Cheeky Monkeys (Booming Games released it in February 2019) is an apes-themed video slot. Booming Games has other monkey-inspired slots, including Booming Bananas (2017) and Zoodiac (March 2016). Rival games include Crazy Monkey (2003) from Igrosoft, Legend of the Golden Monkey (May 2016) from Yggdrasil Gaming, and Monkey God (July 2018) from Kalamba Games.
The game is named after “cheeky monkey”, an idiom that refers to a playful monkey or person who likes mischief. Several naughty apes are featured in this slot game. The “Wild” flower, major, and minor symbols require three, four, and five winning combinations.
Cheeky Monkeys Game Characteristics
Cheeky Monkeys has a 6X3 grid, free spins, interacting monkeys, two substitutes, two scatters, ten fixed pay lines, one win multiplier, two bet multipliers, and a bonus reel. Cheeky Monkeys has twelve symbols. There are four special symbols and a special reel.
The special symbols: a free spins-offering black “SC” gorilla on banana leaves (scatter); a “+1” free spin-triggering monkey (scatter); the substitute is a “Wild” purple-and-white hibiscus flower, interspersed with Drummond phlox flowers; and a yellow monkey on a golden frame, which is paired to form interacting symbols. The sixth reel is a special “bonus reel” that features the 5X win multiplier (also a substitute), interacting monkey symbols, “SC” gorilla, and “+1” monkey.
The three major symbols: a smiling golden brown monkey; a smiling yellow gorilla; and a smiling orangutan. The four minor symbols: a lime fruit and its slice; a bunch of bananas; a pineapple and its slice; and two coconut halves.
The Cheeky Monkeys coin values: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.0, and $50.00. Set via the up/down buttons on either side of “Total Bet”, or using the up/down buttons on either side of the “Bet Per Line” icon in the autoplay settings, these are the Cheeky Monkeys bet sizes: $0.10 (the minimum bet), $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, $100.00, $200.00, $300.0, and $500.00 (the maximum bet).
The $500.00 bet has the maximum Cheeky Monkeys payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations. The “Wild” flowers pay $750.00, $2500.00, and $10000.00. The major payouts: the golden brown monkey pays $600.00, $1500.00, and $4500.00; the yellow gorilla pays $500.00, $1250.00, and $3750.00; the orangutan pays $400.00, $1000.00, and $3000.00.
The minor payouts: the lime fruit pays $150.00, $400.00, and $1000.00; the bunch of bananas pays $150.00, $350.00, and $750.00; the pineapple pays $100.00, $300.00, and $600.00; and the coconut halves pay $100.00, $250.00, and $500.00.
The Cheeky Monkeys multipliers: 5X, 10X, and 50X. Three black gorillas offer five free games, wherein the wins are subject to 5X win multiplier. However, the 5X multiplier is exclusive to the bonus reel. If a “+1” monkey appears during the free games mode and strictly in the sixth reel, another free spin is offered.
The interacting symbols are exclusive to the fifth and sixth reel. The interacting symbols associated with the regular game are 10X bet multipliers, while the interacting symbols in the free games mode are 50X bet multipliers. The non-progressive jackpot of Cheeky Monkeys is X1000 of the $500.00 maximum bet, which is $500000.00.
The Cheeky Monkeys software is unique, thanks to the irregular sixth reel. The buttons are lined along the bottom margin. The instrumentals in the regular game and Roald Velden’s track “One Step Closer” playing during the free games are interesting. Laughing monkeys are among the sound effects. The 3D graphics are awesome, including the animated symbols like the high fiving monkeys, rainforest, ruins, and vines and banana leaves twining on the grid.
Luck in Cheeky Monkeys
The RTP rate of Cheeky Monkeys, a game of chance, is 95.25% and the house edge is 4.75%.