Cops ‘n’ Robbers Slot
Cops 'n' Robbers is a 5-reel, max 20-pay line online slot from Novomatic. This is one slot you're probably going to be saying hello hello hello to. The theme of the game is a throw-back to the olden days when cops used to catch robbers, burglars and other miscreants before they decided to leave that sort of thing to the general public so they could concentrate on clocking speeding motorists and nabbing sex offenders. You're on the wrong side of the law in this game, especially if you land the bonus round in which you become a robber determined to evade capture for as long as possible. Sadly, you can't fake your own death or journey overseas.
All the symbols used in this game are PC-themed – a British bobby, a rather un-PC WPC, a cop car, a high court judge and a menacing-looking bulldog. There are three bonus symbols too, as well as playing card values ten through to ace. There are a possible twenty pay lines, and you can choose as many as you want in play with each spin. Your coin size ranges from 0.01 to 5.00, so your bet-per-line is always your coin size multiplied by the number of lines you have in play. When you're ready to get nicking, hit the 'start' button.
Payout & bonus rounds
The lowest pay out is obtained by landing three tens, jacks, queens or kings. This will win you ten coins. The jackpot is yours if you land five of that fierce-looking pooch we mentioned earlier. This wins you a mammonth 20,000 coins.
Bertie Bulldog is wild … very wild … and he substitutes for all other symbols aside from the bonus symbols. Any payout that contains a wild is doubled.
If you land three or more siren symbols, then you are awarded fifteen, twenty-five or one hundred free spins respectively. You can win more free spins while playing your freebies. All wins during free spins are multiplied by three, except the jackpot of five bulldogs.
Three or more safe symbols anywhere on the reels wins you the 'Safe Cracker' bonus. Pick one of three safes to crack. If you are successful, you'll receive a cash multiplier.
Three or more 'Cops 'n' Robbers' symbols anywhere on the reels will award you the 'Hot Pursuit' bonus. You are the robber, running around a track full of multipliers. You throw a dice to indicate how many steps along the track you can move. A copper in full pursuit does the same. When he catches up with you, you're nicked! If you're picked out at a subsequent ID parade then the game is over and you're off to scoff some porridge. If not, then you return to the board for another round of hot pursuit fun.
Cops 'n' Robbers does look very old-fashioned, but what it lacks in appearance it makes up for in game play. This is a step beyond Novomatic's typical 'wilds and scatters' affair, and has three very effective bonus games. The 'Hot Pursuit' game is a lot of fun, especially if you get ahead of your pursuing copper and you grab multipliers safe in the knowledge that your crime spree isn't going to conclude any time soon!