Summery Slots Action with Cash Wave
Cash Wave is a digital slots title from Bally Technologies employing a summery beach theme, with the reels suspended against a beautiful sea shore and a bikini-clad blonde welcoming the player. The five reels, decorated with a continuous mural of stylised waves, display four windows each.
Cash Wave has 40 fixed pay lines, but players can vary bets per line from 0.01 to 10.00 in the applicable currency. So the slot can be very cheap or extremely expensive, according to the player’s budget. Despite the bright, funky graphics, Cash Wave doesn’t offer much in the way of a soundtrack; it uses standard reel noises and a brief slots fanfare to celebrate wins, but there is no background music to reinforce the beach theme.
Limited Range of Base Play Icons
Cash Wave uses only ten symbols in base play, plus a Wild that is simply a money bill with the word Wild printed on it. Apart from its usual substitution powers, the Wild also wins prizes for matching sequences that begin on Reel 1. For two, three, four or five Wilds on one pay line, the player wins 5, 50, 250 or 500 coins.
The other high-value symbol is the blonde surfer girl, and this icon pays the same prizes as the Wild sequences, also starting at two of a kind. A bonus is that this icon is always grouped in stacks of four, so if the reel lands in the right position, the whole reel consists of one top-paying symbol.
Three Themed Icons Plus Poker Symbols
All other Cash Wave symbols require three matches or better to win, and the three other themed icons also pay identical prizes. They are a VW camper van, complete with surfboard on the roof rack, a towel with a bottle of suntan lotion, and a pair of flip flops. For three, four or five of a kind, these symbols all pay 25, 100 or 250 coins.
There are six more icons; the poker values A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. These are rendered in big clear fonts, with crowns or gold badges decorating the royal values. Ks and As also pay identical prizes, and the top win possible from this selection of symbols is 200 coins, for five As or Ks on a pay line.
Free Games Bonus Logo
Cash Wave has one more bonus symbol: a collection of surfboards and hibiscus blossoms labelled Free Games. This is a Scatter symbol, so three or more in any position trigger the bonus free games round. No matter how many Scatters are involved in the activation, the player gets 5 free spins.
To enhance the prizes in a free games round, a stacked Wild covering the whole reel appears during this feature. On the first free spin, the stacked Wild fills Reel 5. On the second free spin, Reels 4 and 5 are Wilds, then Reels 3 and 4 on the third spin. On the fourth spin, Reels 2 and 3 are Wild, and Reels 1 and 2 go Wild for the final free spin, which creates major winning potential.