Bank Raid

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1 Reels 5
2. Paylines 25
3. Progressive No
4. Maximum coins 25
5. Jackpot 10000
6. Maximum jackpot in coins 5000
7. Multiplier No
8. Scatter symbol Yes
9. Free Spins Yes
10. Betting range from $0.01 up to $50
11. Coin Bet Range from $0.01 up to $2
12. Coins per line 1
13. Bonus Game No
14. Wild symbol Yes
15. Payout percent 95

The Bank Raid video slot is a title powered by Novomatic. It uses a cartoony visual style with a cops and robbers theme that centers around trying to take down a big heist at a large bank. You'll try to accumulate some big payouts and dodge the cops in this game. We'll describe the payouts as multiples of the total bet size for convenience, so if you wager more, you'll have chances to win more at the same time. The overall volatility of this game is also at a medium level, which is pretty reasonable and makes the game playable for a lot of different types of slot fans.

Format and Layout

The layout here is about as straightforward as you can get it since there are 25 paylines, five reels and three rows. Like many Novomatic-powered titles, you get the chance to play on as many paylines as you want. However, it's not in your best interests to play with fewer than the maximum of 25 because the return to player percentage will drop down from its potential maximum. This leaves you with worse odds of coming out as a winner in any given session.

You get to wager one coin on each payline you have activated in this game. The sizes of the coins can be changed from $0.01 to $2 apiece, however, so you're actually betting between $0.25 and $50 per spin when you have all paylines activated, which you always should.

Wild Robber Symbol

The robber is one of the two key symbols that drive virtually all of the gameplay. It's the wild symbol, and he shows up on each of the five reels to give you better chances to hit winning combos. You'll also be able to take down a 40x payout when you line up five of a kind of this robber wild. That drops down to 20x for four of this shady guy, and it's 4x for three of a kind. The fact that he's on all of the reels makes him even more valuable, especially when you get more than one on the reels at a time, because that potentially means you only need to line up three or fewer matching symbols to get a five-of-a-kind payout.

Scattered Cop Car Wins

The cop car is the highest-paying symbol overall, and it's the other of the two most important symbols that this slot has to offer. Moreover, it's the only symbol that the robber wild will not substitute for.

Five of this cop car located on any position on any of the reels gives you the jackpot win of 200x. Remember that all of the payouts we describe in this game are based on a multiple of your total bet, not your line bet win. It's 20x for four of a kind and just 2x for three of a kind of this symbol, but those are some pretty strong prizes.

Free Spins Feature

The free spins bonus round is triggered by three or more scatters anywhere on the game board, and you'll get 10 free spins no matter how many of those cop cars you get or where they land. During this feature, the wild symbols expand to cover the entire reel every single time they land to give you extra payouts and easier chances for multi-line wins, which drive home a ton of value. You can re-trigger this feature as well to add 10 more free spins for three or more cop cars on a given spin.

Mid-Tier Symbols and Wins

Down from the wild and scatter payouts, there are five symbols that offer mid-level pries. The bank symbol wins 30x when you line up five of a kind, and that's the place you're trying to steal from. The gold bars and money bags have the same set of payouts with 20x for five of a kind. While the newspaper and cop hat both have a 20x payout when you get five on an activated payline as well, the difference between them and the previous two symbols is that they have different prizes for four- and three-of-a-kind wins.

Card Rank Payouts

The prizes for the five card rank symbols are pretty straightforward. The yellow A and green K get you 10x for five. You can also score 4x for five of a kind of the red Q, blue J or purple 10. Each of these symbols has either a cop or robber item with it like a pistol, a crowbar or a police hat. This decoration makes them fit in with the overall theme much better.

Our Thoughts

Novomatic has a wide range of games available. Some of them are hits, some are misses and some fall somewhere between. We feel like the Bank Raid slot falls somewhere in the middle. It has a generic feel, a generic theme, a generic set of graphics and a generic set of features. It doesn't stand out on any level, but it's a very solid slot in spite of that.

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