Are you nostalgic about Playstation 2 Crazy Taxi? If so, Iron Dog Studio’s Mad Cabs may be for you. Mad Cabs celebrates paid transportation with games like Call a Noober, which adds pay symbols, free spins, and a bonus purchase feature.
The Internet says ‘cab’ is short for ‘cabriolet’, a horse-drawn two-wheeled vehicle used for hiring in Paris and London. The term now refers to a cab when discussing vehicle rentals. In addition to cabs, Mad Cabs includes tuk-tuks and limousines on its game grid. Mad Cabs takes place downtown on a street with no people or automobiles, hardly the greatest moment to be hunting for a cab. An explosive rock music, leaning toward pop punk in free spins, ups the’mad’ stakes, and while it may not be as’mad’ as the game’s developers wanted, it’s distinctive.
To explain the game grid, it has 5 reels with 4 symbols and 20 paylines. To the lower right of the screen is a coins symbol where players may wager 20 p/c to £/€50 each spin and use three purchase features. Using a medium-high volatile math model, Mad Cabs’ default RTP is 95.06%, which fluctuates while buying free spins.
Mad Cabs’ nine normal pay symbols provide regular line wins when they land from the left side of the screen over successive reels. The top payments include a Tuk-Tuk, Black Cab, Yellow Taxi, and Limo, while the lesser values 5 are racing-style 10 to A card ranks that pay 1 to 2 times the stake for 5 symbols. A 5 OAK premium combination pays 10–125 times the stake. Flaming wilds replace all non-special symbols on all reels. Wilds pay the same as the highest-paying Limo symbol when winning themselves.
Mad Cabs: Slot Features
To increase winnings or pretend to catch a ride, Mad Cabs offers Call a Noober, free spins, and bonus buys.
Call a Noober activates in the basic game when at least two Mad Cab icons (premium car symbols) make a win. A set includes 3+ Tuk-Tuks, Black Cabs, Yellow Cabs, or 2+ Limos. One Mad Cab symbol is randomly selected and grows to cover the reels when activated. Extended symbols pay all lines and don’t need to be near to win. Regular spin winnings are not awarded when Call a Noober pays.
In the base game, 3, 4, or 5 Noober scatters reward 10, 15, or 20 free spins. In the base game, scatters appear once per reel on all reels. Call a Noober activates when Mad Cab icons appear on 3 or more reels during free spins. Before expanding, the selected Mad Cab symbol matches other Mad Cab symbols on the reels.
The feature purchase menu lets players buy 5 free spins for 40x the stake, 10 without Tuk-Tuks for 80x, or 10 with just Black Cabs and Yellow Taxis for 80x.
Mad Cabs Slot Verdict
For hundreds of years, maybe longer, individuals have paid others to take them somewhere. Taxis are common on our streets, but not in casinos. Iron Dog Studio has given them some time in the limelight, and Mad Cabs has its moments, but we wouldn’t imagine hailing it too frequently.
Despite being about road travel, the game’s pace is a worry. The wonderfully called Call a Noober routine is fun the first few times but a time sink after that. Though short, an option to turn off the animation would have been useful. It’s nice that the function may stack reels with identical symbols, and one can fantasize about doing it with the Limo symbol on all five reels. This scenario pays 2,500x the stake.Repeat the full-screen Limo twice to get Mad Cabs’ 7,500x stake maximum prize. The third bonus purchase eliminates Tuk-Tuks and Limos off the reels, so if you want maximum full-screen splendor, skip it. Black Cab and Yellow Cab full-screen wins are worth 300x and 400x, respectively.
After arriving, we felt Mad Cabs was to Iron Dog Studio what Road Rage was to Nolimit City. A unique product with some intriguing aspects, but generally unsatisfying.