Launched in autumn 2019, Take the Bank, powered by Betsoft, is a crime-capering five-reeler featuring a hefty 75 Paylines.
It’s themed on a bold heist and set in an old city-centre bank viewed against a convincing cityscape background. This operator is known for its stunning graphics, and Take the Bank is no exception. A cheery backing track completes the atmosphere.
Get ready to outwit the cops and make off with the loot!
How to play
Symbols on the reels all suit the theme and include vault doors, crowbars and piles of cash. Some, like the burglar in the stripey T-shirt or the police car, is straight out of a kid’s comic book.
Among the others are the red bomb and the gold bars. The blue diamond is the most lucrative, with 300 coins for a straight-set of five.
And, as you’d expect, this game is playable across a whole range of devices, mobile or otherwise.
You play from between 20p and £20 a spin, i.e. relatively modest stakes, making this game ideal for the novice or more cautious, less high-rolling player.
The standard controls are in place, so you just need to set your bets and you’re all ready to play Take the Bank.
The Wild, as ever replaces all icons bar the police car and robber. After every 10 whirls, the robbers boost your chances of a win by turning Wild. And if you scoop five diamonds on a line, you get the same payout as you would with five diamonds.
This is an exciting feature of this game. A cartoonish bomb with a digital countdown below the reels ticks away from 10 to 0 on every whirl. When it explodes, on zero, it leaves Wilds in its wake to boost your chances of winning.
When three cop cars come to rest in front of the bank, you’re in line for 15 free spins. The bomb countdown pauses while this happens, as between five and 10 Wilds get hurled across the reels.
On every whirl during this round, Wilds on the reels move to a different position.
This round incorporates a Buy feature, which allows you to pay to kick-start this perk. It also gives you control over the number of Wilds seen per whirl.
Following every win, you additionally have the option to gamble half or all of your winnings if you wish. This is a simple Heads or Tails coin toss game. Get it right and however much you’ve gambled is doubled.
There’s no progressive jackpot here. However, should you manage to land a quintet of diamonds on every free whirl, you’re in line for a maximum handsome £900 payday.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP is perfectly acceptable here, at 96.08%, with volatility somewhere in the middle of the range.
Take the Bank offers a brisk pace and some strong winning potential. What’s more, it’s fun and tongue-in-cheek and isn’t a game that takes itself too seriously. Yet at the same time, it cements this operator’s reputation for cracking games. You’ll enjoy it especially if you like cartoony slots.
Finally, the chance to buy into the free spins and gamble winnings provide two interesting customisation options.
Try Take the Bank out in free demo mode before playing for real money.