The Johnny Cash video slot might be unique in terms of graphics, but it goes back to the basics when it comes to its gameplay. The game is played on 20 fixed paylines, with five reels and three rows. To play the game, you first adjust your total bet level and then you spin the reels.
You can choose your bet between €0.20 and €50, ideal mostly for low-budget players. Although you stake the total bet, your wins are multiplied by the bet per line – the total bet divided by 20. The higher the bet you choose, the higher your wins will be.
Once you have your betting level down, you can spin the reels in two ways. First, you can click on spin and the reels will turn once. Secondly, you can select autoplay and choose how many spins you want to play automatically. You land a win when the symbols are going from left to right on adjacent reels.
The reels of the Johnny Cash slot are filled with Wild West-related symbols, as well as our criminal adventurer, Johnny, in search of gold. The special symbols include the sheriff’s badge, acting as the wild, and the dynamite, which is the scatter. The latter offers 100x, 10x, and 2x your total bet for landing five, four, and three symbols.
The highest paying symbol is Johnny. The outlaw offers a reward of 1,000x, 500x, and 50x your bet per line when you hit five, four, and three symbols on a payline.
Next, we have the bag of money and the wanted poster. These offer the same payouts of 400x, 100x, and 40x your bet per line when you land five, four, and three symbols across the reels.
The sheriff’s hat and the gun will give you 300x, 50x, and 30x your bet per line for hitting five, four, and three symbols of a kind. There is the bottle of cactus juice and cigar offering 200x, 40x, and 20x your line bet.
The game also features low-paying symbols. A and K offer 100x, 25x and 15x your bet per line while Q, J, and 10 will give you 80x, 20x and 10x your line bet for five, four, and three symbols of a kind.
You can land different Johnny Cash bonus features as you spin the reels on this slot, so you can look out for them as you play. The slots increase your winning chances and offer top payouts.
Like most slots, it offers a wild. In this game, it is the sheriff’s badge. This symbol can replace other symbols on the reels except for the scatter and complete a win. It does not offer any separate payouts but it will give better chances of landing winning combinations.
Then we have the Johnny Cash free spins round triggered by the scatter symbols. Scatters not only give 100x your total bet but will also give you 10 free spins when you land three or more across the reels. You can reactivate the free spins feature in the same way and there’s no limit to how many times you can do this.
During the free spins feature, the wild only appears on the second, third, and fourth reels. Whenever they land on the reels, they remain locked in place until the end of the round. This will increase your winning odds as you can make more combinations with the sticky wilds.
The Johnny Cash RTP is set at 96.2% and this is slightly above the industry average for most RTPs. Since it’s at a decent level, you can expect it to yield good returns. You can also enjoy average-sized wins coming in fairly consistently with the medium volatility.