Marilyn Monroe is a super-sexy 5-reel, 20-pay line online slot from Playtech that was released in 2012. It hardly needs any explanation that the theme of this game is based on the star who is probably the most famous female movie icon of all time.
For those in need of a little Marilyn education, Marilyn Monroe was born Norma Jeane Mortenson in July 1926. After spending her childhood in foster homes, Marilyn first made her name as a model, then signed a deal with Twentieth Century-Fox to become a movie star. She rubbed shoulders (and other bits) with some very famous people, including US president John F. Kennedy and hot-hitting baseball player Joe DiMaggio. The ultra-glamorous Marilyn’s life was tragically cut short when she took a barbiturate overdose in 1962.
Marilyn Monroe Gameplay and Symbols
The symbols in this hot slot are pink playing card values from nine through to ace, plus iconic images of Marilyn herself through the ages. There’s also a movie camera, magazines, and Marilyn’s ‘Star’ on the Hollywood ‘Walk of Fame’.
You can select as many of the lines as you want to have in play per spin, from one to the complete total of twenty. The more lines you have in play of course, the more chances you have of winning. Your coin size is also your choice, from 0.01 to 50.00. Your wager is your coin size multiplied by the number of lines you have in play. This gives you a range of bets from as little as 0.01 all the way up to a wallet-busting 1,000!
Once you’re happy with your wager, then hit the ‘Spin’ button. Occasionally Marilyn will pop up with a sound-bite, or just a little bit of encouragement.
There are plenty of payouts available to be won, and to win one you just need to land at least three identical symbols in sequence from the left-hand reel on one of your active pay lines. The lowest possible winner is for three tens, jack or queens at 5x your bet-per-line, up to the jackpot of five Marilyn Monroe ‘wild’ symbols (see below) which will win you an amazing 10,000x!
Marilyn Monroe Bonus Features
Wild Symbol: The lovely Marilyn, who of course drove men wild in the 50s and 60s, serves as the wild symbol in her own slot. She is stacked (careful now) on all reels, and substitutes for all other symbols aside from the scatter symbol. All wins that contain a wild symbol are automatically doubled.
Scatter Symbol: A ‘Marilyn Monroe’ logo/signature symbol acts as the scatter, and you only need to land two symbols anywhere on the reels in order to win a cash prize. If you land three or more scatter symbols you’re through to the ‘Backstage Bonus Game’ (see below), where you could win up to 45 free games with a 10x multiplier.
Backstage Bonus Game: You start the backstage bonus game with ten free games and a 2x multiplier. You’re presented with ten photos of the glamorous Marilyn, and you get to pick two of them. Your choices will earn you extra free games and multipliers.
If, during your free games you land three or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels you will win an additional 35 free games with the same multiplier. You can, in theory, keep winning free games infinitely.
Marilyn Monroe Conclusion
The gorgeous Marilyn was an iconic image, and indeed the picture of her skirt being blown up as she stands over a sidewalk grate in the movie “The Seven Year Itch” is one of the most iconic images of all time, but have Playtech conjured up an iconic slot here?
We have to be honest and say ‘nada’. Despite Marilyn’s presence, this is a fairly run-of-the-mill game, and perhaps one that’s best left to the gorgeous Marilyn’s slot-loving fans.