This latest edition of the WMS Monopoly franchise is the first Monopoly slot to appear on the slot- maker’s new Blade Stepper cabinet and platform.
The game combines high-resolution graphics in a top-box video monitor with a three-reel, mechanical setup with five or nine paylines, and features the first mechanical bonus wheel to be used on the Blade Stepper, for a traditional high-denomination take on the classic Monopoly board game.
The five-line version of the game is available in dollar and $5 denominations; the nine-line version is a quarter game.
During base game play, the Double Luxury symbol is wild and doubles the pay in winning combinations. The Triple Monopoly Wild symbol triples the pay in a win.
Three wheel symbols on a payline at max bet trigger the “Wheel & Deal Bonus.” Five miniature wheels appear above the reels, and the player is prompted to pick one, for one of five “Deals” to be applied to the main mechanical wheel spin: a “2nd Chance Throwback,” which gives the player an option to re-spin the wheel to try at a better bonus; “2X Light Blue and Brown Properties,” which doubles the pay on all those properties on the Monopoly board (the big wheel spin lands on a color related to the board on the video screen); “2X Orange and Purple Properties;” “2X Yellow and Red Properties;” and “2X Dark Blue and Green Properties.”
Each of the 2X results places a “2X Hotel” on the corresponding properties on the video Monopoly board. After the “Deal” is decided, the player spins the big wheel, which contains 22 property spaces, each of which awards a credit amount; and one “Free Parking Jackpot” wedge, which awards a secondary progressive jackpot.
The game features a top wide-area progressive jackpot resetting at $10,000.
Manufacturer: WMS Gaming
Format: Three-reel, five-line or nine-line stepper slot
Denomination: .25, 1.00, 5.00
Max Bet: 5, 9
Top Award: Progressive: $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency: Approximately 14%
Theoretical Hold: 9.98%, 12.1%