Cash Bandits 2 lets you know immediately that it’s a sequel to another game, one that was also offered by RTG obviously. The theme is the one with the bank robber and the cops that are going after him. It’s not a new theme, but it has potential and in this case a good design as well. With 5 reels that will spin each round, Cash Bandits 2 has up to 25 lines active on them. The wagers are not very high, so the rewards are not at all impressive, reaching $1,250 at most. For the game’s features, RTG decided to use a grouped wild, a scatter and an impressive Vault feature where you can get up to 190 free games, with multipliers of up to 17x.
If there is one thing that disappoints me a little bit is the betting side of the game. You do have full control over the number of lines, which is always nice, and you’re allowed to have up to 25 covered each round. There is a downside as well though, and that’s the value of the line bet, which only goes from $0.01 to $0.25. The maximum bet that Cash Bandits 2 allows gets to $6.25, so it doesn’t take into account the players with large budgets.
If it has something to do with cash, than it is fair game for the slot developers to make a game out of it. Bank robberies are among the get rich quick schemes that have been converted to slot machine form, along with treasure hunting and others. Like in other games with a similar story, we have here a bank robber that’s holding money bags, but there are also cops among the symbols, plus a scared cashier lady, the bank, the safe key, badges, Wanted posters, alarms, cash, money bags, handcuffs and a cup of coffee next to a donut. There are other elements in the design that are inspired and connected to the game’s theme, like the yellow police tape that is used as a background for the displays and betting options. The reels have behind them the bank, with the city visible a bit farther away. I’m reasonably sure that this is going to be a slot machine that will be enjoyable for most players.
When it comes down to it, there are two major symbols that Cash Bandits 2 has and which can get you various features. The two are the wild and the scatter, of course. The Cash Bandits 2 Logo is the wild in this case, the symbol that you will be able to use to get you the slot’s jackpot, of 5,000 coins. It’s a good reward, above what most slots pay these days, and you can get it if you have a line occupied only by these wild logos. Naturally, as a wild you can also use it as part of a number of other combinations, and it’s easier than in most games to do this since this is a stacked symbol. It doesn’t count as a scatter, but every other symbol can use its help. The Robber is the scatter symbol’s image. Having it appear at least three times somewhere on the reels is necessary, or it will not do anything for you. The number of symbols decides what kind of payout you get out of it. With 3, 4 or 5 Robbers, you will get rewards as a multiple of the total bet, of 2x, 20x and 50x, respectively. An exciting feature in this game is the one they call Cash Bandits 2. Triggered by the presence of a minimum of three Robber scatters, it will offer you 5 vaults and one keypad to use. To open one of the vaults, you need to figure out the code, which is random and can have between 1 and 5 digits. You have 10 numbers on the keypad, and you have to select 5, 6 or 8 of them, depending on the number of triggering Robber scatters. The vaults for which you find the full combinations will be opened and will bring you their rewards. You get a minimum of 5 free spins, plus whatever else comes from the vaults. The five vaults contain 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 free spins, plus multipliers of 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x. The better the rewards of the vault, the more digits are required to open it. At most, the game can give you 190 free spins and a multiplier of up to 17x.
Payout wise, there are two possibilities. One of them is the progressive jackpot, which is triggered at random, when a spin ends. The other one is the fixed prize, that gives you 5,000 coins, or up to $1,250. Naturally, the multipliers from the free spins have the capacity to improve that amount significantly.
Cash Bandits 2 is a worthy successor to the first game of the series, and a pretty fun new title from RTG. It has some impressive features, with huge multipliers and a lot of free spins possible, which is always nice.