Cash Stax Basic Information:
What is it we are after when we gamble? Some would say fame, though the more common answer is obviously fortune. So, what happens when a developer decides to take the most literal desire of gamblers and makes a pokie named after it? Well, in this case we end up with Cash Stax. Is this game likely to end up giving you stacks of cash, or is this more of a case of overzealous advertising? Read our review to find out…
This pokie was created by the developers at Barcrest. These guys have been a huge name in the world of gambling for decades now. Since 1968 these guys have been working in the physical industry, and now they have moved into the world of software gambling. This game was released on the 15th of June, 2015.
The Barcrest system is compatible with a great many devices which are capable of running Flash. This means most PCs, Apple computers and tablets, along with a variety of other mobile devices. Check if your device supports flash, if it does you should be able to run games from Barcrest.
Cash Stax comes with a total of 30 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet are static.
- The maximum coins bet are static.
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.10
- Maximum coins size sits at 400.00
- The return to player offered by this game is 98.14%, one of the highest we have on record.
Cash Stax is a game built around simplicity, and because of this the game has a notable lack of options. Rather than the traditional option screen, Cash Stax has the majority of its options available from the main game screen.
- Betting Quantity Buttons
These simple increase or decrease the bet per line. Increasing the bet in this game also increases the amount of active paylines, when the 1.00 threshold has been passed.
- Audio Button
The only option available from the settings menu. This is found by clicking the small gear button to the left of the page. This then brings the player to a screen with a single option to mute all sound from the game when toggled.
- i Button
This is used to open the main game information screen when clicked. This section includes helpful information on symbols, game rules and payouts.
- Big Bet
When this button is clicked the player is brought to the Big Bet screen. From here the player can choose to increase their bet in order to offer various bonuses. These bets consist of 5 linked spins of the reels. All of the wins here are cumulative and are paid out at the end of the last spin. Each of these spins use the maximum of 30 active paylines. It is possible to trigger free spins during bet bet games. These are offered in 20 and 30 total bet quantities.
There really is nothing to write about here, as Cash Stax is a unique creation from the team at Barcrest.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol in Cash Stax comes in the form of a jester. This can substitute for any symbol except the free spins symbols. It can also appear on any of the reels.
The free spins symbol in Cash Stax appears as a golden circle. These initally appear as white circle symbols, but can randomly change into the free spin symbols. One or more golden O symbols appearing on each reel triggers the free spins bonus game. The number of these symbols determines the quantity of free spins which are awarded.
The free spins bonus game in Cash Stax is won when the player manages to gain golden circle symbols on each reel. The quantity of free spins is equal to the amount of golden circle symbols which appeared in the round the free spins were won. These free spins will continue until either the spin quantity is exhausted of the maximum win of 250,000 is reached.
How to Play:
Basic play for Cash Stax is as simple as a player selecting a betting amount and clicking spin.
Alternatively the player can use the big bet button to access the big bets feature.
Overall Design and Usability:
One look at Cash Stax and you get the impression which Barcrest were trying to make with this game – that is that this game is about gambling, with minimum fluff. In practise this means that the game is actually quite ugly, as in one of the ugliest we have yet reviewed. That said, this is completely understandable. Cash Stax is a pokie game that only wants to be a pokie game. There is no fluffing around here, and that will definitely appeal to some players.
When it comes to usability, Cash Stax suffers from issues common to Barcrest games, though here they are less pronounced. We should note that the game itself appears as fully reliable and very responsive. The issue here comes from the lack of options. While the lack of graphics options might not be so much of an issue with this pokie, given how simple it is, the lack of autoplay means that some players might be turned off by this game.
Where to find it:
Barcrest may not be as common as the big boys in the business, but they still do very well. Check out the following links for website reviews which offer games from the Barcrest framework. From here you can decide which casino works for you, and you can jump right in!
Cash Stax is one of those games which seems to be directly targeted at a certain type of players. If you simply want to play a pokie without any messing around and without having to deal with annoying themes or effects then we can absolutely recommend giving this game a try. If, however, you are the type of player who leans heavily on autoplay, or likes an attractive theme and effects then this is most likely not the game for you.
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