Minted Money Slot Game Review & Free Play Demo
We all want to be minted! Which if you don’t know your old-fashioned English language slang means in the money. The slang meaning comes from the “mint” where the money is made – nothing to do with refreshing sweeties, sadly.
Minting money is the theme of this game, which has a lightly worn Luck-o’-the-Irish theme to it, and a simple design aesthetic that hides a game with quite a lot of extra features and symbols in it.
The main bonus game is based around stamping out coins. The visuals are historic, with a vaguely Celtic feel to the design of the symbols.
This Mited Money slot is a sophisticated feeling game but looks like it might have the depth to reward players who jump into this little money-making slot machine.
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Minted Money Slot – Facts and Figures
No variance reports are available for this game. Game variance or volatility measures the ratio between the frequency of prize awards and the size of prizes. Low volatility games reward smaller prizes but payout relatively more often. High volatility games do the opposite. These measures are entirely relative, though, and, the reality is that most games in the current market offer an experience that’s very similar.
The layout is very simple, a five-by-three grid. The top possible prize is up to 1,800-times stake on the bonus round with the multiplier. You can bet between 5p and £5 in coin value, and stake up to five coins on five pay lines. Make sure you check all maximum pay-out amounts and coin values at the site you’re using.
The familiar layout and look of Minted Money will have you feeling at home as soon as you load up this game.
The controls are familiar from a number of other Playtech games, and you’ll recognise the layout of the buttons.
The spin is a big green, floating control to the right of the screen, with the Autospin features around its edge. The bet is controlled to the left of the reel, with a simple plus and minus control setting a total amount on the indicator window.
Along the bottom of the screen are the various indicators: at the left is your balance, coupled with a settings button to open up some more options; in the centre is the total win and information window; at the right is information on your current bet and other game information; the “I” button here gives you all the help you need.
How to Win
Hit that I for information and you’ll see the paytable.
At the bottom of the paytable are card suits. Hearts and spades pay out the same levels, with diamonds and hearts paying out more.
The high paying symbols are Celtic knots. A brown one is the lowest paying one, above that is a light blue one, and the top payer is a yellow knot.
The scatter, a shamrock, pays out for sets of twos or threes. A diamond is the wild.
All of the symbols are beautifully designed and look fantastic against a backdrop that’s filled with muted and natural wood and woodland tones.
The wilds are the main feature in the base game.
The Scatters trigger the free spin round, which is called Stamp Spins, this brings into play the frame of the reels which is styled as a giant money minting machine.
Unusually, only two scatters are needed to trigger the games, setting off a set of eight free spins that can be retriggered once.
In these free spins at least one and as many as of all of them. A reel that has been stamped pays all symbols in all positions. Wilds on stamped reels expand to fill the whole reel. If the feature retriggers then all the wins in the second game come with a 2-times multiplier.
Minted Money slot is a beautiful looking game that really takes the Irish theme and does something a bit different (and something a hell of a lot more respectful than most culturally themed games do) with it.
The design is wonderful and true to Playtech’s well known high standards it plays very well too.
The design sets up the reels as if they’re in a giant money stamp, and this plays cleverly into the bonus games, which are much cleverer than most very standard free spins rounds.
The bonuses are cleverly thought out and offer real gameplay satisfaction.
We think Minted Money slot is an excellent addition to the Irish genre and a game that is so cleverly designed that most people won’t even recognise it as in that genre.
With excellent gameplay, a sophisticated but simple design, and the backing of one – if not the – biggest companies in the online gaming world then Minted Money is a game that we think it’s well worth your while to check out.