Ever since we played Thief by NetEnt, we have always been somewhat passionate about games like this one as there is a certain atmosphere and thrill that comes from pulling off a job on the reels. We love the looks on Thief, but Heist by BetSoft arguably looks even better and delves even further into the theme as you are no longer working alone. Instead, this is basically as close as it gets to playing Ocean’s 11 on the reels – or one of the sequels if you prefer! That is combined with the standard BetSoft gameplay of thirty reels and several themed features that will always manage to keep the action ticking over nicely throughout.
What to Expect
The base gameplay on Heist does not exactly deviate too far from what players will already expect from any BetSoft mobile slot, so the features are always likely to take precedence in any review of the game. Diving right in, we will start with the drill scatters. They are the simplest of the extras on this game, mainly because they serve as the most traditional of scatters, not awarding any kind of feature but awarding an instant cash prize whenever three or more of them land in view on the board, regardless of win lines or being adjacent to each other.
The first proper feature comes into play whenever three or more glass cutters land on the reels. You will then be able to take advantage of a pick bonus, although rather than picking out cash you will be grabbing free spins. There could be as few as five, but there could also be thirty of them. Generally, you will find something in between, although it is also possible to pick up instant cash and even entry into the main Heist bonus, which we will come onto in a moment.
First, we have to mention the expanding wild. This is the C4 symbol and when it lands on the third reel, it will explode and cause the whole reel to become wild. As the only wild on the board, it is comparatively rare to see and players will be far more used to regular wins with matching symbols here. Nevertheless, it can always come in very handy as it will also double the value of any prizes that it interacts with.
The main event is the Heist itself, and this can be accessed either in the aforementioned way in the pick bonus or by landing three safes on the board at the same time. You can choose one of three options for attempting to gain access to the vault and once you get in, you will have the time that it takes the police to arrive to grab as much cash as possible. There is an element of skill to proceedings, as you will be told when the police are on their way and you will manually have to leave before they get there – if they arrive while you are still helping yourself then you will be caught and all of your prizes will be forfeited!
The MobileCasino.net Verdict
As much as we enjoyed Heist while reviewing it, we have to admit that we did get the feeling of the slot being more about style than substance. The free spins can sometimes be disappointing although the Heist bonus is always thrilling, which makes up for it somewhat. If you are into the theme and do not mind reasonably standard features, then there is a lot to like about it and it could definitely be a reasonable contender for your mobile gaming attention.