The Legend of the Monkey King

There is an ever-growing melting pot of oriental and Chinese themed slot titles available for slot players. The latest addition to that genre is the fantastically volatile title The Legend of the Monkey King.  This slot game tells the story of the mythological Chinese monkey king, Sun Wukong, and comes with five-reels, three rows and pays out both from left to right and right to left with its All Ways Win payline structure.  This title comes with two wild symbols and free spins bonus feature and can be played from 25p - £125 per spin, with a top prize of 250x your stake on offer. This the same no matter if you choose to play on mobile, tablet or on your desktop computer.

More About the Software Provider

Yggdrasil is a creative slot game developer with a big back catalogue of previous titles.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Yggdrasil is a slot game developer who is looking to push boundaries with their design, and on The Legend of the Monkey King, they have certainly made positive strides with pinpoint graphics and engaging animations. The game is set in what appears to be a Chinese style Buddhist temple, located somewhere in the mountains.  On the reels, there is a selection of themed related symbols, including crows, goblets, shields, potions, scrolls, and cauldron.

Bonuses and Special Features

On the Legend of the Golden Monkey there some great base game and bonus feature additions.  First up, you have the sticky wild symbol, which appears on reels two and four.  This symbol will freeze in place for the following spin after landing. On either spin, the sticky wild will help to complete combinations by substituting for all but the bonus symbols in order to complete the combinations.

There is also the addition of a counter wild symbol. This symbol appears on reel three, and when It lands, it will land with a number on it.  The number tells players the number of following spins the wild symbols will freeze and remain in place. During all the spins it will substitute for symbols to complete combinations when possible.  If a second counter symbol lands, the total number on the initial counter wild will reset.

There is also the treasure chest symbols on reel five, which not only pays out potentially up to 50x your stake if it lands, it will also trigger the free spins. The free spins can also be triggered by landing three or more of the free spins symbol.  Once spins are triggered players will select their preferred game mode from the following:

Incremental Wilds – 6 spins with one sticky wild being added to reel two or four after each spin.  Six sticky wilds by the sixth spin.
Stacked Wilds – 8 spins with a sticky wild throughout on reel two and four and an additional of the triple stacked wild on reel three which can land during the spins.
Starting Wild – 10 spins and one sticky wild on reel three.


Five-reels and All Ways Win payline structure.

Mobile Compatibility

The Legend of the Monkey King can be played on mobile or tablet devices.

Our Verdict: 

The Legend of the Golden Monkey is a highly volatile and fast-paced slot game with plenty of action throughout.  The game has a detailed design and some fun animations, all of which keeps players engaged throughout.