The latest slot from NetEnt – Cash-O-Matic – will look familiar to anyone who can remember pre-digital cash registers. According to NetEnt’s press office, it is meant to have the look and feel of the Liberty Bell – the world’s first slot machine.
This is the inspiration for this 1024-bet way, 5-reel, 4-row video slot, and once again NetEnt appear to have hit their target.
How Cash-O-Matic works
The key difference from other NetEnt games is that winning symbols stay on the reels, while other symbols disappear. This is the reverse of NetEnt’s standard “Avalanche” action.
Every row of winning symbols you complete ups the multiplier level by one and awards you an extra free spin. The more rows you complete, the higher the multiplier goes (from x1 to x50!).
Free spins start on one of three sets of multiplier levels, depending on how many scatters you have collected. With Scatter lengths of up to 18, the number of free spins can get really high.
NetEnt’s director of games, Bryon Upton, is rightly proud of the new game.
“We’re pleased to present Cash-O-Matic,” he said in a statement. “A true homage to the first slot machine, the Liberty Bell. High volatility reverse Avalanche action, Free Games, Scatter Stacks and Multipliers in a very simple and elegant art package. A game for the VIP players out there.”
About the Liberty Bell
Even the most experienced slots players will not likely have any direct experience with Cash-O-Matic’s inspiration, the Liberty Bell. The three-reel slot was invented in 1895 by a car mechanic named Charles Fey. It only had six possible symbols (diamond, heart, spade, horseshoe, star, and a cracked Liberty Bell).
It cost a nickel (5¢) to play, and the top payout of 50¢ was paid out if the player got three Liberty Bells on a single line.
The original slot is housed in the Liberty Belle Saloon in Reno, Nevada. You can visit to pay homage, but patrons are not allowed to deposit a nickle and pull the one arm.
Where can you play Cash-O-Matic?
Just out today, it may take a few days for Cash-O-Matic to appear on your favourite online casino.
TonyBet casino have a good record of hosting new NetEnt games soon after publication.