We Check out the Post-Apocalyptic World of Cash Truck as a Direct Competitor to Money Train 2!
Let us not pretend here that the Cash Truck slot from Quickspin is anything but a direct competitor to Money Train 2. They have not tried to hide the fact, given the title of the game, the opposite is true!
For a good reason, this has been a very popular slot style in the last few years, so having a slot like this in your brands' portfolio makes sense. A complete clone isn't going to make much headway, so we are looking for core gameplay that reminds us of the original but a healthy dose of innovation that can make this slot stand out as a worthy machine to play too!
The tentative setting for this machine, which ends up being the back of a truck, sets a scene of a post-apocalyptic world, with a gang of wasteland warriors armed with homemade weapons looking to rob this piggy bank of cash. A distinct mix of Mad Max visuals and a cartoony twist sets the scene nicely.
Although we would have loved to see more interactions from the Wasteland warriors being more central to the special features. Instead, you get a glimpse of them in the rearview mirror.
On first thought, this seems like a missed opportunity, with regular basic symbols such as grappling hooks appearing on the reels when it could have been an interaction from a thief inside the truck being fired at the reel set!
Cash Truck - Base Gameplay
The base gameplay on Cash Truck takes place on a reasonably typical is a 5x4-reel layout and uses tumbling reels for new symbols to drop into place and the chance of scoring further wins. A "ways" payline system is used, and the current amount of ways is displayed at the top of the reels (1024 by default).
Above the standard reel set are three more rows of symbols that start off being locked, but as you land wins in the base game, these symbols randomly start to get revealed and expand the play area up a maximum of 5x7 reel set by the same nature increasing the number of winning ways dramatically.
While the base game does an excellent job of keeping the play interesting essentially with this style of slot, the primary win potential is contained within the bonus feature. So triggering the bonus round is the prime objective here!
Second Chance Scatter
If there are 2 Scatter symbols visible in the play area during a spin, the Second Chance Scatter feature will trigger after all wins have been completed. When activated, this feature clears out all of the symbols apart from the Scatter, unlocks three more sections of the play area and lets new symbols drop into place.
Essentially this acts as a final chance in triggering the bonus round when you are close to a trigger.
Gameplay and Special Features
|Cash Truck Slot - Technical Summary|
|Variance/Volatility||Very High (5/5)|
|Re-Trigger Bonus Round||Extra Spins|
|Max Win||25000x bet|
|Win 100x bet||1 in 1100 spins|
|RTP (Return To Player)||96.00% Default
|Min Bet||0.20 EUR
|Max Bet||100 EUR|
Truck Raider Bonus and Special Features
The Truck Raider Bonus on this slot replaces the more regular free spin bonus round. Limited to just three spins, the spin counter will reset back to 3 each time a new symbol lands on the truck, making a constant flow of new symbols landing in view essential to maintain this bonus feature.
You need at least 3 Bonus Scatter symbols in the base game to trigger this feature. The regular symbols that land in view are staked based multipliers, but there are many special symbols that can boost the win potential of this machine, all explained below.
Bonus Scatter Symbol
The main bonus feature is triggered by landing at least 3 Bonus Scatter symbols on the reels, with additional scatters awarding on extra Expander symbol for each additional Scatter, with these being a key special symbol on this slot more scatters is a great start to the bonus round!
When landing in view the Expander symbol unlocks 3 randomly chosen locations from the locked area at top of the truck.
The Doubler symbol doubles its value when the spin counter is reset to 3, essentially this means when a new symbol has appeared on the truck and the spin counter resets the currently displayed value gets doubled.
Landing this early into a bonus round can cause it to rise to crazy values!
Booster and Super Booster Symbols
Super Booster Symbol
When landing view the Booster symbol adds its displayed value to all other symbols on the unlocked play area upon landing.
The Super Booster symbol acts in the same way but will repeat this special feature for every single spin during the bonus feature, similar to the Persistent symbols in Money Train.
Grabber and Super Grabber Symbols
Super Grabber Symbol
When the Grabber symbol lands in view it grabs all of the values of all other symbols on the unlocked play area to its own value.
As you might have guessed by now the Super Grabber acts in the same way but repeats this process on every single spin throughout the bonus feature. In Combination with any other super feature, this can spiral wins to crazy levels in just a few spins.
Game Stats and Max Win
Maximum Win Cap
Quickspin has limited the Maximum Win on Cash Truck to a very decent 25,000x stake, this is mainly down to the volatile nature of this slot and the way the multiplied stake values can grow to crazy levels.
If you are fortunate to win this amount the game round will end and you will be presented with the max win screen shown above!
- Big Win 15x 1 in 81
- Super Win 40x 1 in 267
- Mega Win 70x 1 in 586
- Epic Win 100x + 1 in 1100
- Base Game 66.82%
- Free Spin 29.18%
- Total: 96.00%
The Cash Truck slot has two different Bonus Buy options where allowed.
A regular guaranteed three or more scatter trigger costs 90x the current stake, with an option to guarantee a Doubler symbol costing an eye-watering 360x stake to buy.
Whilst the doubler symbol can produce some huge wins, in essence, it's the expander symbols provided by a 4 or 5 scatter trigger that helps unlock the grid and give you a good chance of revealing the Super symbols locked at the top!
It's probably worth taking more than a few demo mode test runs with both the bonus buy options to get a feel for how volatile this slots bonus round is!
While most of the Cash Truck slots big win potential is contained within the Truck Raider bonus game, there is a significant portion of the slots RTP contained within the base game (66.82%).
As you can see from the paytable shown above the max paying symbol pays just 5x stake for 5 of a kind, so for any decent base game wins you will need a mix of wilds and symbols producing multiple winning combinations.
Cash Truck Slot - FAQ's
Cash Truck Slot Review
Cash Truck Overall Opinions
The Cash Truck slot from Quickspin makes no apologies for taking a lot of influence from the very popular Money Train / Money Cart style of slots, and who can blame then when it has proven to be such a popular concept for players, with a mix of clever symbol interactions and eye-watering win potential when everything goes according to plan.
The base gameplay on Cash Truck does feel a little more engaging to play compared, with the expanding play area and Second Chance Scatter features providing some exciting play. However, the base gameplay on all of these styles of slots is a distraction to what is really on offer, and the bonus round doesn’t disappoint.
The unlockable area at the top of the slot is the key feature to unlock with the Expander symbols. Super Booster and Super Grabber symbols can quickly catapult the wins to crazy levels. Even the Doubler symbol arriving early into the play area can also signify decent wins.
Overall, this will appeal to the same players who enjoy Money Train 2, the max win may well be lower, but honestly, a 25,000x stake is plenty for a max win.
I’m not sure whether this game offers enough new concepts and clever symbol interactions to drag players away. Indeed, the base gameplay seems better overall. Still, the bonus round is really what players are drawn to on these machines, and this doesn’t offer anything too different from the competition in that regard.
In effect, it’s Money Train 2 with a few subtle differences and a slightly different take on the visuals and theme.
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