Grand Monarch Nature-Themed IGT Video Slot with Stacked Wilds and Free Spins
Grand Monarch is a five-reel online video slot originally released by IGT in land-based casinos as content for Electronic Gaming Machines (EGMs). Nature-themed and carrying floral graphic illustrations, the 50-payline, 4 x 5 slot reels feature the Grand Monarch butterfly as main theme and Wild Symbol.
A larger number of paylines increase opportunities for hitting win combinations with every paid spin. Still, the game has payline configuration-functionality that allows players to adjust the number of paylines on which to place their bets. Line increases are based on specific number of selections, from one (1), to five, (5), ten (10), twenty (20), thirty (30), forty (40) and fifty (50). Using a single 1.00 coin value, the total bet can easily be determined by multiplying the total number of payline selections with the 1.00 denomination.
The Grand Monarch Wild Symbol and Stacked Wild Symbols
According to experts, Monarch butterflies are great travelers as the species travel in groups for more than 3,000 miles every year. They travel mostly in places where milkweed plants are found in abundance. During each period of travel, the Monarchs produce several generations of offspring. Although the Grand Monarch species is not included in the list of endangered species, hobbyists are concerned that the use of herbicides and insecticides could lead to the loss of potential sources of milkweed on which Monarchs thrive.
In this IGT video slot, the Grand Monarch Wild Symbols often occur abundantly. The Wild icon appears in the form of Stacked WILDS, occupying one or more reel-columns at random. Stacked Wilds are cool pay-boosters, because those special Wilds increase possibilities of forming multiple matched symbols in active paylines, by way of Wild substitution actions.
The Grand Monarch Wild can also form payline wins. Five (5) Monarch Wilds in an active payline pays as many as 1,000 coin credits.
The Grand Monarch Pupa Bonus Symbol
The Pupa Bonus Symbol, appears only on reels two (2), three (3) and four (4). Three (3) Pupa Symbols appearing simultaneously on those reels is regarded as a special win that pays 2x the Total Bet on the spin. Moreover, such an occurrence also triggers the Free-Spins Bonus Game.
The Grand Monarch Free-Spins Bonus Game
Every set of Bonus Game activated by the three (3) Pupa Symbols awards five (5) bet-free spins. Here, a set of new reels is in use. Grand Monarch bonus players will experience a short free-spins bout, but with greater potentials to bring, big and small wins alike. This is also the portion where the Monarch butterfly icons flock in abundance since the new set of reels has more Stacked Wild Symbols to offer as bonus pay-boosters.
Grand Monarch Slot is a cool slot especially for those who prefer the standard game plays of contemporary video slots. The abundance of Stacked Wilds in the Free Spins round has potentials for bringing surprisingly great paybacks!