3 Dancing Monkeys (Pragmatic Play) Slot Review


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3 Dancing Monkeys: Slot Overview

We have the feeling that the developers over at Pragmatic Play never stop working when we look at the frequency at which they provide us with new slots to enjoy. As usual for Pragmatic Play this slot features a nice design and game mechanics. This time Pragmatic Play gives us a slot with monkeys loving gems even more than bananas. We know that is hard to believe, so let us get behind the secrets of 3 Dancing Monkeys.

Playing Board

3 Dancing Monkeys is played on 5 reels with 3 rows and 243 ways with 10 different winning symbols. If you’re not familiar with ways, we will briefly explain it to you. That means that at least 3 identical symbols on adjacent reels from left to right result in a win. Unlike in a game with lines, the position of the winning symbol on the reel doesn’t matter. The bet sizes range from €0.3 to a maximum bet of €150 (or equivalent). Bet sizes may vary depending on where you play.

Winning Symbols

The slot comes with 10 winning symbols in total, with 6 low-tier symbols and 4 high-tier symbols. Starting with the less interesting low-tier symbols, the lowest symbol is the 10, paying 0.3 times your bet size per full way, followed by the slightly better paying J with a payout of 0.4x for a full way. The next better symbol is the Q with a payout of 0.5 per way. The K will reward you with 0.6x of your bet per way, followed by the best-paying low-tier symbol A with a payout of 1.2x for a full way.

Now that we’ve covered the low symbols, let’s look at the mid-tier symbols. Starting with the coins with a payout of 1.7x, followed by the vase with a payout of 2x per full way. The best mid-tier symbol is the fan with a payout of 2.3x per full way. The second-best symbol is the oranges with a payout of 3x, followed by the lamps paying 6.7x for the full way.

3 Dancing Monkeys: Stats and Special Symbols

3 Dancing Monkeys Slot - Basegame

Now that we’ve cleared that out of the way, let’s look at the special symbols and stats because they need a proper introduction too.

Scatter Symbol

Starting with the gems, they come in three different colors (red, green, and blue) and work like scatter symbols, but unlike in other games, there is no teaser. Each color holds a special feature. How the bonus is triggered and what the different colors are for will be covered in the “Feature Overview” section.

Wild Symbol

The Wild symbol is displayed by a purple jewel with gold accents and substitutes for all symbols except the gems and will appear on reels 2, 3, and 4.

Mystery Symbol

The Mystery Symbols only appear in the Free-Spins and hold additional Free Spins or direct money rewards. Since these are exclusive for the Bonus, we have explained them in the Feature Overview.


The stats for 3 Dancing Monkeys are as follows: The theoretical RTP for both the base game and the Bonus feature is 96%. The game has a maximum win of 12,077x bet in both the base game and Free-Spins. It is classified as a high volatility game, meaning that it pays out less often on average, but with a higher chance of hitting big wins. The chance of hitting the maximum win is 1 in 153,846,153 and the odds for a hit over 1000x are 1 in 36,308. The chances of triggering the bonus are 1 in 145.19 spins.

3 Dancing Monkeys: Feature Overview

3 Dancing Monkeys Slot - Free Spins

Different coloured gems act as scatter symbols and trigger the bonus. Triggering the bonus with one gem awards 5 Free-Spins, and every upgrade awards an additional 5 Free-Spins. The red gem upgrades the grid to 5×5 and increases the ways to win to 3125. The green gem adds more wilds to reels 2, 3, and 4. The blue gem upgrades wilds with a multiplier of 2x, 3x, or 5x. Every gem has a random chance to upgrade the Free-Spins, and the retrigger awards 5 additional Free-Spins.

As mentioned before, the Feature for 3 Dancing Monkeys has a Mystery Symbol in addition to the 3 different feature combinations. The mystery symbol only appears during the Free-Spins and will either transform into more Free-Spins, or a direct money reward.

  • The possible number vary from 1 additional Free-Spin up to 42.
  • The money reward varies from 30x up to an amazing 5000x per bet line

Bonus Buy Option

Just like many other Pragmatic Play slots, 3 Dancing Monkeys is offering the option of buying the Bonus.

The Feature Buy cost you 100 times your current total bet, resulting in a combination of at least two of the before mentioned Features, or if you´re lucky enough, all three at once. Landing two gems will reward you with 10 Free-Spins.

3 Dancing Monkeys - Bonus Buy

3 Dancing Monkeys Conclusion:

Pragmatic Play never fails to surprise us with their releases having a nice designs and features, 3 Dancing Monkeys is no exception to that.

So, is 3 Dancing Monkeys like any other Slot with 243 Ways? For the base game it is an easy yes, but the variation of 3 different combinations during the Free-Spins give this slot a special touch to make it unique. With the mystery symbol hiding additional Free-Spins or direct money rewards, there is a surprising factor too.

We enjoyed playing 3 Dancing Monkeys, the slot is easy to understand with simple mechanics and multiple features to enjoy. But one thing is for sure! if you´re lucky enough to hit that maxwin of over 12,000x  you will be dancing too.