Introducing the Silent Samurai: Mega Cash Collect slot, a title is packed with visually appealing graphics, alongside a range of different bonus modes, as explained later in this review. Players are greeted with a 3-4-4-4-3 board that forms a samurai dojo, with a tranquil Japanese landscape appearing in the background. This slot comes with a minimum stake size of 0.10 per spin, which will cover all 30 paylines across the 5 reels
Silent Samurai: Mega Cash Collect was created by Playtech, a provider that is known for paying extra attention to detail when releasing casino slots. Their portfolio is expansive and features exciting titles such as Honey Gems, Lockdown Loot, and Hot Gems Xtreme, amongst others. Playtech has also created other online slots in the 'Mega Cash Collect' series, with Cleopatra: Mega Cash Collect being one of the most popular.
It may come as no surprise to learn that the standard symbols in Silent Samurai: Mega Cash Collect are represented by the regular J, Q, K, and A icons that can be found in many slots online. Premiums are a little more creative, shown as a bow, a sword, two blue gauntlets, a red chest plate, and a red helmet. Should five of these form a matching combination, players will be awarded with 2.50x, 2.50x, 3.00x, 5.00x, or 5.00x their stake size, in that order.
There are also plenty of special symbols packed in this release, with the wild icon being shown as a Samurai. Naturally, this wild can replace any standard or premium symbol, should a combination be possible as a result.
There is also a clearly labelled 'Cash Collect' icon, alongside a huge selection of golden coins, which can display a number, a fixed value based on the stake size, a diamond, a golden helmet, three coins, or a question mark. Each of these has its own ability, as discussed in the section below!
The 'Mega Cash Collect' mechanic in this release is fairly straightforward and can trigger when the corresponding symbol appears on reel 1 or 5. Any coins that are also on the board when this happens will be collected, and the potential winnings will be awarded to the player. Diamond coins that are collected will award one of the four jackpots, which will be picked at random with a wheel spin. There is a mini, minor, major, and grand jackpot, sitting at 20x, 50x, 200x, and 500x the stake size, respectively.
Collecting a numbered symbol such as '+5' will trigger the main bonus mode in Silent Samurai: Mega Cash Collect, with all numbered icons being totalled up and the same number of free spins being awarded. The 'Cash Collect' mechanic is active throughout the round, and free spins can be retriggered by collecting more numbered symbols. All free spins are played on a new board with five locked rows, which can become active should enough 'Cash Collect' symbols land in view.
The free spins round also comes with a variety of new coins, all of which have their corresponding effects when collected. First is 'Dropping Wilds', with the corresponding coin having a helmet shown on it. If activated, wilds will drop to fill the reel below the symbol, and any existing wilds will have a multiplier added to them.
Next is 'Cash Spreader', represented by three golden coins, which will add random fixed value icons to the board before they're collected. The 'Cash Spreader' symbol itself will also transform into a fixed value symbol after its effect has finished.
A multiplier coin can trigger the 'Sticky Cash' feature, causing it to become sticky for the rest of the bonus. It starts at 1x, and every time it's collected, it will double to a maximum of 16x. Should this cap be reached, it will transform into a diamond symbol, and if collected again, one of the four jackpots will be awarded. Silent Samurai: Mega Cash Collect also features a 'Random Coin', displayed with a question mark on it, which will lock in place for three spins.
Last but not least is the 'Samurai' feature which can only trigger during the base game. He can appear at random and add wild symbols, cash collect icons, or a selection of different coins to the board. It's also possible that the samurai increases some of the fixed value symbols that are already present!
The Silent Samurai: Mega Cash Collect is a visually appealing title that features a relatively unique 3-4-4-4-3 board layout. It also comes with an interesting main bonus mode that is packed with special icons, all of which activate their associated ability when collected!