Just as we finished reviewing 5 Lions Gold, an ancient Chinese theme-based slot with plenty of umpf to it, we are now reviewing another Chinese theme-based slot entitled Caishen’s Cash Slots. With another exquisite background setting of gold coins, we have the cutest little girls and boys take the lead in this game. Once again, Pragmatic Play is offering us the opportunity to make 22000xs your bet in this game.
Caishen’s Cash is a 5x3-reel, 243-way progressive bonus video slot. This time, there are four progressive jackpots: Minor, Grand, Major, and Mini. Although these jackpots are not as high as 5 Lions Gold, this is still a very worthy game to play. In this game you will find a myriad of special features. In addition, there is the Auto Play, the Bet Box with the max coin value of 25 cents and the max bet of 125 coins per spin. The RTP is 96.50%. Be sure to read the multi-page pay table as it will give you all the symbols, payouts, special features, and general rules of the game. You will also be able to play this game on your Android or iOS mobile devices. As this is an Instant Play game, you will be able to play it for free or for real money.
Although there are card symbols in this game, they are low paying symbols. The top paying symbol is Caishen himself, awarding 6x your bet when five land on the reels. A Chinese Gong marked with the word itself is the wild symbol, appearing on reels two, three and four only and will assist you in getting winning combinations. There are two very special features in this game – the Caishen’s Free Spins, which you can claim when you get 6 Scatter symbols, and the Money Re-Spins Feature.
As mentioned, in order to trigger the free spins round you will need to get a minimum of six scattered Money symbols anywhere on the reels in one spin. Each of the scattered coins will display a cash value from 0.32xs to 4xs your bet. You will have now the choice between the free spins round or the Money Re-spins feature.
In this round you will receive 8 free spins which cannot be retriggered. During the feature, only premium symbols and the Wild will show on the reels to provide more potential for big wins. Any Wild appearing on the reels will award the accumulated cash value of the triggering money symbols, and that on top of any potential line wins. A full screen of Caishen symbols will pay the maximum win in a single spin of 1,458xs your bet.
In this feature, you will initially receive 6 re-spins with only golden, green and blue money symbols on the reels. The triggering symbols will be locked in place and the aim is to hit more money symbols before you run out of re-spins. All new money symbols will be locked until the end of the feature. Any symbol with the three coins will award 1 re-spin. The green coin will award the sum of all golden money symbols on the reels, while the blue coin will award the sum of the gold, green and blue coins in view.
The slot has four fixed jackpots that can be won via the bonus game only. Any Wild landing on the reels in the base game and free spins can randomly trigger the jackpot bonus game. You will be presented with 12 coins and be asked to choose one pick at a time to reveal three matching jackpot symbols in order to win the respective jackpot.
Each of the four jackpots is expressed in total bets. Thus, the Grand is 1000xs your total bet; the Major is 100xs your total bet, and the Minor is 15xs your total bet; and the Mini is 35xs your bet.
While this game is very similar to 5 Lions Gold Slots, it doesn’t really compete. The fixed values of the progressive slots are much lower, and there is only one option for the free spins. This is not to say that Caishen’s Cash Slots isn’t a good game, but compared to 5 Lions Gold, I would prefer the latter.