Heist Pokie Review
Gameplay: Plan your heist to score it huge
The interface is a bank security control panel. Not to alarm the guards, one should make a few adjustments and run. The value of coins from $0.01 to $1.00 is selected with clicks on the blue-backlit Choose Coin Bet screen. The Bet Per Line lever selects from 1 to 5 coins per line. The Select Lines engages from 1 to 30 paylines. That makes possible to bet from $0.01 up to $150. The Spin knob starts the heist and Max Bet does the same with a 150-coin bet. It is simple enough compared to features and extras. These as well as wins are welded to symbols. There are rules and tips to crack the vault and walk away free and filthy rich.
There are 10 payable symbols and 3 bonus triggers, all being theme-driven. Symbols pay from left to right when there are 3 of a kind on an active line (min. x25) and score the top (x2500) when there are 5 of a kind. Payable symbols are a Stopwatch, a Code Keypad, a Bank layout, a Magnum Dessert Eagle, a Money Bag, a Golden certificate, a Diamond bag, Detective Cowalski and Neil the Heist Man. Neil is the hero: he pays when there are at least 2 Neil pictures on any active payline, 5 Neils award up to $2500 at the maximum bet of $150. There is a symbol even cooler than Neil. It is the 10th payable symbol, a Scatter, or in heist terms, a Drill.
Scatter Drill round: what lies beneath the concrete floor
Heisters know: easy cash is found in a mouse trap only. A Scatter is not what it seems to be. A Drill is a Scatter but it neither triggers free spins nor does it multiply basic round wins. Instead, it pays out and does it kingly. Three or more Scatters anywhere on the reels, i.e. regardless of positions and lines, trigger a Scatter Drill Round. Drills start drilling the concrete floor and discover… of course tons of cash underneath. Three Scatters pay x750, 4 Scatters pay x1500 and 5 Scatters pay up to $3750 at the maximum bet of $150.
An insider’s info: one may score up to $6250 in this round. The win in a Scatter Drill round adds to the base win in which the Scatter Drill round is triggered. So, landing 5 Neils in a base round plus 5 Scatters in a Scatter Drill round totals to a $6250 win. Here is a tip: to get the most of base rounds and features one should carefully set the value of coins and the number of lines: the higher value of coins at 30 lines means top wins for you.
Glass Cutter Feature: a brilliant-sharp round
Neil always has a glass cutter in his pocket. Three or more Glass cutters not in Neil’s pocket but on the reels trigger the feature. Each Glass cutter turns into a Click Me sign, and only one may be selected. One of the Cutters earns free spins with a x2 multiplier. The number of free spins and a shining x2 are shown on a special interface. All payouts during free spins are doubled, thus 5 Neils may earn you up to $5000. It’s nice, to say the least. Other Glass cutters offer instant cash prizes or access to bonus rounds.
C4: a brutal force pays. It double-pays
A C4 symbol on position 2 on the central reel triggers an explosion. When the dust settles there is no police alarmed with a boom. Instead, there is an entire Wild reel triggering recalculation of wins on active paylines and doubling the payouts. And there is more to that. C4 applied to a vault, a robust but fine-tuned mechanism, can make it lock. The same randomly happens at Heist: a Wild reel gets locked and stays on for the next spin. All the rules apply: a Wild reel substitutes for all payable symbols, wins are doubled. A very attractive feature: 30 paylines along with a Wild reel multiply chances to win on numerous lines in a single round, unless one leaves some paylines idle. So the more lines are engaged, the better chances and the bigger your win. To stay in a comfort zone, you can adjust the value of coins.
Vault feature: final showdown
The vault is an ultimate goal. Rumors go about £9 million and it’s a stake to risk it all. This is how the vault is unlocked: 3 or more Vault icons on any active line trigger a second-screen Vault round. The heist has reached its goal. Superior graphics makes an Aussie turn into Neil the Heist Man while he approaches the vault and smells cash. It is unwise to indulge into smelling: police is after you, it is right behind your back! One should act asap: decide the way to break in (Hack, Drill or Explode), take the booty and escape. Thrills guaranteed.
Bottom line on Heist
This 5-reel 30-payline pokie is based on the bank robbery theme to the best standards of Betsoft and it features a mind-blowing mix of gambling and entertainment. Up to $2500 wins in base rounds, up to $3750 payouts for Scatters, instant and fat cash prizes in 3 bonus rounds along with superior true 3D graphics and trendsetting animation make this video slot an excellent generator of new experience and fair chances to winning it nice. No download required, it is available online and fits all PCs and most mobile devices.