The majestic silence of space has always riddled mankind. Looking at the stars above them, ancient people have wondered, are there other worlds like Earth and are we alone in the Universe. Ages have passed, but the mankind still doesn’t know answers to these questions. Even while now, thanks to brave astronauts and hard-working scientists and engineers, we know much more about our Universe and distant galaxies, there are still many discoveries to be made, tasks to be solved and secrets to be uncovered.
Sadly, not everyone has what it takes to be a space explorer. No wonder that the space theme has always been so popular in the culture. As space is cold and mysterious, it is often depicted as being very dangerous. In the pop culture, threats from space are often shown in for of alien invasions.
However, there is a way more realistic and dangerous threat to life on the Earth – asteroids, huge and fast objects that orbit the Sun and tend to collide with the Solar system planets. Asteroids hitting the Earth are mainly shown in the disaster films like Armageddon. The video gaming industry rarely exploits this theme. So Cash Impact, produced by the German Merkur studios, is somewhat unique.
It differs further from most other asteroid-themed video games by the fact that this game is actually a slot machine where you can win real money. And as you can play this game with no downloading and no registration, now everyone can try to save the Earth from cosmic danger.
Gameplay and Prizes
From purely gameplay point of view, Cash Impact is a 5×3 reels slot game with 5 unadjustable paying lines. However, the game interface looks more like a tablet of the spaceship captain than a slot machine. It is designed to resemble the interface of classic space-themed video games, like Mass Effect or StarCraft. Even the paying symbols are drawn in the form of the Solar System planets, including Venus, Mercury, Mars, Saturn, Jupiter and, of course, Earth, our home planet.
Features and Bonuses
Apparently, Merkur have once again taken their trademark “modern classic” approach while developing Cash Impact, as this game has only one significant feature. However, this feature is rather uncommon one, as the wild symbol of this game is also a scatter. It is drawn like a huge asteroid and can only be found on reels number one, five and three.
When it appears only on one or two of these reels, it serves as regular wild and substitutes for any paying symbols. When there are three asteroids on the game field, the asteroid shower starts. The animation of asteroids hitting random planets on the reels is played, and those planets are turned to additional wilds. Needless to say that this feature can bring very huge wins to players.