Game of the Week – Money Train 2
Some of you may remember Money Train, the classic western pokie from Relax Gaming. The game has gone through a bit of a redesign and Relax Gaming has now released Money Train 2 at Australian online casinos. If you like classic westerns or are a fan of the old west, then you should check out Money Train 2.
Like the original, the biggest selling point for this game is the Money Cart Bonus Round that gives you the chance to hit a massive big win. You can win up to 50,000x your initial bet. That’s 2.5x the top prize of the original. Learn more about this game and the awesome bonus game.
Steampunk Reimagined Western Pokie
Money Train was popular as a western-themed online pokie with a fun spaghetti western soundtrack and a fun western background. This time around, the game has more of a steampunk western theme. Think Wild Wild West more so than spaghetti western. The main game is an actual train car and features a 5-reel, 20 payline layout.
The payouts for this game is the same as the original, meaning that the symbols do not pay as well as standard online pokies. For example, the lowest tier wins for each symbol pay less than your initial bet. The two lowest symbols do not generate a true win for you unless you hit five on a payline.
The amount you can win changes based on the amount you wager. Here is what you can expect to win from standard symbols.
- Outlaw – Win from .8x to 20x your bet
- Native American – Win from .6x to 10x your bet
- Bandito – Win .5x to 9x your bet
- Western Girl – Win .5x to 8x your bet
- Spades – Win .2x to 5x your bet
- Hearts – Win .2x to 4x your bet
- Clubs – Win .2x to 3.5x your bet
- Diamonds – Win .2x to 3x your bet
This game features two other primary symbols. The first is a steampunk skull that serves as the Wild for this game. It substitutes for all other paid symbols and is a paying symbol, paying .8x to 20x your bet. The other symbol is a steampunk cog that serves as the scatter. Hit three or more symbols and unlock a bonus game.
Unlocking Money Cart Bonus Round
This game features a Money Cart Bonus Round that is hit when you land the Bonus symbol anywhere on the board. When this bonus is triggered, there are nine symbols that will help increase your win and retrigger free spins.
When you start the bonus game, you will see multiple bonus symbols with multipliers listed in each. You will then receive three free spins and you’re looking to hit the following symbols during these spins:
Payer – This symbol both has a multiplier and will add its multiplier to the currently visible symbols.
Collector – This has its own multiplier value and collects the multipliers of all other visible symbols and adds it to his own.
Payer/Collector – This symbol will collect all values, add it to his own, and then add them to the other symbols.
Sniper – Adds a multiplier to 3 to 8 symbols. It can act on multiple spins
Necromancer – Reveals a multiplier and retriggers already used and non-persistent special bonus symbols again.
Reset Plus – Reveals a multiplier and adds 1 to the Spins Left total.
Persistent Payer, Sniper, or Collector – Same as original symbol but activates after every spin.
Whenever you fill a row with bonus symbols, dynamite will explode and reveal a new reel. You can get up to two additional reels.
You’ll start with three free spins. The spins will reset when new symbols drop. This continues until new symbols quit appearing or when every block is full.
After your free spins, your bet is multiplied by the total multiplier for your win.
If you don’t want to wait to hit the Money Cart Bonus Round naturally, you can take advantage of the Buy Feature. You can choose the amount per credit you wish to bet, and then you will bet 100x that bet to get a free crack at the Money Cart Bonus Round.
This is a fun feature to try at lower stakes, but it can get quite expensive. We tried it a few times and had mixed results. A couple of times we won over 100x our bet, but often we won between 30x and 80x our bet. You have to hit a total multiplier over 100x in order to finish a winner with the Buy Feature.
Money Train 2 Fun But Not Much Different From Original
If you enjoyed Money Train, then you will enjoy Money Train 2. The base game is exactly the same but the bonus games give you more opportunities to snag an Epic Win. If you’ve never tried Money Train, then you will probably find this game a ton of fun.
However, if you already played the original, there isn’t a ton new or unique about this sequel. For those that love games with massive bonus potential, this is worth trying out. Money Train 2 is available at Wild Card City, King Johnnie Casino, and all online casinos offering Relax Gaming pokies.
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