“Step right up to the Caaaaaaash Coaster” beckons the soulful lady welcoming you to this retro-styled mashup of amusement park and just general 1970s flashback material. Is this supposed to be about “simpler times” or something faux nostalgic like that…?
The Cash Coaster slots game is a 5-reel, 30-payline video slot game, again themed on old-fashioned amusement parks. Filling the symbol set are goodies such as popcorn, candy apples, snow cones, ice cream cones, cotton candy and pretzels; high-paying symbols are lucky 7s. (Now *that’s* retro – at least as far as slots players are concerned!)
Among the sound effects are the whooshing roller coaster, disco music samples and pinball machine sound effects; note what’s written above with regard to a confusing mishmash of subgenres in this game…
Yes, that symbol marked WILD is in fact a wild; sometimes we wish that a little more originality went into these things. Is it impossible for a single 5-reel video slot to forego both the low-paying playing-card symbols and bland wilds?
At random times in gameplay, reels 1 and/or 5 will be filled with stacked WILDs so as to rack up the player some nice winnings.
The symbol marked (sigh) FREE SPINS is the scatter in the Cash Coaster slot. In traditional fashion, landing three of these bad boys on an active payline on a single spin enters the player into a bonus free spins round. But even before that, some bonuses exist! Just by hitting the three scatters, you’ll get back a quick 30x the payline bet; after this comes a super-quick “pick ‘em” video bonus round (pick a ticket, any ticket…), which determines whether 4, 5 or 6 free spins are awarded.
The “Roller Coaster Wild Feature” is permanently in effect during free spins, leaving reels 1 and 5 filled with stacked sticky wilds. Nice.
As stated above, the Cash Coaster slot has 30 paylines, but you’ll be asked to pony up an extra 10 coins for something called the “Feature Bonus.” Wagering this extra 10 coins gains the player absolutely nothing in terms of winnings or even potential winnings – nor is it optional to simply ignore this bet. This “Feature Bonus” fixed wager on certain IGT games makes for quite a disturbing trend, and we can only hope this doesn’t become more common among other casino software developers.
In any case, these “40” paylines may be covered for anything from 1¢ to $200 per spin.
No one amount is set for a jackpot payout in the Cash Coaster slot, but five red 7s on a single payline is worth 500x the payline bet – for just one payline.