Anyone who has been keeping up to speed with recent slot releases will be popular with the Steampunk subgenre. This quirky style takes its influence from the fashion and technology of the Victorian era and can be seen in films such as Sherlock Holmes, A Series of Unfortunate Events and Van Helsing.
Over the past couple of years, Steampunk has become one of the most popular options for slot games and Phantom Cash from Microgaming was one of the first to kick-start this trend. Set in a spooky haunted mansion, this Bitcoin game has a captivating theme and comes complete with bonus features, scatters, multipliers and wild cards.
Phantom Cash is a five reel Bitcoin slot with a fixed amount of 25 pay lines. The symbols on these reels include two 19th century ghost catchers called Thurmingham and Carstairs who wield some pretty impressive Steampunk-style gadgets.
Thurmingham and Carstairs aren’t only the heroes of the game; they are also the wild symbols and can substitute for any regular symbols. The pair also adds a 2X multiplier on top of any winning combinations that they help to form.
As well as these two daring ghost-busters, images on the reels include a whole cast of chilling ghostly characters and the haunted mansion itself. This creepy manor is the scatter symbol and also the trigger for the bonus game, which will be described in more detail a little further on.
To land a winning set of matching symbols on these spooky reels, players are required to select the number of coins per pay line- this can be any amount up to 20, and the value of these coins from 1c to 25c each.
These betting stakes can easily be set with the control buttons under the ‘Bet’ tab. Once a bet has been placed all that’s left to do is hit ‘Spin’ or ‘Auto-Play’.
Whenever three of the haunted house scatter symbols show up on the reels at once, the Ghost Zap bonus will be triggered. Thurmingham and Carstairs appear during this exciting extra feature and it is up to players to help them catch as many multi-colored ghosts as possible in a limited amount of time.
The final amount of ghosts captured will reveal the final bonus prize- each one equals 4X the original line bet.
The team at Microsoft can always be relied on to come up with an interesting theme and high-quality artwork and Phantom Cash is another example of this. The horror animations are enough to keep players entertained but this Bitcoin slot game isn’t exactly overflowing with action or extras. So high-rollers looking for big cash wins and an impressive set of bonus options might find that Phantom Cash lacks spirit.