Summer Vibes Cash Shot Slot Review 2024

With summer finally upon us, Light & Wonder are inviting us back to the beach for plenty of sun, sea, and wins in their latest release, Summer Vibes Cash Shot!

Light & Wonder is swapping out their Accumul8 mechanic for another go at their Cash Shot feature, but will this change be for the better? Summer Vibes Accumul8 was the first to embrace Light & Wonder’s Accumul8 mechanic and one that was reminiscent of Sweet Bonanza.

With no big Multipliers in sight here, will the Cash Shot feature deliver the same amount of potential seen in the previous Summer Vibes slot? Let’s play on and find out!

Summer Vibes Cash Shot Base Game

Summer Vibes Cash Shot Base Game and Features

Summer Vibes Cash Shot is a 5-reel slot with 243 ways to win. Forming winning combinations requires a minimum of 3 of the same symbols to land from left to right, right to left, or in the middle reels.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€20 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.00% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Bucket, followed by the Hat, Shorts, Flippers, and Ice Cream. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine. There are no Wilds present here.

Game Provider Light & Wonder
Maximum Bet 20
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 243 Ways
Release Date 09/09/2023
RTP 96.00%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.20

Sun Respin

During the base game, when 2 Sun Scatters land on the reels, the Sun Respin feature may trigger at random. Once active, the reels with no Sun Scatters will Respin, giving you another chance of landing the 3rd Sun Scatter needed to trigger Free Spins.

Cash Shot Feature

To the left of the reel set sits a special Meter with 11 individual Cash Prizes on it. Landing 3 or more Beach Ball symbols across the reels will award the corresponding Cash Prize from the Cash Shot meter.

  • 3 Beach Balls – Awards 2x your bet.
  • 4 Beach Balls – Awards 3x your bet.
  • 5 Beach Balls – Awards 5x your bet.
  • 6 Beach Balls – Awards 10x your bet.
  • 7 Beach Balls – Awards 25x your bet.
  • 8 Beach Balls – Awards 50x your bet.
  • 9 Beach Balls – Awards 75x your bet.
  • 10 Beach Balls – Awards 100x your bet.
  • 11 Beach Balls – Awards 250x your bet.
  • 12 Beach Balls – Awards 500x your bet.
  • 13 Beach Balls – Awards 1,000x your bet.
  • 14 Beach Balls – Awards 2,500x your bet.
  • 15 Beach Balls – Awards 5,000x your bet.

Summer Vibes Cash Shot Pick Feature

Summer Vibes Cash Shot Free Spins

Landing 3 Sun Scatters on reels 2, 3, and 4 during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 7 Free Spins.

Once the Free Spins round is triggered, 12 symbols will appear for you to choose from. When 3 of the same symbols are revealed, the corresponding Multiplier of x1, x2, x4, or x8 is awarded.

During Free Spins, a special Beach Ball Respin feature comes into effect and can trigger at random when 2 Beach Ball symbols are present on the reels.

Once the Beach Ball Respin feature is active, all reels that do not contain Beach Ball symbols will respin. At the end of the Respin, you will be awarded a win which will correspond to the number of Beach Ball symbols present. The Free Spins round cannot be retriggered.

Summer Vibes Cash Shot Free Spins

Summer Vibes Cash Shot Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Light & Wonder has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 60x your bet. (RTP 96.05%)

Summer Vibes Cash Shot: Our Verdict

Summer Vibes Cash Shot has all the characteristics of the previous Summer Vibes slot but with an appealing change in gameplay. The title certainly lives up to its name, giving off warm summer vibes that we all yearn for in the summer.

The Cash Shot feature certainly has a great deal of appeal, especially the bigger Prizes, but it’s not quite as captivating as the Accumul8 mechanic in our opinion.

With these kinds of games, it’s not difficult to achieve lower Prizes, and after winning the smaller prizes for the millionth time, you may feel that all hope is lost. Will you be the lucky player to reach the 5,000x Cash Shot prize?

The Free Spins round brings back the confidence you lost in the base game thanks to the Beach Ball feature. Like the Sun Respin feature, landing 2 Beach Balls will trigger a Respin, making your chances of hitting the bigger Prizes more achievable.

When comparing the two, Summer Vibes Accumul8 has a lot more to offer players in terms of potential. 24,000x brings out the sun in the original, but the clouds start to appear in this one, with a max win cap of 5,000x available.

All in all, Summer Vibes Cash Shot has the ability to bring out the sun on a rainy day, but it doesn’t quite reach the high temperatures that Summer Vibes Accumul8 brings.