3 Clown Monty

3 Clown Monty Slot Review

NOTE: Screenshots on this page were taken whilst we played this game for real money at Casumo Casino

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Overall Score


Game Information

  • Name: 3 Clown Monty
  • Game Suppplier: Play n Go
  • Release Date: May 2021
  • Theme: Comedy
  • RTP: 96.23%, 94.23%, 91.23%, 87.23%, 84.23%
  • Variance: High
  • Maximum Win: 20,000x
  • Progressive Jackpot: No
  • Minimum Stake: £0.10
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 3
  • Paylines: 10
  • Features: Wilds, Multiplier Wilds, Pick Me Bonus, Free Spins, Sticky Wilds

About 3 Clown Monty

3 Clown Monty from Play n Go is all about a mobile circus. You’ll meet some colourful but downbeat clown characters on the reels who look like their best days might be behind them, while the background shows the doors of a circus van. There are 5 reels and 3 rows of symbols for a classic appearance. Although you might expect fun and games, the atmosphere here is quite dark and not at all like the cheerful mood in other circus slots, such as Golden Ticket.

The dark moodiness of 3 Clown Monty matches the irritable-looking clowns with a grumpy, cigar-smoking gorilla (clearly just waiting for his chance to escape and cause mayhem). This travelling circus show is going on the road, but we can’t imagine throwing a custard tart into the face of any of these gloomy characters and living to tell the tale!

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What We Liked

  • Circus theme with a moody edge
  • Multiplier Wilds up to 25x
  • Nested Free Spins rounds
  • 20,000x stake top payout
  • Monty Spins with Sticky Wilds

What We Didn't like

  • Base game can be uneventful
  • High volatility too risky for some

About The Developer

  • Name: Play n Go
  • Established: 1997
  • UK License: Remote 021725-R-304911-020
  • Total Games: 200 +
  • Known For: Grid slots, high variance slots, huge range of themes, styles and maths models
  • Popular Slots: Book of Dead, Reactoonz 1 and 2, Troll Hunters 2, Rise of Olympus

RTP and Variance 8/10

What is RTP?

RTP (Return to Player) refers to the amount a game will pay out in cash prizes expressed as a percentage of all the money wagered on that game. For example, a 96% RTP means a game will pay out £96 for every £100 wagered. This is an average number and will vary from one session to the next.  Read more here.

What is Variance?

Variance refers to how far a game will deviate from its RTP over time. High variance games deviate a lot and produce uneven win distributions and unexpected windfalls. Low variance games provide a more stable and even distribution of wins. Read more here.

3 Clown Monty slot has an average RTP of 96.23% and a 10p minimum bet. However, the high volatility makes this less attractive to lower rollers, as the pay model is very uneven, with lots of ups and downs in the gameplay. In short, 3 Clown Monty is built for players who enjoy high risk gambling action. The luckiest circus fans could walk away with a top award of 20,000x stake with the Wild Multipliers up to 25x and the Free Spins offering the best way to get close to this top payout.

Paytable 9/10

The symbols in 3 Clown Monty all relate to the mobile circus. This means you’ll come face to face with some melancholic clowns, a gorilla in a ruff, custard pies and a colourful circus van. The best-paying symbols are the clowns, which can award from 10 to 50x stake for 5 of a kind. The van and custard pie are next on the paytable and the card suits pay the lowest rewards.

The gorilla in the ruff is the Wild symbol, called ‘Bite E’ to add an extra scary layer to the character! This symbol can substitute for all the other icons in the game and also award a 50x stake payout for 5 matches. The clowns Scatter symbol doesn’t give a payout on its own but it can trigger the bonus features.

Gameplay & Features 9/10

Multiplier Wilds

The Wild gorilla symbol substitutes for the other symbols in the game to create more potential winning combinations. When the Multiplier Meter is active in the base game, these Wilds also carry Multipliers, awarding from 2x up to 25x the payout.

Dealer’s Choice Feature

If you land 2 Scatters, you’ll trigger the Dealer’s Choice feature. This adds another Scatter to the reels or 2 to 6 new Wilds. If the Multiplier Meter is active, this feature can also trigger Multiplier Wilds.

‘Pick Me’ Bonus and Free Spins

Landing 3 or more Scatters triggers the Pick Me Bonus, during which you can win 5 to 12 Free Spins. During this round, the Multiplier Meter is always active and the Wilds have a Multiplier attached for some potentially big wins.

Monty Spins and Sticky Wilds

During the Free Spins round, you can activate the nested Monty Spins, where a Pick Me Bonus awards 4 to 9 Monty Spins. The Multiplier Meter is always active here and all the Wilds are Sticky, making them stay on the reels for the duration of the round. You can also trigger 3 extra Monty Spins from within the round.

Our Verdict 8.4/10

3 Clown Monty is great for circus fans with lots of colour and an intense atmosphere, although if you find clowns creepy, the annoyed expressions on these characters could be disconcerting. The best part of the game is the Free Spins round, which has multiple layers. Monty Spins are nested inside the regular Free Spins, allowing for some great potential payouts, especially if you’re lucky with the Multipliers and Sticky Wilds. Play n Go has made this super volatile, although the 10p minimum bet keeps it playable. None of these features are totally new and the base game can be uneventful, but the way the Free Spins nest together and the other bonus features make it feel fresh. The 20,000x stake top payout is also tempting. If you have the courage to face the angry clowns, you can try your luck in the big top in mid-May!