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The Mob Heist Slot Review: glom the dough and hightail it!

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Travel back to the golden gangster era of 1930s Chicago on The Mob Heist from Makitone Gaming and join the five mobsters as they plan the greatest reel heist of all times. Each of the hilarious members is critical to the success of robbing not one but five banks. The ambitious plans are supported by wild substitutions, a free spins round, and a Bank Job Bonus that could see you cashing in up to 1,000 times your bet. Want more adrenaline? Then use the Double Up feature for a chance to double your winnings in a card gamble.

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There is nothing more synonymous of the U.S. Prohibition era in the 1920s and 1930s than gangsters and mobsters. They rose to prominence by peddling alcohol in hidden backstreet bars, controlling complete blocks through extortion, robbing banks on a frequent basis, and basically any other illegal activity you can think of. Loathed by law enforcement but loved by the general public for providing the main entertainment in those years, they became the epitome of the Prohibition Era.

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Overview and Design

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Makitone Gaming did a beautiful job in creating an authentic slot reminiscent of the 1930s and gave it plenty of character with the five gangsters, who appear in full height at all times. The reels are set in a typical rusted warehouse elevator of the period when such buildings often served as hideout for the mob or secret place to stash their loot from the latest heist and prohibited goods. Very fittingly, the pay symbols are held on wooden crates while a jazzy piano soundtrack emphasizes the 1930s atmosphere.

The Mob Heist GameplayThe Mob Heist Uses a 5x3 Reel Design With 25 Paylines

The Mob Heist is played on a 5x3 grid with 25 fixed pay lines. Wins are achieved by landing three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. The big heist goes down on desktop or mobile from $0.25 to $125 per spin.

Unfortunately, neither the game provider nor the operators have publicized the details for volatility and Return-To-Play percentages. A basic Autoplay function is activated when you hold down the spin button, offering you five to infinite spins to be played without interruption.

The Mob Heist PaytableThe Mob Heist Paytable

Playing cards from J through to A held on wooden shipping crates form the low end of the pay table, awarding 2x to 4x your stake for a single five of a kind. They are followed by typical mobsters items – handcuffs, colt, bottles with bootleg liquor, and straight razors. Hit five on a line to win 8x to 12x your bet.

The gang has five members, each appearing on its own reel. Starting from the left they are the Goon, the Girl, the Boss, the Boy and the Doc. Landing one, two, three, four, or five gangsters on adjacent reels in full height will award 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, and 10x your stake respectively.

A cool-looking police woman, the bane of mobsters, is the wild symbol, substituting for all regular pay symbols and paying 32x your bet when five land on a line. A bank safe marked with ‘Bonus’ is the scatter symbol, appearing on reels one and five only.

The Mob Heist Free Spins

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The feature is triggered when you manage to have all five gang members in full height on screen in one spin. Sounds rather difficult to achieve, but there are a few twists to make it much easier. Landing the Goon in full view on reel one will trigger a free respin. The goon and any adjacent gang members in full view will be locked in place for the respin to potentially land more mobsters. They have to land in the correct order from left to right – Goon, Girl, Boss, Boy and Doc – and any appearing adjacent in partial view only will nudge to fill the reel. These respins will continue until either all five characters fill the reels or no new adjacent gangsters appear.

Once you have all five members on the reels, the game awards 15 free spins with an x1 multiplier. The police woman wild will appear fully stacked during the feature while the five gang members are removed from the reels. A full screen of police woman symbols will pay a lucrative 800x your bet.

The mob heist free spin triggerThe Free Spins Feature a Three-Space High Policewoman Wild Symbol

The Bank Job Bonus

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Hitting safe scatters anywhere on reels one and five in one spin will trigger the Bank Job Bonus game. The game will lead you into the basement of a bank. You will be given a dynamite bundle to place on the safe door, but you can choose to move on to another bank instead if you wish. Once you place the explosives and the vault breaks open, you will see a cash prize. Generally, the prize values are between 10x and 50x your bet, but can go up to 1,000x your bet.

Blowing up the vault door in The Mob HeistBlow Open the Vault Door in the Bonus Round to Claim the Loot Within

Double-Up Gamble Feature

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All wins expect those from the free spins and bonus game can be gambled by clicking on the Double-Up button. The game leads to a table with five covered cards. By hitting “Double,” the game will reveal the leftmost card and your aim will be to find a higher card out of the other four cards to double the winnings. Revealing a lower card will see you lose the entire amount.

Five playing cards laying out for a high card gameDouble-Up Round

The Mob Heist Mobile Play

Mobile Devices

Makitone Gaming designs their slots with a single interface for both desktop and mobile play, which is commendable as players who spin the reels on different devices will not have to deal with different layouts and controls. You can join the gangsters for the next reel heist on virtually any device across all OS platforms including iOS and Android.

Mobile gameplay of The Mob HeistMobile Mob Heist Gameplay

Conclusion

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Makitone Gaming is a relatively new developer based in Estonia and to date most of their slots are exclusively available at Bodog brands such as Slots.lv, Cafe Casino, Bovada, and Ignition Casino. The graphics might not be the most polished but the games play well with ample features and win potential.

Slightly annoying is that the Autoplay halts on each win to offer the Double-Up gamble. It will continue after collecting or gambling the current win; nonetheless, it is rather pointless to set up an auto run when it asks for intervention on any win.

Overall, The Mob Heist is a humorous take on the 1930s Prohibition period that can deliver wins worth up to 1,000x your bet on a lucky day. Well worth joining the gang for their next reel heist.

Where to Play

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Because it's a custom creation from a niche software house, The Mob Heist is only found at a few online casinos. Nevertheless, we were able to locate a play-for-free version, which we have embedded below for your amusement.

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After spinning for play chips, you might want to delve into real money play. The following sites offer The Mob Heist, and you can pick the one that serves your geographic area and hosts the other kinds of gaming that appeal to you.

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