Casino games developers seem to be running out of ideas when they introduce a slot that is a machine with 'coils' that produce 'cash'. That being said, slot Coils of Cash from Play’n Go with its peculiar layout and multiplier-fest has a certain appeal that’s hard not to notice.
Betting Options and Bonus Feature
Coils of Cash has 6 main reels along with 1 horizontal reel on top called the Power Coil, reminiscent of the Megaways formula. Packaged as a big machine, the high-paying symbols include futuristic devices, the top one being a gold coin machine paying 5x the stakes for a 6x combo.
Symbol values in this slot are pretty low because there's the cascading feature involved: each time a win happens, all winning symbols disappear and be replaced by others. What's more, there are 4 multipliers corresponding to 4 spots on the horizontal reel.
Each win increases the multipliers on the reels involved, but it will be reset when the cascade is over. While the multipliers are active, if you create a winning combination involving the symbols in the multiply slots, that win will be multiplied accordingly.
Coils of Cash has some attractive stats for certain demographics of players, namely a 10/10 volatility, 96.2% RTP, $100 max bet and 30,000x max win. There are wild symbols to help you get through tough times but they only exist on the horizontal reel. And as always, land 3, 4, 5, or 6 scatters to gain 10, 15, 20,or 25 free spins respectively.
For such an aesthetically fancy slot, the only feature in the free spins bonus is that Power Coil multipliers don't reset. However, they max out at x5. When 2+ multipliers take effect at the same time, their values are multiplied together, not added. For example, two 5x together creates a 25x, not 10x. Finally, any scatter in the bonus round will immediately grant players 2 more free spins, and bonus funds in this round will be added to the total payout.
For all the retro-futuristic vibes and the pseudo-Megaways gimmicks, Coils of Cash is just not my cup of tea. It feels like something stuck in-between, with symbols too low-paying for a normal slot and not enough winning possibilities for a Megaways.
The base game is actually decent and wins happen more often than the volatility suggests, but the free spins feature is straight-up horrible. What's the point of 'bonus' spins if the whole thing just plays out like normal? And the wins you get from it are dreadful: when people choose high-variance slot games, they want the bonus round to screams 'PAY DAY' - and Coils of Cash is anything but.