Cash Noire online slot by NetEnt is a fully realised 1950s detective story, complete with a cast of characters and gripping storyline. The grid is superimposed over a shadowy scene of a detective’s office with various characters and items from the story littering the reels. The gameplay features cascading reels where winning combinations disappear to make way for a fresh set of symbols, potentially setting off a sequence of wins. The game’s features include free spins, hotspots, and expanding wilds to help you solve the mystery.
A 3-symbol sized glowing highlighted area will appear in random positions on the reels with every spin. Each time symbols forming part of a winning combination land within the highlighted area, a glowing token will advance a matching number of spaces on the Clue List, a series of pieces of evidence to the left of the reels. special spots on the Clue List expand the crime zone by a single symbol spot each time and if you get a long enough sequence of cascading avalanche wins, you will reach the end of the list and trigger free spins. If a mystery symbol lands within a Crime Zone, it will replicate itself and expand to fill the entire area.
Once you trigger free spins, the scene changes and the Clue List is swapped out for a City Chase Map to help you track down your suspect. You begin on a 1x multiplier, the Crime Zone will be expanded to a full 5 symbol capacity and will remain in place for the duration of the feature. Landing symbols that form part of winning combinations within the Crime Zone will advance your progress on the City Chase Map in the same manner as for the clue list. There are +1 multiplier increases and extra free spins at every 7th and 13th position on the map, respectively. If you manage to reach the end of the map and secure your target, you will be sitting on a 10x multiplier and you will receive an extra 3 free spins.
Cash Noire slot is an amazingly constructed story-driven title with great features and a laid-back pace. The visuals and accompanying audio perfectly create an atmosphere of 1950’s film noir intrigue with classic character archetypes and a narration that drives the story along when you trigger certain events. The gameplay is expertly woven into the story and theme. The avalanche mechanic is an ideal fit for the Crime Zone and expanding mystery symbol, giving you a good chance to trigger a chain of wins that will propel you into free spins and hopefully the 5000x your stake maximum prize. Low volatility aside, there isn’t much in this title that won’t hold some appeal for any type of gamer.