Tue, Jul 9, 8:05pm by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:14pm
Cash Cave is a pokie all about money and hoarding riches. On the slot reels you’ll find assortments of coloured gems, bundles and bundles of cash and heaped bars of gold bullion. All of these riches are kept in a cave. Unfortunately, to get to the treasure, there is a bear in the way. It seems like this bear likes money, as it tightly holds on to a wad of dollars. However, with the right spinning combinations, the bear itself can unlock the way to some incredible wins.
During the base game, you should be on the lookout for the ‘Cash Cave’ bonus symbol, which appears on each of the five reels. Land 3, 4 or 5 Cash Cave symbols and you’ll gain an instant win of 2x, 10x or 100x your total stake (the maximum five giving your bankroll an incredible boost from the start).
Three or more bonus symbols also triggers entry into the free spins bonus feature, where you’ll start with 10 free spins. The first thing you’ll notice in the feature is that the wild bear symbol is now stacked on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 – one more reel than in the base game. This makes bigger wins easier to come by.
Any time you land a win with the wild symbol, a multiplier is applied which rises as you move through the spins. The multipliers start at 2x for any win, but by the final spin, any win with the dollar sign and the gold bars attracts a 5x multiplier, while all other wins are multiplied by 8!
The excitement grows if you manage to retrigger the feature, which will see you enter into the ‘Cash Cave’. You’ll now find yourself with five additional spins and every single win will be the subject of an 8x multiplier.
Cash Cave is a five-reel pokie featuring an attention grabbing 100 win-lines, ensuring action packed spins from the start. For some, 100 lines is just too much, so Ainsworth have added an option to play as many as you want (any number between 1 and 30 and multiples of 5 above that).
The bear acts as a wild and is stacked on reels 3, 4 and 5 (reel 2 is added during the bonus feature). This bear will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter.
On the pay table you’ll find that the red dollar sign is the highest paying, worth 200 coins for the maximum five in a row. The gold bullion and the wads of cash pay 150 coins. Diamond embedded dice and a collection of gems each pay 100 coins, while the playing card symbols complete the lower portion of the pay table.
The cash cave itself acts as the background to the pokie. Jagged rocks guard the entrance to the cave, the rocks with a purple colouring adding an air of mystery to the setting. Within the cave itself, you can see the green flow of money. Many of the symbols have a golden backing, while the cash rich symbols shine on the reels – this slot almost shouts ‘money’. The standout symbol is the bear, who adds a little humour into the mix too. As you’d expect from Ainsworth, the detail level of the symbols and animations are excellent.
Ainsworth has designed an entertaining pokie which builds with excitement in Cash Cave. With the stacked bear symbols in the base game, any spin could turn into a huge winner. The best moment of the game is when you enter the free spins feature and those multipliers come into play. With each spin you see them rise – land a big win 5 in a row win at the end of the feature and you could be looking at a mega win. Retrigger the feature and your win multiplier could hit 8x. This would be the perfect time to see 4 reels of stacked bear wild symbols!