Developer: Mazooma Interactive Games | Publisher: Funstage Games || Overall: 9.0/10
Police chasing down the crooks is one of your classic scenarios for media. On the iOS App Store, Cops & Robbers Safecracker is a free-to-play slots game that integrates the titular theme for your gaming pleasure.
You’ll notice immediately the cartoon-style the game inherits. Overall, it has a 1920’s UK theme for the characters, and paired with the terminology, such as “You’re nicked!” the slots game has a certain charm to it that can appeal to the user.
What is really fun about this slots game is that being a singular theme allows the developer to focus on bonuses and expand upon the chosen theme. With the normal slots game, which is a 5-Column slot format, you get pay outs for three/four/five-in-a-row matches. You’ll see the standard 10, J, Q, K, A letters for slots, with a Police Officer being the second highest, and the “Cops ‘n’ Robbers” logo for the highest pay out. There are also bulldogs that stand in as the Wild. You are able to gamble your winnings at the end of a roll by way of a 50% chance predicting a Red or Black card being drawn. This option can be toggled on and off as you desire and you can increase your bet in increments of 25, and after 100, increments of 100. This allows you to fine tune how much you want to use, and the Auto Play toggle will show how many spins you can play at the current stake level before you turn Auto Play on again.
Along with the seven matching items for pay outs, a number of themed bonus items may appear. If three of them appear on the board, you’ll enter one of the exciting bonus games. Each bonus game is unique and can hold a lot of reward.
Your typical bonus comes in free spins. Rolling three safes will earn you those free spins and you’ll choose between the three different safes. They will have a different amount of spins each and the payouts you win during the free spins will be multiplied, which ups the value of your free spins considerably.
Getting three swag bags activates a bonus in which you choose one of three colored bags. Each of the colored bags has a different amount of credits to be awarded. As you play the normal slots game, these swag bags will slowly mature, and whatever the credit value is assigned to them at the time of the bonus activation is what you will get if you choose that bag. The bags will be shuffled and you only choose one, so it is a 1/3 chance to get any of the three. After the bonus, the colored bag you chose resets to a default value and proceeds to progressively mature again.
If you get three Crooks, you will enter a dice roll “Chase” bonus game. A board is displayed with credit values, and you will roll a dice when ready. The dice roll will dictate where your Crook lands on the board, and those credits are what you will earn for doing so. After you roll, the police will roll as well, and they will either catch you or miss you. If you are caught, you will be put in a suspect line-up, where you have a random 1/3 chance to get away and roll again on the board for more credits. If the Crook is identified, your bonus round is over and you’ll return to the slots game.
Sound effects are also fun with voices, police sirens, jail noises, and other themed noises. Visual effects are nice and the art style helps the game with its charm. Every four hours will also earn you a free 500 credits, allowing you to start with about 2500 credits when you install.
If you’re looking for a slots game that integrates a multitude of bonus games, Cops ‘n’ Robbers Safecracker is a fun slots game. One of the advantages of playing video slots is that the bonus games can become fairly interactive and exciting, and this is one of those instances that takes advantage of that fact.