Cash-O-Matic is an interesting slot game by NetEnt with what can only be described as a Victorian fairground theme. If you could play slots in a Victorian fairground, well, it would look a little bit like this.
The actual reels are depicted as a simplistic grid of four by five symbols, and the symbols themselves are very basic shapes and gems; the leftmost part of the screen is taken up by a Victorian-style dashboard with a scatter counter and multiplier dial.
Cash-O-Matic features a 5×4 grid of reels which players spin to try and match-winning combinations of symbols. The symbols featured in the game are all pretty simplistic 2D letters and gems, with the coloured gems representing the higher value symbols in the game. The most interesting part of the regular gameplay in Cash-O-Matic is that the game features the Avalanche mechanic, also known as cascading reels. This means that, when a player lands a winning combo, all involved symbols disappear from the reels and new symbols will drop in to play from above. This mechanic makes it possible to win multiple times on one spin, and it’s very popular with players.
The game’s most interesting feature is its scatters; super-stacked scatters can land on any reel, and they’ll disappear one by one after they’re added to the scatter counter featured on the left of the display. When new symbols drop in, further scatter symbols will do the same – disappear and add to the scatter total – repeating this process until no new scatters appear. It’s possible to rack up a lot of scatters if winning combinations are formed and new scatters drop into place as more symbols vanish, as all of these will be added to the scatter counter too. When players hit at least 10 scatters in one spin, the game’s free spins round is launched. Players will be awarded a free spin for each scatter in the count, and the more scatters in the count the higher the multipliers on every payout will be during the free spins round. For example, if players manage to rack up 20+ scatters, win multipliers of x1, x2, x4 and x10 from the base game are substituted by multipliers of x5, x10, x20 and x50 for this round. As you might guess, the wins can be substantial.
Cash-O-Matic is, like most of NetEnt’s games, optimised to be playable on mobile devices including Android and iOS smartphones. The game’s simple graphics should be pretty easy for most devices to handle, and all that’s needed is a decent internet connection and Cash-O-Matic runs without a hitch.
Cash-O-Matic offers an RTP of 96.33%, which is pretty good compared to many online slots and means that players can expect some decent gains. It’s also worth noting that Cash-O-Matic is a very high variance game, which means players need to get used to dead spins; the profits in this game all come from big wins during the game’s bonus round. The paytable on this game is decent, with some combinations paying out huge multipliers.
It’s not the most eye-catching game, particularly when compared to some other slots by developer giant NetEnt, but the gameplay – and the opportunities to win some really big bucks – do make up for this game’s dowdy appearance.