Introducing Wacky Monkey From Spinomenal

Wacky Monkey is the new online pokie from Spinomenal

Spinomenal has produced online pokies since 2014, and boasts of a portfolio with more than 100 machines. The company released, on average 1-2 pokies each month, and Wacky Monkey is its latest release.

Wacky Monkey hits online casinos from July 22, and we think it will become a success. Why? Find out right now in our impartial review.

Wacky Monkey Fundamentals

Let us get something straight right off the bat. You will not get rich playing Wacky Monkey. It has a maximum payout of 1,000x, and hitting that is challenging. However, you do not play Wacky Monkey for the money aspect alone, you play it because it is good low-variance fun.

The base game takes place in the jungle on a 3x5x5x5x3 layout, which makes it stand out from the crowd. That layout has 30 winning lines, and you must play all 30 lines. Each line is bet on, ranging from $0.01 to $20, making your bet sizes $0.30 to $300.

Wacky Monkey comes with a 96.2 percent Return To Player for a house edge of 3.8 percent. This pitches the game almost bang on average for the online pokies of today. Spinomenal wants players to enjoy themselves, which is why the variance is low. Machines with low volatility mean smaller yet more frequent winning spins.

Wacky Monkey Symbols

Most pokies have upwards of 10-12 symbols these days, but Wacky Monkey is different. There are only six standard symbols, a scatter, and a wild, for a total of eight possible symbols.

Royals, queens-through-aces, are the lowest-value symbols. They pay between 5x for landing three and up to 120x for matching five. The cartoon snake and cheetah are considered medium-value. They pay 20x, 40x, and 200x for matching three, four, and five respectively.

The fairy is the highest-paying standard symbol; it is worth up to 400x if you match five.

Wacky Monkey’s scatter is a parrot that only pays 2x and 10x for landing three or four, but a cool 250x if you manage to have five in view.

The game’s wild is the titular monkey. It only pays out for landing five, but pays the game’s maximum 1,000x if you are lucky enough to enjoy this.

Symbol Three Four Five
Monkey wild 1,000x
Parrot scatter 2x 10x 250x
Fairy 30x 100x 400x
Snake + Cheetah 20x 40x 200x
Aces 10x 30x 120x
Kings 10x 20x 80x
Queens 5x 10x 40x

What Are the Bonuses and Features?

Wacky Monkey has no actual bonus rounds or features to speak of despite the game containing scatters. This is a shame because even something as simple as a handful of free pins would make the game appeal more to the masses.

The scatters are there as an additional paying symbol worth 2x, 10x, or 250x.

The game makes up for a lack of features by stacking its symbols. Only having eight symbols means they often fall in full stacks, leading to some significant wins. We enjoyed a couple of 100x payouts during our testing, for example.


We are delighted that developers like Spinomenal are prepared to produce low-variance pokies in an industry seemingly focussed on big wins and only that. Wacky Monkey combines low volatility with cartoony graphics, average RTP, and some potentially good wins.

The lack of features is the only negative comment we pitched at the game. It does seem strange not to have free spins or similar, but that may be to keep the RTP as it is, perhaps.

Spinomenal built this poker machine using HTML5, which means it runs perfectly on all devices. It is the perfect pokie to fire up on your phone or tablet when you just want some low stress fun combined with the potential to win some pocket money. Give it a few spins, you may just like it.