Marilyn Monroe Slot Machine
The Marilyn Monroe slot from Playtech celebrates the original blonde bombshell in all her glory. Visually, the game is inspired by big city living in 1950s USA, an appropriate environment to find our heroine. In terms of its layout, the machine is a five reel, three row slot machine with 20 win lines – fairly typical for modern video slots.
The game itself is rather lucrative but unfortunately the bonus rounds don’t match some of those found within its peers. This makes for a game that will certainly appeal to Marilyn Monroe fans but those who don’t have a soft spot for the iconic sex symbol, might struggle finding repeat enjoyment from the title.
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Marilyn Monroe Review
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- Great looking game, with swinging sound track. It really takes you back to the days when Marilyn Monroe was every school boy’s fantasy.
- Marilyn herself. The blonde bombshell appears frequently during the game, and those who are fans of the iconic figure will certainly enjoy this aspect.
- Good sized main game prizes.
- Lack of variety in the bonus rounds. Stacked wilds are all well and good but they don’t add a lot to the actual gameplay of the title. The features are a little on the scant side all told.
As you’d expect from a machine that pays homage to a star as bright as Marilyn Monroe, our subject appears frequently amongst the high value symbols. Below, we’ve listed the pay outs awarded for five-of-a-kind for each of the top paying icons in the game:
- Marilyn “wild” symbol = 10,000x the line bet.
- Marilyn in the white or red dress = 1,500x the line bet wild, and 750x the line bet regular.
- Wild Hollywood boardwalk star = 800x the line bet wild, and 400x the line bet regular.
- Magazine covers, and movie camera = 500x the line bet wild and 250x the line bet regular.
The Marilyn Monroe slot machine has a couple of interesting features. Unfortunately, it lacks any real innovation here, and the exclusion of a second “away from reels” bonus is sorely missed. That said, here’s the additional game modes that are featured:
Landing three Marilyn Monroe neon logos will begin the Backstage Bonus round. Play starts with ten free games with a 2x multiplier. First, players choose two of the five pictures of a heroine to win extra free spins, or multipliers. If they’re fortunate enough to land an additional three more scatter symbols anywhere on the win lines they’ll be gifted with an extra 35 free games with the same multiplier affecting them. This can occur indefinitely too.
Marilyn stacked wild, and doubles
The wild symbol in the Marilyn Monroe slot is a little different to normal ones. First, it can appear stacked on all reels. This substantially increases the chances of hitting a decent sized win. What’s more, any winning combination that uses a “wild” Marilyn symbol will receive a double pay out, making wilds even more valuable in the game.
As well as all the Marilyn-specific symbols that pay the highest prizes, there are some that have lesser pay outs. Like other machines of its type, the Marilyn Monroe slot machine’s lower value symbols are playing cards from the upper end of a standard deck (A, K, Q, J, 10, 9). These pay the following for five-of-a-kind:
- Ace, King = 150x the line bet wild and 300x the line bet regular.
- Queen, Jack, 10, or 9 = 200x the line bet wild and 100x the line bet regular.
Players are given a decent amount of control over their betting size in the Marilyn Monroe slot machine. They can change the size of the line bet, and the number of lines bet on each spin. This means the game is ideal for all sized bankrolls. With all the values set to the absolute maximum, the highest bet is an impressive £1,000 per spin (20 lines, £50 per line), and with everything set to the minimum each go of the game will cost just 1p.
What We Think
The Marilyn Monroe slot is a nicely presented machine with some high prizes up for grabs. Whilst the game itself can be rather lucrative, the appeal might be limited to those who’re already fans of the blonde bombshell herself. Unfortunately, the draw doesn’t extend much further, as the lack of exciting and diverse bonus rounds limits the gameplay experience.