Join the fearless Guardians of the Monastery to protect sacred treasures against intruders on the slot from Merkur Gaming. Fend them off with wild substitutions, win multipliers and a free spins feature to hit wins in excess of 1,000 times your stake in the bonus round.
Guardians Of The Monastery is a video slot with five reels, three rows, and 20 fixed pay lines. Defending the monastery starts at 0.20 credits and peaks at 40 credits. The medium variance game has an RTP of 96.05%. Distributed by Edict as all Merkur games, it can be played on mobile and desktop devices.
A mountainous scene with the monastery can be seen in the background of the game window that is flanked by two counters for the number of free spins and level of the win multipliers. The two guardians are watching over the reels and are animated when they are part of a winning combination. A traditional Asian soundtrack is accompanied by the well-known Merkur reel noises.
The slot has ten regular pay symbols, starting with a diamond card suits, J, Q, K and A at the low end. They are followed by a club card suit, a monastery bell, a scroll, a potion bottle and a monastery temple at the high end. Two guardians appear on the reels as wild symbols, substituting for all symbols, except a special scatter symbol in the free spins. There are no standard scatters as the free spins are triggered by collecting guardian wilds in two highlighted spots on the reels.
The game window is flanked in the base game by two meters with five levels for the free spins and win multipliers for the free spins round. The free spins meter has 5, 8, 12, 16 and 20 free spins, while the multipliers go from x1 to x5. To progress on the meters, players need to hit wild symbols in the marked areas on the reels. The free spins meter progresses by one step when a wild symbol lands in the bottom left marked reel position while the multiplier meter increases by x1 for each wild landing in the top right marked position.
The free spins round is triggered when one or both meters reach the top level in a spin. The number of free spins and multipliers reached on the meters are awarded. When both levels are reached simultaneously in one spin then 20 free spins with an x5 multiplier are awarded.
The meters are bet sensitive and need to be leveled up for each bet size. Reached levels are stored. During the free spins, a special scatter can appear on reel three and will award +1 free spin.
Did we dust up our fighting skills after playing Guardians Of The Monastery to join the two warriors in their quest to defend the sacred treasures? Not really, but we did warm-up a little as the game can be entertaining and triggering the free spins didn’t take overly long. The game is not the best from this game provider but neither the worst.