Bringing a theme that we haven't seen used all that much, GAMING1's Caveman Stoney game takes you back to the stone age with a game that's jam-packed with ways to win some pretty impressive payouts. There are four progressive jackpots, and the graphics are set up to really feel like you're in a cave looking at neon graffiti on the walls. What that has to do with pre-historic times, we aren't really sure, but it makes the graphics pop and adds a twist to the theme that makes it stand out. This game has a moderate volatility, but it will have some degree of swings with as top-heavy as the pay schedule is.
The format for this game is pretty normal, and you won't find anything too atypical here. You'll have five reels and three rows with 20 paylines spread across them. What does stand out, however, is the meter to the right-hand side of the reels that lists multipliers as high as 6x along with four different jackpots. We'll show you how to win those down below.
Betting starts at $0.50 per spin in this game, and you can wager a maximum of $5 per spin. This isn't the widest range of available bet sizes in the world, but it is worth noting that all of their bet sizes are simplified, so you don't have to mess around with different numbers of coins on paylines or coins of different sizes. Payouts are also based on multiples of your whole bet too, which also makes things more clear than you normally get with the traditional line bet win structure.
Cascade Feature and Jackpots
The meter on the right-hand side of the screen is for the cascade feature. You can win multiple times on each spin by having winning symbols disappear to allow new symbols to fall into place in this game. Each re-spin, you'll see the meter move up one spot. The first few spots have to do with multipliers on your wins. However, once you go past the 6x mark, you'll have a chance to win one of four different progressive jackpots. This is a cool way of tying two big parts of the game together, and we have to commend GAMING1 for doing that since we can't remember having ever seen it before.
Free Spins and Wild Symbols
The wild symbol is fire, which would be a pretty important invention back in the caveman days. This online slot has them on all five reels, and it also acts as a bonus symbol. You can pick up a set of 10 free spins, which is worth even more thanks to the cascade feature, by getting three or more anywhere on the reels.
It's a pretty cool way to tie a lot of value together since you'll get payouts for the wild symbol as well. Five of a kind pays 200x, four earns 20x and three will get you 2x. Keep in mind all of these are multiplied by your total bet and not just your wager per payline.
Other Notable Wins
You can pick up a solid 64x win for five of the dog symbol. Five of the caveman is worth 125x, which is the second-largest win in the game. Five of the steak or club gets you a smooth 25x win, and five of the red A or yellow K will pay out an 8x win. You'll also earn 4x for five of the green Q, the blue J or the purple 10.
It's worth noting that GAMING1 uses the same sort of card rank symbols in the same colors and designs in a lot of their games, and that's something we are not a fan of.
The theme of Caveman Stoney has a lot of potential, but it's just not realized in a major way here. Likewise, the gameplay of this slot with the re-spin/cascade feature and the way you access the progressive jackpots is pretty cool, but the rest of the gameplay falls flat. The end result is that GAMING1 has put together a title that had tremendous unrealized potential, and we really wish they would have put something more into this game. Overall, it might be worth checking out for some players, but it's nowhere near being a "must play" type of title by any stretch of the imagination, and that's very disappointing considering the relatively original theme.