Slot machine games have been around since the old west, where they were used in taverns and saloons in the late 19th century as prize machines with no fixed wins – bars used to give out free drinks to winners in an almost random fashion back then, when the reels showed a nice enough poker hand that they'd be considered winners. The next step as an automated machine, that flashed and signaled when the three reels showed the same symbol , and often offered chewing gum or candy as a prize and the classic fruit symbols are actually a relic of that time.
Today's slots are often very different that those simple machines, but there are still some out there that look and feel just like one of those old-school, timeless classics. And while other old school games such as The Captain's Treasure and The Amazon Wild are merely old-school in their straight forward design and lack of substantial bonus rounds, Funky Monkey is a true old-school game, the likes of which every slot machine fan needs to try out at least once.
Funky Monkey is a 3 reel, one line slot machine game with a distinct old-school flavor. The stylish art is reminiscent of a time almost gone, bringing to mind the 1940's and 1950's in the united states, where the Copacabana club sprung a whole slew of Latin-themed clubs and an entire generation's worth of style. The Googie style design is kept with the symbols of the game being cartoony artifacts from a time long-gone, offering old-school symbolism and iconic items such as BAR symbols, huts, palm trees and bongo drums.
The art serves as the platform on which a simple game is played out – when you spin, you are betting against the house on the chance that the reels will align in such a fashion as to show the same symbol on each of the reels, across the singular pay-line in the middle of the reels. When this happens, you win a set number of coins based on the combination you've created. The number of coins won is displayed at the top of the machine, at the right-hand side of the titular Funky Monkey.
The game is that simple, and its power lies in that simplicity – since it is so simple and the reels only have one of each symbol emblazoned across it, your chances of winning the highest pot by aligning three bongo drums in a line are just as good as they are of aligning three tree symbols. This is what makes Funky Monkey one of the most popular games in the Titanbet casino – the high chance of winning the biggest jackpot.
Playing the game
Playing funky monkey is as easy as it is fun. The bottom of the screen holds the control panel, which holds the following buttons:
- Bet -/+: This controls the value of each coin you are betting on.
- Bet one: Adds one more coin to the bet – you can bet up to three coins at a time.
- SPIN!: spin the reels, betting on as many coins as you've decided to.
- Bet Max: Bet 3 coins and spin the reels immediately.
Also, you can click on each column in the pay-table, to the top right, to spin immediately betting on the assigned number of coins for each win column.
Last but not least, you can find the auto-spin feature at the top bar, to the right, under the wrench symbol – clicking it will allow you to set a number of auto-spins with the same bet, so you don't have to constantly click anything; instead, just sit back and rake in the wins!
Tips from the pros
Making a fortune in Funky Monkey is quite easy. The machine offers a high chance of winning, you playing it until you win is highly advisable. While it may take some time since this is only a 1 line machine, the returns are great. As you play, you will notice that winning three bongo drums offers 100 extra coins when betting 3 coins – so make sure you always bet three coins, and use the coin value option to control your bet, instead of the coin bet amount.