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Cash Noire slot from NetEnt

Cash Noire slot from NetEnt
Like a true masterpiece from Raymond Chandlers’ fiction (XX century great American-British novelist), the crime slot from NetEnt is conveying us to a murder place, where the player is helping detective Flint to solve a crime. If you are ambitious enough to catch a killer and solve the mysterious case you should try this newly released by the Swedish developing studio game (on June 2020).

An interesting flair here brings the deep narrating detective’s voice ushering the investigation just like an ambiance from a 1940 Bogart movie. Besides the 5x4 playing field with avalanche mechanic- which is nothing new, here you can see some very unusual and first of a kind features: Crime Zone, Clue list, and City Chase. One more intriguing element that NetEnt implemented here is a certain twist in their famous avalanche game engine - during the cascading process the winning combinations do not stay, but disappear, and new symbols are falling, generating new combinations with new winning chances.

With almost every second spin on Cash Noir slot cascading, wins are being sliced by darting off daggers and new winning potentials are being dropped until you keep winning. The slot has Low to Average Volatility with an initial RTP of 96.06%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino.

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Personal testers’ opinion (Review and recommendations from the testers’ team)

The slot has everything right on spot: perfectly enticing design, intriguing gameplay, high-quality animations, and captivating features, completely tuned with the risky complot.

Some players can assume that this is one complex game with a lot of things going on. Well, - not true. If you are fed up with spinning fruits and “7”s and are up for a challenge - just read carefully the instructions once and you are ready for NetEnt’s PI’s position! 

Besides the thrilling cases to resolve if lady luck is in a really good mood, you have a chance to win 1033x the bet (maximum) - at least that is what the developer promises. Throughout our game test period we made the following observations:

  • Sooner or later, the whole Clue List puzzle becomes somewhat monotonous, as you just want the spins to go on, so you can finally trigger the bonus round. 
  • During our chase anticipation (for the first couple of hundreds of spins) we had plenty of near-hits- almost at the top of the Clue List, but somehow the slot managed to bring us back to zero. To our frustration, we had to start all over again, and count 1, 2, 3…12! Pity! Almost 13 clues! So, it seems that triggering the bonus round is the biggest hurdle in this game.
  • In the meantime - during the usual spins the slot was also not so generous. The Free Spins bonus round throughout our multiple examinations was triggered averagely every 400th spin.
  • In the base game, the slot eats your money by triggering combinations with small winnings. After all -receiving 10x, 15x the bet is not that spectacular.
  • Now and then the slot will trigger combinations with payouts of 20x - 30x the bet. 
  • But a sizeable win of 150x the bet is unlikely to drop here.
  • The paying potential of the Free Spins is also pretty low, despite the adventurous plot murder to resolve. We could’ve been more satisfied with fewer map markings here and more multiplying payouts.
  • The winning combinations with wilds during the bonus round are either non-existent or giving a small win.
  • The average win on a bonus game is 40x - 60x the bet and only a couple of times reach 100x. 
  • Getting a bigger win on this slot is almost impossible.

Slot’s symbols and features

The crime-solving takes place in a murky room with an enigmatic Femme Fatale smoking next to the reels. In this game instead of levels NetEnt implemented a direct link between the «coin value», and the «symbol payout value» inside the instruction guide. On the highest end of the paytable are the smoking lady and the perpetrator.

On the middle level - the detective and the pearl girl, and on the lowest side are the gun, the dagger, the glass of whisky, ace of spades, the match, and at the bottom – the magnifying glass. Bet ways for winning combinations are formed by matching symbols in any position on 3 or more adjacent reels from left to right, and only the highest is paid. 

Crime Zone

3 or more cells highlighted with a red frame on the reels form the Crime Zone. The location of the zone shifts with each spin. When the win combination drops inside the Crime Zone that will activate the Clue List, and a new mark will be added to the evidence board on the left side. The discovery of this new clue will make the Crime Zone expand to 4 or 5 cells.

Mystery Symbol

A randomly falling silver question mark is a Mystery Symbol. If it falls out of the Crime Zone can transform itself into any symbol and provide more winning chances. If it falls inside the Crime Zone then replicate itself filling the whole frame.

Clue List

In essence, this is a meter of the game progress, positioned on the clue board on the left side, which leads eventually to Free Spins round. With finding more clues the Crime Zone stretches to a maximum of 5 spots and when you manage to find 13 clues during one spin (!) you will trigger the Free Spins round. 

Free Spins with City Chase

Getting into Free Spins gives you the opportunity for car pursuit. You will start the chase of the mysterious criminal through the city streets with 6 spins. With each of the 7 locations, you cross will be applied an extra win multiplier. Additionally, the meter will display the positions of how far the multiplier progresses, and you will get the chance to win Extra Spins. On the map, you can see marked places as Free Spins. If you passed all the markers you closed the case!

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How to win at Cash Noir slot? (Conclusion)

  • As usual, our first advice is to test the game in DEMO mode before starting to play for real money.
  • The disappointment during the Clue Meter climbing, together with the ungenerous base game wins from the lengthy cascades, are among the reasons to give neutral recommendations about this game for bonus hunters. 
  • We do not recommend this slot to players, who want to win a huge amount of money.
  • We would recommend a Cash Noire slot to play with real money, but mostly to players who don’t mind medium variance slots with smaller but more frequent payouts. The best part about Cash Noire and other Low-Medium variance slots is that if you budget right you can play them for much longer than high variance online games.
  • Undoubtedly there are more games telling a detective or crime story, but few of them come with the exclusive realism of Cash Noire. This is not enough however to carry the game to a lucrative end every session. We are suggesting a similar NetEnt slot- Narcos, which you can check out on our site.

Where to play?

  • The best place in Canada to launch a Cash Noire slot for free or real money is Fastpay Casino. They offer over 5300 casino slot games as well as super-fast and no-hassle withdrawals. You will be pleased with their bonus program and a VIP bonus program for all loyal players.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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