Fortune Games® Slots Review of Christmas Cashspins Slot Game
Review of Christmas Cash Spins
It seems as though Inspired Gaming is producing Christmas installments like there's no tomorrow, and it seems that three installments are in the works for this year of our Lord 2021. The gingerbread visuals in Christmas Cash Spins perfectly complement the Holidays-inspired soundtrack of this game, but there is nothing special about the feature set of the game, except for the expanding wilds that can be seen on the middle three reels.
In my opinion, the math model is likely to be a deal breaker for many players, since 1,000x potential combined with 94 % RTP isn't quite impressive, to put it lightly. In the Cash Spins bonus round, there are merged bonus wheel symbols that reveal their prize only when the feature ends, which is a unique feature of the hold-and-win game. However, experienced players have probably seen similar things before.
Features of the Christmas Cash Spins slot machine
During the base game, the gingerbread Xmas tree Wild only appears on reels 2 and 3, and when it appears on reel 4, it expands to cover the entire reel. While the wild does not hold any value on its own, it can act as a replacement for all the regular pay symbols in order to help you complete winning combinations. In addition, the premium symbols are worth between 3 and 6 times the amount you stake for five of a kind.
In order for you to qualify for the Bonus Cash Spins feature, you need at least 6 bonus symbols (wheel of fortune) to appear simultaneously. However, if you land 4-5 bonus symbols that form a 2x2 square, you will trigger the Bonus Chance Wheel if the symbols merge together. When you land on green, you are rewarded with extra bonus symbols, which will allow you to trigger the Bonus Cash Spins round if you land on green.
This hold-and-win feature starts with 3 spins, and the triggering symbols will stay in place on an otherwise cleared grid for as long as you have three spins. It is also possible for bonus symbols to become sticky as well, and this resets the spin counter to 3 if any new bonus symbols land. The bonus symbols will always merge to form as large a symbol as possible, and it is possible to fill the screen with a 5x3 sized symbol.
As soon as you go over the number of spins available, or when you fill the grid with cash symbols, all of the cash symbols in view spin to award a prize. Merged symbols award better prizes and also jackpots, and here is a brief overview:
-1x1 sized bonus wheel awards prizes between 1 and 25 x your stake.
-2x2 sized bonus wheel awards prizes between 1 and 30 x your stake, plus 50x Mini Jackpot.
With the three-by-three-sized bonus wheel, you can win anywhere from 1 to 40 x your stake, as well as the 50 x Mini Jackpot and the 100 x Minor Jackpot.
With the help of the 5x3 size bonus wheel, you have the chance to win one of the four jackpots, including the 250x Major Jackpot and the 1,000x Mega Jackpot.
Christmas Cash Spins Slot Experience - 200 Spins
After a few expanding wild wins in the base game, we trigger the Bonus Chance feature at 1:35 in the highlights video, which takes place for a total of 3:40 minutes. It was the green segment where we landed, so you can see how the Bonus Cash Spins feature played out by clicking on the play button below to see for yourself how it went.
Summary of the review
There are also gingerbread cabins and trees in the background that go well with the gingerbread symbols. This makes for a pretty cozy Holiday release. Although Christmas Cash Spins is not an original game at all, it can result in 150x payouts in the base game if you are lucky with the expanding wilds on the middle three reels. Consequently, you are only able to earn large payouts with the Bonus Cash Spins feature, which is also quite standard.
As much as I can admit, it is quite fun not knowing what each cash symbol will be worth before the feature ends. If you are lucky enough to get the 5x3 jackpot symbol, then it is especially true. However, the 1,000x maximum win isn’t really that impressive nowadays. We are also not impressed with the RTP of 94 %, which we think seems a bit stingy during this "giving season".
*All values (Bet Levels, Maximum Win, etc.) mentioned in relation to this slot game are subject to change at any time