Touch screen technology which enables you to spin a wheel-of-fortune type wheel is included in several Bally slots. This gives an engaging bonus game to Cash Spin, which is a bold, bright and comparatively simple slot. You will not miss it in a casino, the symbols are big and bright in mostly primary colors – even the wilds (which come stacked) have a vivid yellow background. Cash Spin uses the all-ways winning system. This means consecutive symbols from left to right always count as wins (as long as there are no reel-wide gaps). This makes a total of 243 ways to win, which you can spin for just 40 credits.
You’ll have 3 main ways to win for this game. The regular game (stacked wilds), the money wheel bonus game - which can lead to free spins – and the ‘money bags’ bonus.
In the regular game you will see a lot of the yellow strips covering all 3 rows on a reel. These are wild symbols, which substitute for everything except for the bonus and money bags symbols to create winning combinations. While the individual wins are not huge (the biggest is 12.5x your spin amount), you’ll find that you often get multiple winning lines at the same time – leading to those bigger wins.
The ‘u-spin’ symbol only appears on the first, third and fifth reel. This triggers the wheel bonus when you get all 3 – which starts with a game show like announcement. You use the touch screen technology (or your mouse if playing the online version) to spin the wheel. This has a lot of segments with numbers and some with free spins. You’ll be paid as a multiplier of your total bet, which makes the 1000x segments well worth hitting. If you do get the free games, you’ll go back to the reels and quickly cycle through the games awarded – there are no special of different symbols of behaviors during this bonus.
Money bags is a simple on-screen pick-em game, and happens when you hit 3 of the money bags on the middle 3 reels. You choose one of these, which reveals a cash prize of between 3 and 50x your spin amount. The game shows you the other 2 prizes after you choose, keeping things transparent.
Even though there are 243 winning combinations across the reels, you will only need to use 40 credits per spin. Your bets can be from 1c per credit up to a huge $8 per credit ($320 per spin). This can vary depending on which casino you are in. Auto-spin is an option, and will let you play up to 25 spins at a time.
The symbols you are hoping to see on consecutive reels are a mix of big bold gems and playing card symbols. The gems are rubies, diamonds and emeralds – with dollar sign symbols completing the feeling of riches. The playing cards are the standard Bally ones, with ace down to 9 in use. You’ll need 3 of most symbols, though the top-paying diamonds have prizes for just 2.
When you spin the reels, there is a bongo drum sound – this is quite rhythmic. Most of the win noises are the standard Bally sounds. There are some unique sounds involved, for example the announcements before and after you spin the wheel. Animations are very basic, one example being that the green money bags shake up and down a little when they land. The wheel is graphically very nicely produced, for me this shows that the rest of the game is deliberately given that retro feeling.
This type of slot is something that Bally has been doing well since the early days of slots when 3 reels was the norm. They have taken a solid game, and added just enough to keep it interesting – without going crazy for features and gimmicks. The wheel bonus is excellent, and has the potential for some big wins (or free spins). Money bags can randomly add an extra windfall too, though this is unlikely to be your main focus. Overall an excellent slot and one for your shortlist for your next casino visit.