Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels Review
Imagine taking a single element from your favourite online slot and turning it into an entirely new game. Well, that's exactly what Relax Gaming have gone and done with Money Cart 2! The slot developer has taken the incredibly popular Money Cart Bonus Feature from Money Train 2 and has created this slot that revolves around the entire feature!
If you're someone that truly appreciated the game's lucrative Hold & Spin mechanic that Money Train 2 was so famous for then rejoice, you can enjoy it in all its glory on each and every spin of the reels now! It's a strange experience that we weren't really expecting, but it's a LOT of fun and makes for a unique experience that we didn't think would be as gripping as it was.
Money Cart 2 Design
We described Money Train 2 as Money Train on steroids, so it only seems fitting that we describe Money Cart 2 as Money Train 2 on steroids, this game is JACKED brother! The game is played on a nasty looking steampunk-inspired train that's covered in rusty metal spikes, dynamite, chains and skulls. It's pretty intimidating. Behind the train (which plays host to the game's reels) is an old Western town at dusk lit by candlelight.
Normally, this is the part of the review where we'd talk about the game symbols, but interestingly this game features only one symbol during base gameplay, and that's the bonus symbol, a metal cog featuring the world BONUS within it. So when you spin the reels either nothing at all will show up or between one and three bonus symbols will.
The symbols that can appear during the Money Cart Bonus feature include bonus symbols, golden bonus symbols, a cowgirl brandishing a pistol, an outlaw carrying a loot bag, a sombrero-wearing Mexican sniper, a crazed scientist wearing goggles, a pocket watch, a mini-gun and a sniper rifle on its own.
The same atmospheric Wild West soundtrack from Money Train 2 plays throughout gameplay, it's pretty slow but it builds a sense of excitement (and dread) that fits the aesthetic of the game perfectly.
Money Cart 2 Gameplay
Money Cart 2 is essentially a carbon copy of Money Train 2 except for a complete lack of base gameplay it's all very bizarre! The reels still spin horizontally rather than vertically and each symbol is uncovered one by one from the top left corner all the way down to the bottom right hand corner.
The game's bonus feature is triggered when three bonus symbols land on the game reels, this the only time players can win any money from this slot.
When it comes to navigating this slot, everything can be found on the action bar that runs along the bottom of the game reels. Here players can access a hamburger menu that plays host to the bonus info, paytable and game rules and the autoplay button that can see players set an infinite number of automated spins.
Money Cart 2 Win Potential
This bizarre slot had us in two minds when it comes to win potential... On one hand, the RTP has been massively boosted to 98% in comparison to the original's 96.40%, which needed to happen considering this high volatility slot has no small wins here and there until you actually hit a bonus. On the other hand, the maximum win potential has plummeted from 50,000x your stake to just 5,000x which is bitterly disappointing, however, that's the price you pay to solely enjoy exciting Money Cart bonus action!
Honestly, this game is really unusual, there's no way to explain Money Cart 2 other than truly and utterly strange. Never before have we come across a slot that's not only decided to skip an entire game and jump straight to number 2, but completely skips any form of base gameplay!
That all being said, Money Cart 2 is a LOT of fun, and has a very high RTP! We can see why fans are so keen to play this game, especially YouTubers and slot streamers who always like to be in the thick of the action. If you've always wanted to enjoy some high-octane slot gameplay without having to burn through your bankroll to hit a bonus feature then this is the game for you!