Money Train 2 Slot Review
Money Train 2 Game Details
|Jackpot:||50,000 x Stake|
|Auto Play Feature:||Yes|
Towards the end stages of 2019 – I’m talking primarily about November and December – I started to notice that many streamers, mobile slot players – and general iGaming enthusiasts were talking more and more about a slot called Money Train. It was from a developed called Relax Gaming (who, now, have catapulted themselves right to the forefront of the iGaming industry), and it turns out that Money Train was proving popular for good reason; with a maximum win cap of 20,000X stake (and players actually hitting this cap) it became clear there was some real win-potential to be found.
That’s why I – personally – was incredibly excited to learn that the software provider would be releasing a sequel to the original game, aptly titled Money Train 2. Like the original, it’s based around the same “re-spin’ feature mechanic – but, well, I think the only way of putting it is to say that it’s Money Train on steroids.
Now, it’s possible for you to win up to 50,000X your stake – and if the previous release is anything to go by, achieving this kind of payout may actually be more than feasible – so I was really excited to write this review of the game – and I’m going to give you my honest and impartial thoughts of what I think about it!
First, let’s take a look at how Money Train 2 is structured. The slot itself is built around a 5-reel, 4-row format (although during the bonus round the number of reels can expand) and there’s a total of 40 fixed paylines in play during the base-game.
The slot has an RTP of 96.4% which I’m happy with – and I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that the RTP actually increases to as high as 98% when the “Bonus Buy” mechanic is used! I’ll talk more about later in this review, in the “Bonus Features” section. First, let’s take a look at how to play the game.
How To Play
If I’m being completely honest, I didn’t used to be a big fan of Relax Gaming’s slots. I found them quite hard to play – the graphics often lagged for me – and I just found the general user-interface to be a bit clunky and hard to use. Thankfully that all changed a couple of years ago when the game developer started to really make headway in the online gambling industry, and today, their user-interface is very easy-to-use, easy-to-navigate and well-made.
Right at the bottom centre of the screen is where you’ll find the big play button – and this, of course, is where you spin the reels! To the left-hand-side of this you’ll see a “fast forward” like icon, and this allows you to activate the quickspin mode. This is primarily used for those looking to skip the base-game play and trigger the free-spins faster.
The bet options are to the left-hand-side of the autoplay button, and you can scroll through all of the different bet sizes easily and quickly. There’s also a fairly comprehensive paytable to the far left-hand-corner of the screen, and game rules are also available here – although they’re pretty long, so I personally wouldn’t recommend reading them unless you’re incredibly bored!
Symbols and Payouts
All of the symbols in Money Train 2 are quite similar to the original game – but they’ve all been revamped slightly. For example, the game’s lower-paying symbols include a variety of Diamonds, Clubs, Hearts and Spades – playing card suit values – while the characters are the game’s top paying symbols.
You’ll also find a wild symbol which is represented by a Caped Skull – and he substitutes for all of the game’s other paying symbols aside from the scatter symbols, which are the key to triggering the main bonus round – I’ll cover information about this below.
Like the original, Money Train 2 is all about the bonuses and features – and, in fact, I’d go as far as saying the base-game is incredibly boring! Still, thankfully, the bonuses and features more than make up for an underwhelming base-game, and below I’m going to walk you through the main bonus round which is the Money Cart Bonus Round feature. There’s also a little mini feature which we’ll kick things off with a look at.
The re-spin feature is triggered when two of the scatter symbols land on the reels – and when they do, a multiplier is revealed on each of the scatter symbols. A re-spin is then awarded, and these re-spins then continue until a winning combination is formed. Each spin that a win isn’t formed, the multiplier increases by 1X – so the longer you go without a win, the higher the win-potential gets!
Money Cart Bonus
The Money Cart Bonus is where Money Train 2’s real potential is found, and I was super excited to try it out for myself. Like the original game, it’s triggered by landing 3, 4, or 5 of the scatter symbols anywhere in view and doing so takes you to a brand new game screen. You are then awarded with 3 re-spins, and now, the only symbols on the reels are stake multipliers.
During the bonus round, each time a new stake multiplier lands in view the number of re-spins you have resets to three, and the values of any multipliers that land on screen are added together, contributing towards your total win. When you run out of re-spins, that’s the end of the feature. However, there are tons of special enhancements and reel modifiers to look out for here, which I’ll show you below:
- Bonus symbol – reveals a value between 1x and 10x.
- Golden bonus symbol – reveals a value between 20x and 200x.
- Payer – adds its value to all other visible symbols.
- Collector – collects all visible values and adds them to its own.
- Collector/Payer – adds the sum of all other visible values to its own. Then it adds the updated value to all other visible symbols.
- Sniper – doubles the value of 3 to 8 other bonus symbols. It can act on the same symbol more than once.
- Necromancer – brings 1 to 6 already used symbols to life again. This could be the Collector, Payer, Collector/Payer, or Sniper.
- Reset Plus – increases the starting value of spins by 1.
- Persistent payer – adds its value to all other symbols on every spin that follows.
- Persistent Sniper – doubles the value of 3 to 8 symbols on every spin that follows.
- Persistent collector – collects all other values and adds them to its own on every spin that follows.
I should also point out that filling an entire reel with stake multiplier symbols will unlock an additional reel – and, in total it’s possible to unlock two more reels, massively increasing your chances of landing more multiplier symbols and enabling the bonus round to continue for long periods of time!
Bonus Buy Option
Money Train – the original – came with a bonus buy option, and Money Train 2 is no exception. The bonus buy feature allows you to instantly trigger the free-spins feature for a total cost of 100X your bet. So, if you’re playing at a $1 bet size for example, you could pay $100 to trigger the free-spins bonus immediately.
It can be risky – and it can get very pricey, if you have a few bad bonuses on the trot – but as I mentioned earlier, playing this way does actually increase the game’s RTP to 98% – a figure virtually unheard of in today’s money-driven iGaming world! Unfortunately, due to restrictions from the UK’s Gambling Commission the bonus buy option is unavailable to players who live in the UK.
Jackpot and How To Win
Maybe the biggest attraction of playing Money Train 2 is the insane win-potential it offers players; during the bonus round, it’s possible to win up to 50,000X your total stake. As we’ve seen with other Relax Gaming slots, this maximum win cap is actually feasible – so I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see players actually winning this.
Of course, it’s not likely – but my advice would be, if you’re not based in the UK, would be to purchase a couple of the bonus buys (but just a couple – they can get expensive) – and hope to get lucky!
Money Train 2 certainly looks the part – and it plays incredibly well, too.
The game is built using HTML5 technology so it’s fully mobile-optimized; you can enjoy playing the slot from all your mobile devices without needing to download or install any additional software. It ran perfectly on my Android phone and iPad table.
Many slot sequels just don’t live up to their predecessors; Money Train 2 is one of the rare that actually outdoes the original game, and the bonus round offers some truly insane win-potential – with up to 50,000X your stake on offer every bonus!
I’m not surprised to see it’s already proving such a big hit with players, and I myself have spent quite a few hours playing through the game looking for that monster win!
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Last Updated on November 3, 2020