International Game Technology (IGT) has also been the kind of software company to go back to the well and create multiple games with the same theme, especially when dealing with one of their licensed properties. Their Wagerworks department, which creates all of their online slots, has similarly used themes like Elvis multiple times when it seemed prudent for the company.
But no other property has been used as many times for Wagerworks than Monopoly, the classic board game of buying properties and gathering riches. With the recent release of Monopoly Plus, that now makes a total of five different Monopoly games from the company, each of which offers slightly different gameplay for players.
About The Game
Monopoly Plus is a five-reel, 30-payline game that can be found at most casinos offering Wagerworks games. As is typical of most of the Monopoly slot machines, you’ll be matching all of the classic symbols you remember from playing the board game itself. Many of these symbols are based on the classic “movers” or pawns that players used to represent themselves in the game, such as a dog, racecar and top hat. You can also match symbols representing hotels and utilities like the water and electric companies.
Monopoly Plus features a number of different bonus games – some new, some similar to those seem in previous bonus games. One great feature that has been used in similar ways in several Monopoly slot machines is the Board Bonus, in which players get to travel around a replica Monopoly board and collect prizes along the way. Landing on properties activates a mini slot machine that can award major prizes, while railroads, utilities, and every other space on the board also has a unique way of rewarding players.
There’s also a new feature that’s tied into the Board Bonus that is really the trademark of Monopoly Plus. As you play this game, you’ll collect Monopoly money. After collecting certain amounts, you’ll get the opportunity to level up, which will unlock new features in the bonus round.
These rewards come in two types. On some levels, you’ll unlock new mini-games inside the bonus round. First, you’ll get access to the Express Train game, which appears on the first railroad space and will allow you instant access to the bigger money on the other end of the board. Later on, you can unlock the Hot Property feature, which doubles many of the winnings on the mini slot machines found inside the Board Bonus. Lastly, Super Tax Relief is a bonus that opens a new golden slot machine on certain spots of the board, offering more major prizes to the player. In between, there are other levels that open new movers to the player, giving a few more fun choices while running around the board collecting prizes.
What’s especially unique about this feature is that players keep their “level” and Monopoly money between play sessions. This means that the more you play Monopoly, the better your returns will be, since the game will start with your unlocked bonus features. This is a great way to keep players coming back to the machine for more for a good reason – the chance to win even more money than you could last time you played.