Let’s face it, we’re all playing slot games with one main goal in mind: Getting rich quick! While we have chosen pokies as our primary method of achieving that goal, not everyone is so scrupulous, and some choose that other time honoured method of funding expensive habits: Stealing stuff! Beat the Bobbies has you in London going for that choicest of targets, the British crown jewels! Can you evade the police and the guards to lay your hands on the famous baubles and land yourself a fortune, or will you get nicked? Let’s find out in our Beat the Bobbies slot game review.
The background of this slot is a familiar site, a huge cartoon depiction of the famous Royal residence Buckingham Palace. The reels are police themed, with the distinctive black and white check pattern common to British bobbies as the border and a pair of police lights crowning the top of the reels. Speaking of crowns there are a couple on the reels as high value symbols, alongside tiaras and diamonds, while the low value symbols are the faces of guardsmen, policemen, an English Bulldog and even an older couple we might cheekily suggest are supposed to be Her Majesty and Prince Philip themselves!
Beat the Bobbies is a fairly traditional slot to play, with five reels and three rows on offer and 243 ways to win adding a little spice to proceedings. The maximum bet is a little low at £/€/$50 per spin, though with a maximum win of 2500x your stake available in the main game, it’s not so bad to be stuck betting fairly low. The policeman is actually your wild card in this game, doing the usual job of substituting for other symbols, though it also pays a decent 50x your stake if you manage to land five in a row. The RTP is low at 95%, so you’re going to need a bit of help from the bonus rounds to ensure you come out on top!
Land three or more scatters depicting Penny the master thief and you’ll enter the free spin bonus round, where you’ll get to choose which bonus you want to play with. The general theme in the Beat the Bobbies slot game is that you can have fewer free spins with a higher multiplier or more few spins with a lower multiplier, topping out at both ends with 20 free spins on a 2x multiplier or 5 free spins with a 10x multiplier. Just like a real thief it’s up to you to choose your most advantageous method of entering and getting away with the cash, and there’s no right answer, so it’s really up to you.
Beat the Bobbies slot game is full of whimsy and charm, and it’s one of the funnier pokies we have played in a while, as the hapless bobbies chase after the master thief in true Benny Hill style. The prizes in the main game aren’t the most generous, but choose wisely in the bonus rounds and you could find yourself picking up the keys to a house that makes Buckingham Palace look like a tool shed!