Cash Box Review
No matter what you think of modern breakthrough products, someone has decided to break the mould and give it a go. This isn't to say that it's always a success but at least they tried!
The idea of only revealing a few symbols with each spin has been done before but the concept of waiting for 3 regular or Jackpot symbols to arrive does feel a little more unique. There is a slight air of tension surrounding each spin thanks to this model but it isn't quite a nail-biting ride.
Pragmatic Play has gone for a cabaret-style presentation with a stage, purple curtains and spotlights. With a game like this, almost any theme could have been applied so this one was just as good as any other suggestion.
The soundtrack is a teasing metronome and waits for you to land your new batch of cash boxes to see what’s in store. Players outside the UK might see an addition to the left of the reels with a Buy Free Spins option. This will take you directly to the bonus round at the cost of 100x your bet.
Gameplay is where this cash box slot starts to fall down as there is nothing to look out for other than cash and jackpot symbols. The lack of modifiers and any twists and turns along the way has left this feeling like a bit of a one-trick pony and once you've seen it happen, what else are you really waiting for? The free spins bonus could have upped the ante a little but the developer decided to go with a straightforward extension of the base game that continues to leave you feeling a little underwhelmed.
The 3 Jackpot prizes will, undoubtedly, bring you the best results throughout your cash box adventure. The Grand jackpot, and the top prize available throughout your session, is 5,000x but you will have to battle very high volatility to get there. The RTP is a respectable 96.02%.
There was potential here to take a slightly different concept and make a game that felt a little out of the ordinary. The theme could have gone in any direction and a few modifiers could have created a fantastic amount of suspense as these boxes opened.
Unfortunately, there aren’t any additions like this and that has left Cash Box without too many redeeming features. On the plus side, it's a very simple game and nobody is going to fly into a blind panic trying to figure out how it works. If you hit this spin button at the right time, then those fantastic Jackpot prizes could well be waiting for you so what does any of the above matter when 5,000x might land in your balance?