Realistic Games has created a great video slot game in Time Is Money. This game has a futuristic look and feel, but not like you would expect. Rather than offering a fantasy-like theme with deep colours and space-age symbols, Time Is Money slot game is more of a cross between steampunk and industrial timekeeping. At the centre of the game's theme is a traditional chronograph timepiece that plays an integral part in the Free Spin bonus.
The developer behind Time is Money slot game has made their mark in the video slot industry by producing games that mimicked the cabinet-style games found in the land-based casinos of the past. Having said that, Time Is Money is a slight departure for Realistic Games. They pull it off very well.
Below the 5 x 3-reel configuration is a very simple control centre with just four buttons. The up and down arrow buttons determine how much you will wager. All 20 paylines are fixed, so your wager is multiplied by 20 to cover each one. To the far right are the 'Auto' and 'Start' buttons. These are the buttons you use to spin. 'Start' initiates a single spin while 'Auto' opens in a new window that lets you configure automatic spinning.
There are both Wild and Scatter symbols in Time Is Money. The Scatter symbol awards separate wins and triggers the Free Spins bonus. The game logo acts as the Wild symbol and can substitute for anything but Scatters.
Time Is Money plays with two bonus features that are the key to winning. The first bonus feature is the Free Spins bonus game activated by landing three or more Scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during base play. The previously mentioned chronograph timepiece (clock) acts as the Scatter.
The number of free spins you get is determined by the number of Scatter symbols landed, as follows:
3 Scatters – 12 free spins
4 Scatters – 24 free spins
5 Scatters – 48 free spins
You cannot win additional free spins during the bonus game, but there is one little catch that constitutes Time Is Money's second bonus feature: clock multipliers.
After every spin that produces at least one win, a clock will appear above the reels. The dials will spin until the minute hand stops on a specific number. That number is used as a multiplier for all registered wins. Numbers cannot be used more than once during the bonus game. But, if you manage to use all 12 numbers by generating 12 spins with at least one win each, you will win the jackpot prize. That makes the Free Spins bonus a bit more attractive, doesn't it?
Time Is Money is one of the best games on the market. Every Realistic Games fan should play this one right away.