With so many Monopoly based slot machines, it is hard to keep track of which ones you might enjoy the most. This little slot machine review and playing guide is for the online slot machine of Monopoly Here and Now. This is one of the few online slot machines that allows wins to be gambled, so that is worth baring in mind should you like an option to increase your winnings after each spin.
Created in the 1930’s, Monopoly is a highly enjoyable (or highly boring) board game. The Here and Now edition celebrates 70 years since its original launch, and is a very enjoyable, feature packed slot machine.
Monopoly Here & Now has twenty paylines. You can bet 1-5 credits on each payline. The player controls are located at the bottom of the screen. In the LINE BET box, you see your current bet per line. Click on the left arrow (with a minus sign) to decrease your bet per line by one. Click on the right arrow (with a plus sign) to increase your bet per line by one. Click the MAX BET button to bet the maximum, which are 5 credits on each payline. If you have fewer than 100 credits, MAX BET bets all of your remaining credits.
Click the PLAY button to spin the reels. If you do not want to bet on all 20 paylines, you can use the LINES control to change the number of paylines you are playing. In the LINES box, you see the current number of paylines you are playing. Click on the left arrow (with a minus sign) to decrease the number of paylines you are playing. Click on the right arrow (with a plus sign) to increase the number of paylines you are playing. Using these controls you can play either 1, 5, 10, 15, or 20 paylines.
As you play Monopoly Here & Now, symbols with property deed sub-symbols may appear on the first three reels. When three such symbols land on an active payline, Mr. Monopoly pulls a random deed out of his coat, and throws the deed on the board. The corresponding property earns an upgrade. Your line bet on the winning sub-symbol line determines how large of an upgradeyou receive on that property – one to four apartments or a hotel. When a property upgrade is earned, one of the unimproved properties is randomly chosen to earn that upgrade. In the case where all properties have been upgraded, Mr. Monopoly randomly chooses one of the already upgraded properties to receive more apartments or another hotel.
1 credit = 1 Apartment
2 credits = 2 Apartments
3 credits = 3 Apartments
4 credits = 4 Apartments
5 credits = 1 Hotel
When three Board Bonus dice symbols land on an active payline, choose a pair of dice to determine how many times you get to roll the dice in the Board Bonus. Land on properties in the Board Bonus to get paid the value of the property and any property upgrades. Properties retain their value and property upgrades until the current Board Bonus round ends. Land on Free Parking and you’re going to the Free Parking Bonus!
Landing on Free Parking in the Board Bonus gives you the chance to win one of the Free Parking Bonus jackpots. Spin the wheel to determine which colour car moves forward towards its meter. The first car to move forward three times and reach its meter earns you the corresponding jackpot. After a jackpot is won, only its meter is reset based on the line bet that triggered the Board Bonus. During the same Board Bonus round you can win more than one Free Parking jackpot by landing on Free parking again. The other Free Parking meters retain their value until they are won or the bonus ends. Similarly, all meters reset based on that line bet upon returning to the 5-reel game from the Board Bonus.
If you land on Go To Jail or receive a Go To Jail card from Community Chest, you go directly to Jail without passing GO. If you land in Jail on your last roll of the dice, the bonus ends. If you land in Jail with dice rolls remaining, you have up to three chances to roll doubles in order to escape, depending upon how many total rolls you have left. Each dice roll within Jail reduces your total number of rolls. If you run out of rolls before escaping from Jail, your Board Bonus ends at that point. If you succeed in rolling doubles, your piece moves that number of spaces starting from Just Visiting. If you do not roll doubles within three rolls, your piece is moved to Just Visiting. If you have rolls remaining, you may continue rolling and moving around the board.
If you land on GO you earn one extra roll.
Landing on Chance or Community Chest
If you land on Chance or Community Chest, a corresponding card is randomly drawn. A given card can move your game piece, or reward you with an extra roll or additional credits. As you make your way around the board you might land on the same property twice or even get to play the Free Parking Bonus again!
When you’ve completed your rolls and exited the Board Bonus, all apartments and hotels are removed, and the Free Parking meters are reset proportional to the bet size on the pay line that triggered the bonus.
If you end a Monopoly Here & Now play session with property upgrades on the Board Bonus or extra money in the Free Parking Bonus meters, this equity remains available until you return to the game at the same denomination.
After any award less than 3000 credits, you have the opportunity to Gamble your win in a completely fair round of double or nothing.
Click the GAMBLE button after a win to gamble an award. A deck of Gamble cards appears which always contains an equal number of red and black aces. Click RED or BLACK to guess which colour ace will appear next. If the colour you predicted is revealed, then your gambled money is doubled! If the other colour is revealed, then your Gamble bet is forfeited and the Gamble round is concluded.
Click the TAKE HALF button to deposit half of your winnings back into your main balance, leaving the other half available for further gambling. You can click TAKE HALF once before each Gamble try.
Click the TAKE WIN button to collect all of your winnings in play and end the Gamble round.
If you win 5 gambles in a row within the same Gamble round, or if your Gamble award reaches 3000 or higher, your Gamble round automatically ends.
With the deck of cards you have a 50:50 chance of revealing either a red or black ace with every choice. Though the history of the last fourteen outcomes (red, black) is also provided, each card chosen is completely independent.
Monopoly Here and Now has a lot of features and new styles of gameplay, it is worth trying it out in free play mode using the link below to familiarise yourself with the game.