Grand Monarch

Never let a flutter fly by with the Grand Monarch Slot Machine themed around the world’s most beautiful butterflies.

Grand Monarch Features

  1. Graphically excellent IGT game that’s full of colour and movment
  2. Excellent sonics that shift and move with wins on the reels and general reel action
  3. Free spin game that takes place on a special second set of win encrusted reels
  4. Uses the classic Wolf Run mathematical model that’s been a casino hit for several years
  5. Fifty payline structure with stacked wilds can lead to the big time pay-outs

It’s always the case in the slot machine industry that if something works, then it will be remade time and time again. It’s certainly the case with the huge number of Egyptian themed slots that have appeared ever since Cleopatra and Queen of the Nile introduced the format to the slot playing public. It’s also true for mathematical models. One of the most successful of these is the legendary Wolf Run structure from IGT, which is the most reskinned of all their games. Grand Monarch is a straight up reinterpretation of the advanced Wolf Run model, Wild Wolf, packing in all the features and spns that made the original such a success.

Grand Monarch is a fifty pay-line slot from IGT. It gives you tons of chances to win over its twenty stop space, five reel format, which should be a more than familiar sight to lovers of the Las Vegas styled game. It’s easy to exploit this rather large board with the huge number of butterfly stacked wilds that appear on the reels. These vertically arranged clusters are the key to making the big money here and can pay some massive multiple combination prizes.

Gorgeous primary colours and flowers occupy the reels of Grand Monarch, which are so large they don’t really give much room for anything other than the faintest of floral borders around the edges of the reels. You’ve got a big win animation, which leaps out of the screen when you score in more than 500 credits and the game helpfully shows you where you’ve hit your wins and how much each one pays following any spin.

The music on Grand Monarch has been artfully created. Leave the game alone for five seconds and it will fade to silent, but spin the reels and a symphony awaits you. Notice as the tones and sounds drop in accordance with you wins – and we’re not talking cheesy win fx either, we’re talking about subtle, sweeping changes in the ambiance. Compared to many other slots out there, IGT have definitely set a new standard with Grand Monarch.

Stop in three of the special silkworm scatters on the middle three reels of Grand Monarch to take you into the bonus game and give you a prize equal to double your total stake. This literally sees you moving to a second set of faintly blue reels, which use the same pay-table as the standard game, with the top prize coming for hitting five wilds in combination – 1,000 coins. Fill the whole board with butterflies (not as rare as you might think due to stacking) and you’ve got a super-payout of 50,000 coins.

The free spin round uses a special set of reels that feature even more stacked wilds than the regular game, making this a recipe for some big paying successes. These can lead to the big wins and of course there’s always the chance that you can re-trigger the bonus by stopping in three more scatters. Believe it or not it’s possible for the bonus to re-trigger several times with a max value of just over 250 spins.

Slot Professor Says

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Well I loved Wild Wolf and as a result I'm completely crazy about Grand Monarch. It's the old adage of why break with a winning formula and it seems that IGT have decided to stick with one of the best mathematical slot machine models ever created. Alongside games like Coyote Moon and Desert Spirit, which is currently only available in land-based casinos, Grand Monarch is just one of a growing number of re-skinned titles. The only thing I'm really wondering is where will this all end?

Do I really like the twee butterfly theme to this game? Well in all honesty it's more of my wife's kind of thing – I simply can't pull her away from this machine – than mine, but nonetheless there's still more than enough to keep me entertained here with the high levels of action that are available from every single spin of this machine's reels.

You've got to love this slot machine model. It gives you tons of wins from the base-game and really cranks up the action in the feature. The only thing that I can possibly fault with this title is that you sometimes feel that all the money is weighted on the reels and the bonus is just a bit of an after-thought. Which brings me onto another subject – IGT, are you listening? You're one of the greatest (if not the greatest) game developers on the planet... Isn't it time you put out something different from a free spin feature on every game?