving out quite a reputation for themselves, continuing to hone their slot-making prowess upon each new release. And Monkey’s Gold xPays can be considered as yet one more exhilarating inclusion into their fast-growing repertoire, pairing some innovative gameplay with the same sharp artwork we have come to expect from the developer.
The game’s many features are all integrated brilliantly, making for a thrilling gaming experience when they begin to gel together.
There are some solid wins in the offing, too, capped at a respectable 12,693 times your bet. While not the most generous in Nolimit City’s back catalogue, the slot’s clever application of features makes for some compelling spin action that will have you coming back for more.
Monkey’s Gold xPays at Wildz Casino
Monkey’s Gold is another exciting addition to Nolimit City’s ‘x’ roster of games. Other titles in the series include Deadwood and Pixies vs Pirates.
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