Cashapillar is a bug-infested 5 reel, 100 max payline slot from Microgaming. This game caused a bit of a stir when it was first released for two reasons. Firstly, this was one of the first slots to go beyond the '5 reel, 3 row' template that was based on video slots in Las Vegas and other hot slots venues. Secondly, this slot had an amazing 100 possible pay lines. Most online slots at the time seldom ventured above forty. 'Cashapillar' is of course a play on 'Caterpillar', but perhaps with the 100 pay lines it would have been more appropriate if a centipede was the main feature of the game. Instead, the symbols here are all bugs – grasshoppers, beetles, ladybirds, snails, and the 'cashapillar' himself. There are playing card symbols ten through ace too.
All one hundred lines in this game are selectable, although you might as well always go for the century! You can flip between 0.01 and 0.02 as your coin size, and choose as many coins as you want in play on each spin from one to ten – the bigger your gamble, the larger the potential prizes of course. Once you're happy with your settings hit 'Spin' to get those winning reels whirling.
Payout & bonus rounds
You hope you won't be saying "ah, grasshopper" too much in this game as this bug is the lowest payer – three of him will win you four times your bet per line. Lowest, that is, apart from the playing card symbols at x2 for the same three values. The jackpot in normal play is for five of the cashapillar which wins you 1,000x.
The cashapillar logo is the wild symbol here and subs for all other symbols aside from the bonus symbol. The wild appears stacked five symbols high on all reels and all wins containing a wild are doubled.
The bonus symbol appears to be a birthday cake! You can win up to six million coins when you land the bonus symbol. Land at least three and you trigger fifteen free spins. ALL free spin wins are tripled, so if you gain a winning combination on a pay line during free spins that contains a wild symbol, your win is subject to a lovely 6x multiplier.
This game is really all about winning cash, so if you play slots for fun, games, and bonus features, then you're going to have to go bug-hunting elsewhere. This game is beginning to roll up at the edges a little by now, and we can bet the cashapillar is now a beautiful butterfly somewhere. You can't knock the chance to win six million coins though, so if you want the chance to win a sizeable cash jackpot, then cashapillar isn't the game to tell to "bug off" !