Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels from Relax Gaming will baffle those who can’t recall a Money Cart 1, but there’s good reason for it. Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels Builds upon Money Train 2 in a way that makes it a lot more viable for UK players. Few from Relax Gaming have entertained quite like the Money Train series. Money Train 1 set the foundation for something great, and it was so popular that it warranted a sequel.
Money Train 2 was bigger and better with the original with heightened potential, yet the ban on Bonus Buys in the UK left Money Train 2 as something that was a little unviable, ask anyone and they’ll tell you that Money Train 2 is a bonus buy game through and through. The introduction of Money Cart 2 brings this slot back to UK players in a meticulous fashion.
Let’s hop on the Money Train once more and see what Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels has to offer.
Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels Theme
The theme for Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels is exactly the same as the one in Money Train 2, but with graphics that are a lot sharper.
You’ll see the same run-down western town in the background, and the play area shows the same infamous train cart where all the action takes place. Even the music for this one is identical to that of Money Train 2. The only differences you’ll see is the different name above the reels, absence of symbols on the reels and the coin value indicator to the top right.
Wondering what the coin value is? Read on to find out.
Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels: Betting and Symbols
Betting options are rather vast in this one, with options that start at a mere £/€0.10 per spin, and stretch to up to £/€200 per spin. It may be the case that the maximum stake you’ll see when the game releases is a lot lower than 200. Money Train 2 has a maximum stake of £/€20 per spin, so this is more likely the figure you’ll see when it’s live.
When it comes to the symbols, the only ones you’ll see are the Bonus, Character and Persistent Symbols.
These are recognisable from Money Train 2, and the’ll serve the same functions as they did in Money Train 2 as well.
Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels Respin
Money Cart 2 doesn’t have a Base Game, so you won’t be able to play it in the same way as Money Train 2.
Instead, you’ll pick a bet level and spin for a chance to land 3 Coins to start the respin, or a combination of Coins and Character Symbols. When this happens, a respin round similar to the Free Spins of Money Train 2 will commence. 3 respins are awarded, and you’ll need to land at least 1 other symbol to reset the spins to 3. If you go 3 spins without any symbols, then the feature will end.
There’s a distinct difference in Money Cart 2 in how much the symbols are worth. Unfortunately, due to the nature of how easy the respins are to land, Relax Gaming had to lower the potential quite a bit. Your bet level will determine a coin value, and the bonus symbols will represent a number of coins instead of a multiplication of your bet.
Relax Gaming rather deceptively state that Money Cart 2 is capable of winning up to 50,000, but they mean coins, not 50,000x.
Apart from the difference in potential, the gameplay is much the same. Landing a full column of symbols will extend the cart length, starting with the right first and then the left for the next column of symbols, so you’ll benefit from a bigger play area if you manage to get a full column or two.
We’re sure that readers are well aware of some of the symbols and their abilities from playing Money Train 2, but for the benefit of those who arent, here’s what they do:
- Bonus Symbol – Reveals a value between 1 and 10 Coins
- Golden Bonus Symbol – Reveals a value between 20 and 200 Coins
- Payer – Reveals a coin value and adds it to all other visible symbols
- Collector – Reveals a coin value and then collects all visible values on the reels, adding them to its own value
- Collector/Payer – Reveals a Coin value and adds the sum of all other visible symbols to its own value, then adds the updated value to all other visible symbols
- Sniper – Reveals a coin value and doubles the value of 3 to 8 other symbols. It may do this multiple times
- Necromanger – Reveals a coin value and brings between 2 and 7 non persistent symbols to life again
- Reset Plus – Reveals a coin value and increases the starting value of the spins left count by one
- Persistent Payer – Reveals a coin value and adds it to all other visible symbols on the reels for that spin and any following spins. Does not pay itself
- Persistent Sniper – Reveals a coin value and doubles the value of 3 to 8 other bonus symbols at the end of that spin and any following spin. May act several times
- Persistent Collector – Reveals a coin value and collects all visible values on the reel to add to its own value at the end of that spin and every following spin. Does not collect its own value.
If all reels have been opened and a symbol occupies every possible position, then the bonus round will end and award 500 coins.
As you can see, the essence of Money Train 2 is very much alive in Money Cart 2. Some may feel disheartened about the watered down potential, but you can see why they couldn’t make akin to MoneyTrain 2 in this department.
Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels Slot: Our Verdict
Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels will give those in the UK who yearn for a Money Train 2 bonus a fix with an experience that is very much the same.
Because there is no Base Game, you’ll find that the Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels Respin round comes in rather quickly, and when it does the excitement will start to build as you start to land those electrifying character symbols. Just like in Money Train 2, the Peristent symbols remain the sought after symbols. These symbols can be the sole difference between a great respin round and a bad one, but you’ll need the respins to keep resetting if you’re to utilise them to their full potential.
Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels may not be as fierce as Money Train 2, but it offers a real viable alternative to those who find Money Train 2 an impracticable option due to how hard it is to bonus, or to those who can’t buy the bonus due to regulation. Games geared for the Bonus Buy market seem to be more and more frequent, so it’s great to see an option catered specifically to a UK audience.
Those outside of the UK won’t see Money Cart 2, but we can’t imagine they’ll mind much with the option to buy the bonus for Money Train 2.
Statistically, the RTP for Money Cart 2 Bonus Reels looks solid at 98.00%, which is the same as the RTP of Money Train 2 when you utilise the Bonus Buy option, and the maximum win potential of 5,000x is no small figure even if it is but a shadow of the potential possible in Money Train 2.
Overall, Money Cart 2 is a brilliant example for providers everywhere on how you can take a game tailored specifically for Bonus Buys, and revive it for markets where it isn’t possible.