Developed by Betsoft Gaming, Heist is a fictitious bank robbery-inspired June 2010 html5 video slot whose themes are forensic investigation, explosive, crime, and digital security system. Heist’s plot revolves around seasoned bank robber Neil Quailand who has been on the radar of—and is in a battle of wits with—longtime forensic Detective Albert Kowalski.
Another Betsoft-owned bank robbery-themed game is Take the Bank (October 2019). Heist’s rival games include 777 Heist (March 2020) from Red Rake, The Heist (November 2015) from Gamevy, and Real Heist (October 2017) from Red Tiger Gaming.
Two symbols (robber Neil Quailand and Detective Albert Kowalski) require two, three, four, or five winning combinations. Six symbols (diamonds, banknote, moneybag, handgun, bank’s blueprint, intruder alarm system, and stopwatch) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Heist Game Characteristics
Heist’s partitioned silver 5X3 grid is set on a CCTV control panel. There are 30 left-to-right adjustable paylines, thirteen symbols, eleven coin denominations, five bet levels, 935 total bets, a win multiplier, locked wild reel, a bonus game, free games, no side game, and reguarly pays from $2.00 to $2500.00.
Heist has four special symbols and nine ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the free games-offering feature is a diamond glass cutting wheel; the substituting wild is a C-4 plastic explosive; the scatter is a blue pneumatic drill; and the bonus game-triggering feature is a silver-and-lime bank vault.
Ordinary symbols: impassive and gloved bank robber Neil Quailand; rifle-holding and balding Albert Kowalski; diamonds spilt from a black jewel pouch; a banknote issued by the Bank of England; moneybag; silver handgun in a gloved hand; bank’s blueprint showing the vault’s location; “vault secured” intruder alarm system; and handheld mechanical stopwatch.
The Heist’s coin denominations: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.10, $0.15, $0.20, $0.25, $0.50, and $1.00. The adjustable paylines have seventeen options: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 29, or 30. Minimum bet: $0.01. Maximum bet: $150.00.
The $150.00 bet yields these Heist payouts. Two, three, four, and five winning combinations: Albert Kowalski pays $25.00, $500.00, $1500.00, and $2500.00; and robber Neil Quailand pays $10.00, $400.00, $1250.00, and $2000.00.
Three, four, or five winning combinations: diamonds pay $250.00, $1000.00, and $1500.00; banknote pays $250.00, $750.00, and $1250.00; moneybag pay $200.00, $600.00, and $1000.00; handgun pays $150.00, $450.00, and $750.00; bank’s blueprint pays $100.00, $300.00, and $500.00; intruder alarm system pays $75.00, $250.00, and $375.00; and stopwatch pays $50.00, $150.00, and $250.00.
Three, four, or five scattered pneumatic drills offer $150.00, $300.00, and $750.00. The C-4 plastic explosive may appear on the third reel, thus explosively transforming into a (possibly sticky) wins-doubling reel.
3+ landed diamond glass cutting wheels may; open to reveal random blue “bonus credits”; or prompt the player to press one of the “click me” cutting wheels that offer wins-doubling random free games; or prompt the bonus game.
In the bank-breaking bonus game—3+ bank vaults can also unlock it—Neil Quailand places and remotely triggers the C-4 explosive on the vault, thereby blowing up the vault that prompts “big win detected”. Heist’s non-progressive jackpot is $1820000.00.
The good Heist software features: desktop and mobile (Heist ToGo) versions; quick spin; 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins. Sound effects: explosion, rifle cocking, gunshot, bleeping, grinding, and ticking stopwatch.
There are animated 3D graphics, notably: drilling; falling banknotes; gun-toting characters; access-granting alarm system; cinematic trailer; and panning video clips of an ongoing robbery (such as scheming and blasting robber who makes away with diamonds and millions of pounds) that contrasts with Kowalski’s efforts to thwart and arrest the robber (such as Kowalski mulling in his desk and urging on his security team).
Luck in Heist
Heist is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 93.80% and the house edge is 6.20%.