Thu, Jun 27, 12:55am by Noah Taylor
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:19pm
The Cash Odyssey range of pokie games from Ainsworth features four distinct slots based on famous characters from fiction – Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Huckleberry Finn and Robin Hood. Each of the games include the exciting Cash Odyssey feature, which sees much of the reels fill with bonus symbols each paying a cash prize. Four levels of progressive jackpots are on offer in each casino pokie game, won by simply landing the right combination of symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4.
For the purpose of this review, the focus will be on the Robinson Crusoe game, while the other three versions of the game share the same bonus features and jackpot opportunities. Here are the highlight moments of the game:
As you start playing, you’ll quickly realise that there are frames around every symbol on reels 2 and 4. There is a silver frame around the upper and lower symbols on those reels, and a red frame around the middle symbols.
During each spin you’ll be hoping that either cash odyssey or jackpot symbols appear on the reels. When these appear in the silver frames, you’ll receive bonus symbols across the whole of the reel, each offering an instant cash bonus prize.
It gets better when the cash odyssey or jackpot symbols appear within the red framed middle symbol. This will see both that reel and the two reels either side expand with bonus symbols, each symbol paying an immediate cash win.
To win one of the progressive jackpots you’ll need to hit the jackpot symbol on the middle of reels 2 and 4 (within the red frame). If you do this, you are guaranteed a jackpot, with the jackpot prize dependant on which symbol sits in the middle of the two. Land the highest jackpot of all, the Grand progressive, when a globe appears within the middle of the two symbols. While lower paying symbols in the game will in turn pay the Major, Mini and Mini jackpots.
Of course, with jackpot symbols within the red frames, these will both expand to offer bonus symbols on those reels and reels either side, in this case filling the reels with bonus prizes too. These are paid out on top of the progressive jackpots – making for a potentially huge win.
Land the Robinson Crusoe title symbol three or more times and win 8 free spins. Any time a cash odyssey or jackpot symbol appears on reels 2 or 4, you’ll receive a free respin with that reel held in place, giving many more opportunities of bonus wins. You can retrigger easily too, with two instances of the title symbol giving you 5 free spins.
Robinson Crusoe features the popular 5×3 reel set up and 30 win-lines. On the reels you’ll find a series of symbols reflecting the Daniel Defoe story including an island, a wooden hut, a ship and a globe. The reels are completed by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q, K and A.
Robinson Crusoe has a backdrop featuring Robinson Crusoe himself, with his long beard and looking a little worse for wear, holding a club for hunting. Many of the symbols are based around the sea, giving the game a nautical air, with much blue on the reels.
The addition of the ornate frames and similar ornate patterns in the corner give the game an historical feel, reflecting the 19th century release of the book. The other games in the series feature similar designs reflecting the individual characters in play.
Ainsworth have designed a series of enticing and exciting pokies in the Cash Odyssey range. Those instant bonus boosts are always a welcome cash shot in the arm, especially when you land the jackpot or the cash odyssey symbols in the red frame. The free spins add excitement too, especially with those respins giving you more chance of those bonuses. Hit the jackpots and you’ll win both the progressive prize and five reels of bonus cash payments too.