HTML – or Hypertext Markup Language – is a markup development language used for arranging and structuring content on the World Wide Web. The latest version to be published is HTML5, pre-decessed by, quite logically, HTML4. HTML5 was specifically developed with games in mind, and even more to the core, mobile versions of games. Previous versions of HTML supported basic programming functionality, having been more suitable for writing smaller add-ons eventually forming part of a bigger application – typically written in an alternative development language.
HTML5 supports all the bells and whistles needed for the full and complete development of games – both for home-based computer systems, as well as mobile devices, making HTML5 a perfect match for the development of online slot games.
Amaya Gaming’s Monkey in the Bank HTML5 was developed and written in HTML5, resulting in a high quality experience for players.
The casino game features 5 reels and 20 paylines, multipliers and free spins galore.
Game Design and Interface
The game is well designed and runs smoothly on most systems. Performance is a critical factor to be reckoned with whenever games – especially slot games – are being developed. Players require a smooth transition between screens, and want to feel in control of their money. Rocky transitions from one element to the next, and no-load graphics compromises the security factor in most players’ minds.
The general train of thought is that if a slot game moves along smoothly, then so will the winnings and general progress.
Monkey in the Bank HTML5 is an example of a game well written – featuring not only a cute and entertaining theme, but also a high quality gaming feel.
Symbols making an appearance on the 5 reels include bagsful of bank notes, gold commodities, a barrel filled with money, the bank itself, a couple of bananas, the Monkey in the Bank logo symbol and a piggy bank.
Symbols pay out at varying totals – 5 of a kind of the bank symbols pay out at 300 credits, whilst the bananas are worth 200 credits for the same trick.
Standard playing card symbols also feature on the reels – the values for winning combinations being slightly lower for these than the payouts rewarded for themed symbols. Playing card symbols carry a reward of anything from 100 to 140 credits for 5 of a kind.
The pink piggy bank and the money barrel are Monkey in the Bank HTML5’s wild symbols. The wild symbols will substitute for any other standard symbol to complete a winning combination of symbols.
The piggy bank symbol is the key to unlocking the enormous 50 000 jackpot win – 5 of a kind (whilst playing at maximum bet) seals the jackpot deal.
The game also features a scatter symbol. Scatter symbols traditionally appear anywhere on the reels, and in this case will activate the Monkey in the Bank Free Spins Game.
Free Spins Game – Free Games Galore
5, 10, 20 and 60 Free Games bundles are up for grabs during the Free Spins Game, depending on the number of monkeys responsible for activating the Free Spins Game.