Funkey Monkey Slots is an odd themed game with a strange sense of style and a look that only a mother could love. It is by no means a bad game, but all of it is a touch out there. Combining low budget visuals with slightly creepy monkey pictures and music as the theme, you certainly will never play another game like this, for better or worse. Some people love this kind of stuff, so we are willing to give it a pass for that. If you think it looks enticing, you may be interested. If not, however, we really doubt anything it has to offer is going to win you over.
The premise of Funkey Monkey Slots is primates and music. The titular Funkey is a play on words that we will leave you to figure out and have your own aha moment with. We are not sure what inspired them to think monkey’s could do anything but monkey around, but we have seen odder animal matchups, so we will not hold it against them.
Graphics in Funkey Monkey Slots are pretty mixed, mostly on the negative end of things. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and not that compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing a little jarring depending on your tastes. It is mostly the way the monkeys are drawn that is seemingly lacking. They do not inspire positive emotions. Instead, they look on in a somewhat creepy way and make us feel strange.
Gameplay in Funkey Monkey Slots is fairly standard despite the title. At 5 reels and 20 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect. It has a Free Spins Feature, which is also a play on the title, which is much appreciated.
Betting here ranges from a penny to $5, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $100, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review.
The progressive jackpot is our favorite feature by far, however, which will keep us coming back for a long time to come. Payouts also seem pretty decent and often.
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
+ So weird that some will love it
- Iffy graphics on the monkeys
- Monkeys can be creepy to many, let alone when they play instruments
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Funkey Monkey Slots is the best monkey and music themed slot we have played, but that is not saying a whole lot. It combines odd elements for a weird flavor that lingers in your mouth but ultimately is not all that satisfying. We love it for the payouts alone, acknowledging that it is an acquired taste. If you think the graphics jive with your own sensibilities, by all means give it a go and let us know what you think. We find monkeys slightly disturbing, and the idea of them playing music to us is only one step away from Planet of the Apes...