Barcrest bring out another big bet Monopoly slot that promises to bring the house down, but only just manages to shake a few bricks loose.
This Monopoly Bring The House Down mobile slot has the big bet game feature that many Barcrest slot fans have come to love.
That’s because, if you are willing to pay extra, you get more than just a standard 5 reel, 40 payline slot.
What you buy is a huge selection of extra features, and more importantly, more wins.
It’s a big ask.
Because unlike games like Rainbow Riches Pick n Mix slot, where you can spin on the lower value big bet spins and still get some worthwhile spin, not so with this Monopoly Bring The House Down casino game.
Basically, what they are asking you to do is spin 5 spins at 50 in cash, total.
You’ll then get a pick of 4 possible community chest cards that give you added extras like more spins for your money, sticky wilds, multipliers, etc…
Sure you can. You can bet as little as 0.40 a spin and forget all this big bet option, instead playing over 40 reels in the hope to catch some free spins and some wilds.
But there’s little satisfaction found and few worthy wins; you might as well play on the Monopoly Once Around Deluxe edition, which is simpler and clearer.
Considering the name, you’d think that Barcrest could have been a little more generous, or at least friendlier to small budget players.
But unless you have the cash to splash to hit all the big bet bonuses, this only gives you the illusion of paying out often.
Personally, we’d still rather play on Super Monopoly Money, which doesn’t have quite as high payout but is more fun.
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|Mobile Slot released||July 2017|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 40 Paylines|
|House edge||5.9% Up to 1.9%%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 25|
|Min/Max bet||0.20 / 500|
|Free spins||8 Free Spins / Sticky Wilds|
|Bonus rounds||Wilds, Persistent Wilds, Multipliers, Free Spins, Win Spins, Sticky Wilds, Instant Cash Wins|
Hot Zone Wild Feature: When you first load this Monopoly mobile slot in portrait mode, you'll wonder why it can't be landscape like any other 40 payline game.
After all, it doesn't have multiple reels like in the Epic Monopoly 2 phone slot.
Except it kind of does, as at the top, patterns of 'houses' spin. Sometimes, they spin and land on the reels below, turning that 'area' into wilds.
It can lead to around 2 to 3 wilds on screen - potentially much more. But we haven't seen that happen outside of the free spin bonus games.
Hotel Upgrade Feature: After any spin where you get the hot zone, the Hasbro man can show up and turn any houses into hotels - effectively giving multipliers to the wilds.
Scatters and Free Spins: 3 scatter symbols, in this case the Monopoly slot symbol, show up on screen, you'll trigger 8 free spins.
These are special because when the Hot Zone wild land on screen, they stay on screen till the end of the free spins; essentially giving you (potentially) a screen full of sticky wilds.
The scatter symbol only shows up on reels 1, 3, and 5.
Chance Card Feature: Awarded at random, you get to pick from 3 chance cards which reveal a Hot Zone wild pattern.
That pattern will then drop onto the reels, giving you extra wilds for that spin.
Selector Feature: You'd be forgiven for falling asleep during the Monopoly Bring Down The House slot machine, but don't.
Randomly, a hot zone wild pattern will drop on screen, and you'll have 3 seconds to accept or reject it.
If you reject it, you may get a better pattern, but you can also lose all the wilds all together.
Honestly, if you love wild patterns, the Incinerator slot by Yggdrasil is way more interesting.
Big Bet Spins: These are collection of 5 spins that you play at one set price.
These higher worth spins will allow you to pick from a mini game where you get extra features on the reels.
You'll want as many picks as you can get, as before you play your 5 spins, you'll pick from a set of 8 cards to win any of the following (or combination of):
Even with these added extras we struggled to get wins much bigger than 10x our bet.
Barcrest have made a habit of making great Monopoly slots to play on mobile.
This is not one of them.
The graphics are as good as you'd expect from a machine based on the most famous of all the board games, and the free spins are terrific fun when you catch them.
But the returns are so poor, unless you want to bet around 6 to 10 a spin, in cash, that it doesn't feel right to give this Monopoly Bring The House Down slot any more stars.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: November 25, 2018 - Rating