Theme and graphics
With an animated game screen and hi-tech design, this slot offers players some fascinating bonus features. Before the game itself, Betsoft has inserted an introductory video telling the story. The soundtrack creates a bit of suspense and puts you in the appropriate mood. The reels themselves are located in some sort of vault, and there is essentially no backdrop here. The graphics and visuals are top notch; the characters in this 3D slot are well-drawn. Heist loads very quickly and you can start playing in a matter of seconds. This slot has a medium variance, so you can expect fairly frequent payouts. Bonus features, however, may have to wait. Overall, Heist can be recommended for beginners and experienced players alike.
Before you start committing robberies you need to familiarise yourself with all the extra features of this slot. A total of 9 different symbols await you. These are 2 men, diamonds, a note, a bag of money, a gun, a card, a number pad and a stopwatch. There are no cheap “card” symbols in this game. Payouts range from 10 coins for 3 stopwatches to 500 for 5 men in a jacket. Before you start playing, you need to place a bet. You can control the amount of money you wager by changing, firstly, the coin value and, secondly, the number of coins per line. These can range from 0.02 to 1 and 1 to 5, respectively.
In Heist you’ll have 30 winning lines, giving you plenty of opportunities to win on each spin. You have to catch 3 symbols on one of the lines to get your payout. All wins are paid out from left to right; only the maximum win per line is paid out.
You should pay attention to the thief – this is the best symbol in the game. A combination of 5 of these, even at the minimum bet, will bring you a solid 500 coin payout.
While the base game here is very exciting, you’ll be amazed at the bonus features of Heist. Once you’ve caught 3 glass cutter symbols in an active line, you’ll be prompted to choose one of them. As a reward, you can get free spins, instant access to bonus rounds or a cash win. If you manage to catch the C4 explosive icon on the second position of the centre reel, there will be an explosion that will result in an entire Wild. In addition, all winnings from combinations involving these Wild’s will be multiplied by 2x. If you are lucky, this reel may remain on the playing field. Another bonus symbol is the drill. Combinations with these icons do not require them to be placed in a line. So, for 3, 4 and 5 of these symbols anywhere on the reels, you will receive 150, 300 and 700 credits respectively. Finally, the game has a separate bonus symbol that is triggered by 3 or more safe icons on an active line. You’ll be taken to a separate screen and you’ll need to break into the vault. You’ll need to choose a way to get there, as well as an escape route.