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Released June 2020
The Cash Noir slot game can be found at Net Entertainment casinos. Net Entertainment are one of the most established software providers on the market, being founded in 1996. Net Entertainment are a Swedish company but gained enough success to have offices all over the world. Net Entertainment do make the house edge information of their slots games available and this can be found in the help files of the game (usually accessed by pressing the ‘?’ button at the bottom left of the game window). As such, we can state that the House Edge for Cash Noir is 3.94%.
Cash Noir uses 5 reels that are 4 symbols high. Instead of paylines, you form wins when you land 3 or more matching symbols across adjacent reels. There are 1024 different ways to win in total.
Theme – This slot has an American Crime theme. Taking its influences from the black and white detective films of the 1940s and 50s. Expect a lot of smoking, conversations in darkened rooms, with nothing but the faint glow of the neon outside to light the reels.
Avalanches – Following any win, they symbols involved will be removed from the reels with new symbols dropping down to replace them.
Mystery – The Mystery symbol is the “Vault”. If you fail to land a win after a standard spin or an Avalanche any Mystery symbols on the reels will transform into the same random symbol. If a Mystery symbol lands inside the “Crime Zone” then al the symbols inside it will transform into the same random symbol.
Crime Zone – During every spin there are 3 symbol spaces that highlighted in red, known as the Crime Zone. With each spin, the “Crime Zone” will move to a different position on the reels. Each time a winning symbol lands inside the “Crime Zone” you will activate an item from the “Clue List”. As more clues are activated, the size of the “Crime Zone” will increase.
Clue List – The “Clue List” is a meter that you need to fill in order to trigger the Free Spins feature. When 3-6 clues are activated on the “Clue List”, the size of the “Crime Zone” will increase to 4 symbol spaces. When 7 or more clues are activated on the “Clue List”, the size of the “Crime Zone” will increase to 5 symbol spaces. Once you have activated 13 clues on the “Clue List” you will trigger the Free Spins feature. You need to do all of this on a single spin, relying on avalances to get the “Clue List” up to the required 13 clues.
Free Spins – You will be given 6 Free Spins, during which the “Crime Zone” will always cover 5 symbol spaces and a multiplier will be activated.
City Chase Multiplier Map – As you land winning symbols in the Crime Zone during the Free Spins you will move through the locations on the Multiplier Map. The multiplier will begin at 1x the bet and will increase as you move through the locations, increasing by 1x after every 7 locations. Every time you make it to 13 locations on the map you will be awarded 2 additional Free Spins and if you can make it to the end of the map you will be given 3 additional Free Spins and a multiplier of 10x the bet. It is worth noting that whilst this feature may operate using a meter it does not reset after each winning sequence like it does during the base game.
Cash Noir is an excellent, imaginative slot that will be vying for awards come the end of the 2020. It looks great and even sounds great, with a narrator speaking over the occasional spin and helping to give the slot the tone of authentic American crime noir. Whilst you don’t get Wilds, there are avalanches and the way that you trigger the Free Spins is in keeping with the theme, something that the game embraces in all of its features. This is simple enough to be fun and imaginative enough to be engaging. The house edge could be better but it shouldn’t put anyone off trying this slot out.