The header is taken from an old meme that we thought was appropriate for this review, in case you were wondering. After all, the visuals in this Play’n GO slot are reminiscent of the popular endless runner smartphone game Subway Surfers. If the creators had gone with Hugo-style gaming, we’re sure you’d agree that it would have been a little strange.
The 4-reel, 10-payline layout of Cash Vandal is the first item players will notice. Play’n GO has gone in the other direction of the current trend, where slot developers are trying to increase the number of possible winning combinations, which fits the concept in a manner. Slot machines with three or five reels have been prevalent in the gambling business for decades, and games with six reels are increasingly common. Strange, to put it mildly. Whatever the case may be, this slot contains far more information than first meets the eye. In case you were wondering, the volatility is high, the potential is high, and there is undeniably some nail-biting action.
Cash Vandal lets you wreck havoc on the rail systems of three of Europe’s most important cities: Paris, London, and Berlin. The reels take place inside a train car against a cityscape backdrop. You’ll find monetary symbols like bundles of cash, gold bars, and diamonds among graffiti-style fruits including cherries, blueberries, raspberries, oranges, and watermelons. The latter is the most important regular icon, with a payout of 10 times your wager for a full house of four of them. However, the wild offers even greater financial rewards. If you get four of them on a payline, you’ll win 50 times your wager.
Features of Cash Vandal (Play’n GO)
Keep an eye out for spray cans in addition to the usual signs. The Re-Spin feature activates when the golden spray can scatter appears on reel 4 and there are no other spray can symbols in view. When such happens, the 4th reel is kept in position while the other reels go for a re-spin. One spray landing on any other reel will now activate the City bonus. If you get two spray cans, you’ll trigger the free spins feature instead.
Each of the three cities described above serves as a modifier for the City feature, which awards 1 free spin with a stacked wild on reel 4 and an additional reel modifier. The modifier and its associated city will change once the spin has been played. To emphasize the change, a little animated cut scene will play out in which you will travel by train between two places. These are the modifying terms:
The modification turns Paris into a 2×2 mega symbol by synchronizing reels 1 and 2.
London: Reels 1, 2, and 3 receive an additional 2–9 mystery symbols. When the reels stop, the hidden icons reveal their counterparts.
Berlin: This modification will add two or three wilds to reels 1, 2, and 3 at random.
You’ll need the golden spray can on Reel 4 and either two or three other spray cans on any other reel to activate the Free Spins bonus. This will award you with either 5 or 10 extra spins. To begin, you may select a city from the list above, including Paris, London, and Berlin. All of these bonuses are active on each and every spin, and reel 4 is completely wild. Although you can only win up to 500 times your wager on any given spin, the potential for infinite retriggers means that the total amount you may win is substantially higher. However, as is typical with Play’n GO, there is a maximum payout of 5,000 times your initial wager.
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Cash Vandal is a sneaky slot machine that nonetheless packs a punch despite not having a fifth reel. It’s far from innovative as you have seen, but the confined reel set and the reasonably high symbol count seems to boost the hit frequency which also makes it a very active slot in spite of the high volatility.
Even though it stands out from the rest of the Play’n GO collection, it still has that trademark Play’n GO vibe, thus it isn’t wholly original. Overall, it’s a good slot that will appeal to most gamers since it’s both fun and potent enough to dole out large wins. There you have it: an alternative that isn’t completely out there.