Get your swag bags at the ready because it’s time to rob a bank in Microgaming’s Bust the Bank online slot. The game focuses around a bank robbery, with cartoon robbers being chased away from the crime scene by two police officers and a dog. The robbers do attempt to share their loot with you though, with the slot offering some great scatter pay symbols and a fun free spins round. Let’s examine the evidence and see if Bust the Bank fits the bill.
There are plenty of bank and crime-themed slots around, and Microgaming has opted to go down the more cartoonish route for this title. The action takes place in what looks like the inside of a vault, with several of the symbols coming to life at different points during gameplay. There are five reels across three rows, and the slot offers 243 different ways to win.
The slot is more suited to those who are playing on a higher betting range. For each spin, you will wager 30 coins. The minimum size of a coin is €0.01, which means the lowest range is €0.30. The maximum you can wager overall is €10 per coin or €300 in total. This is much better suited to those who like to play with higher stakes. If you want to sit back and watch the reels spin, you can use the auto spin feature which can take up to 100 spins on your behalf. To get to grips with the slot before you play for real money, give our free demo version a spin first.
Outside of the bonus and scatter symbols, there are eight symbols that players will need to acquaint themselves with when they play this slot. The highest paying symbols are the two criminals. The shorter of the two is the highest, paying 50x your stake for combos of five, 8.3x your stake for four, and 3.3x for three. Next up is the other robber who pays out 33x your stake for five. The police officer pays half of that at 16.6x. Next is a female police officer and a bank that pay out 8.8x and 5x your stake respectively.
An ambulance and an alarm clock pay 3.3x and 2.5x your stake. The dog is the lowest paying in the game. He coughs up 1.6x for combos of five, 0.33x for four, and 0.16x for three and 0.06 for two, which is the lowest you can score in the game.
There are a lot of fun Bust the Bank bonus features on hand which can help you fill your bank account up. The first is a scatter symbol shaped like a vault. Whenever this lands on reels one or five, it will burst open and reward you with a random cash prize. The other scatter is a piggy bank symbol and this does the same thing if it lands on reel three in any position.
The two villains in the game, Larry and Bob, can also make an appearance and reward you with bonus prizes at random. The bomb scatter symbol will help you launch the Bust the Bank free spins round. You will initially be given eight free spins, and any scatter that lands during the round will then reward you with more free spins. During the feature reels 1 and 5 will be held in place as Wild Reels.
The Bust the Bank RTP is listed as being a solid 96.75%. We found that we were able to secure small wins from time to time and that the scatter bonuses would appear fairly regularly. There was no volatility information listed by Microgaming for the slot.