Cash Money Mermaids Pokie Review
This 5-reel 25-payline pokie by Betsoft deserves referring as an all-in-one video slot. It is multi-themed: nightclub neon lights, air bubbles, playing cards, Cash Money logo, a striking wild symbol, underwater party animals including a school of mermaids, octopuses, seahorses and His Royal Majesty the King of the Ocean (Nep)Tune and, of course, a shining Trident. Despite this broad variety of images, this pokie is about one thing only: playing for real money. Actually, for real and big money: up to a $10,000 win in a base round, a random progressive jackpot, Scatters, Wilds and on top of that a chance to get up to 15 Wild symbols on the reels at once – this is what makes the pokie unique.
Gameplay: Cut the long story short
With that much at stake, one should quickly figure out the way it works and set the reels in motion. Let us not beat around the bush and go straight to controls. First, one decides on coins, which range from $0.01 to $5.00, with the Value lever. From 1 to 25 paylines are selected with the Lines lever. Thus the maximum bet equals to 25 coins or $125 in money terms, giving you the opportunity to win $10,000 in a base round and much more during a free spin mode with up to 15 wild symbols at once. There is also a random progressive jackpot, the current amount of which is shown on a special display at the top right corner. The Spin button starts the journey to bug bucks and the Max Lines button does the same with the top wager, i.e. 25 coins.
Pokie symbols: Miracles of the abyss
This pokie is made for earning indeed: there are 12 symbols, all payable. The paytable presents 6 Playing Card symbols from 9 through to A, paying from x2 to x250. Then there are Seahorses paying from x20 to x500. An Octopus with wine bottles is not for nothing, he earns from x20 to x750. A school of Mermaids, a Blonde, a Brunette and a Ginger pay from x20 to x1000. His Royal Majesty the King wearing a fantastic emerald hat instead of a rusty crown grants x50 to x1500. A Scatter symbol also pays, not much, from x5 to x50, but it activates a free spin mode (read below). A Wild symbol in this pokie is the most prominent feature, therefore the highest rate is attached to it: it earns x2 to x2000, that is, up to $10,000 at the maximum wager.
All symbols pay when there are 3 of a kind on an active payline except for 9 and Wild: these two pay when there are 2 of them. The maximum payouts are paid when there are 5 symbols of a kind on an active payline. Mind you that any winning combo, including the best of all, 5 Kings or 5 Wilds, falling on an inactive line does not count and earn nothing. Tip: engage all 25 paylines to maximize the win to $10,000 in a base round.
There is another rule and one more exception. All winning combos pay from left to right in adjacent positions, except for Scatters. Scatters pay in any position and Scatter wins are added to other wins earned on active paylines.
Scatters meet Wilds
A Cash Money logo is a Scatter and payable symbol as well (it pays x3 to x50 regardless of its position). Three or more Scatters on an active payline trigger 5 free spins. It is THE feature of this game because after each free spin, King Tune makes a trick with his royal Trident: he converts 1 to 15 symbols into Wilds. After the conversion, your wins are calculated and paid, and the next free spins start till all the 5 free spins expire. The rule on payout involving a Wild symbol is clear: the highest win is paid. Therefore Wilds in a free spin mode may earn a fortune for an Aussie who is lucky enough to trigger free spins and deserve the kindness of King Tune.
Wilds substitute for any symbol except for Scatters. If there are 2 or more Wilds in a winning combo, the highest win is paid. The wild is also a payable symbol, actually, it is THE payable symbol and pays from x2 for two Wilds and up to $10,000 for five Wilds, provided the maximum bet of $125 is placed. A moneymaker that Wild is!
Random progressive jackpot
There is a special display at the top right corner of the main screen showing the current status of a random progressive jackpot. It is progressing with each spin so one shall not complaint if it is not earned in the first ten or twenty spins for it is growing for the sake and benefit of a gambler. Sooner or later luck will turn its smiling face to an assertive Aussie and tons of cash will pour into the stash. It happens at random, that is, by chance: there are no triggers, combos, conditions or qualifying bets whatsoever, it is a sheer and lavish gift of luck.
Bottom line on Money Cash Mermaids
This mobile-friendly 5-reel 25-payline pokie fished by Betsoft from the depth of the ocean is an excellent combination of visual attraction, sound pleasure and extremely interesting and generous features. There are as many as 12 payable symbols and also Scatters and Wilds. It gives a fair chance to earn up to $10,000 in a base round at the top bet of $125 and incredibly more during free spins. The free spin mode is endowed with a majestic trick of converting from 1 to 15 symbols into Wilds on each free spin. A random progressive jackpot nearly boils the excitement and finally turns this video slot into one of the hottest spots underwater as well as in online casinos.