Empty the Bank slot REVIEW
Empty the Bank ReviewNothing beats a good heist movie, and the same can be said about solid robbery slots. It might not come without some flaws, but Pragmatic Play’s Empty the Bank is an overall solid installment in the bank robbery genre. The biggest drawback is the lack of action, modifiers and/or features in the base game, where payouts up to 400x your stake is the most you can hope for.
That being said, you have a reasonably priced Ante Bet option, and this is recommended if you want to escape the grind as often as possible. The Empty The Bank Respin feature comes with 8 modifying special symbols, including the safe door that leads to a 10,000x payout if you manage to crack the vault by landing 3 in the same round. This is a highly exciting feature that flies way above the standard Hold and Spin, Lock it Link installments we see all the time.
Empty the Bank Slot - Reels Screen
Empty the Bank Slot Features
The masked burglar features on the wild symbol, and the wild steps in for all regular pay symbols to help you form winning combos. The wild holds no value of its own, and the safe symbol is the game’s bonus scatter.
The safe scatter can land on reels 1, 3 and 5 only, and you need 3 in view to trigger the Empty the Bank Respin feature. You’ll then be taken into the bank vault, and the respins feature plays out on a 5x4 bank box reel set. The 3 triggering scatters are replaced by sticky cash symbols of random value between 1x and 10x in the corresponding positions, and you start out with 3 respins.
Each new cash symbol you land also becomes sticky, and this resets the respins tally to 3 again. The feature only ends when you run out of spins, or when you’ve filled the grid with cash symbols. However, there are 8 special symbols that help you out in different ways, and this includes modifier symbols that can increase the grid up to 7x6. Here is an overview:
Walkie Talkie - comes with a random value of +1x or +2x, and it adds +1 or +2 in value to all present cash symbols for all spins that follow.
Computer - awards 1x your stake, and multiplies all present cash symbols by 2x. Burglar - collects all present cash symbols and burglar symbols, making room for new symbols to land in those positions.
Alarm - increases the number of respins to 4 instead of 3, and you’ll benefit from this as long as the feature lasts. It also pays 1x your stake.
Drill - opens closed reel positions on reel 1, and awards 1x your stake.
Hammer - opens closed reel positions on reel 7, and awards 1x your stake.
Ladder - opens all closed reel positions on row 5 the first time it hits. Does the same for row 6 the second time, and also pays 1x your stake.
Safe Door - Land 3 during the feature, and you’ll crack the main vault and win 10,000x your stake. Each safe door also pays 1x your stake when they land.
You can turn on the Ante Bet at any time, and this increases your bonus round chances. It will cost you 25 % more per spin however, and no specific stats are provided outside of that. In some jurisdiction (not the UK though), you can buy the bonus round for 80x your stake.
The 200 Spins Empty the Bank Slot Experience
We’ve included a couple of base game payouts in our 3 and a half minute highlights video, but the real fun starts when we purchase the bonus round 30 seconds in. We got the walkie talkie modifier quite early on, which was a great help in increasing the cash symbol values. Check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
We see a lot of Hold & Respin games being churned out every month, and most of them are run-of-the-mill releases. It’s therefore very refreshing when a developer, in this case Pragmatic Play, decides to put in some extra effort. Empty the Bank might not contain too much excitement in the base game, but the Empty the Bank Respin feature is a treat that’s well worth the wait.
The Ante Bet is highly recommended here, for above mentioned reasons, and it’s fun being cheered on by the ultra-British burglar’s action commentary during the bank robbery. The 8 special symbols can really transform the feature in unexpected ways, and the 10,000x top prize is more than solid enough to make this an attractive prospect. Don’t expect every Respins round to be filled with modifier symbols though, as they can be hard to land sometimes.
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Empty the Bank Slot FAQs
What is the Return to Player of Empty the Bank?
The highest default RTP of 96.48 % is a bit above average. However, keep in mind that Pragmatic Play is known for customizable RTP ranges. Available RTP values are 96.48%, 95.48%, and 94.48%
How volatile is Empty the Bank?
This is a highly volatile game, and it scores 5 out of 5 on Pragmatic’s own scale for volatility.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win 10,000x your stake if you manage to crack the vault in the Respins feature. This is a hard-capped max win, which means that the feature shuts down when it’s won.
How does the Empty The Bank Respins feature work?
It plays out like a streak respins feature, where cash symbols become sticky and resets the respins tally to 3 when they land. The same goes for the 8 special symbols you can also land, and these can expand the grid, multiply cash values and much more.
Is there a free spins mode in Empty the Bank?
There is no traditional free spins round in this game, so the respins feature described above is the main attraction.
Can I play Empty the Bank slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Empty the Bank demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos we’ve confirmed to carry this title.