Sat, May 4, 4:23am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:25pm
You can now play the Cash Spin pokies from Bally online as well as in live casinos. This is a lively game. It features a mix of gems and playing card symbols on the reels. There are stacked wilds, which can trigger many of the 243 winning combinations when they line up.
The key reasons to play Cash Spin are the bonus features. There is a simple picks style game, plus a wheel spin bonus with different ways of winning big. Here are the highlights of Cash Spin:
These days a lot of pokies have wheel of fortune style wheels for their main bonus feature. This one is labelled as ‘U-Spin’. You can spin the wheel (in a live casino) by swiping the screen with your finger.
To trigger this bonus, you simply need 3 of the blue bonus symbols that appear on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll hear a game-show voice-over. If you are playing Cash Spin online, you simply click to spin. Online the win amounts are all in credits. If you are playing live there will also be segments for progressive jackpots which are displayed at the top of the cabinet.
In addition to the credit wins, there are segments saying ‘free spins’. Hitting these will trigger a prize of 1x your bet, plus 12 free spins. Those spins take place at the same bet amount as the triggering spin. Any wins you do hit are doubled.
If you line up 3 of the green symbols showing money bags on the middle 3 reels, you’ll trigger a simple picks game. This shows a second screen, with a row of 3 bags. You simply click (or tap) on one of them – and reveal your prize. Once you pick, the prizes for the other selections are also revealed.
The final interesting feature for Cash Spin is long stacks of yellow wild symbols on reels 2 and 4. These are common enough, though using them in conjunction with all-ways wins has a lot of potential. If you line up more than one stack, there is a realistic chance of triggering many of the 243 winning combinations at the same time. Get these with the higher paying symbols, and Bally’s Cash Spin suddenly has big win potential away from the main wheel bonus.
With all-ways wins and a regular 5×3 layout, you have 243 winning combinations. Simply line up the symbols on 3+ consecutive reels from the left to trigger wins. Bets are in multiples of 40 credits, with 40c the smallest bet.
Gems have the biggest wins, and diamonds are a pokie fan’s best friend. These have the top prize of 12.5x your bet. A pair of rubies come next, with an emerald and dollar sign completing the higher paying symbols. Playing cards aces down to 9’s supply the smaller wins.
This is a clean and clear poker machine design. It has an up-to-date feel, though is deliberately sparse – keeping the focus on the multiple bonus games and not the artwork. The logo has a glowing light moving through it – and is gold and silver. With bonus symbols common on the reels, you’ll get the sound effect and longer spin while you wait for the 3rd symbol very frequently.
When you trigger the wheel bonus, you get a wheel so big that only part of it fits on the screen. There are some big prizes in play, so as it slows, you’ll find yourself looking ahead to see where it might stop. When you do win, the game-show host will congratulate you! In contrast, the money bag bonus is simple. Here you just choose a bag, collect your prize and move on.
There are now 100’s of pokies with wheel-based bonuses. Cash Spin from Bally does a great job of stripping away complex themes – and letting you focus on the money. If you are playing this game live, you will have the added attraction of progressive jackpots. Online there are some big cash prizes instead. Free spins with doubled wins might not be a progressive, though with wild stacks and all-ways wins, this still has the potential for big returns!