Let’s just pretend it is a hot summer day and we take our surfboard, beach towel and sunscreen with us. It’s time for Cash Wave from the game developer Bally. This slot game is entirely devoted to a nice day at the beach, the sun is shining and there are high waves. Cash Wave has fun matching symbols like the familiar VW bus, slippers, a towel with some sunscreen and a beautiful blonde lady.. that’s a good start! Besides the themed symbols we also come across the familiar letters and numbers like A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. The Wild and the symbol of the lady pay up to £2.500! But there are even some bigger waves in this slot, you can spin several bonus features including: Stacked Wilds and the Free Games symbol.
The first impression of Cash Wave
The first impression we get from Cash Wave is that it’s simple and solid. The theme is not developed in a comprehensive way, just a background with a beach and numerous matching symbols. So do not expect advanced 3D animations, it is a simple slots game which is rather well put together. It’s very clear to see what the cash balance is and the winning amount. Also if we want to change these settings it is immediately clear. With the + and – you can set the amount you want to bet per payline. Immediately the Total Stake on the right is visible. This amount represents your bet per spin. The minimum bet you can choose is one pence per payline this is 40 pence per spin. This bet can be increased to a maximum of 5 pound per payline, which is equivalent to 200 pound per spin. In between there 7 more steps, so everyone should be able to find the right amount for their casino budget.
With Cash Wave you do not have the ability to set the number of paylines, you always play this slot on 40 paylines. There are also no additional levels applied in the form of betting levels. Actually, we do find it a benefit, we believe that these additional betting levels can only cause confusion and do not really add much to the game.
Sounds and animations
As previously indicated Cash Wave belongs to the category of simple slots. The basic game has no further background music, until you end up in the bonus game. There you can hear some happy summer music in the background. If we win a prize we hear enthusiastic music playing as long as the prize amount is growing. If this takes a little too long for you, just press the spin button. Then the amount that you won is added to your balance at once. Do not expect to much animations. Only in the bonus game there is a nice matching animation of a large wave that engulfs the symbols after every bonus round.
This game is also available in the form of a slot machine. From Las Vegas to your nearby casino, you will find the machines by Bally all around the world. Bally was the developer of the first electronic slot machine in 1963, read more at the history of slots.
Let check out the bonus features, we will start with the Wild symbols. They have the form of a green dollar bill with pink lettering; Wild. The Wild symbol can substitute for any other symbol except the Free Games symbols. Also, the Wild symbol along with the lady symbol have the highest payout, £2.500! This slot also has even bigger Wild symbols, these Stacked Wild symbols take the space of 3 smaller Wild symbols that are stacked on each other. With a symbol like that it is very easy to make a winning combination! The Stacked Wild symbols can only be found in the bonus round. Lets take a look at the Free Games symbol, with the image of surfboards and flowers. The Free Games symbol can be turned on the reels 2, 3 and 4. 3 of these symbols represents a win of 5 free spins. Each bonus round there are also Stacked Wild symbols visible. In the first round of the bonus game the 5th reel is a big Wild symbol. The 2nd round the reels 4 and 5 and so on.. With those stacked Wilds you are almost guaranteed to win!
Summary table Cash Wave
|Supported on mobile devices||No|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||93,85%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Low|
|Features (?)||Free spins and Stacked Wilds|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 40|
|Min. / Max. bet||0.40 up to 200|
|Max. prize||500x your bet|
As indicated earlier in this review Cash Wave is a simple slot. Do not expect high-end 3D animations and flashy features. It is a game with a cheerful atmosphere and a bonus game with some good chances of winning. We like the controls and layout of the buttons, very straightforward. If we would describe Cash Wave in a few words, it is a simple and solid slots game.
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