Sat, May 4, 4:21am by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:25pm
Other than the pointy hat, the Cash Wizard does not look particularly magical. This is a line-drawing style character, a wizard stick-man. Don’t worry, the lack of beard does not stop this wizard having some pokie-themed tricks up his sleeve.
In fact, Cash Wizard has more features than most pokies. These include a free spins bonus, wheel spin, magic potions pick game, added wilds and invisible ink random wins. There is plenty of entertainment too – with the wizard getting into the action at various points.
Here are the key reasons to take the Bally Cash Wizard pokies for a spin:
Most pokies have 1 or 2 bonus features, with Cash Wizard there is a long list of them. These are triggered in different ways. Only the free spins and potion picking bonuses need the usual 3 symbols to start.
Two of the bonuses are optional. The usual spin amount is 30 credits (one for each line). If you add an extra 20 credits per spin, you’ll get 2 extra features. These are the mystery wheel, plus random wilds. Online you won’t get a choice – those 20 credits are added automatically – though the live version gives you the option.
The final bonus (Invisible Ink) needs only a single special symbol on reel 3.
Each of the bonus features is different, creating an entertaining pokie with enough variation to keep you coming back for more!
With all these different features, it is easy to overlook those all-important line hits. This game works with 30 win-lines over the usual 5 reels with 3 symbols on each. Wild symbols appear on all reels and have the single biggest prize. After this, red, green and purple gems complete the bigger prizes. Playing cards make up the smaller wins.
The main character looks and moves like he would fit in a simple cartoon. He certainly brings this pokie to life. At various points he will dance around the reels (in the free spins), cast spells and clap for your big wins. You’ll see a giant version of his wand at different points too.
There is some enchanting music while you spin. During the free spins games this reminds me of the musical score for the old black and white Disney productions. Some animations are detailed, contrasting with the simple design of the main character. These include the excellent scroll / invisible ink symbol.
There is a lot to like about this Bally pokie. With 5 bonus features, as well as a lot of wilds on the reels, action is never far away. Add to this an entertaining (if odd) main character – and this game is certainly worth a spin. When the free spins start with 3x wins, your big win potential shoots up.