Another unique Microgaming approach to traditional slot design, Cash N Curry puts players in a seat at an Indian restaurant ordering heaping bowls of curries, plates stacked high with naan bread, big pieces of fresh fruit, and (most importantly) extremely spicy entrees and side dishes. What sets Cash N Curry apart from other single pay line titles is the use of a multi-level bonus round with ten mini games that play on a separate screen from the main interface where the three reels spin.
Throughout the game, reel symbols and the sayings of the restaurant’s waiters reinforce the theme. The reel symbols include features familiar to any fan of Indian food: poppadams, hot peppers, frosty glasses of beer, and lime wedges. Waiters stop by to offer game advice and encouragement (“Hold ‘em!” or “Have a spin, sir!”). Even though this title uses a simple three reel and single pay line arrangement, it’s theme is fairly complex, and though the jackpots aren’t particularly high, neither are the bet sizes.
Play Cash N Curry
Microgaming’s best classic slots, Cash N Curry included, go far outside the boundaries of the standard three reel and single pay line game. The long list of mini-games available as part of the bonus is just one of a few game extras the company has included on this spicy food-themed slot game. The hold and nudge feature allows players to lock a valuable reel symbol on a reel in hopes of forming a big payout on the next spin. The nudge feature can bump a reel up or down to complete a combo when one reel stops agonizingly close to a big payout.
How to Play
Credits can be set to any of eight available denominations: $0.10, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, $1, $2, $5 or $10 each. Choosing the right credit denomination is important because only one credit per spin can be wagered. Though there are no wager multiplier awards (which are usually the reason traditional slot players think hard about the value of a single-credit bet), multipliers can be earned as part of the bonus round. They are prize multipliers that players win using hand-eye coordination, and aren’t affected by the size of the credit or the wager.
The largest fixed jackpot outside of bonus play is just 500 credit; players are really after the multi-level bonus round and its potentially big payouts. Launch the bonus round by spinning three curry icons, then do your best to keep your mouth from catching fire when your “coolant level” is drained. If that happens, the bonus round ends and you return to normal play.
Of the multi-level bonus games, some reward free spins (each of which is guaranteed to end in a payout), some require player skill to hit a target with a spoon full of food (and win jackpots), and some are somewhat boring bonuses that simply reveal an amount of free spins or an instant credit prize. Playing through all of the bonus round’s ten different levels is the only way to get at large prizes, though the top fixed jackpot of 500 credits can be worth as much as $5,000 when playing with coins worth $10 apiece.
Strategy & Tips
The easiest way to win big money on Cash N Curry is to start the bonus round and keep it going as long as possible. Having the skill to hit targets (good hand-eye coordination) is important on some of the games, though others are totally random.
Once the bonus round starts, keep an eye on your coolant level and do everything you can to prevent it from running out, since once you lose all your coolant you have to go back to the standard game, and it can take some time (and a number of spins) before the bonus round launches again.