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It’s an inescapable thought isn’t it? You’re at work doing a bit of clock watching and the thought of going on holiday enters your mind. Getting away on holiday for a week or two (not on a double decker bus though unless you’re a Cliff fan) and forgetting all your worries as you soak up the sun. Well that’s what the characters in Costa Del Cash are doing in this entertaining slot from Novomatic.
The look of the game is a bit cartoonish but it really sets up the theme of the game. In the background we can see the holiday island with lots of blue sky and palm trees. The game has five reels, four rows of symbols rather the usual three and 40 paylines due to that extra row of symbols. You don’t have to fund all of those paylines on each spin of the reels. It’s entirely up to you just how many you do activate, simply work out a financial budget and work out a stake you feel comfortable with. Playing the game can cost you between £0.01 and £80, so a decent range that will please those of you playing for fun and high rollers out there.
Winning combinations are paid on active paylines from left to right. That’s not the case with the scatters who can just appear anywhere they like to get you wins.
Symbols include a sunbather, a surfer and a Jet Ski. There’s also the ten to Ace playing card symbols which are the lower paying ones in this game.
The wild symbol is the sunshine symbol. I’ve had a few holidays where seeing sunshine just didn’t happen! This can put a big smile on your face as it subs for other symbols in the game to get you some winning combinations. It can’t do that for the scatter symbols though and nor does it pay out when several wilds appear on the same activated payline.
The scatter symbol is the thermometer and this can get you some good wins. Five of them anywhere on the reels win you 400x your total bet. The scatter also plays a big part in triggering the bonus round.
Before you start playing the game for a real, take the time to do some research. Reading this review will help of course but you can also look through the paytable. That’s full of useful information and then have some free games just to see how everything works once the reels start spinning.
There’s ten free spins up for grabs in the Costa del Cash Hot Beach Bonus. To get them you need to get at least three of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels.
Keep an eye on the bonus thermometer. This goes up one notch after each of the free spins and this is increasing the multiplier on the wins you’ll hopefully get. It’s not possible to re-trigger the free spins though but because of that bonus thermometer you might not moan about that as the last couple of multipliers will be worth 9x and 10x so hopefully they’ll produce some wins.
There’s a gamble feature in this game and this can be a bit costly so be careful with it. After a winning combination you can have a go at this or just take your win and run. If you do plump for the gamble then it’s the usual game of trying to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. Get it right and you double your win, get it wrong and that win you’ve just lost that hard earned win. You can also go for the next suit to quadruple your win but this is just totally down to luck so be careful with it.
A bright and cheerful game that will really put a smile on your face. The theme is a good one and well adhered to. The bonus game can be really lucrative thanks to the increasing multipliers. Be careful to keep your wins though so don’t overdo the dreaded gamble feature.