Cash Stax is an online slot from Barcrest that has the look of a classic slot but the gameplay of a modern slot.
The Bars and 7s are certainly reminiscent of fruit machines, but the Xs and Os also make it look like a game of Noughts and Crosses. To give you plenty of winning opportunities, the makers of Cash Stax (Barcrest) have included a Big Bet Feature which you'll find in several other online slots by Scientific Games such as Hercules High and Mighty and Monopoly Big Event. There's also an intriguing Free Spins Bonus where stacked golden circles can award extra free games as well as multipliers as big as x5.
More about the Software Provider
Barcrest is one of the most iconic names in the UK entertainment industry, and what started out as an arcade game and fruit machine manufacturer back in 1968 has now become one of the most well-known online slots developers in Europe. Barcrest was acquired by Scientific Games in 2011, and now represents one of four online gaming studios that make desktop and mobile slots under the name, SG Gaming.
Some of Barcrest's most well-known slots include Rainbow Riches, Action Bank, Cashino, Crown Gems, and Wild Times.
Appearance and Sound Effects
Cash Stax has an unusual appearance for a five-reel slot as it only uses five symbols – Xs, Os, Bars, 7s, and Jesters. The graphics are also very simple and only make use of four different colours, so you'd be forgiven for assuming that the game's older than it really is.
There are a few settings that you can tweak including the Stake per Line (between 0.01 and 20.00), Big Bet, Auto-Play, and the option to turn the sound effects on and off. The sounds are in-keeping with classic slots and pub fruit machines, which is a nice touch.
Bonuses and Special Features
Big Bet is an optional feature in Cash Stax, but it can make a significant difference to the amount of times you can win and how much money you can win. Basically, it gives you a choice of two options – pay £10 or pay £20. Each option gives you five linked spins of the reels and activates all thirty paylines (N.B., without Big Bet, there are only ten paylines) to give you a better return for your money. Big Bet also raises the game's RTP to 98.14%.
The Jester is the wild symbol in Cash Stax, and it can substitute for any symbol except the O to help you gain prizes. The Jester is also stacked which helps improve your chances of landing valuable winning combos.
To initiate the Free Spins Bonus, you need at least one O on all five reels of the same spin. The Os on each reel are moved to the individual spots above the reels and added together to determine how many free games you receive. Each additional O that appears during the Bonus gives you one extra spin. Plus, if you manage to light all of the Free Spin segments, you'll gain a x5 multiplier on all winning combinations.
Cash Stax uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and ten paylines, and has an RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 94.12% to 98.14% which increases with the Big Bet levels.
The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.
Cash Stax is instantly recognisable as a Barcrest slot, and it's a game that's sure to appeal to the classic slot fans among you. It provides an interesting mix of traditional versus modern with its graphics and gameplay, and is aided by wins of up to 500x your bet and the potential to boost the RTP to a seriously impressive 98.14% via the Big Bet Feature.