Here’s a Novomatic game you can play that is all about money and those bankers that seem to earn more cash from his bonus than most people earn in a year. Why it’s called ‘Bank or Prank,’ I’m not entirely sure but this is a great video slot to play with some big wins to be had if you can collect the mystery and/or wild symbols but watch out for the bombs.
The Bank or Prank video slot is set in front of a bank that has two lion statues in front of it. Rather than the usual payline structure, ‘Bank or Prank’ has an impressive 243 different ways to get winning combinations on. To get a win you need at least three matching symbols and they must start on the first reel. Wins are paid out on adjacent symbols hence the large number of winning opportunities. The bonus is you can get more than one winning combination on the reels at the end of a spin. If that is the case then the highest win is the sole one that is paid out.
This game has five reels and three rows of symbols. If playing with real money, the minimum amount you can wager on one spin is 0.40 and the maximum 40. That’s unlikely to interest high rollers but hopefully everyone will play at a level that’s financially safe. It has a cartoonish look to it and symbols include the Ten to Ace playing cards which are the lowest paying ones in this game. The theme-related symbols are a security van, a money bag, and a wad of cash.
There’s also the Joker symbol with a jaw that indicates he may be related to Sir Bruce Forsyth, five of this symbol wins you 200x your line bet. Then there’s the banker himself smoking his big cigar, five on the reels pays out 300x. The Bank or Prank logo pays out 500x if five come along so keep an eye out for those. The top win in this game is 72900 coins so good luck chasing that. There’s also a wild symbol in this game which is the gold coin. This can substitute for other symbols in the game to get you some wins. It only appears on the second, third and fourth reels but it’s worth it when the wild does appear.
To the left and right of each reel are three containers. On the left, there’s a question mark and on the right a treasure chest. What’s that all about? Well regarding the question mark, it’s all about Mystery Symbols. This symbol only appears on the first reel and when it makes an appearance, it causes one of the three containers to light up. When three have been collected, that’s good news because a Mystery Prize is awarded to the player.
On the right-hand side of this financially themed slot are those treasure chests and this is all about the Crazy Wild symbols. These only make an appearance on the fifth reel. When that happens then, just as with the Mystery Symbols, one of the boxes with the chest in lights up. When all three are lit up then this wins you a total of ten free spins. You do have to be careful in ‘Bank or Prank’ though because of the bomb symbols. These only appear on the first and fifth reels and when appearing they cause you to lose any mystery or Crazy Wild symbols that you have collected.
When the Crazy Wild Game begins there’s a bit of help for you. Wild symbols suddenly appear and take up spaces on the reels. They will be locked there for the duration of the free spins and that is going to greatly increase your chances of getting winning combinations. It’s not possible to re-trigger the free spins.
This is an easy game to operate with the control buttons situated underneath the reels. You can also access a second screen that allows you to mute the cheerful but repetitive soundtrack and read the pay table and game rules. That’s packed with information about the mystery symbols, free spins round and how much the winning combinations pay out. Also play the free Bank or Prank slot machine to see how this game works without having to use real cash.
If you enjoy playing this video slot at online casinos then there are a few others out there with similar gameplay gamblers can play. You can try out the Microgaming slot ‘Terminator 2’ which also has 243 different ways to get a win and offers ten free spins but triggered in the more conventional way. There’s also ‘Happy Holidays’ from Microgaming with 243 different winning combinations and offers gamblers additional wild symbols in the base and free spins round.
This review believes ‘Bank or Prank’ is a great online slot to play and a little bit different in gameplay than a fair few others you will play. The way the bonuses are triggered makes a welcome change and the additional wild symbols works wonders in the free spins round so this is definitely worth playing.