A relatively recent addition to the sizable catalog of Monopoly-themed slot games offered by WMS (Williams Interactive), Epic Monopoly II brings the fun and excitement of the beloved Monopoly board game to two sets of reels.
The graphics are current, and the game offers a variety of fun bonus features complete with a virtual Monopoly board game. Plus, this slot can offer some decent wins.
|Number of paylines:||100|
|Min/Max bet:||0.50 / 50.00|
|Maximum standard win:||5,000|
|Free spins:||Up to 20|
Theme and visuals
A simple burgundy backdrop curtain sets the stage for the two sets of Epic Monopoly II reels, the main reel set, and the colossal reel set. The graphics and symbol renderings are crisp and current, and the background soundtrack plays relaxed and jazzy tunes that are perfect for the Monopoly stage. Game show style announcements call out the game instructions, awards, and commentary, helping to complete the Monopoly stage theme.
The two sets of reels are filled with the same symbols, including the most valuable Monopoly board bonus symbols and Monopoly-themed characters like Mr. Monopoly, the Scottie dog, Miss Virginia Ave., and Mr. Marvin Gardens. Apart from a wheelbarrow full of gold and a pot full of money, the lowest paying symbols on the reels are classic Monopoly playing tokens like the race car, battleship, top hat, and boot.
When stacked Epic Wild symbols cover entire reels on the main set of reels, they transfer to create matching stacked wild reels on the colossal reel set too, helping to pile on the wins. Plus, bonus symbols trigger the Epic Wheel bonus game, which is where this slot gets really interesting.
The Epic Wheel awards scatter pay multipliers when triggered, and the wheel can award monetary prizes, free spins games, special bonuses, more spins on the wheel, and dice rolls in the virtual Monopoly board game.
Each of the mini-games wrapped up in these wheel features are nicely done and entertaining, appealing to the Monopoly buff in all of us. We especially like the virtual Monopoly board game with classic Monopoly features that have been transformed into slot bonuses.
Betting options & paying combinations
Epic Monopoly II features two sets of reels, a 5×4 main reel set, and a 5×12 colossal reel, with 100 total lines between the two reels.
The 100 lines are fixed, so you cannot choose how many lines to play, but you can select your bet per line to adjust your total stake.
Bets start at 0.01 per line and go up to 1.00 per line. The game calculates your Total Bet as the line bet amount added on every two lines (50 lines total), so the possible bet range is 0.50 per spin with a minimum bet of up to 50.00 per spin with a maximum bet (instead of 1.00 up to 100.00 calculated on 100 individual lines).
The paytable updates automatically to always display the correct payout values for your current bet. The highest paying symbol on the reels is the Monopoly board symbol, which pays out 5,000 for six matching symbols on a maximum bet and 50 on a minimum bet.
The Monopoly tokens are the lowest paying symbols on the reels, with the racecar, battleship, boot and the top hat paying out 0.05 on a minimum bet and 5.00 on a maximum bet for three matching symbols.
Maximum symbol payout values (for five matching symbols on a maximum bet):
- Monopoly board symbols – 2,500
- Epic wild symbols – 250
- Mr. Monopoly – 250
- Scottie dog – 200
- Miss Virginia Ave. – 100
- Mr. Marvin Gardens – 100
- Gold wheelbarrow – 75
- Money pot – 75
- Race car token – 50
- Battleship token – 50
- Boot token – 50
- Top hat token – 50
To use the autoplay function, click the autoplay button to select a set number of spins. The auto spins play at a comfortable pace, and it is easy to see your wins before the next spin starts.
Epic Monopoly II offers a solid 96.01% RTP (Return-To-Player) percentage, which is average compared to other WMS games.
What jackpots are available?
Unfortunately, there are no local jackpots and no progressive jackpot options in this game.
Additional features and bonuses
Epic Monopoly II offers a variety of different bonus features embedded in the Epic Wheel Bonus Game.
1. Epic Wild symbols / transferring Epic Wild symbols
“Epic Wild” symbols are the highest paying regular (non-bonus) symbol on the reels and substitute for all symbols except the Bonus symbol.
When four stacked Epic Wild symbols cover an entire reel in the main reel set, a Wild transfer is triggered, and the corresponding reel on the colossal reel set also transforms into an entirely wild reel.
2. Epic Wheel Bonus Game
Three or more Bonus symbols scattered across both sets of reels triggers the Epic Wheel Bonus Game that awards a scatter win multiplier and a spin on the Epic Wheel. The payout depends on the number of triggering scatter symbols on the reels.
- Three or four scatter symbols awards a spin on the Epic Wheel and a 10x multiplier on your total bet.
- Five scatter symbols awards a spin on the Epic Wheel and a 50x multiplier on your total bet.
- Six scatter symbols awards a spin on the Epic Wheel and a 100x multiplier on your total bet.
The Epic Wheel can award a variety of prizes on the spaces on the wheel, including:
- Monetary awards of 500x your bet (per two lines).
- Free Spins (seven, 10, or 20 free spins).
- Dice rolls on the Around The Monopoly Board bonus (two, five, or 10 rolls).
- Epic Chance Bonus.
- Extra spins on the Wheel.
Epic Free Spins Bonus Game
The free spins awarded by the Epic Wheel offer the same winning combinations and payouts as the base game. During the free spins, at least three Bonus symbols scattered on the reels retrigger the same number of free spins that were originally awarded. The same multiplier values that are awarded when the Epic Bonus Game is triggered are granted, depending on how many triggering Bonus symbols are on the reels.
Epic Chance Bonus Game
Choose a face-down card to reveal a prize. Possible awards are:
- Monetary awards of 200x-500x your bet (per two lines).
- 20 free spins.
- 10 dice rolls on the Around The Monopoly Board bonus game.
- Pick Again card selection (1x, 3x, or 5x).
Around The Board Bonus Game
In a virtual Monopoly board game, roll the dice to move your token around the Monopoly game board. Prizes will be awarded and features will be triggered depending on where your token lands on the board – like Property cards, Electric Company, Income or Super Tax, Just Visiting, Free Parking, GO, Water Works, Railroad, Community Chest, and Go To Jail.
You get to keep playing the bonus Monopoly board game until you’ve used all of the dice rolls you were awarded.
Who is this game ideal for?
Epic Monopoly II is ideal for fans of the Monopoly board game and Monopoly slot aficionados. It’s also a good option for players that like the colossal reel game configuration that WMS features in some of their slots, like this one.
Similar games from WMS
WMS has released a huge selection of similar Monopoly-themed slot titles, including Monopoly Big Event, Monopoly Bring The House Down, Monopoly Mega Movers, Monopoly Money In Hand, Monopoly Big Money Reel, Monopoly Once Around Deluxe, and Super Monopoly Money.
WMS Monopoly slots are all based on the game theme, characters, and features from the Monopoly board game. However, each individual slot game offers different designs, game configurations, and features.
For example, Super Monopoly Money shares some of the same symbols and concepts as Epic Monopoly II, but Super Monopoly Money is played on a single 5×3 set of reels that boast more colorful and current looking graphics and slick animations.
Similar to the Epic Wheel, the Monopoly Wheel in Super Monopoly Money awards multipliers and special features like Community and Chance cards. Super Monopoly Money also offers free spins bonus games and a Free Parking feature that replaces free parking symbols on the reels with a random symbol.
Robust Bonus Features: The various special features on the reels and special mini-games, like an interactive Monopoly game board, keep gameplay engaging.
Colossal Reel: A second 5×12 reel combines with the main reels for 100 total lines, transferring wild reels, and more ways to win.
Epic Wheel: Spin the Epic Wheel (a Wheel of Fortune style mini-game) that awards money, free spins, bonus games, dice rolls on a special Monopoly game board, and more spins on the wheel.
Transferring Wilds: When stacked wild symbols cover an entire reel on the main reels, the wilds transfer to the colossal reel to create a wild reel on the corresponding reel as well, turning one wild reel into two wild reels.
Free Spins Bonus Game: Win up to 20 free spins that can also be retriggered.
Monopoly Board Game (Around The Board Bonus Game) – Dice rolls move your Monopoly token around the game board, landing on the different features found on the original game board that have been transformed into bonus awards.
Stacked Symbols: Stacked symbols on both sets of reels help to score more winning combinations.
Limited Free Spins Features: Payout values are the same as in the base game, there are no multipliers, and there are no added special features.
Low Symbol Payout Values: Except for the Bonus symbols, the payouts on winning combinations in the base game are relatively low.
Limited Base Game Features: Bonus features in the base game are limited to the transferring Epic Wild symbols. The dual reel action helps to create some action, but otherwise, the main excitement is wrapped up in the special bonus features.
- Graphics and design – 3.75/5: The visuals in the base game are relatively solid and current but fall on the more bland side of the spectrum, and we’re missing some interesting reel animations. On the other hand, the graphics and animations in the bonus features are well done and entertaining. Our rating reflects the average between the base game and bonus feature graphics, which still gives us a strong overall score.
- Sound effects – 3.75/5: The relaxed, jazzy soundtrack is a perfect accompaniment to the gameplay, and the game show style announcements are also appropriate and at times helpful. The announcements can get old after playing for longer periods of time, however. Overall, we’re giving the audio high marks.
- Jackpot value – 0/5: There are no jackpots in this game.
- Replay value – 4/5: Although there are some WMS Monopoly slots that have more appealing graphics, like Super Monopoly Money, we’ve had more success in the wins department playing Epic Monopoly II with big hits on the reels and big hits during the bonus games. We’re rating the replay value as high based on the relatively current game interface, robust bonus features, and solid gameplay experiences. Apart from these factors, there is also high replay value for fans of the Monopoly board game and Monopoly themed slots.