He may not look pretty, but when you have so much free cash to give out, you can be a jolly fat man smoking a cigar in a green suit and we’ll still be shallow enough to play online with him for his money.
There is no denying it, Mr Cashback mobile slot is not the prettiest looking of the Playtech slots – nor is he the cleverest. When we first came across him back in 2011 in his online version we were unimpressed with the theme and the graphics. Green, money, piggy bank, stack of coins… yawn… all been done before. Mr Cashback himself looks like the kind of millionaire you want to keep children away from. Ok, the music was nice and jazzy, but it has only free spins and a cashback feature giving us our bet back if we don’t win. Where’s the excitement in that?
And, as usual, Playtech didn’t let us down. Forget the theme and baby stealing fat man. This low volatility mobile slot is one that just keeps on giving. The cashback feature is particularly amazing; if you don’t win on a payline after 50 spins you get your line bet back x 50. So basically your line bet for the last 50 spins of not having won. The consequences of this? Well for one, it means that this slot machine keeps paying out left, right and centre in order to avoid too many lines not paying out after 50 spins.
Secondly, you find yourself almost disappointed when you win on a payline that is almost ready to burst to give you back your money. How psychologically insane is that? Playtech has managed to make getting your money back as exciting as winning a big win – sometimes more, when you consider that the return to player rate of this slot game is a decent, but not huge 96.16%. So many of the wins give you only a little over your bet back; when what you really want is 50x your line bet please.
Yes it’s insane, but when consider how many mobile slots are happy to just take your money and run, it’s fascinating to watch an online mobile slot that clearly shows you which of the paylines have hit recently, and see win, after win, after win on your phone’s screen. It’s what low volatility slots should be all about.
This casino game might not stop giving, but it’s not until you get the elusive Free Spins that you’ll start seeing a real difference to your bank account. Not only do these come with a 2x multiplier, decent but hardly huge, it’s the frozen wilds that make all the difference – loading your screen with wilds that freeze for up to 5 spins, you can get a decent collection on the board, if you are lucky.
Mobile players beware, this game is a little temperamental in some of the devices we’ve played. On iPads, for example, sometimes our bank balances disappear below the screen and on some Android devices, you couldn’t load the full game. This is definitely a free play test before you play for real money slot. Equally the mobile version has a lower maximum betting limit of only 15 rather 150 in real money, if you are a fan of the original Mr Cashback online slot.
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|Mobile Slot released||October 2013 (on mobile)|
|Slot type||Video Slot|
|Slot reels / paylines||5 Reels / 15 Paylines|
|House edge / RTP||3.84% / 96.16%|
|Coins range||0.01 - 1.00|
|Min/Max bet||0.15 / 15|
|Free spins||12 Free Spins / 2x Multipliers|
|Bonus rounds||Cashback, Free Spin & Freezing Wilds|
Wild: Mr Cashback himself is the wild, giving by far the most wins of the game. He substitutes for all symbols except scatter.
Mr CashBack Feature: If a single active payline does not win 50 times in a row, you win back your line bet times 50. Sounds simple enough right? Beware though, you are better off betting conservatively rather than liberally, as you can't play around with your bet line too much during your spins.
If you do decide to change the bet line, the cashback feature will start from zero again. Bright side, if you go back to your old bet, the advancement of the cashback will also be saved, so you can jump around between a couple of bets per line if you wish, but this feature obviously becomes less effective.
When playing with real money, the status of your cashback is saved on your account, meaning you can go back into Mr Cashback mobile slots at the same point that you left him - so your cashback will be ready and waiting.
Free Spins & Scatters: 3 Mr Cashback logo scatter symbols activate 12 free spins with a 2x multiplier. These cannot be re-triggered, but on almost every spin you get a random wild that will remain sticky on the reels for between 2 to 5 spins. You usually won't see more than 2 on the screen, but if you are lucky enough to get 3 or 4 sticky at the same time, it can make a major difference to your balance.
It's a shame Playtech haven't managed to sort out a couple of technical bugs for this mobile slot, but mostly it works well. Equally, no reason why the maximum betting limit should be lower in the mobile slot rather than online slots... but sometimes the working minds of these big software companies are too muddled for us mere humans to understand.
So big betters might be disappointed, but the rest of us can enjoy a slot that is probably and easily one of the most transparent games you can find. It shows you, right there on the screen, how often it has paid out per line and then gives you back the bet if it hasn't given you back enough.
All in all, Mr Cashback is a great video slot for mobile players who want lots of excitement and fun, with wins coming at you from every direction - even if those are not the biggest win you'll get.
Review by Lucky Mobile Slots, last updated: May 27, 2020 - Rating