Grand Monarch Slots

Grand-MonarchGrand Monarch, one of the cuter looking slot machines that IGT has released so far, has a lot to do with the beauty of nature, and especially that of the butterflies. The Grand Monarch butterfly is at the center of the slot’s action, the rest of the symbols consisting mostly of other types of flowers and a few too many playing cards. A gorgeous view of a waterfall, in the middle of a forest, is in the background image. It’s the kind of slot you will want to try out if you want something pretty to look at, something to soothe you and make you relax.

The game is also going to be the kind of title where you can expect to win often, though it’s not going to make you rich, with 50 lines available on its 5 reels, and just as many chances to win during each spin. The free games, scatter symbols and wilds that are part of it will improve your experience further, while you target the big prize, worth as much as $10,000.

Features of Grand Monarch

The features in Grand Monarch are not that impressive, so they mostly manage to make this an average slot machine from this point of view, as you get the usual two feature symbols, plus the free spins.

The wild would be the main point of attraction in this game, especially since it has the image of a Grand Monarch butterfly on it, plus it can reach payouts of up to 1,000x. As a wild, it will be able to substitute for various symbols that try to form combinations of their own, in a similar way to how a Joker can help you in a cards game. The substitution ability of the wild doesn’t help when it comes to the scatter symbol, but in every other situation it will work just fine.

The scatter symbol is not as attractive as the wild, as it shows you the image of a caterpillar. Acting as a scatter, so it can appear in any position on its reels and still it will award its prize, the caterpillar is limited to reels 2, 3 and 4. You will get a small prize (2x the bet) from it when all three are present, plus you get the free spins as well. There are only 5 free games offered, so it fails to impress with this feature as well.

Betting options and jackpots

With up to 50 lines that can get activated in Grand Monarch, you will find it to be an expensive slot machine, at least if you intend to maximize your chances and the size of the payouts. Only one coin is required for each active line, but its denomination goes from $0.01 to $10, with $500 being the largest bet allowed.

The 1,000x multiplier that is the top jackpot, and which the wild Grand Monarch awards, applies to the line wager. With coins set to the maximum of $10, the jackpot is worth $10,000.

Design and symbols

The slot’s design is one of its strongest advantages. You’re going to discover that it’s a game with pretty pictures, vivid colors and beautiful views of nature surrounding its reels. It’s also one of the few great things about this slot machine, as it fails to impress in most other areas.

Symbols: Grand Monarch Butterfly (wild, 1,000 coins), Caterpillar (scatter, 2x the bet), Lotus (500 coins), Gladiolus flower (500 coins), Sunflower (250 coins), Zinnia flower (250 coins), Ace (150 coins), King (150 coins), Queen (100 coins), Jack (100 coins), 10 (100 coins) and 9 (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

I’d say that it’s the kind of game you should play if you feel the need for something relaxing, after a hard day at work, a slot machine that gives you plenty of chances to win often, so it’s not going to stress you out.

The Grand Monarch slot machine is offered through the IGT platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.