When you see a slot by the name of Cash Inferno, it is no surprise whatsoever to see a series of fire- fighting symbols on the reels. However, what might surprise you is the fact that there are dogs everywhere too. This slot is like 101 Dalmatians meets The Towering Inferno. As well as the canine laden reels in the base game, you also have a bonus game where a win multiplier meets a bonus multiplier to enable some fiery wins.
Cash Inferno is played out on five reels, with three symbols showing on each. Unusually for a modern online slot, this game has just nine win lines, which is much lower than found at many slots today. You can opt to bet 9, 18, 27, 36 or 45 credits for each spin. With just nine win lines, this slot will suit those players who like to see more spins for their money.
The control panel is housed below the reels and players will firstly choose the coin value using the plus and minus buttons. Then players can hit the ‘Bet 9’ button once or more to set the bet size, while ‘Max Bet’ will set the reels in motion for the maximum bet size of 45.
Looking at the pay table, you’ll see a prancing dog with its head held high as the highest paying standard symbol. Land this five times in a row and you’ll benefit to the tune of 1,000 coins, while a Dalmatian dog in a sitting position has a top pay out of 500 coins. Each of these top paying symbols is unusual in the fact that they pay out for landing 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 in a row, while all of the others require the more usual minimum three. A fire extinguisher has a top win amount of 250 coins, while a lighted match is worth 200 coins for a full house of five symbols. A fire hydrant, a hose and a flashing beacon complete the standard symbols in the game.
The wild symbol is represented by a cartoon-like close up of a head of a Dalmatian and this will substitute for every other symbol in the game apart from the bonus ones. This wild is also by far the highest paying symbol in the game, with a huge pay-out of 2,500 coins for hitting all five on a pay line.
The final symbols in the game are a series of three firefighter’s hats, one the traditional red, another in the blue of the chief of firefighters and the other a black baseball cap. To enter the bonus round you’ll need to match at least three of these symbols on consecutive reels. The minimum three hats gives you a 1x win multiplier to take into the next stage, while four or five scatters makes this win multiplier increase to 2x or 3x respectively.
With this win multiplier in place you’ll now enter a pick me round where you’ll be faced with a series of burning windows. As you pick each one, it will reveal either a 1x, 2x or 5x bonus multiplier and you’ll continue picking these up until you hit the ‘finish’ window (if you pick the finish window on your very first pick, you’ll immediately pick up the maximum bonus multiplier).
To work out you win amount, you’ll simply multiply the win multiplier by the bonus multiplier and then multiply it again against the number of credits played.
It wouldn’t be unfair to say that Cash Inferno isn’t the most modern looking slot, although the cartoon style imagery will put a smile on your face. The backdrop to the game is a red brick pattern, while the basic looking symbols are found on plain white reels. Every time you hit spin, you’re met by a very outdated beeping noise, which makes the game feel like a 1980’s video game.
Cash Inferno is something of a throwback in this world of modern slots. You have just nine win lines and the bonus feature is a straightforward picks round. While this might seem a little unexciting to some, others will appreciate the fact that the bonus feature is quick and easy and doesn’t distract to much from the game. Both the sound and the visuals are a little too basic in parts to ever turn this slot into a real winner, though it might be worth a spin just for the fun factor.