Game of the Week – Johnny Cash
Do you enjoy western-themed online pokies? If so, then you need to check out Johnny Cash, the latest 5-Reel online pokie from Bgaming. The game is a fun take on a classic pokie theme with awesome prizes worth up to 1,000x your initial bet. Learn more about the game and how you can trigger a free spins bonus game with sticky wilds.
Can You Capture the Infamous Johnny Cash?
Johnny Cash is a 5-Reel, 20 payline online pokies from Bgaming. This game has nothing to do with the American country music singer, but rather has a western theme with the main character being the outlaw Johnny Cash.
The game has a background that looks like it was plucked from the old west, maybe from New Mexico or Arizona. The music is a fun twangy western tune played on a banjo. It perfectly sets up the game. The pay symbols are what you’d expect, including royals, cigars, whiskey, six-shooters, cowboy hats, money bags, wanted posters, and Johnny Cash himself. The sheriff’s badge is the wild for this game and substitutes for all symbols except for the scatter.
Symbol payouts are a little better than average. Royals either break even or turn a profit on four of a kind. Other symbols do no worse than break even. Like most games of this type, you need multi-line wins to turn a profit on most spins.
Dynamite serves as the scatter for this game. Land three or more scatters anywhere on the board and you will unlock the free spins game. Scatters also pay for three of a kind or better. When you trigger the free spins game, you will get 10 free spins.
During free spins, sticky wilds will be in play. During some spins, Johnny will shoot and one wild will be added to the board. That wild will lock into play and stay there for the remainder of your spins. Other wild symbols may also drop during spins on Reels 2, 3, or 4. Free spins are re-triggerable and there are no limits on the number of free spins you can get.
I was able to trigger the free spins game and during the spins, I landed 7 wilds. In the end, I managed to land a 65x win. Frankly, this win turned what should have been a massive losing session into a nearly break-even one.
Johnny Cash a Bit Disappointing Due to Low RTP
When I saw that Bgaming was releasing Johnny Cash, I had high hopes. When I first launched the game, the theme and soundtrack made me think this game would be a lot of fun. Then I started playing. I hit one winner in the first 25 spins. At that point, I knew that this would be a frustrating game to play.
Sadly, I was proven right. This game looks like it will be fun, but the game is super high variance despite most claims that it is a medium variance pokie. The RTP is a low 93.90%, much lower than most games that I cover. I made a mistake that many beginners make when playing online pokies when I chose a game with an RTP lower than 95%.
While I was able to recoup a lot of my losses during the Free Spins game, I still finished a net loser for this game. The average person may not wait around long enough to recoup their losses. Overall, I cannot recommend this game due to low RTP. Even low stakes players should largely avoid this game as the only low stakes option is .20 per spin. Otherwise, you will pay $1 or more per spin.
If you like western-theme pokies and don’t mind a lot of variance, you could give this game a try, but I would recommend you find a game with a higher RTP. You can find Johnny Cash at Woo Casino, House of Pokies, or Australian online casinos that offer Bgaming pokies.
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