Grand Monarch is a 5-reel, 50-line online video slot game brought to you by renowned slots games provider, IGT. From the title, you may expect Grand Monarch to be related to royalty, but instead it is all about the grand monarch butterfly.
The game features flowers, caterpillars, butterflies, and nature in general. It comes complete with wilds, scatters, free spins, and is available in instant play mode for users of all desktop operating systems. Unfortunately, like most IGT games, it has not yet been ported for mobile play.
Grand Monarch is based around the life cycle of a butterfly. This theme has led to several successful copy-cats, with butterflies by Amaya Gaming being one that comes to mind.
Behind the reels, you will spot beautiful blossoming flowers, trees, and butterflies. On the reels you will encounter the Monarch Butterfly, a caterpillar, zinnia flower, sunflower, gladiolus flower, lotus flower, and the standard playing cards running from 9 to Ace. The monarch butterfly is the wild symbol, and it substitutes for the rest of the symbols on the reels except the caterpillar, which is the scatter symbol in this game.
You will be rewarded with free spins when you have the caterpillar bonus symbol falling on reels 2, 3, and 4. Initially you will be awarded 5 free spins though these can be retriggered by getting 3 or more caterpillars on reels 2, 3, and 4. The maximum retriggers goes to 255 spins though obviously this is a rare occurence.
The free spin reels in Grand Monarch are much more lucrative than other IGT slots as they feature more stacked wilds and bonus symbols, so bigger wins are more common.
The Grand Monarch slot is another slightly older IGT title that has managed to retain a dedicated following both live and online. It's slightly looser than other IGT machines and I find I hit big wins more often in this game than in many others. I recommend giving it a go. And as always, if you hit a big win, please share it on the Vegas Slots Online Facebook page for your chance to win some free goodies.