There’s something so romantic about the image of the heroic bank robber that, even though most people would never steal, we can’t help but root for them in games and movies. That’s the case here in Beat The Bobbies Jackpot, where you’ll be helping master thief Penny to rob the British Royal Family at their home, Buckingham Palace.
Designed with classic British crime comedies in mind, will you be laughing all the way to the bank, or will you be caught by the long arm of the law? Let’s find out in our Beat The Bobbies Jackpot slot game review.
One of the things we like most about the Beat The Bobbies Jackpot slot game is its charm, and unlike many serious slots that you see these days, it never takes itself too seriously. Just like in classic British crime capers The Ladykillers or The Italian Job there is a cast of larger than life characters to root for pulled straight out of national stereotypes, including a Royal Mail postman, a bearskin wearing soldier, some bumbling policemen and even an elderly pair who bear more than a passing resemblance to The Queen and Prince Philip! All the symbols are unique, and while the characters make up the lower value ones, the higher value symbols are all bling related: A royal crown, a ruby ring, a huge purple diamond and a jewelled tiara.
Aside from the distinctive, cartoonish visual style the game uses, the mechanics are fairly straightforward, utilising three rows and five reels and boasting 243 ways to win. Sadly the betting range is fairly limited, granting you between £/$/€0.25 and £/$/€50 to play with at an overall RTP of 95.20%, which is about average for the industry. The only other symbols to watch out for are the wild and the scatter, represented by a pair of policemen and Penny the cat burglar respectively.
The wild acts like a normal wild should, substituting for other symbols to make combos, while the scatter activates the bonus round.
Landing three or more Penny scatters will trigger a charming animation of our hero speeding through London on the back of a union flag moped, driven by a comically oversized henchman, before bringing you to a menu where you have a few options. This bonus round gives you the choice between five modes, each one granting you a different number of free spins with a different multiplier, with the general idea being that you can have more spins with a lower multiplier and vice versa. It’s up to you which one you choose and there are no wrong answers, just your preferred playing style.
This version of the game is Beat the Bobbies Jackpot, and unlike the standard edition, it also comes with an amazing progressive jackpot to play for. This figure increases over time, and there’s no real limit, so you could find yourself playing for hundreds of thousands or even millions of rupees! Just land five of the Penny scatters to win!
Beat The Bobbies Jackpot is a fun and lighthearted game that makes use of its amusing theme to the full, thanks to an assortment of colourful and funny characters. One potential negative is that the main game doesn’t pay all that well, though the addition of the bonus round and the amazing progressive jackpot more than make up for it.