There are plenty of slots based on Christmas but relatively few centring on the great spring festival of Easter. Pariplay has tried to remedy that with the launch of Easter Cash Basket. It’s a simple 5 reel, 25 payline game that comes with payline prizes of up to 5,000x as well as pick’em style bonus round. Play from between 25p and £25 per spin.

Easter Cash Basket is a jolly affair as far as design goes – set against a green field and mountain backdrop, the reels contain brightly decorated A to 10 playing cards as well as a selection of Easter eggs. The best of these is the green egg with pink, yellow and blue spots which awards 50, 160 or 1,000 coins if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

The smiling Easter bunny is the wild – it replaces all other symbols apart from the pair of scatters and offers payouts of 2, 5, 10 or 5,000 coins.

The first scatter we’ll look at is the purple Easter Cash Scatter. It doesn’t trigger any features but will get you an award of 3, 6 or 30 times your total bet if you manage to land 3, 4 or 5 of them anywhere on the reels on the same spin.

The second scatter-style symbol is the basket of eggs bonus – land 3 or more of these on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Bonus feature. You’ll then be presented with a selection of Easter hampers. Pick 4 from the 8 to reveal coin prizes.

Easter Cash Basket is a very simple game, albeit a nicely designed one. The bright and bold imagery works well and the jaunty soundtrack matches the visuals to a T. We found the gameplay to be a little on the dull side though. The only extra on offer to spice up the action was the picks round and that hardly got the pulse racing. We found the variance here to be on the low side.

Easter Cash Basket is a lovely slot to look at. It’s a bit like opening an Easter egg and finding that the toy on the inside is a bit rubbish though. The chocolate here is tasty enough but it won’t leave you feeling satisfied for long. If you’re after more seasonal-inspired action, then why not give Playtech’s Easter Surprise a look.