Relax Gaming has been in our list of favourite developers since their highly successful video slot Temple Tumble Megaways came out. This is why we were already hyped up for their latest release Money Train. After playing this Wild West-themed game for the last few days, we were quite impressed with how it works and pays up. Not only that the visual is excellent, but also the bonus features are worth the wait. Combined with the stake multipliers and free spins, this is a game that may excite you as well.
Design & Layout of Money Train
When it comes to the design, we simply love the outlook Relax Gaming has come up with. Although this type of design is not unseen in the gambling industry, however, it definitely tops the typical Western-themed slots.
Set on a train carriage themed backdrop, Money Train offers 5×3 reels layout along with a 40 pay lines format. The entire atmosphere is painted with a dark, sophisticated colour palette. An old Western-themed soundtrack keeps everyone company while the reels spin on.
As for the symbols, we have the lower-valued play card symbols and 4 Wild Western goons. There is the TNT specialist, the gunslinger, the debt collector and the leader himself. The latter can reward you with up to 20x the stake if you land 5 of them. Up next is the crossed guns wild symbol that also acts as the substituting wild.
How to Play
The gameplay in Money Train is pretty simple and straightforward. Therefore, the new gamblers can try this game as well. What stands out the most is the minimalistic control panel. It prioritises the symbolic approach rather than the written ones, which adds to the visual appeal.
At first, there is the ‘Bet’ function with the arrows. With the help of this function, you can set the stake from 0.20p to £25.00 per spin. Then you can press on the ‘Spin’ logo and set the reels in motion. The ‘Win’ and the ‘Balance’ display box on each side of the spin logo will show your winning and remaining balance.
Bonus Features of Money Train
After playing the Money Train slot for a good number of times, we are quite confident on how the bonus features work. The one that you need to keep an eye on is the ‘Money Cart’ bonus round. It is packed with symbols having distinct characteristics. There is also a ‘But Feature’ which allows you to enter into the bonus round in exchange for cash. The price is a bit high as it requires a sum of 80x the stake. However, it will increase the RTP to 98.0% which kind of lessens the initial guilt.
Money Cart Bonus Round
For triggering this highly entertaining and rewarding bonus feature, you need the bonus symbols. When this symbol lands on the 1st, 3rd and the 5th Greek consecutively, you will activate this feature.
Once the Money Cart feature is launched, you will be able to enter into a new screen with a new reel configuration. Here, you will find 20 different symbols covering the reels. You will receive 3 bonus spins during this round which will determine how much cash prize you are going home with.
In each bonus spin, a new symbol will hit an individual position, and the reels will reset. As long as the new symbols keep on appearing, you will be able to enjoy the bonus.
Bonus Symbols in the Money Cart Feature
As mentioned above, the symbols in the Money Cart feature have their own characteristics to boast of. Let us explain right below:
- Money Safe Symbol: This symbol represents an xbet value.
- Widener: It expresses an xbet value and adds an extra reel to the remaining ones.
- Payer: This symbol shows an xbet value and combines it with all the symbols on the screen.
- Persistent Payer: It reveals an xbet value and combines it with all the symbols on the reels. It continues adding the value on that particular and the following spins.
- Tumbleweed: This symbol offers no value.
- Collector: It expresses an xbet value, collects all values displayed on the reels and combines them with its own value.
- Persistent Collector: The symbol reveals an xbet value, collects all values displayed on the reels and combines them with its own value. It continues adding in that particular and the following spins.
We found the Widener symbol to be working the best for our team. As it adds an extra reel, we could easily land xbet values on more symbols. Thankfully, the slot is highly volatile as well, which holds the potential to reward up to 20,000x the stake.
Slot Type: Video Slot
Bonus Rounds: Yes (2)
Free Spins: Yes
Min Bet: 0.20
Max Bet: 25.00
Keeping the mobile gamblers in mind, Relax Gaming has incorporated an HTML5 technology in this game. This initiative worked as expected. We could enjoy the game running seamlessly in both Android and iOS devices.
One concern we might have about the mobile version is related to the Money Cart round. The symbols may appear extra small if you use a mobile device with a small display screen. However, it should not be a problem as long as you keep on winning the prizes from this feature.
Money Train could easily be marked as a typical Western-themed slot. However, its highly innovative and unconventional bonus features have taken it to the top. We found it to be one of the most exciting games released by this developer. Although many players do not seem to like the bonus buying idea, this feature may be an excellent opportunity for the high rollers. Even if you cannot trigger or afford to buy the bonuses, the payouts from the basic games will not disappoint you.