Rock the Cash Bar: Overview
Independent Yggdrasil Gaming partner Northernlights Gaming heads downtown in their cocktail bar themed slot Rock the Cash Bar. Accompanying the bright lights, players get an pay-all-ways system, as well as a random Wild Night Out feature and free spins with respins. It won't be everyone's cup of Long Island Iced Tea, but if you're up for a cocktail or two, then decent potential is there for lucky clubbers to collect.
The neon slot phenomenon shows no signs of slowing down any time soon - Rock the Cash Bar slides effortlessly into this category. If a studio got around to basing a branded slot on the movie Cocktail, it would probably look a lot like this. The Tom Cruise version, not the Indian romantic comedy released in 2012. Rock the Cash Bar has an 80s look, full of liquor bottles, flute glasses, flashing lights and loud music. Like cocktail bars in real life, this really is your thing, or it isn't.
Rock the Cash Bar is available to play on all devices, offering stakes from 10 p/c to £/€500 per spin. Wins land quite frequently due to a hit rate of approximately 29%, or 1 in every 3.39 spins. The pay-all-ways system helps. As long as matching symbols land adjacently from the first reel onwards, you have a winner - the exact rows make no difference.
Casual gamblers may appreciate Rock the Cash Bars low volatility as well the slightly above average RTP of 96.06%. Like a bar with bad service there can be quite a wait between bonus games, though when they do trigger, a combination of expanding reels and multipliers are slung your way.
The paytable consists of fruit, alcohol, and a couple of neon signs. Fruit is used for the low pay cherries, pineapple slices, oranges, and limes worth 1.6 to 2 times the stake for five of a kind. The four booze bottles increase returns to 3 to 4 times the stake, while the premium RTCB logo is worth 5x for a full line. The premium pays out when two of a kind or more land, while the rest of the table needs at least 3 to be worth something. The other neon sign is the wild, which is worth the same as the RTCB premium. It also substitutes for all regular pay symbols, appearing on any reel.
Rock the Cash Bar: Features
While patience is required for free spins to appear, they can be worth the delay due to their multipliers and expanding reels. Stirring up the base game is a random feature which pops up occasionally to help ease the wait. This is the Wild Night Out Bonus which appears only on paid spins to guarantee a win. There is a chance that up to 7 spotlights beam onto the reels, roaming over the symbols. If the spotlights come to rest on any symbols after the reels have stopped spinning, they are transformed into wilds, guaranteeing a win. Wild Nights Out technically hit every 50 spins on average.
It's not until free spins have been triggered that the club finally finds its groove though. When a scatter symbol lands on reel 1 at the same time as ticket symbols are on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, one of the free spin bonus levels are triggered. Each ticket displays a number from 1 to 3, which are added up to calculate the number of free spins. There are three scatter types representing the three free spins bonus levels:
- Club Night Free Spins have win multipliers of x1, x2, or x3.
- Invite Free Spins have win multiplier of x4, x6, or x8.
- VIP Free Spins come with win multipliers of x10, x11, or x12.
Like being mistaken for a VIP and passing by the bouncer, Upgrade Scatters may land on a free spin. These only appear in the two lower free spin modes, moving players to the next tier up.
Also during the bonus game, it is possible to trigger Rock the Cash Bar Respins - 1 to 3 respins can be randomly awarded, not using up the free spins as they're played. Each respin expands the reels by 1 row up to a maximum of 7 rows in height. Reels remain in their expanded form for the rest of the feature; they do not reset when respins are finished - 4, 5, 6, or 7 rows in play increase win ways to 1024, 3125, 7776, or 16807 at max height respectively. For the record, players can expect to trigger the bonus game around every 300 base game spins.
Rock the Cash Bar: Verdict
Rock the Cash Bar has a strong personality, expressed through perky graphics and tunes that may or may not match your own. Beneath the lurid surface is a game that could suit players who like a steady stream of wins as they spin patiently for the bonus game. Free spins can certainly make or break a session due to those multipliers, preferably alongside respins. Combine them both with some expanding row action and wins of up to 6,580 times the stake are achievable.
Technically, there isn't much to criticise too harshly, aside from volatility which won't be an ideal match for hardcore gamblers. If that's not an issue, or you like slots brightly jammed in your face, then Rock the Cash Bar could be worth a whirl. It's far from being a game-changer, but maybe you’re stuck inside, longing for a glimpse of the outside world. In that case, Rock the Cash Bar might make up for a night out on the tiles.
If you like at least three cocktail umbrellas in your beverage, you might appreciate what Rock the Cash Bar has to offer.