Trip Back in Time
It’s always good to see some modern slot designers pay homage to the games that some of us were used to playing when growing up. Hats off to Microgaming for doing so and here we have a game that has just the three reels rather than the five you’ll be used to playing in the majority of the games you try your luck on.
Not just are there only three reels but there’s just a single pay-line for you to try and get some good wins on. Modern games really are spoilt with the multitude of pay-lines that you see on some games these days.
You can choose just how much to stake on each spin of the reels. There’s either one or two coins to play and the cost of the game per spin varies from €0.25 to a maximum of €10. Not one to get the high rollers all that interested then.
Rather than accessing the paytable as you often do, there’s all the details of how much each winning combination pays on the same screen as the reels. That’s the bonus I guess of only having the three reels and one pay-line. It’s not a complicated game to play by any sense but if you do want to access the rules of ‘Cash Clams,’ then have click on the help button that is underneath the reels.
Playing the game really is straightforward. The control buttons are easy to find and you can swiftly sort out just how much you want to gamble on each spin of the reels. You can also use the Bet Max button to make things a lot quicker.
It’s not just the look of the game that is a throwback to the past. The symbols include the 7’s bars, double bars and triple bars. There’s no fruit here though but we do have a lobster and a clam to fit in with the theme of the game.
‘Cash Clam’ isn’t all about the past though. To give the game a modern feel there’s a wild symbol. That’s the Cash Clam logo and it can substitute for other symbols in the game to get you some good winning combinations. It’s definitely a symbol to keep a close eye out for as three of them in a row wins you 2000x your coin value or 5000x if playing both coins on that lucky spin of the reels. That fact alone is encouragement to play two coins on each spin but just be careful with your budget.
There’s no bonus game in this slot which is what you expect from this kind of retro game. So if you’re looking for some free spins then you’re going to be disappointed here. It’s not all bad news though because there are some attractive wins to be had courtesy of the wild symbol. If it does create a winning combination, then that win is doubled. Also if two of the wilds appear on the reels at the end of a spin then you receive a 4x multiplier.
It’s good to see a nod to the past and that’s exactly what you get here. That does mean it’s not going to be one of those complicated games that you’re used to playing. Instead you have a game that’s still enjoyable to play and can get you some good wins especially if that wild symbol does you a favour or two. The theme could perhaps have been played up a bit more but if you’re new to slot games and looking for something simple to play then this is for you.