Quickspin has recently made a conscious shift in providing much more volatile slot releases in the last few years, and Cabin Crashers is definitely no exception.
Sticky Multiplier Wilds are on offer here, with Multipliers up to 5x attached to them, along with 4 different free spins options to choose from that are increasingly more volatile and potent.
The highlight being a Mystery Choice option with up to 20 free spins and 5x multipliers, and a max win of 22,144x stake, all 4 of these options can produce big wins, but the final mode really turns up the volatility to extreme levels.
The visual design is a superb blend of cartoon style and a horror theme, it’s hard to get scared of cartoon zombies after all!
With some great animations for the usual Big, Epic, Mega wins as our hero slays zombies in various gruesome ways, think axes, shotguns and zombie brains and you get a general idea.
Cabin Crashers – Base Gameplay
The Cabin Crasher base game takes place in a regular 5×3 reel set with 20 fixed paylines with a broad mix of high and low paying suitably themed symbols on the reels. The Bonus Scatter is a purple Gravestone symbol.
Whilst the top paying symbols here aren’t too eye-watering in terms of max win potential, the Multiplier Wilds on offer can really increase the winning potential on this machine.
In the base game, these symbols contain a multiplier in the range of 2x up to 5x and are found on the middle 3 reels of this slot.
The key to the volatility of this slot is that when multiple Wilds are part of the same win line then the multipliers are added together.
In essence, this gives you the potential of a 15x multiplier on any given payline and can produce some very decent base game hits if multiple wilds land in view on the same paylines!
The base game doesn’t really have much more on offer in terms of special features, so you are really hoping to trigger the free spins mode by landing 3 scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 to initiate the Grave Picker (Free Spins options) and choose your desired Zombie Siege Free Spins.
Cabin Crashers has a Bonus Buy feature on offer in countries where it is still allowed. This costs a premium of 75 x the current bet to activate and will instantly trigger the bonus feature once bought.
Once the bonus round is triggered either by regular play or via the bonus buy, you are presented with 4 different free spins options with varying numbers of starting spins and starting multipliers, along with a Random Choice option.
The random choice is the most volatile, with up to 20 free spins on offer and 5x Multipliers. The flip side is that you could be facing a reward of 6 free spins and a 2x multiplier from this random selection, which is far worse than the other 3 regular options where you know exactly what you are getting.
Needless to say, the Random Choice spins are a very risky option, but it is the key to the biggest wins 22144x bet on offer from this machine.
Don’t be fooled into thinking the other 3 options aren’t volatile, with max wins of 5111x, 6843x, and 9822x on offer, which are all fantastic maximum wins for a high variance slot.
Game Features Summary
5×3 Reels 20 Fixed Paylines
3 Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins Bonus Round
4 Free Spins option to choose from
Sticky Wilds in the bonus round with multipliers up to 5x
No full re-triggers or Extra Spins can be gained during the bonus round
Landing 3 of the tombstone Scatter symbols on the reels signals the start of the main bonus round. Your first task is selecting your preferred bonus round in the grave picker feature.
Cabin Crashers is a high variance slot regardless of which option you select but, the Higher volatility means fewer spins and a higher Multiplier and potentially even greater rewards. Whilst the lower volatility means more free spins and a slightly lower Multiplier.
Free Spins Bonus Picker
There are 4 different options to choose from, with the Random or Mystery (?) option offering a random number of free spins and a random Multiplier.
12 Free Spins with a multiplier of 2x or 3x.
9 Free Spins with a multiplier of 3x or 4x
6 Free Spins with a multiplier of 4x or 5x.
Random multiplier based on the above options or 5x, and a random amount of free spins 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 or 20
The key difference in the bonus round to the base game is that the Wild symbols are sticky in Free Spins. Once landed in view on the middle reels, they will remain in place for the entire bonus.
It’s also worthing noting that the multiplier wilds when forming any wins on a payline will be added together if multiple wilds are present, with the maximum multiplier being 15x (three 5x wilds on the middle reels).
There are no re-triggers or extra spins on offer on this slot.
In countries where still allowed you are able to instantly trigger this bonus feature for a cost of 75x the current stake levels, so for example at a €4 euro bet you are looking at a cost of €300 to buy the free spins round, we have done a big playtest using this feature below to help give you some indication of the this slot’s volatility.
Cabin Crashers – The Bonus Buy Playtest
We playtested Cabin Crashers using the bonus buy feature exclusively at a €4 stake (Bonus costs €300 to trigger, 75x stake) to test the winning potential and volatility of all the free spins options available on this machine.
Whilst it standard play the RTP is stated as 96.18% when using the Bonus Buy exclusively then the RTP is listed at a slightly higher 96.50%.
We played each of the 4 different free spins options 5 times each, although after this playtest, we would continue testing the Random feature exclusively as this possesses the biggest winning potential.
20 Bonus Buys Playtest Results
The stake size was €4 making the Bonus Buy cost €300 (75x Stake)
Notable points from the playtest were that this slot could be brutal, not something we are quite used to seeing from Quickspin in terms of volatility.
Our best bonus rounds came from the 6 free spins 4x 5x option (€689.20) and a very close second from the random option (€686). However, this was only an 8 free spins round with 2x and 3x multipliers.
If you do not land any sticky wilds early into the free spins, then expect a literal horror show in terms of wins. With no re-triggers or extra spins, it’s quite apparent if a bonus round will be decent or not very early on.
In our short 20 bonus buy playest and subsequent extensive Random Feature bonus buy testing after this, we didn’t once get the fabled starting 20 free spins, so expect this to be VERY rare!
We did, however, get some larger wins, as the screenshots above reflect, but we take the first 20 bonus buys into consideration for our playtest session summary.
The maximum win for the Cabin Crashers slot is stated as 22,144 x Stake in the Random (?) Free Spins Bonus Round, is based on testing over a period of 200 billion spins so a fair reflection of the max attainable win. Expect this to be 20 free spins and a 5x Multiplier from the random award.
The less volatile modes have max recorded wins as follows, 5111x bet, 6843x bet and 9822x bet in volatility order.
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Final Opinions on the Cabin Crashers Slot
The Cabin Crashers slot from Quickspin is a decent sticky wild slot release. Throwing caution to the wind and making this a high variance slot was the right choice given the sticky wilds feature and its popularity with high variance slot players.
While it doesn’t have the pulling power of epic sticky wilds slots such as Dead or Alive 2, the active wild multipliers in the base game and bonus rounds from the offset make this a slightly different beast.
We had some frustrations with this machine, which included no ability to earn any extra spins or re-triggers. If you have a bad bonus start, it’s pretty much game over with no chance of a re-trigger or even a few extra spins.
The limited reels on which wilds can appear (2, 3, 4) were frustrating, whilst they are multiplier wilds that add together! this could get out of hand paytable wise, but as a player, it would be nicer to land sticky wild lines regardless of the maths/RTP behind it all.
There are no bigger rewards for a 4 or 5 scatter trigger (3 only is the max), so if you are after the elusive starting 20 free spins, your only option is to select the risky random free spins feature, hope or pray, maybe both.
Given that wilds can land in view on the actual bonus trigger, it would have been fantastic to have them carry over into the bonus round on a similar slot like Cazino Zeppelin.
Overall it’s adequate, it’s fun, it has great overall potential, but we have ended up listing about 5 points we see as a missed opportunity to make this slot even better. The RTP is solid, so these are just gameplay issues we think could have made this better!
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