One of the best things about the Beat the Bobbies series of slot games is its ability to keep things light and fun. Some games take themselves too seriously these days. The brilliant cast of characters makes this slot enjoyable with a line-up of British stereotypes from the dedicated Royal mail postman, the lazy, bumbling police officer, to the old couple that bears many similarities to the Queen and Prince Philip. Every symbol in this slot is unique, and although the characters are all lower value symbols, the ones that promise significant returns are all associated with bling. These high-value symbols include the royal crown, a ruby ring, a jewelled tiara and a sizeable amethyst-looking crystal.
Other than the seemingly cartoon-style animations in the game, its mechanics are relatively straightforward, with 3-rows and 5-reels that offer 243 ways for the player to win. The betting range is somewhat limited, starting at £/$/€0.25 and going up to just over £/$/€50 for an overall RTP (Return to player) of 95.20%. A fairly standard offering in the industry, however, high variance means that the wins can be significant when they come.
The only other symbols worth keeping an eye on are the pair of policemen wild and Penny, the scatter symbol. The wild card substitutes symbols apart from the scatter, making more combinations son the reel whilst the scatter symbol activates bonus rounds.
Landing a minimum of 3 penny scatters begins with an entertaining animation of Penny escaping on the back of a Union Flag moped through the streets of London and then gives the player some options. You can choose between 5 modes that reward different multipliers and free spin amounts. As the number of free spins you choose lowers, the multipliers, if you win something, increase, and similarly, the multipliers decrease as you choose more free spins. This is entirely up to the player, and any choice has positive and negative points to consider.
As the name suggests, this Beat the Bobbies game has a progressive jackpot that players can work towards and hope to get lucky. The prize pool increases in real-time and has no limit, so that the possible returns could be upwards of £/€/$100,000,00. It takes just 5 Penny scatters on the reel to unlock this feature.