Every week, the Stakers staff chooses one game to review. We figured since Play 'N Go has such a solid reputation, we might as well take a look at Cash Vandal. Cash Vandal is the latest game to come to Stakers from the gang at Play 'N Go.
When you load up the game, you will find that it is in a four-by-three grid – as opposed to the traditional three-by-five configuration. The icons include fruits, money bags, diamonds, and gold bars.
As you would expect, the goal is to get three of any icon in a row. There is a wild icon, but honestly, it doesn't come up often enough for it to have much effect on your overall gameplay.
There is one exception to that rule – during the free spins round. When you activate free spins – generally through getting at least three spray cans on the board – you will be given an option of how you want to play the spins. These options include:
• London – Mystery icons appear on reels one, two and three
• Paris – Reels one and two are synched up with a two-by-two mega icon
• Berlin – Extra wilds are introduced to the board
For our first time in free spins, we chose London, because we were curious what was up with the mystery icons. The game turned the fourth reel into all wilds. Then with each spin, four or five question marks were randomly placed on the board and then revealed. In each case they were diamonds. Combined with the wilds, this resulted in a win of 141.30 credits for only five free spins. Let us say that we were very, very happy.
When you get one golden spray can on the fourth reel, it automatically triggers one free spin. It sets the place you go on random. More often than not, this means Berlin is where you will go. This places three or four extra wilds onto the screen with your spin – essentially ensuring you will make a win of some kind or other.
All of this makes this a low- to medium-variance game. This surprised us because Play 'N Go issued a statement saying it was a high variance game. It is not. It pays off with consistent wins, and we are sort of wary of even saying it is medium variance.
That is, of course, good news for all of the lovers of low-variance games. You don't need a big bankroll in order to play. You'll score wins every seven to eight spins that can keep you playing for quite a long time.
If you are looking for a true high variance game, then this game is not for you. But that's fine. There are plenty of high-variance games out there for people who like them.
Overall, we rate this game five out of five stars. We don't mind that the variance is off. Winning more is great as far as we are concerned!
The bottom line is the game is very fun to play and our two hours spinning the reels went by in the blink of an eye. We very rarely award five stars to any game. But Cash Vandal earned it very well.
So, if you like low variance games, give Cash Vandal a try.