Cash Splash was the very first progressive pokie. It was developed by Microgaming and it launched a genre that would go on to become one of the most popular in the industry, whilst also creating hundreds of new millionaires over the years. Cash Splash has been around the longest and was setting records for big wins before many of the better known progressives were released. What’s more, if you play it on the biggest and most active sites, including Royal Vegas Casino, its jackpot can still rival anything else on the market.
Cash Splash uses a dated aesthetic, one that may have impressed back in the early 00s, but one that definitely does not impress now. Still, ignore this and you have a quick game that runs smoothly and carries a life-changing jackpot. If you can’t ignore that, and if you like your pokies to look great and to have a number of features, then this is not for you.
As well as the progressive, which constantly changes, there is also a base game jackpot of 6,000 coins.
There are just 15 paylines on Cash Splash, and you can play these from $0.02 to $0.20 each, a fairly limited range but one that means you can qualify for the progressive with very little. The game uses coins, which you set the value for yourself.
There are no bonus rounds on Cash Splash, and all of the emphasis is on the progressive jackpot, which regularly exceeds $1 million. The game does have scatter symbols though and these will trigger an instant win if you land enough of them, but don’t expect to be whisked away to a big 3D feature, or even to a free spins round.
Cash Splash still has a place in the modern market, but that place is diminishing year by year. It simply doesn’t have enough to standup against many of the modern games, and the only thing that is keeping it alive and popular is the progressive jackpot, which remains as one of the 5 highest on the Microgaming software.