Monopoly Once Around Deluxe, Classically Inspired Slots
Software developer WMS has a number of slots titles based on the board game Monopoly, but Monopoly Once Around Deluxe is the one that perhaps stays truest to the spirit of this classic mix of random dice and property development. All the symbols used are identical to the graphics in the original game, from the utilities, tax, parking and railways icons, to game tokens like the car, the dog and the boot, and including Mr Monopoly.
Monopoly Once Around Deluxe plays on five transparent reels hovering against a night-time cityscape, each reel displaying three rows. There are 15 fixed paylines, but players can vary the bet per line in the appropriate currency from 0.01 to 2.00, so a total bet per spin costs between 0.15 and 30.00.
Mr Monopoly Icons Pay Best
Most symbols require three matches or better in sequence to win a prize, counted left to right from Reel 1. However, the Mr Monopoly Bonus symbol pays 10.00, at the maximum bet, for two of a kind, with increasing prizes for more matches, up to 500.00 for five of a kind.
The Mr Monopoly Wild not only substitutes for all symbols except the three Scatter and Bonus icons, it also pays prizes for two matches or better: from 40.00 to 40,000.00. The other high-value symbols in Monopoly Once Around Deluxe base play are the boot, dog and car, which for five of a kind pay 1,000.00, 1,200.00 and 1,400.00 respectively.
Two Scatters and a Bonus
Again sticking strictly to the game’s theme, Monopoly Once Around Deluxe has two Scatters: the Community Chest and Chance cards. These win set amounts if they appear three or more times anywhere on the reels: 150.00, 600.00 or 6,000.00 at maximum bet for three, four or five of a kind.
In addition to the Scatters, Monopoly Once Around Deluxe uses a separate Bonus icon; Mr Monopoly holding out two dice. He wins prizes for two matches or more from Reel 1 on a payline, but three or more Bonus icons in succession also trigger the Once Around Deluxe Bonus. The action shifts to a second screen, where the player must first pick a playing token from the Monopoly standards, and then proceed to the Monopoly board.
Once Around can become Twice Around
The Once Around Deluxe Bonus lets the player throw the dice and move round the Monopoly board in the usual way. Every time they land on a property they get a prize, as well as the option to place additional side bets by building on these properties. The special stops like Chance and Community Chest, just like in the board game, can either give a player a profitable surprise, or a less pleasant one.
The bonus round ends when the player passes Go on a roll. However, if the player’s last roll lands their token exactly on the Go space, the Twice Around Feature is triggered, and the player gets another trip around the board, picking up prizes on the way.