Scientific Games teams up with Hasbro in Monopoly Utility Trails release
Scientific Games and Hasbro’s long promising alliance has been fruitful for a while, and continues to be so after the launch of its newest game Monopoly Utility Trails. This title was also named as this week’s Slot of the Week by SlotBeats, clearly mirroring its massive success so far.
After the release of Cluedeo Cash Mystery in the first month of the year, this new title is a 8×7, cluster pays slot that comes with a water works spin streak, as well as expanding wilds.
Hasbro SVP corporate strategy Mark Blecher spoke of the release and said:
“Our long experience partnering with Scientific Games has shown us that this is a company dedicated to producing gaming entertainment that pushes the boundaries while staying faithful to our iconic brands. The Monopoly brand is the most iconic of all and it’s a delight for us to see a cherished brand globally inspire such an innovative gaming experience that we are sure players will love.”
The wild symbol within the game will substitute for all other symbols except the electric company Bulb and the water works tap. Once a Wild symbol has been used in a winning combination, it will explode and disappear. If it is not used in a win, it will remain on the board during the cascade until the end of the spin.
In the base game, wins can take place when five+ symbols come together to form one connected cluster. This is a fusion of symbols in which all symbols should touch one or more other symbols possessing the same type along either a vertical or horizontal edge.
Surely, the wild symbol will make up for other symbols, with the exception of the electric company Bulb as well as the water works tap.
Rob Procter, Scientific Games content specialist director, also added:
“Monopoly remains one of the most popular game brands in the world and we thoroughly enjoyed working alongside Hasbro in delivering this innovative new title. Our OpenGaming proposition really springs to life with the Monopoly brand, and Monopoly Utility Trails typifies everything we are about in terms of game releases this year. Our in-house team has produced a slot that has a great front end, striking artwork and as ever, a strong set of responsible gaming features.”
While a spin or cascade is happening, a 3×3 community chest symbol can possibly end up on the grid. If this occurs, then the chest will unveil a cash prize that is randomized. And if a water works tap symbol lands, which it is only able to do so in the base game, it can add up to 15 symbols which will then fill the gauge and lead to the bonus mode of the game.
The bonus round, which is the water works round, the game will keep spinning until a winning cluster is formed. All of these clusters will then stay in place for the entirety of the bonus mode. Then the game will cascade all of the non-paying symbols, keeping all of those who do add to the previous cluster or make another one.