Action Bank is a medium-volatility slot with an old-school feel that stays true to its bricks-and-mortar roots while aiming itself at today’s online gamer. Scientific Games (SG) markets and distributes the game; a five-reel, three-slot offering with 20 fixed paylines.
Available for both PCs and mobile devices, it essentially combines the old-fashioned and oddly satisfying game of noughts and crosses with the thrill of a web-based slot. Not to mention the excitement of a bank robbery theme, a free spin round and a Big Bank bonus feature you won’t find anywhere else.
It’s simple yet potentially highly profitable, with a jackpot worth a quarter of a million. And the retro theme extends to the graphics and sound effects – Action Bank captures all the nostalgia of the earliest land-based slots.
How to play
Play from 20p or for up to £400 if your vibe is ‘go big or go home’, and there are two distinct ways you can walk away with 500 times your stake or a flat £250,000. Meanwhile, on the free spins, you get to win up to 675 times your stake.
If you want to place a limit on your losses, the Autospin feature can be set to do that and will come to a halt when your pre-set figure is reached.
Some have commented that Action Bank is similar to slot games such as Barcrest, and it feels more user-friendly and easy to follow than many other web-based games, so it could be a good one to kick off with if you are new to online gaming.
Easy to Play
It really is as simple as matching between three and five symbols on any of the always-active 20 paylines to win. As we said, it’s old school!
You can bag regular wins in the base game, while Big Bank bonus and free spins round are the star attractions.
This online slot has two special symbols – the Scatter (a golden vault) and the cheeky-looking Joker serving as the Wild.
Action Bank Special Features
Free Spins Round
Land five Scatters anywhere on the reels to trigger this round. They don’t appear immediately, but the zero turns into the Scatter (Vault) symbol after the reels have ceased spinning.
Click on one of the Scatters to reveal how many free spins you’ve won – it will be between five and 30. Then it gets exciting! Decide whether to take a 50/50 gamble and play for more spins – but get it wrong and you’ll be left with fewer free spins.
During the round, you can land more spins by bagging another five Scatters. Meanwhile, you’ll occasionally find Reel 1 shows symbols with a multiplier.
Big Bank Bonus
This triggers randomly and takes you to a room with 15 separate vaults, behind which are (in descending order of value) four diamonds, five rubies and six sapphires. Unpick the locks and open three of the same symbols to win – each represents a multiplier paying out a lovely cash prize.
Return to Player (RTP)
The RTP for Action Bank is pretty standard for a modern-day video slot, at 95.16%.
Action Bank Verdict
You’ll especially love Action Bank if you have a particular soft spot for all things retro and aren’t looking for too many ultra-modern thrills. Some have even said it looks as though this one belongs in a seaside arcade or pub! Others have bemoaned the lack of more modern features.
Nevertheless, it offers the chance to win big, and Wilds pop up more often than on some other games, so we reckon it’s worth a spin – but see what you think.
Give it a whirl in demo mode before you play for real money.