The acclaimed Cash Bandits video slot from RTG got its sequel, Cash Bandits 2. It’s even grittier and sleazier than the original, and fully immerses you into the world of crime and law enforcement. The eternal battle between good and evil is once more the main subject, but here it is depicted through a cat and mouse chase between the goodies, aka cops and the baddies, aka burglars.
The game does not take itself too seriously, though, because the graphics are cartoonish and a slight dose of humor can be sensed if you take a good look at the characters. The bandit reminds us of the two unfortunate souls that went on and faced Kevin McCallister in Home Alone (and Home Alone 2: Lost in New York), particularly Joe Pesci’s character. He’s smirking, holding his loot, but something tells us it won’t be that easy for him to get away with it. The scared clerk won’t help much, but the determined police officer is coming to the rescue.
Robbers are always ambitious, but rarely smart enough to get away with their schemes. On this occasion, our greedy robber chose to rob a big bank. Unfortunately, the nice redhead lady was not brave enough to stop him, but she did manage to sound the alarm. Another circumstance that does not really benefit our bandit is that there is a wanted poster of him, so the policeman knows what he looks like. The 3-day beard doesn’t quite mask his appearance, but he doesn’t seem concerned, he’s got a plan and no police officer loaded on coffee and donuts will spoil it.
A Cash Splash in Disguise
The slot is set between two pillars which frame the entrance to the bank. It’s strange that the bandit chose to break in during the day, but who are we to judge? He went for it, and you can see him on the reels proudly displaying bags full of cash that he grabbed from the hands of the frightened desk clerk.
The graphics are quite colorful and the atmosphere is suspenseful, but also light. Cash Bandits could translate to a good cartoon, in terms of storyline and visuals.
The paytable is packed with symbols that are related to the theme, and that makes us happy. It this particular case, it really matters for the symbols to complement the backstory, as opposed to some slots that inertly include playing card symbols and break the illusion but don’t damage the theme too much.
Cash Bandits benefits from low value symbols such as a cup of coffee and a doughnut (which has been bitten into – perhaps the cop was interrupted by the burglar alarm while on a break from duty), a pair of handcuffs, bags with money, stacks of banknotes, the alarm, the Wanted poster of the bandit, the key to the safe and the cop’s badge.
Three symbols bring much higher payouts: the cop, the bank employee and the bank. The Wild is the game’s logo, and it pays 5,000 coins for five of a kind. The Scatter is the bandit himself, paying in any position on the reels. The Wild, as always, replaces for any icon, except for the Scatter.
Scatter wins are added to line wins; Cash Bandits 2 is played with 25 lines max and the players can reduce that number of active lines whenever they want. The slot also comes complete with an Autoplay option and a speed adjustment tab.
Inside the Vault
It’s not enough for the bandit just to scoop the cash from the clerks; he is after the main prize – everything inside the vault. Three robber symbols anywhere on the screen will open the vault room and allow the player to win up to 100 freebies with wins multiplied 17 times. The round automatically awards 5 free spins, but if the player cracks the code to the vault’s door and choose the right numbers on the lock keypad, he or she may receive 5, 10, 20, 50, or 100 spins more. The multiplier also increases, but that’s not all!
Cash Bandits 2 comes with 2 progressive jackpot prizes which could be paid after any random base game spin. The RTP is 95.3% and the max potential win is capped at 50,000 coins.