Money Back Special Slots

Money-Back-SpecialComing from Playtech, Money Back Special is a game themed around various sports, the main idea being that if you don’t win at least once in 50 spins, then you get some of the money back. It’s far from an impressive feature, since it doesn’t give you much when it activates. Still, the game can be a decent way of spending some time, mostly because of the pleasant design which you can rely on to keep you entertained for a while. There isn’t one specific sport that is covered here, instead being about them all in general, including football, tennis, boxing, darts, golf and so on.

5 reels are part of Money Back Special, the number of win lines going up to 15. Prizes of up to $562,500 are on the line, with the features including wilds, scatters, free spins with freezing wilds and multipliers.

Features of Money Back Special

The Cash Back feature is an important part of this game, but fortunately that’s not all you’re getting. Free spins, multipliers, scatters and wilds make up the list of more common features, and I prefer them over the one that the slot is mostly about.

The Gold Medal symbol is going to be the one you will be most happy about seeing. As the wild, this symbol will often be responsible for the formation of combinations which wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t present in just the right place. It will substitute for the symbol you need in the location where the wild has landed, and in the long run you will notice that you make more money thanks to it. Wilds also land together on the same line if you’re extremely lucky, as they award top payouts of up to 7,500x when this happens.

The Bowling scatter is another important part of the game. Rewards of up to 100 times the bet are awarded when three to five Bowling scatters are visible on the reels, even if they’re not on the same line.

Free Games Feature

You can get more than just prizes when the scattered Bowling icons are present. The same 3+ icons will start up the free spins, 12 rounds being offered, while their wins are worth double thanks to a multiplier. You get frozen wilds as well, symbols which will stay in place when they appear for 1 to 4 rounds.


Money Back Feature

This is something that the developers seem to be quite proud of, but I’m far from impressed. In order to benefit from it, you first need to be unlucky for 50 consecutive spins, where not a single win is obtained. If that happens, you are offered a consolation prize, worth 50 times the line bet. The problem is that you have wagered 50 times the total bet, not the line bet. You only get 1/15th of the wagers you placed back and it’s highly unlikely that you can go through 50 spins without triggering at least one small win. The result is more of a gimmick than a really useful feature.


Betting options and jackpots

The game’s wagers can get expensive quickly if you want to go that high. Line bets go from $0.01 to $75, and since up to 15 are available you can place bets of $1,125.

The rewards are good as well, with the 7,500 coins that are part of the jackpot being worth up to $562,500.

Design and symbols

The game’s design, while pleasant enough, is no masterpiece. It feels like any other slot machine released in the last couple of years, while using the same style as the games that were popular a decade ago. It looks more polished perhaps, with slightly better looking symbols, but the idea is the same one. It has a collection of objects as its symbols, without a story behind them.


Symbols: Gold Medal (7,500 coins, wild), Bowling (100x bet, scatter), Trophies (800 coins), Chronometer (500 coins), Boxing (300 coins), Football (200 coins), Tennis Ball (150 coins), American Football (150 coins), Red Ball (100 coins), Golf Ball (75 coins) and Darts (50 coins).

Is It Worth Playing?

The big prizes would probably the main reason to try it out, but that’s something that you can find in most Playtech slot machines.

This Money Back Special slot is offered by all online casinos with Playtech software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.