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The wombat says: Join Victorian England’s most famous ghost hunters, Carstairs and Thurmingham on the reels as they try to eliminate some of the creepiest spectres known to man. Microgaming- those people behind games like Deco Diamonds, Jurassic World and the Playboy slot- have come up triumphs with this supernatural slot, so let’s take a look.
Look and Feel
Pea-soup smog sets the atmosphere on the reels in Phantom Cash slot. But the seriously creepy vibe isn’t due to flashy 3D graphics, or super-slick animations (head to the Wild Seas slot or Jurassic World if that’s more your bag). Instead, there’s some very nice hand-drawn artwork that gives the game its ambience.
The slot has a steampunk feel to it too, thanks to all the cogs, gears and pipes that feature in the background. Then there are ghosts themselves on the reels, all of whom have a hair-raisingly transparent quality to them.
Land 3x or more of these scary symbols on a payline and the freaky things will come alive on the screen! Shudder. Last of all is the ghostly soundtrack; which as far as this wombat is concerned, is the chilling cherry on the spine-tingling cake.
Phantom Cash is a 5-reel, 25 pay-line slot which is kind of your standard in slot land. Or average, we should say, with a great number of games coming in with between 15 and 30 lines. Take the Spinsane slot, for instance, with it’s slightly unusual 27 lines.
Your reels spin on some kind of industrial pipework, and are set on a background of a Victorian cityscape complete with fog and factories.
There are 4 ghosts that make up your symbols: a green male ghost, a creepy yellow lady in a bonnet, a ghoulish blue librarian, and the half-dead red bloke who’s definitely seen better days. The 9, 10, J, Q, K and A playing cards are your low pay out symbols on the reels. Match 5x the red ghosts on a line and you’ll scoop a cool 20,000 coins, if you play with the max bet of 500.
Your Wilds in the game are the ghost catchers themselves; Thurmingham and Carstairs. These spiffing gents appear only on reels 1 and 5, but if you do land them in a winning combo, you’ll be congratulated with a 2x multiplier!
The Wilds will also substitute for all other symbols on the reels except for the Scatter – and speaking of which – the Scatter symbol is the Haunted Mansion House. Land 3x of these on the reels and you’ll trigger off the Free Spins bonus.
Ghost Zap Bonus
Hurrah! You made it to the Ghost Zap Bonus Round. Here you get the chance to frazzle all manner of ghostly beings.
Above the reels you’ll see the Ghost Meter. The round starts off with the dial at 8, and it’s your job is to capture them all of them. If any of the ghosts land on the same row as either Thurmingham and Carstairs, the ghosts are busted and it’s a 2x multiplier for you. And, if BOTH ghosthunters land on the same line as any one of the ghouls, you’ll get a handsome 4x multiplier for your troubles.
If you manage to eliminate more than 8 of the see-through spectres during the round, you’ll retrigger more free spins. Excellent job!
We like this slot! With 2 Wild symbols active in the game (both of which come with a 2x multiplier) and the Ghost Zap bonus, Phantom Cash lives up to its name; the ghosts really do give you wonga! Plus, it has a great atmosphere and is fun to play, too.