Every detail of Microgaming’s 2009 online video slot, Reel Steal, screams Grand Theft Auto, the hit open-world action-adventure video game by Rockstar Games.
From the Reel Steal title font and the far-out funk-rock soundtrack to groovy gangster characters straight out of Shaft – Reel Steal is the epitome of 70s cool, with more than hint of illicit activity.
Reel Steal features a dangerous cast of gunmen, mob bosses, chop-shop proprietors, and explosives experts. Other Reel Steal symbols include a briefcase containing a diamond, a bag of money, a vault filled with gold bars, dynamite, a getaway car, a camera and other surveillance equipment, and a handgun with fake passports – everything a retro gangster could possibly need.
Money Talks in Reel Steal
Reel Steal offers a wide range of coin denominations – from 0.01 to 0.50 – with a betting range of between 1 and 10 coins per line. This makes Reel Steal a suitable slot for a broad array of online players because the risk level can be adjusted quite extensively.
The maximum jackpot in Reel Steal is 1 500 coins, with the second highest set at 1 000 coins. The more coins players wager, the greater their payouts will be on winning combinations. In order to be eligible for the Reel Steal jackpots, players must place the maximum bet by clicking on the “MAX BET” button at the bottom of the screen.
Dynamite Scatters Free Spins
The scatter symbol in Reel Steal is a bundle of dynamite with a timer strapped to it. Players only need to land two or more scatter symbols anywhere on the reels in order to form winning sets.
Three or more dynamite symbols will trigger the free spins Reel Steal bonus feature, with all free spins winnings multiplied by five. The number of free spins is determined by the number of scatter symbols, with three, four and five symbols yielding 15, 20 and 25 free spins respectively.
It is also possible to trigger an infinite number of additional free spins during the free spins rounds if more scatter symbols are landed.
Note that all control buttons, including payline selectors, are disabled during Reel Steal free spins bonus rounds. This is by far one of the most exciting real money online pokies around these days.
Wild Takes the Getaway Car
Reel Steal includes a wild symbol and it takes the form of a getaway car. Wilds can be used as substitutes for all other symbols except the scatter to complete winning combinations on active paylines.
Additionally, all winnings from combinations containing a wild are multiplied by five. This also means that, if players lands wild combinations during a Reel Steal free spins round, their winnings on any such combination will have a 25x multiplier.
Auto Play Smooths the Way
The auto play feature offered to Reel Steal players allows them to leave the reels to spin autonomously a certain number of times, once they have made their wagers.
To ensure that the game doesn’t run away with itself, however, the Reel Steal auto play settings are highly adjustable and players can select the number of spins and time delay, in addition to activating any of several stop options, which will stop auto play at a certain point – for example, on any win or if cash increases or decreases by a specified amount.
Skill-Stop Function for Experts
Experienced players will be interested to know that Reel Steal features a skill-stop option whereby they can manually stop the reels by pressing the “Spin” button mid-spin.