Money VaultSlot Machine
Spinning wheel bonus games are a popular feature on slots – both in live casinos and online. While Money Vault may not quite match Wheel of Fortune, you can end up with a big win by spinning the wheel in this game. This slot is created by Bally, who have a long track record in creating playable and entertaining slots.
This 5 reel video slot has a drum beat soundtrack which will have you tapping your toes. It is not visually distinctive, with a few money symbols and the standard playing card symbols in use. The main attraction is the 2 bonus games – one small one involving money bags, and the bigger win potential of the cash spin wheel.
Playing Money Vault
Instead of a fixed number of win-lines, Money Vault uses a 243 ways setup. This means that 3+ symbols on consecutive reels from the left hand side will always trigger a win – as long as there are no gaps of 1 reel or more. In other words, you can’t ‘miss’ a win-line with this configuration. Add in some wild symbols, and other symbols which come stacked (more than one in a row on the reels) and you have the potential for triggering a lot of wins in the same spin. When people first see the pay tables of Bally slots, the numbers can seem lower than on some other games. Once you play you will realize that the bigger wins appear when you get several winning combinations at the same time.
The single biggest win on Money Vault comes from hitting 5 of the safe symbols across the reels. This pays 12.5 times your total spin amount. The other money symbols come next with the gold money clip holding a big wad of dollars – worth 7.5 times your total spin amount, the diamond 6.25x and the gold coins 5x. The wins for 4 and 3 in a row are proportionally smaller. Again, you’ll often get 3+ wins at the same time, more than making up for the smaller size of the individual wins.
Other wins come from the money bags and cash spin bonus features.
Money bag symbols appear only on the middle 3 reels (accompanied by the sound of some coins dropping). When you hit all 3 of these, then a screen appears with 3 bags – along with a voice announcement. Your task is simply to choose one of the 3 bags, and reveal the cash prize. The other bags will reveal their prizes at the end.
Cash spin symbols appear on the first, third and fifth reel. When you hit all 3 you will trigger the wheel bonus game (again, this will be announced in game show host voice-over format). You are taken to a screen with a giant wheel, the stopper for this is in the top right. The wheel spins automatically and will either land on a cash amount or a grey segment which says free games. Cash amounts are multiples of your total bet.
If you get the free games you will trigger 12 free spins. The reels are setup are exactly the same as on the main game – though all wins are doubled. This feature can be retriggered, and the money bag feature also operates within it.
How the Money Vault Slot Works
With the 243 ways setup, the usual coin multiplied by the line amount does not apply. Instead this game uses 40 coins per spin, and lets you choose your coin amount from 1c and up. There is an auto spin option which lets you choose up to 25 spins at a time.
While this slot has a smart appearance overall, the graphics are not a particular selling point. It is clean and functional more than attractive. Animations are mostly flashes and sounds are mostly the standard beeps and computer sounding tunes which Bally share between their portfolio of games. The voice over adds a unique angle – even congratulating you on a win. There are also some brass instrument sound effects for when you hit winning combinations.
This is a solid and simple video slot which plays to Bally’s strengths. The overall setup and game-play is solid, with unfussy graphics and plenty of smaller wins to keep your bankroll nicely in play. The bonus games trigger often enough to keep you interested, and do have the potential for bigger wins (the cash spin especially). Occasionally stacked wilds will appear in the main game and create 10+ winning lines from nowhere – a nice touch. If you like your slots solid and unfussy, with the chance of a big win, then check out Money Vault for yourself soon!