Cash Wave Slot Review
Cash Wave is a Bally’s slot themed around summer holidays and vacations. Graphics quality will not blow your mind but a couple of bonus features and a relaxed game is granted to low-rollers, high-rollers and everyone in between. The only features anyone can benefit from on Cash Wave are a wild and free spins. Still both of them have a surprising twist that can keep you playing for some time. The slot has a setup of 5 reels with 4 symbols on each – a traditional solution for Bally Technologies.
Unusually for an average slot fan, Cash Wave features four symbols on each column as opposed to the traditional three. However, this configuration is a rather standard pattern applied by the developer for its land-based and online slots. As for the game’s visual aspect, it looks simple and unsophisticated. The summer and beach themes are not developed in a comprehensive manner – just a backstage picture behind the reels and numerous symbols that fit the theme.
There are 40 fixed paylines that are always active when you place a bet on every spin. The only bet option that you can configure in order to lower down or increase a bet size is a bet per line, which varies widely between $0.01 and $10. This makes for an excellent range of between $0.40 and $400 per spin, so everyone will be able to pick a needed amount for their budget.
There are 10 regular symbols used in the slot. Six of them are playing cards of face values from 9 through Ace. The other four are beach slippers, a beach towel, a VW bus and a blonde girl with a tanned face. To obtain a cash award, you need to arrange at least three symbols along a payline. The only exception is a Tanned Girl symbol that requires two or more in order to pay out. In Cash Wave, the top prize of $5000 is granted upon hitting five Wild symbols or five Tanned Girl symbols. By all odds, Cash Wave is a low-variance slot, i.e. the one that pays out little but often.
A green banknote with the lettering “Wild” is naturally a wild symbol that acts in a usual way. Whenever it falls on an active line, it substitutes for a regular symbol and helps complete winning combinations (if any). During regular play, the wild performs just basic functions but unleashes its potential in free spins.
Free spins with stacked wilds
The slot has a Free Games symbol that hides behind it a way more than it seems at first view. This symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only, and you need to get three of these simultaneously to activate a feature, at which point you will obtain 5 free spins. The number may sound insufficient for a good free spin bonus but here you have lots of stacked wilds during every free round.
On the first spin, reel 5 is entirely wild. On the second spin, reels 4 and 5 are fully wild. On the third spin, the two wild reels shift one position left and so on. Finally, on the last free spin, you will have a guaranteed win because the first and second reels will be wild. Unfortunately, the feature cannot be retriggered but you will not wait all that long before activating it again because scatters land quite often.
The game will take the fancy of high rollers since the max bet reaches $400 per spin. Fans of wild symbol action will appreciate Cash Wave, too, because 8 symbol positions will always be wild during free spins. The max jackpot in the game is $5000.