|6.||Maximum jackpot in coins||399|
|10.||Betting range||from $0.5 up to $5|
|11.||Coin Bet Range||from $0.025 up to $0.25|
|12.||Coins per line||1|
Stoney Slot is a game with a theme like you have most likely never seen before. It's a spin-off of a type of caveman theme, but it has spray-painted symbols and other types of interesting graphical effects that really make it stand out. GAMING1 has done a good job with the premise for the game, but the graphics could have definitely been done a bit better. However, the gameplay is pretty good, and we can't really find any fault with that aspect of the experience as you'll see below.
Format and Layout
You'll find that this slot uses a pretty normal format. There are five reels and three rows, which is standard enough as it is, but the 20-payline approach might be the most popular in the entire industry. The bet sizes run from $0.50 at the minimum to $5 at the maximum, and you don't have many options to customize your wager. Instead of having paylines or coin sizes to manipulate, you always have to play with all 20 paylines activated, and you'll only be able to choose your total wager size.
This brings up an important point. GAMING1 has designed this game, like virtually all of their titles, so that the winnings for all combinations are expressed as a multiple of the total wager for your spin. Because there are 20 paylines, you would have to multiply one of these payout values by a factor of 20 to get what it would be listed as if they used the traditional system. Keep this in mind because otherwise it will look as if the payouts are kind of on the small size.
Re-spin Cascade Feature
What you'll notice when you sit down to play this game is that there are four jackpot meters on the left-hand side of the reel with a different type of meter on the right-hand side. These are actually tied together through the re-spin cascade feature. The way this works is that there is a cascade feature in this game, which means that winning combinations are paid, and they they disappear to allow more symbols to fall into place. This gives you chances for multiple wins on re-spins, but it also gives you multipliers worth up to 6x as the meter moves up a spot for each re-spin.
Once it gets past six, however, you start moving into having chances to win one of the four jackpots. This is the key to winning the biggest individual payouts in this game, and we can't remember ever having seen a software company tie their jackpots into a re-spin feature in this way.
Free Spins Bonus Feature
Something you'll find that's also atypical in this game is that the wild fire symbol actually works as a bonus symbol as well. Get three on the reels to trigger a bonus feature. This feature always gives you exactly 10 free spins, though there aren't any extras that go along with it, and that's something that we think should have been changed in this game to put a little more importance on the free spins themselves.
Biggest Slot Payouts
The biggest payouts in the game are as follows. Five of the wild symbol will pay out 200x, which is like a 4,000x line bet win. You can also score 125x for five on a payline of the caveman symbol, and that would be like a 2,500x line bet payout in the normal convention. Five of the club or steak will earn you 25x as well.
The A and K symbols have payouts that are worth 8x. Likewise, you'll get a 4x win for five of the Q, J or 10. These card rank symbols are stylized in a way that doesn't really make sense for the caveman theme by itself, but it looks like they were going for some kind of spray paint or graffiti motif. It's cool that they were thinking outside of the box on this, but it just ends up not really looking well-polished at all in this case.
Caveman Stoney is a really strong attempt to pull something new out of the caveman/prehistoric type of theme, but it falls a little short for two main reasons. First, the visuals just don't flow together really well. Second, the free spins bonus round is really lackluster to say the least. The rest of the gameplay is pretty good, however, and we think it's a shame that a game with strong regular mode gameplay with the jackpots and re-spin feature is dragged down by the graphical blunders found in this game as a whole. Overall, we wouldn't blame anyone if they ended up really liking this game, but its weaknesses are a bit too much for us.