Online slots themed after banks and bank robberies are hardly a novelty. That said, fans of cops and robbers as well as people who are just looking for a twist on the somewhat dated theme are likely to appreciate this adaptation by Microgaming. Bust the Bank takes the bank robbery theme and spins in a playfully entertaining way.
Unlike most focused on the bad guys and the heist, this theme follows both the robbers and the cops that chase them. Funny caricatures, amusing scenes, creative audio and enough winning potential filled with fun bonuses provide and refreshing gaming experience for many gamers. It is not always necessary for games to have a dark brooding nature to be enjoyable.
What’s hot about: Bust the Bank
Busting the Visuals
The playfully cartoonish visuals of this 5-reel, 243 active pay lines are certainly eye catching.
Breaking the Reels: Wilds, scatters and bonus symbols
Two robber’s symbols and two policepersons in a car make up the higher value symbols while a police dog, an alarm clock, a bank and an armoured car make up the lower valued symbols. The title logo of the game acts as the wild symbol while the symbol of some skull and crossbones, acts as the scatter.
The wild symbol can appear on any of the reels and substitutes other symbols to complete winning combinations. The wild can substitute all other symbols except the scatter and the two bonus symbols. The scatter appears on any of the reels and landing three or more scatters, triggers the free spins bonus game.
In Bust the Bank, coin values start at 0.01 and end at 1. With the requirement of betting max lines, the betting limits start at 0.30 and end at 300. Players can wager up to 10 coins per spin.
When three scatters land they pay out 60 coins, 4 scatters pay out 300 coins and 5 scatters pay out 1500 coins. Landing three or more scatters also triggers the free spins bonus game. During this bonus, reels 1 and 5 are wild, providing a good chance to win large prizes.
There are four bonus rounds
Safe – Crack the safe occurs if you land on reels one or five; the safe door opens and coins flow out.
Larry & Bob – Our thieves appear on the reels and reward you with a bonus prize.
Piggy Bank – Find a piggy bank on reel three and you’ll be triggered to smash the big pig which appears in the middle of the reels to reveal a cash prize.
Free Spins – Trigger this by landing three, four or five bomb scatter symbols anywhere on the reels; you’ll gain eight free spins.
The funny and cartoonish animations add to the overall amusement of the game. Although the payout aren’t huge, the game is a lot of fun and good for players finding their feet in online slots.