Reviews Barcrest’s Money Mad Martians Slots Machine
How would life be if you not just have to keep your money protected from fellow humans of earth, but also from Martians? Well, that is more or less the theme of the immensely popular land-based slot game (especially in the UK) – Money Mad Martians. The game can now be enjoyed right from home, as Barcrest is offering an online version of the game, which is titled Money Mad Martians: Cosmic Cash. The game can also be enjoyed on mobile devices.
Money Mad Martians is a five-reel slot game with ten pay lines It offers flexible betting options, allowing you to wager between10p and £500. Unlike a lot of other video slot games, Money Mad Martian does not have a Wild symbol. However, it does have a bonus Scatter symbol, which takes you to the Pick Me bonus.
Loads of Bonus Features in Money Mad Martians
You get not one, but three bonus rounds in this game. The bonus rounds are made available only after you trigger more than two scatter symbols on the reels. Apart from the bonus rounds, there is also a reel swap feature.
Pick Me bonus – As the name suggest, in this bonus round you don’t exactly win much, but are asked to make a ‘pick’ from a few rewards. The feature is activated when you are able to land the bonus scatter symbols, but only on the odd numbered reels. Three symbols are presented in front of you, from which you have to make a choice. Two of the three symbols reveal a cash prize (a low one sadly), but the third one takes you to a sub-game (if you make the pick) – the Asteroid Bonus feature.
Asteroid bonus – The Asteroid bonus round will remind you of Barcrest’s popular slot game – Rainbow Riches. In this round, you have to make a pick from a board of asteroids. These asteroids could contain either a multiplier or a Martian. If you pick a Martian, you get help in locating nearby asteroids, increasing your chances of winning bigger with more multipliers.
Not only is the Asteroid bonus round generously rewarding (with instant prizes of more than £80), it also takes you to the progressive pots bonus. However, it is not all that simple. You can enter the progressive planet bonus only if you pick the right asteroid at the very first attempt.
Progressive planet bonus – The progressive pots planet bonus round consists of three planets – golden, bronze and silver, holding varying amounts. The gold colored planet (which appears like a ball of fire) contains £500 while silver and bronze colored planets hold over £150 and £50 respectively.
Reel swap feature – If you thought not triggering winning combinations in Money Mad Martians meant losing, you are wrong. When you trigger a losing combination, the reel swap feature is activated, which reshuffles the symbols on your reels, thereby giving you an extra chance to get a winning combination. The feature is made available when you trigger over two similar symbols, but they end up landing on the wrong reels. This is when the money mad Martians help you create a winning combo (it can sometimes land some massive prizes). So whether it is your lucky day or not, you can always look forward to winning something in Money Mad Martian, thanks to the reel swap feature.
There graphics of the game are decent and so is the music. However, the game offers an impressive RTP of 95.9 percent. What make the game even more appealing is the reel swap feature, with it’s ability to turn a bad game into a rewarding one.