Reel Heist Slot Review

Reel Heist is a standard video slot with 4 rows, 5 reels and 40 paylines from Red Tiger Gaming, with the creative twist that it depicts the capture of robbers by a wild cop in a chase scene on the reels.

Highlights

  • Slot type: Video Slot
  • Reels: 5
  • Scatter: Yes
  • Theme: Mafia
  • Lines: 40
  • Bonus Game: yes
  • Wild Symbol: The Cop
  • Free Spins: No
  • Software: Red Tiger Gaming

How to Play

Reel Heist has a relatively unusual configuration of 4 rows and 5 columns. Apparently, the Wild Cop needs the extra space to track down and arrest the criminals.  That’s where the real action is, and where you can win the biggest prizes.

Before you begin playing Reel Heist, set your bet stake, from £0.20 to £60. The control panel is minimalistic. Keeping things simple, you can only play one coin at a time. An Auto button on the bottom left will allow you to continue up to 100 spins, with the ability to set loss limits. There are 40 paylines. Click the big yellow symbol on the lower right to Spin. You can also press on the spin button for TurboSpin, which triggers a very fast spin sequence! The slot is mobile-optimized and fast-loading so you should be able to play instantly on any smartphone or tablet.

Important symbols

The Cop is Wild, and the key symbol on the reels, capable of replacing all others.

Why does our fair community need a cop? Because there are 5 robbers on the loose! If he catches them, you get the various bounties on the heads of these criminals. Each outlaw has a wanted poster that tells how much their capture is worth, That could mean a prize of up to 2000x bet if this outlaw is captured,

The other symbols, ranked from most to least valuable, are:

  • Badge (1000x for 5 in a row!)
  • Cop cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Handcuffs
  • Playing card values from A to 10

Jackpot

Reel Heist has no progressive jackpot, but the reward for catching one of the robbers on the loose can be as much as 2000x your bet.  1000x for 5 badges in a row is not a bad prize too. Getting the big ones may well be worth the wait!

Special Features and Bonuses

Reel Heist has a fun bonus feature playing with this cops and robbers theme.

Wanted Poster Bonus

Reel Heist features an unusual bonus chase scene in which the Wild Cop tries to arrest the robbers. He is well-equipped. Not only does he have handcuffs, shades, and a whistle, He also carries a baton that he uses to club the criminals with or even throws at them so they are more easily subdued.

Robbers wearing wanted posters show up at random intervals in various places on the reels. When the cop appears, he tries to get closer to the robber on each spin, sometimes succeeding, sometimes failing. Either the robber escapes, or the cop gets close enough to pounce on him, beat him up, and make the arrest. It can be quite rewarding!

Graphics and Sounds

Reel Heist has a minimalistic design, with light-colored slightly transparent reels set over a dark urban backdrop. The ambient sounds are low-key and repetitive, like a cheap synthesizer in an endless, but they pick up a bit when you spin, and really get going when you win, On the other hand, you may be tempted to mute them! The cartoonish illustrations are amusing, especially the caricatures of cop and robbers. When they appear on the reels, both cops and robbers bop up and down, like they are dancing at some kind of mad disco, punctuated only by a whistle blow when the policeman is feeling frustrated.

Conclusion

Reel Heist takes some chances with its cops and robbers chase theme. It’s amusing to watch the policeman circling his prey and then pouncing for the arrest. The RTP for this slot is in the middling 95% range, but you will want to check it out, if only for its creative concept and entertainment value. The developer tried something new, and the implementation is refreshing. This game is worth trying, if only for the chance of capturing that 2000x outlaw and claiming his reward. Sometimes crime does pay.