The Chinese theme will smack you in the face the second you feast your eyes on Caishen’s Cash’s bright and glittering grid. It’s like a Chinese New Year celebration taken to an extravagant level, leaving behind a trail of gold coins and lucky cats. But let’s put my personal preferences aside here for a second and look at it objectively – visually, Caishen’s Cash doesn’t feel very sophisticated.
The graphics are pretty basic and animation is limited. The gilded symbols feel old-fashioned and all this was compounded by some of the cheesiest music I’ve ever heard accompanying a slot. Think of the most cliched Chinese tune you can think of, and imagine that set to endless repeat. So if you’re a ‘sound on’ kind of person, you’ll be spinning the reels to the tune of cheerfully stilted twangs.
But initial complaints aside, I made an effort to tune out my instinctive displeasure, and soon started to enjoy the extreme cuteness of it all. The bright colors, cheerful characters (a grinning Caishen himself, gold coins, a little boy and girl, and lucky cats) and upbeat soundtrack make it a nice change from some of the darker slots out there. There are many who favor this theme and, if that’s your go-to in terms of slots, you’ll certainly enjoy Caishen’s Cash.