The Amazing Money Machine Review
In the last couple of years, steampunk settings have gone from criminally undervalued to being almost everywhere. However, not all steampunk slots lean into the genre to the same degree.
The latest Wild Streak Gaming venture shows us as much. While it has its fair share of wacky machinery, only one device matters. What is The Amazing Money Machine, and are its jackpots worth checking out?
- High variance with 5100x jackpot
- Four fixed jackpots
- Wide variety of special features
Just one or two aspects do not easily define casino games. The very best titles out there master a little bit of everything.
They offer gorgeous graphics, fun gameplay, exciting special features, and thrilling jackpots! This release certainly hits the mark when it comes to big payouts and exciting bonuses. However, it has areas where it leaves much to be desired, too.
Theme, Graphics and Sounds
The theme of this online slot is not bad, but we do wish more effort went into the visuals. Some parts of Amazing Money Machine do look great.
One glance at the various gadgets and inventors that serve as paying symbols is proof of this. The background image feels uninspired in comparison.
A blue wall with various patterns surrounding the reels. It looks okay, but it feels like a letdown compared to the rest of the visuals.
You play this slot on a five-reel, three-row board with ten paylines. However, the number of paylines can be increased to sixty thanks to special features.
Find three or more matching icons in adjacent positions to form a winning combination. Wins must start with the leftmost reel and have to follow an active payline. Otherwise, the relevant cash prize will not be awarded.
Every spin has a chance of making money symbols appear on the board. There are four different money icons:
- Standard money symbols appear with an attached cash prize. The cash prize is based on your current bet but is set randomly.
- Mystery money symbols appear with a question mark. Each one is assigned a random money amount at the end of the re-spin feature.
- Wild money symbols appear with a green gem heart. It functions identically to mystery money icons, with one more addition. This symbol acts as a Wild, and substitutes for all icons except for Scatters and bonus symbols.
- Jackpot money symbols can only appear during the re-spin bonus. Each symbol adds one point to the jackpot counter. They also have a randomly assigned cash prize attached.
If three money icons of any type land on the middle reel, the size of the playing field increases. This has to happen during normal gameplay.
The board will increase from 5×3 to 5×4 or 5×5, lasting for the current spin and the subsequent round.
During regular gameplay and re-spins, the Amazing Money Machine special feature can activate. The machine will shoot out random icons on the playing field, replacing existing symbols.
In the base game, it can throw out value, mystery or Wild money icons, standard Wilds, and instant jackpot symbols. During re-spins, it can also throw out jackpot money icons.
Land five money symbols of any type to trigger the Money Re-spin bonus. All other icons will disappear from the board except for money symbols.
The number of money icons that triggered the bonus will be the number of re-spins you get.
During Money Re-spin, only other money symbols and blank spaces can appear. Every additional money icon that lands grant one more re-spin.
The round continues until the re-spins finish, or all positions on the screen are filled with money symbols.
If all positioned are covered with money icons, the bonus is retriggered. Players start again with five re-spins, following the same rules.
Players can unlock the jackpot bonus in several ways. You can land three Scatters on the second, third and fourth reel simultaneously.
You can also land three jackpot money symbols during re-spins. Finally, you can just land an instant jackpot from the machine.
Either way, you are taken to a separate screen where you pick coins. Each coin has a jackpot name hidden beneath.
Match three of the same icon to win the corresponding fixed jackpot worth either 25, 50, 500 or 5,000 times your stake!
Where To Play The Amazing Money Machine?
RTP, bet sizes and volatility
The RTP for this Wild Streak Gaming release is 96.42%. The number beats the current industry standard, which sits at 96%.
You can bet between $0.20 and $200 on each spin.
The Amazing Money Machine is a highly volatile slot. It keeps its best wins very difficult to land. However, when you do pull it off, you have a 5,100x top prize waiting for you!
This game shows a lot of promise. It perfectly shows that high variance does not have to be boring.
The heap of bonuses on offer makes this one of the most enjoyable Wild Streak Gaming releases we’ve played.
Do The Amazing Money Machine, and its jackpots live up to our expectations? Absolutely! That just makes the somewhat disappointing visuals an even bigger shame.
We rate the slot 4 out of 5 stars.