Theme and Storyline
Somewhere, The Great Stick-Up is reminiscent of the other Pragmatic Play crime-themed slot that came out recently: Cash Patrol. Then we’re not necessarily talking about the features, but rather the theme and drawing style.
These are somewhat similar. However, it must be said that The Great Stick-Up takes place in a different environment. After all, the playing field of Cash Patrol was located in a large American city. In The Great Stick-Up, a small and quiet village was chosen.
The Great Stick Up compared to 3 of the newest Pragmatic Play slots
RTP, Stakes and Volatility
The Great Stick-Up is played on a playing field with 5 reels, each consisting of 3 symbols. This makes for a playing field with the most common dimensions.
In an online casino you can play with a stake of $0.20 up to a maximum of $100 per spin. There is a payout percentage of 96.30% in The Great Stick-Up, although it can be lower (94.40%) depending on where you play from.
Furthermore, the variance of payouts is high and you can win up to 5,000 times your stake. Looking at these figures we have to conclude that The Great Stick-Up scores quite average.
You can’t say that The Great Stick-Up has a very large number of features. In fact, the only feature included in this slot is a free spins feature. In the basic game, besides forming winning combinations, the main objective is to try and activate the free spins feature. Furthermore, you should take advantage of wild symbols as much as possible.
Wild symbols have a double function in this game. First of all you can use them as a joker to complete or extend winning combinations.
The wild can take the form of any other symbol (except the scatter). Wild symbols themselves can also yield a cash prize. For example, 5 wilds on a win line will win you 75 times your bet.
The most, or should we say only, interesting thing about The Great Stick-Up is the free spins feature. You can activate this feature by spinning at least 3 scatters in the basic game.
- 3 scatters trigger an immediate payout of 2 times your stake and 7 free spins.
- 4 scatters trigger an immediate payout of 10 times your stake and 7 free spins.
- 5 scatters deliver an instant payout of 100 times your stake and 7 free spins.
During the free spins feature of The Great Stick-Up, a sticky mystery symbol can land on the reels. Sticky means that the Mystery symbol stays in the spot for the remaining duration of the feature, after it has landed.
Each free spin, all Mystery symbols on the playing field show an identical symbol. Which symbol that is, is determined by the box on the side of the screen. This is because a particular symbol is shown in this box every spin.
Some symbols will land with a special shield during the free spins feature. This shield can be seen at the top right of the symbol. Collect 2 shields to upgrade the symbol shown in the box at the side of the screen. Initially, the box shows a low value payment symbol. By collecting 2 shields each time, you can upgrade this shown symbol. Moreover, every time you collect 2 shields you will receive an additional free spin.
Is The Great Stick-Up a bad slot machine? No. Is The Great Stick-Up a good slot machine? No.
We find it difficult to judge The Great Stick-Up. On the one hand, the game has its good points, such as the design, nice statistics and the fact that the free spins feature is fun to play. On the other hand, you could also say that it has too few features and the gameplay is rather superficial. As a result, the base game gets boring pretty quickly.