- The lower value symbols are all items from the sleuth story.
- A magnifying glass and book of matches pay 0.2x your stake for 5 of a kind.
- An ace of spades and a glass of whiskey pay 0.25x your stake for 5 of a kind.
- A knife and revolver pay 0.3x your bet for 5 of a kind.
- The higher value symbols are shadowy portraits of the story's characters.
- A smoldering femme fatale pays 1x your stake for 5 of a kind.
- Detective Flint pays 1.5x your stake for 5 of a kind.
- The sinister Pit Viper pays 3x your stake for 5 of a kind.
- A sultry redhead pays 4x your stake for 5 of a kind.
- The mystery symbol is a metallic question mark that can randomly transform into any symbol.
When a winning combination appears on the reels, the symbols will disappear, allowing new symbols to fall in their place. This can potentially create a chain-reaction of wins.
A red pattern that holds 3 symbols will appear in random places on the reels, creating a Crime Zone. If symbols from a winning combination land within this area, they will advance a token on the Clue list. The number of places the token advances depends on how many symbols from the winning combo fall within the Crime Zone. Certain points along the clue list contain a boost that increases the size of the area by 1 symbol. If your streak of avalanche wins ends, the token will go back to the beginning of the clue list. However, if you get enough Avalanche wins, you will reach the end of the Clue List and trigger free spins. Mystery symbols that land within the Crime Zone it will replicate and fill the entire Crime Zone area.
Activating free spins throws you into full-on pursuit mode. A City Chase Map appears to the left of the reels and you start off with a 1x multiplier. Symbols that land in the Crime Zone during free spins will advance a counter along with the City Chase Map. Every 7th spot on the map will give you a +1 multiplier increase, and every 13th spot will give you extra free spins. Once you reach the end of the map, the multiplier will be 10x and you will receive a bonus extra 3 free spins.
Cash Noire slot is a visual masterpiece with engaging gameplay but the low variance may not be to the taste of some players. The slot's theme has been perfectly executed. The film noir aesthetic of shadowy silhouettes, dramatic scenes, and gritty narration are all incorporated into a slick, compelling package. The gameplay is as exciting as the visuals, with the combination of the Crime zone and Avalanche mechanic creating some amazing winning opportunities. The free spins mode is where the game's full potential shines through thanks to a rising multiplier. The low variance means the game's pacing is more sedate than you might expect, but the gripping storyline and gameplay are sure to attract a wide range of players to this highly entertaining title. Cash Noire carries an RTP of 96.06%