The original Money Train slot game was flagged off at the end of 2019 to an enthusiastic welcome as it chugged through the barren desert with a treasure in its cars. Relax Gaming has been quick in releasing a sequel, which more than makes up for the criticisms the first game received despite the enthusiastic reception. Money Train 2 has a meatier base game with new bonus features and a general makeover that is sure to match the demand that the first Money Train generated.
The rickety train still runs through the Western desert of the nineteen century straining with all kinds of mechanical contraptions, though there are some welcome additions to the overall design. The soundtrack reminds one of the train robbery Westerns of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Players board the train that chugs along on 5 reels and 4 rows with 40 fixed paylines. We have the same female gun toter, the tough collector, the sniper, and the necromancer, but all have received an upgrade, along with the hangers on spades, hearts, clubs and diamonds.
The skull is the wild of the game and can fill the gaps between symbols to help create win combos. That the skull cannot replace the bonus symbol is not much of a concern since the latter do not make frequent appearances, even in solitude. The bonus game of Money Train has been heavily enriched with features that are sure to make up for the dry spells in the base game, which may come to pass, despite Relax Gaming having added a bonus re-spin feature to it.
The betting window of Money Train 2 is a little constrained. It ranges between EUR 0.020 and EUR 20.00, which might not appeal to high rollers despite the theoretical maximum win potential of 50,000 times your bet. Money Train 2 is as volatile as the high-drama theme it embodies, which means that there may be spells as barren as the desert the train is passing through. And as suggested above, the main payouts are hidden in the bonus rounds, which have been fortified with action-packed multipliers.
Payline wins are made when at least 3 identical symbols land on adjacent reels. The low-paying card suits will pay out from EUR 0.20 to EUR 5 for 3, 4, and 5 of a-kind-appearances. The premium symbols are the characters that award from EUR 0.50 to EUR 20 for landing on 3 to 5 reels at once. The skull wild also pays a price for stumbling on to the reels; it pays EUR 0.80, EUR 4, and EUR 20 for appearing on 3, 4, and 5 reels simultaneously, which is on par with the necromancer, the game’s highest paying regular symbol.
The re-spins feature has been added to Money Train 2 address the lukewarm pay potential of the original game. Since the bonus scatters are still few and far between, you get re-spins when even just two bonus symbols land on the reels at once. The re-spins feature was introduced to serve two purposes: To inject some interest in an otherwise bland base game, and to remove some of the frustration of not landing enough scatters for the bonus game.
Each of the two scatters reveals a multiplier, which is added together. The re-spins continue till you get a win. Every unproductive spin adds 1 to the multiplier till the total is applied to the win value, after which the feature ends.
This is the big momma of Money Train 2, which is activated when 3 or more bonus symbols land at once. Night falls on the screen and new a set of reels follow, where only special symbols land. The triggering scatters are locked where they land, and reveal win multipliers that are again added. All the special symbols that land have values, which are also added to the multipliers, which can get pretty high.
The round starts with 3 free spins, and whenever another bonus symbol lands during the round, they reveal their own win multipliers, which are then added to the overall total. The free spins meter is reset to 3 and this continues till there are no more free spins. All win combos are paid with the current total of the bet multipliers. The special symbols with values also have additional functions like:
If the 3 or more scatters prove to be too elusive, or you can’t wait for them to appear in minimum numbers, you can purchase the Money Cart feature outright from the store. The price is 100 times your current bet, but three scatters will appear on the first spin thereafter.
You can enjoy Money Train 2 while on the move just as you did the original game. The sequel is also coded in HTML5, which supports the major cellular platforms like Android, iOS, and Windows Phone, etc. Hence, the game can be seamlessly played on all Smartphones and tablets that run on these operating systems.
Just make sure you have reliable internet connectivity at all time. You don’t want to be cut off in the midst of the wildest multiplier wins that are possible in this game. The train runs laterally, and looks much better in your mobile’s landscape mode.
It’s common for games developers to introduce sequels to their original hit games while addressing the cons of the original game. In this game the first Money had an uninspiring base game, with a hypersonic bonus game, which was meant to undo all the barrenness of the base game. The Re-Spins feature enhances the base game only to a certain degree. The main bonus game of the slot remains as elusive as ever, relegating the maximum win potential of 50,000x the bet to mere theory.