We spend our fair share of time with Microgaming partners, but from time to time, we also get interesting pieces from the folks at Pragmatic, or rather their partners. Reel Kingdom have previously bought us slots such as Floating Dragon, so we have our experience with this provider. Cash Elevator seems to be a whole different beast though, as we are taken from warm and colourful Chinese scenery to something more peculiar. Cash Elevator most definitely doesn’t follow your typical slot settings, so forget about Ancient Egypt or another familiar place, these are undiscovered grounds that we are stepping on.
Just looking at the stats, Cash Elevator may seem quite simple. It has 5 reels and 3 rows, some decent but regular payouts and other stats that don’t pop out straight away. It’s the presentation of the slot that steals the main spotlight, for better or worse. We are always up for new ideas, so we welcome Cash Elevator with open arms, but it doesn’t mean that Cash Elevator has earned the seal of approval just yet. With some elaborate features, Cash Elevator seems very unordinary, which can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. We will have to see, to which side Cash Elevator leans more.
Cash Elevator Slot Review
Gameplay and Payouts
Where to even start. In a quick summary, it’s a Victorian/mythical zombie slot about two lovers stuck in an elevator. So yeah, this is not your typical slot experience. We never thought we’d say it, but perhaps Ancient Egypt would have been a better choice. The background music also creates this unsettling, eerie atmosphere. It reminds us of the late 90’s video games, more precisely the Resident Evil franchise, which used photorealism to make their games seem more graphically advanced. It’s 2021 now, so this technique is well outdated. That’s why Cash Elevator looks like it’s fallen behind times a bit. Other than that, it’s quite a typical 5 reel 20 line layout.
Photorealism is well reflected into high symbols, but low symbols look more like your regular slot 10’s and A’s. The range goes beyond 10 though, as we got 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. These symbols are decorated with a golden steampunk design. Cash Elevator high symbols are different objects and things. We got luggage, an old car, key, telephone, pocket watch, cat by the moonlight and the main Cash Elevator building. The payout for the top symbols is 50x per line.
Cash Elevator is a high volatility slot, which is apparent once you begin to make a couple of spins. Cash Elevator supposedly creates plenty of opportunities but it is much harder to take advantage of them as it seems. It will become more clear once we move on to the bonus features. The RTP seems decent, as it is 96.64%. Now, the max possible payout is 20,000x, which on paper seems quite generous. Cash Elevator can be played on all devices with a bet range of 0.20 – 100.
The Cash Elevator slot revolves around one main feature, this is also where the name of the game comes from. While playing, you will come across Arrow symbols, which land only on the 3rd reel. These arrows will show how many floors you will go up or down. The higher the better, because each floor removes the lowest symbol. For example, if you are on the 7th floor then the lowest possible symbol is luggage, which itself is a part of high symbols. Together this is known as Cash Elevator Feature. There are 13 floors in total plus the basement. If you land in the basement then the game will redirect you to a random level.
Dead Lovers Free Spins are triggered by a single or double 1x3 Wild symbols. You will recognize wild as one of the two lovers. These Free Spins then come with 3 options, awarding 6 to 12 Free Spins randomly. This number is bumped to 12-24 if you triggered the bonus game with both wilds. Cash Elevator Free Spins begin with both full reel wilds located on reels 1 and 5. Depending on what is hit, these wilds move positions between the spins. If both wilds meet in the middle, extra 5 spins are rewarded. Also, the floor is random on each spin.
If you manage to get to the Cash Elevator’s 13th floor, the Hold and Spin feature is triggered. All regular symbols are removed and only special money symbols or blanks land. Like usually, new symbols reset the spin counter. Just as before, you will be given 3 option that determines your starting spins. These range from 3 to 11.
Cash Elevator is a bit of an odd one. We wonder, where Reel Kingdom got their inspiration from. The setting is highly unusual, so approval from players will wary. Personally, we aren’t big fans. Perhaps it’s due to the visual quality itself, which is sub-par. The idea behind features is really good, but once again, the execution is lacking. Going between the floors, while removing the lowest symbols sounds interesting, but in reality, it gets redundant pretty quick. Also, it’s hard to score some decent wins if you are stuck below level 5. Cash Elevator is one of the strangest slots we’ve experienced as of late, but due to this fact, it could be the perfect slot for you to test out. Don’t let us hold you back, feel free to give it a try.
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