|Manufacturer:||Playtech||Bet Per Spin:||£0.01 – £50.00|
|Bonus Features:||Yes||Free Spins:||No|
|RTP:||94.40%||Game Type:||Video Slot|
There’s a progressive jackpot on offer for any players willing to check out this online slot from Playtech/Virtue Fusion. It’s title is Castle Cashalot and although the graphics may seem basic there’s an interesting King Arthur-themed bonus game and of course that huge jackpot to tempe us to part with our pennies – read all about it below.
Castle Cashalot is a five reel slot with three rows and up to twenty five paylines; in design it’s similar to George And The Dragon from the same company and it’s certainly the case that the graphics seem to have been sacrificed somewhat. Still, graphics aren’t everything and it’s all very colourful.
There are no wild symbols here but there are two bonus symbols – Camelot and Excalibur – which activate separate features. Various Arthurian characters such as Merlin and Galahad represent the high value symbols with Q, K and A as the lower ones.
Also known as cascading reels in other games, every time you land a winning combination those symbols involved will explode and disappear, leaving space into which more symbols will fall. Those may then create more winning combos and this sequence continues until there are no more wins – it’s (almost) like getting free spins each time you win.
This is triggered by landing three of the Excalibur bonus symbols on reels one, three and five. You now get to play a mini-game in which you must choose a particular Glove, Strength and Grip with the aim of pulling Excalibur as far out of the stone as possible.
It’s all random so it doesn’t really matter which you pick and if you leave it more than nine seconds it will be done for you automatically.
There are two ways to win the big bucks but it’s important to note that your stake must be at least £2.00 per line to win the entire amount; a lower stake will reduce your percentage of the jackpot total proportionately. The ways to win are:
- Pull Excalibur completely from the stone in the bonus game.
- Land five Camelot symbol on an active payline.
Manage that and you will win the amount displayed above the reels.
Castle Cashalot Online Slot Playing Tips
Make sure your stake is at least £2.00 per line if you want to qualify for the full jackpot amount; you can still use just one payline if you want but it will of course reduce your chances of winning.
If you can get past the rather basic graphics than Castle Cashalot is quite entertaining with it’s Exploding Reels and Excalibur Bonus; the progressive jackpot is the icing on the cake for this game which has an RTP of 94.40%.