Captain Cash Pokie Review
This retro 3-reel 5-payline video slot by Betsoft is crafted for Aussies who are keen on pirates. The symbols and overall appearance of the pokie are sufficient to immerse a pirate-theme fan into dreaming of pirates, their adventures and treasure. A very straight interface is placed right on the map showing where the treasure is, and the treasure is marked with a Jolly Roger. The treasure is also on display, it is up to $1000 at the max bet or up to $750 at lower wagers. The pokie is compatible with computer and mobile devices, and is available readily for real-money playing. Rules and tips on how to win big are found below.
Gameplay: Raise the flag, set sails and win!
A pirate needs to care of two controls only to embark on a prize hunt. Firstly, a coin value is decided – the control is not marked with a sign, so one has to look under Credits and Wins indicators at the bottom left corner. A red square with a number shows the value which may be adjusted with consecutive clicks from $0.01 up to $1.00. Then lines are decided upon: there are 5 paylines, three horizontal and two diagonal. Clicking Bet One selects the number of active lines, from 1 to 5, which are displayed as one clicks the button.
The bet is always 1 coin per line, so pressing Bet One engages more lines and, accordingly, increases the bet. Combining the value of coins and the number of coins, one may adjust a wager within a range from 1 to 5 coins or, in money terms, from $0.01 up to $5.00. Clearly, the pokie is not meant for high rollers but still, a $1000 cash prize at a $5 bet sounds like a good deal.
Here is a tip on how to earn the top payout of x1000: it is paid out only on a 5-coin bet. Less adventurous pirates keeping a lower profile would have to settle for x750 as the top win when betting 1 to 4 coins. That is, to win $1000 you have to bet $5; a bet of $4 earns up to $750 only. To go for the top prize, an Aussie shall press the Bet Max button, which engages all 5 lines at once with a 1-coin bet per line.
The payable symbols in this video slot make a mixture of gambling and piracy signs, a recognizable and indispensable selection. There are single, double and triple Bars (pay x5, x10 and x20 respectively), Treasure maps (x25), Jolly Rogers (x50), Dead man’s Chests (x100) and Captain Cash himself (x750 or x1000 depending on a bet size). Rules are hard and fast: symbols pay when there are 3 of a kind on an active line. Yet there is a small prize of 3 coins awarded for a line composed of 3 different symbols (from left to right): a Chest, a Flag and a Map.
Captain Cash is an experienced sailor, a pirate with a long record and a tricky symbol as well. He is a payable symbol earning the top payout of up to $1000 at a $5 bet, and a wild at the same time. Captain Cash substitutes for any other payable symbol to complete a winning line. He does not add or multiply wins he is involved into. When deciding on a bet level, one should keep in mind that adding just one coin to a wager of $4 makes the bet eligible for earning the maximum payout of $1000. Otherwise, Captain Cash pays up to $750 only.
The pokie design with 3 reels, 5 paylines, 8 winning combinations and a wild makes it possible to earn on numerous lines in a single spin. Betting on all 5 lines maximizes the chances to win in every round and score on numerous lines in a single spin.
Bottom line on Captain Cash
Captain Cash is a pirate-themed 3-reel 5-payline video slot by Betsoft with a chance to win up to $1000 in a single spin at the top wager of $5. It features a very basic gameplay diversified with a Wild being a payable symbol at the same time. There are no top-end graphics and cutting-edge features typical of Betsoft. Still, it is a pure replica of the earliest day of software era and online gambling. But this is not an old bucket, it is compatible with modern PCs and mobile and what is important it pays real money for a real money bet. It would probably not attract high rollers, but yet it may be a good companion for an Aussie who is fond of pirates.