The Cashapillar slot by MicroGaming takes you into a forest setting where you’ll find a selection of insect-like creatures frequenting the reels. Each of these has been given human characteristics, which might remind you of the ‘Alice’ books by Lewis Carroll. The leading character is the caterpillar who is celebrating his birthday, this elderly insect being the games highest paying symbol.
This game is set apart from others by the sheer size of the potential pay outs. With wild multipliers in place and the wilds being stacked, some enormous wins can head your way. These pay outs become even greater during the free spins, where you could potentially bag a win of a staggering 6 million coins (yes, I did say 6 million).
Cashapillar is a five-reel slot, with each of the reels showing a larger than usual five symbols, giving the reels a square appearance. The game has a maximum of 100 win-lines, although this number is adjustable. You have the option to play between 1 and 10 coins per spin. Playing all 10 allows the mega pay-outs to come your way.
The elderly caterpillar is the highest paying symbol in the game and is worth 1,000 coins when landing the maximum five in a row. An attractive female ladybird is the next highest paying and has a top prize of 400 coins. A grumpy looking snail (300 coins) looks like he needs cheering up, so fortunately he is joined by the happier rhino beetle (250 coins) and wasp (200 coins). As is the case with many slots, the playing card symbols complete the line-up, in this case the symbols being 10, J, Q, K and A.
The wild symbol shows the title of the slot within the body of a caterpillar. This symbol is stacked on all five reels and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter. Every time you land a win with this symbol the pay-out amount will be doubled, which is always a nice touch with a wild symbol. If you are lucky enough to fill every reel with this wild symbol and are playing for the max 10 coins, you’ll receive a win of 2 million coins!
Whenever you land a win you can choose to take a gamble. This is a very straightforward gamble as you’ll simply try and guess the colour of a playing card. Guess right and you’ll double your money but get it wrong and your win is insect food.
A birthday cake acts as the scatter symbol in the game. Land three or more and you’ll enter the free spins bonus feature (two or more will also award you an immediate cash win). You’ll have a total of 15 free spins during the feature but you’ll have a big extra bonus. Every win will be multiplied by 3. While this is good in itself – grab a win with a wild and the multiplier will become 6x. Land the perfect spin during the feature with the max coin size of 10 and 6 million coins will be yours.
The backdrop to this MicroGaming designed slot shows a forest setting. You only get to see small parts of the forest as the reels take up much of the screen – the 5×5 configuration needs a lot of room.
Each of the creatures on the reels has been nicely designed, each being given their own character. With these symbols being the highest paying, you’ll grow to like these little guys. Animation in the game could have gone further, as the winning symbols simply flash. However, the candles on the birthday cake do blow in the wind when these symbols lead to a win. Accompanying the game is a happy sound track, exactly the type of track that you might expect when watching a children’s TV show.
Cashapillar is a very enjoyable slot. With a maximum of 100 win-lines, you are guaranteed more winning opportunities with every spin. Which means more excitement. The added multipliers give the game a boost too. With stacked wilds bringing extra wins anyway, the 2x multiplier thrown into the mix is always a winner. Make that a 6x multiplier in the feature and the interest levels jump up a further notch. These wins can add up quickly and with figures like 6 million coins wins being mentioned, this is a must play.