Your challenge in the highly exciting pokie Cash Truck is to join a gang of wasteland warriors which isn’t an easy task. Designed by Quickspin, the action takes place on 5 reels giving you 1,024 ways to win. Each win in Cash Truck gives you tumbles and expands the play area for up to a maximum of 16,807 ways to win. With great visuals and intense audio, the game focuses on the Truck Raider Bonus Game feature which is where you get free spins. Land Cash Truck symbols to win cash prizes and special symbols to boost your wins. With wins up to 25,000x the bet, get ready for the high-powered action and go through our Cash Truck review so that you’re fully prepared for a world that isn’t easy at all.
Cash Truck Review
Living in a dystopian future must be absolutely awful with danger around every corner, no stability, and no sense of freedom whatsoever. Dystopias are common in many films, series, books and games including the Netflix hit series Squid Game, in which a group of people try to win money in a mysterious survival game. In Cash Truck, Quickspin comes up with their own idea of a dystopia. Let’s see what the terrifying future has to bring us.
Nice to know
|Launched||11 January 2022|
|RTP||96%, 94.05%, 90.05%|
|Features||Bonus Game, Bonus Symbols, Buy Feature, Expanding Symbols, Hold and Spin, Lock it Link, Multiplier, Respins, Symbol Swap, Wild|
|Paylines||1024 up to 78125|
|Grid Layout||5-4 up to 5x7|
- ✅ Win up to 25.000x the Stake
- ✅ Second Chance Feature When 2 scatters Land
- ✅ 2 Bonus Buy Options
- ✅ Great Features
- ✅ Very Well Designed
- ❌ Looks Like Money Train
- ❌ Few Features
Cash Truck has a dusty, Mad Max-like touch to it which is something you hate or love as a player. The online pokie is set in a desert with symbols that show handmade weapons and rough fighters. What is actually interesting is that the background is constantly in motion adding some cool effects to it, making sure that you won’t lose attention. The set of reels of the game takes you to the back of a truck, which you’re in pursuit of from another vehicle. Whilst you do you’re driving down the desert road as the reels spin. All together, this is one of the most captivating pokie games we’ve come across recently. Provider Quickspin really went the extra mile to create an engaging world for their Cash Truck pokie.
How to Play
Cash Truck comes with a grid in the common 5×3 format. Here you’ll find 1024 paylines that can be expanded to a max of 78,125x. There are 7 rows in total with the top 3 rows covered by glass. When you land a winning symbol in the game, you will break the glass on several symbols in the upper three rows. If you manage to unlock all positions, you’ll be playing with the max of 16,807 ways to win. Here’s a quick grasp of how to play the game:
- The stakes range between a minimum of $ 0.2 and a max of $ 100 which are both adjusted via the ‘+’ and ‘-’ icons and the coins widget.
- The icon in a form of a throwing star speeds up the game
- The large round icon starts a single spin.
- Make sure to adjust your settings according to your preferences and make your bet.
Resources are very scarce in the Cash Truck pokie as the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world. A truck loaded with cash (hence the name Cash Truck) roams across the desert road which is being targeted by a group of wasteland warriors. They have brought all sorts of boomerangs, Molotov cocktails, dynamite, boosters, and homemade weapons so it’s fair to say that this is a pretty explosive world. Their goal is to intercept the cash truck before it reaches its destination and take everything that’s inside. The look and feel of the game is quite intense and reminds us of the Mad Max films.
Symbols on the reels of Cash Truck include standard symbols such as heart, diamond, spade, and club royals that are attached to what look like bottle caps. Then we’ve got spiked baseball bats, jerrycans, and spinning blades as well as 4 gangland warrior characters. The eye patch-wearing gangland warrior is the highest value symbol awarding 1, 2 or 5x stake for combinations of 3, 4 or 5. The easy to recognise wild symbol substitutes all symbols except the bonus scatter. It also pays up to 5x stake. The bonus scatter in Cash Truck is hard to miss as it’s the skull. Here’s what the symbols do:
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5|
|Club Bottle Top||0.1||0.2||0.6|
|Spade Bottle Top||0.1||0.2||0.6|
|Diamond Bottle Top||0.1||0.2||0.6|
|Heart Bottle Top||0.1||0.2||0.6|
|Spiked Baseball Bat||0.2||0.3||0.8|
|Gangland Warrior 1||0.3||0.5||1.2|
|Gangland Warrior 2||0.4||0.6||1.6|
|Gangland Warrior 3||0.5||0.8||2|
|Gangland Warrior 4||1||2||5|
|Wild||Substitutes all symbols mentioned above with multipliers of up to 5x|
|Skull Bonus Scatter||3+ Skulls activates Truck Raider Bonus Game feature|
Cash Truck has a nice number of features that provide the necessary variety in the course of the game. This pokie uses the waterfall mechanism which will make a big difference in terms of gameplay. In addition, there is the Second Chance feature, a Bonus Buy feature and a free spins feature. All of these features will be touched upon below:
The waterfall mechanism works very simply making sure that symbols that form a winning combination are removed from the reels after the payout. This creates empty spaces on the reels, which are filled by new symbols that fall from top to bottom. These new symbols can subsequently result in new winning combinations. This way you actually have a kind of an extra spin, without having to pay for it. Also 3 locked positions are unlocked when the waterfall mechanism takes place which can expand the playing field. The waterfall mechanism continues as long as new symbols make new winning combinations.
Second Chance feature
You need to spin 3 scatters in Cash Truck to unlock the free spins feature. However, if you only manage to spin 2 scatters, the Second Chance feature is activated which gives you some extra flexibility. All symbols are then removed from the reels except the 2 scatters. The empty spaces on the grid are filled by new symbols, which fall from top to bottom, possibly giving you the third scatter you need to make your way to the free spins.
Bonus Buy Feature
We have to say that if you don’t turn out lucky in the bass game or with the Second Chance feature, it can take quite a while before you unlock the free spins feature. The Bonus Buy feature gives you an additional option of buying yourself direct access to the free spins feature. You’ve got 2 options:
- 90x your stake gives you access to the regular free spins feature.
- 360x your stake gives you access to the free spins feature with a guaranteed Doubler.
Cash Truck Free Spins
The free spins feature of Cash Truck can be unlocked by spinning 3 scatters in the base game or by making use of the above mentioned Bonus Buy feature. The free spins feature starts with 3 Cash Stack symbols in random positions and gives players a total of 3 free spins. Each of these Cash Stack symbols shows a multiplier and spinning a new symbol on the reels resets the number of free spins to 3.
All new symbols remain fixed on the reels. When the free spins feature has ended, the values of all multipliers are accumulated and applied to your bet. Multipliers on unlocked positions are not counted. In addition to regular Cash Stack symbols, a number of special symbols with boosters can also land on the reels during this feature:
- Doubler: doubles its value every time the number of free spins is reset to 3.
- Expander: unlocks 3 random positions on the grid.
- Booster: adds its value to all symbols on unlocked positions.
- Super Booster: adds its value to all symbols on the grid (including symbols in the locked positions) up to two times. It pretty much does the same as the above mentioned Booster, but it now happens on every spin.
- Grabber: grabs the value from all symbols in the unlocked area, and it next collects them onto itself.
- Super Grabber: adds the values of all symbols on the grid to itself (including the symbols in the locked positions). It does so twice: the first time during the spin the Super Grabber lands on the reels, the second time during the spin that follows.
The Cash Truck RTP is exactly 96% which is right on the spot of what we call the online pokies average. Out of the 96% RTP for Cash Truck, 66.82% is dedicated to the base game whilst 29.18% is meant for the free spins. Highly volatile, the maximum win is 25.000x your total bet per spin. This max potential win is won every 100 million spins on average whilst it takes approximately 1100 spins on average to win over 100x stake. The above figures are taken from long term sessions, so short term differences can occur.
The fast paced car chase graphics sucked us into the action from the very first time we launched the game, but it’s not the average setting the action takes place in. You’re confronted with a gang of wasteland warriors which isn’t the most comforting idea if you ask us. Still the base game can be slow enough to get adapted to the ambiance. We’re actually not referring to the spin speed, which is just about right, but we would’ve hoped for some rewards for unlocking the 3 rows. This didn’t happen though, as ongoing cascades are rarely seen between a lot of dead spins and insignificant wins.
All together, Cash Truck is yet another excellent Quickspin release, but it definitely has a Money Train 2 look and feel to it. The Doubler modifier is the game’s biggest innovation and does a lot more damage if you land it early enough. Those looking for an alternative to Money Train 2 (we wouldn’t see why) will find Cash Truck a very welcome pokie game.