Bust The Bank by Microgaming (not to be confused with their 3-reel slot, Break da Bank) is a 5 reel ways-to-win game with a cops and robbers theme that includes a free spin round and other bonus features, plus a huge jackpot prize.
Bust the Bank is a 5 reel, 243 ways-to-win online slot machine where wins pay left to right: except for scatter wins which pay anywhere on the reels. The coin sizes available are 0.01, 0.02, 0.05, 0.10, 0.20, 0.25, 0.50, $1.00 and between 1-10 coins can be played per ‘line’. With 30 ‘lines’ automatically in play on every spin, the maximum bet ranges in size from $3 – $300 (the minimum bet size is 0.30). Wins are multiplied by the line bet, while scatter wins are multiplied by the total bet.
8x free spin bonus round – Triggered by hitting 3x, 4x or 5x scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, during the 8 free spin bonus round reels 1 and 5 are wild, and every time a scatter symbol is hit, an additional free spin is awarded. However, a further bonus round cannot be won during the free spins
Robber bonus – During base play, the two robber characters Larry and Bob can randomly appear on the reels and award an online slots bonus amount, which will be a multiplier of between 1x -4x the total bet.
Safe Bonus – When the Safe Bonus symbol appears on either reel 1 or 5, it awards a cash prize of a 1x – 2x multiplier of the line bet. The safe then opens and coins spill out, awarding the same cash bonus on all the symbols below i.e., if the Safe Bonus symbol appears on the top row, the symbols on the two rows below are also awarded the same prize. As the Safe Bonus symbol can appear simultaneously on reels 1 and 5, if it lands on the top row on each reel, six bonuses would be awarded in total.
Piggy Bank Bonus – When the Piggy Bank Bonus symbol appears anywhere on reel 3, it awards a cash prize of up to a 20x multiplier of the line bet.
With its comic book style images, jaunty music and fast-paced action: Bust The Bank is designed as a light-hearted romp rather than a serious thriller. The two thieves at the heart of this online slot. Larry and Bob are archetypal villains, complete with masks and bags of cash, while the other symbols include cops, banks, bombs and armored cars. The music throughout is laid-back and light (reminiscent of a silent movie), although it becomes more upbeat and dramatic during the free spin bonus round. Overall, the game design is eye-catching and adds to the enjoyment of the online slot.
The biggest jackpot that can be won playing Bust the Bank is 135,000 coins (up to $135,000 when betting the max). You land this win for hitting 3x Larry symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spin bonus round when reels 1 and 5, as this produces 9 winning ‘lines’, each worth 15,000 coins.
During base play, the biggest payout is 15,000 coins (up to $15,000) for hitting either 5x Larry symbols or 5x scatter symbols, when betting the maximum coin size and number.
Overall, Bust The Bank is a medium to high volatility Online slot, with an average RTP of 96.75%.