Guardians of the Monastery Slot
- A good design and theme centred around monks
- One big bonus that comprises of free spins and multipliers
- Interesting but simple concept works well and is fun to play
Guardians of the Monastery slot is brought to you by edict egaming, a relatively small German software developer that you could be forgiving for not having heard of before. In this game, we have some relatively simple gameplay and design features, but that’s not always a bad thing. Speaking of the design, although there’s not much going on here and most of the screen is just filled with the reels, it’s quite pleasing to look at and the graphics aren’t bad, plus the theme of Monks works quite well. All you need to do is spin the reels to get a winning combination from left to right using the base symbols which I’ve ranked as follows in ascending order for you:
- Diamonds, Jack or Queen (lowest value)
- King or Ace
- Temple (highest value)
Unlike many other slots, Guardians of the Monastery slot has 2 Wild symbols, each a member of the Monastery and they substitute for all other symbols in a winning combination apart from the Bonus symbol which appears during the Free Games Bonus.
Guardians of the Monastery Slot Bonuses and Features
Free Spins Bonus. You’ll notice on each side of the reel there are meters which can gradually fill up. These will be your main objective while playing the game. The meter on the left corresponds to a number of 3 spins, and you can see on these meters that the values increases as 5, 8, 12, 16 and finally 20 free games. The meter on the right also has 5 different levels and corresponds to a multiplier value. These values are 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x. Your goal is to reach the top of either of the meters and then you will be awarded the Free Spins Bonus. How do increase the multiplier you ask? It’s quite simple. There are 2 special positions on the reels, 1 on the very bottom left of the screen and one of the very top right of the screen. Every time one of the Wild symbols land son this position during a base game spin, the meter will go up either on the left for the left position or the right for the right position. If you reach the top of the free spins meter first, you’ll be awarded 20 free spins and each spin will have the multiplier shown on the right meter. Similarly, if you reach the right meter first, you’ll be awarded the number of free spins shown on the left with a multiplier of 5x for each free spin. Of course, if you reach the top of both meters at the same time then you’ll play 20 free spins with a 5x multiplier. It’s important to note that the meters are remembered for each bet level separately, and after the free spins the meters will reset. Finally, there’s also a special relic symbol (at least I think that’s what it is) which appears during the Free Spins Bonus only on reel 3. If it appears, you’ll be given more free spins.
Guardians of the Monastery slot from edict egaming is a simple game in concept but quite original and actually a lot of fun in my experience playing the game. There’s very clearly one focus when playing this slot, and that’s to get enough Wilds in the right positions to trigger the free spins, hoping to get as high a multiplier as possible. Now you won’t often get both meters filled t the same time, but they do both tend to get reasonably high so you can expect a decent number of free spins with a nice multiplier quite often. Features like this are great from a developers point of view because you’re encouraged to play the game for longer periods of time. I would have liked to have seen a small in-game feature to keep things a bit more lively, but overall the payouts in this game aren’t too shabby and I enjoyed playing for a reasonable amount of time. Be sure to check out some of our other slot reviews too.