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Bust The Bank by Quickfire powered by Microgaming

Bust The Bank by Quickfire powered by MicrogamingBust The Bank slot machine is about two outlaws, Bob and Larry, who, after escaping from prison, decided to continue their robbing spree by busting a new treasury building. But it seems the robbery and leaving the bank with all the stolen money is the easy part. All they have to do now is make it out of the city. Unfortunately, they don't have plenty of time, as the sheriff and the other police are on their tails.

They seem to get out of one problem only to fall into another. Nasty bulldog is chasing them ferociously. Sirens are howling. Some of the bags full of gold are just not resistible. It started slowly to tear; the backpacks began spilling coins on the run. Will the bandits make it before the cops catch up with them? Well, you should play this 2013 Microgaming release and will see. The robbery takes place on a 5x3 grid, with 243 win ways, and the maximum reward offered by this bank/game is 135 000 coins in a single spin. We advise you to try the Thunderstruck Wild Lightning slot by Microgaming for free.

This slot has Medium Volatility with an RTP of 96.71%. The RTP allows obtaining a positive mathematical expectation of winning in the casino. Check this heist for free in the DEMO version on our site. No logins or downloads are required. 

Personal testers’ opinion

Bust The bank online slot is a funny, enjoyable, comical slot with several great bonus features. However, the paytable is not very generous, nor is the frequent triggering of the Free Spins. According to our statistics, the bonus is initiated only after 310 spins (0.32%), which is theoretical. In practice waiting for over 500 spins to receive one Free Spins round is possible. So don’t rely on the bonus. Moreover, only 28% of the prize pool is set apart for payouts in the bonus game. That will say that the rest, 72%, is reserved for winnings in the main game. No wonder that some significant victories were realized in the usual spins - 100x-150x total bets, which is great for this Medium Volatility game. In contrast, our average reward of the Free Spins was not higher than 67x the bet. Bust The Bank slot machine is not recommended to the bonus hunters - it scored only 4.07 points (out of 10).

Review and recommendations by the testing team

  • Microgaming Company is considered the inventor of the first 243 win ways slot. In 2009, the game was Burning Desire, which is still available nowadays in many casinos. The other developing studios followed the trend. A few years later, Microgaming came up with this slot, which became an instant success and received many clones. However, with games going 1024, 2048, 4096, MegaWays, and Infinityreels, this 243 slot has lost some of its popularity. 
  • The game's overall look is good with bright colours, distinguishable symbols, funny sounds and animations, and an entertaining theme. However, during our tests, we established that the higher the bets' general opinion, the better the results are not entirely true. At least not in this game. 

We discovered that when played at high/max stake, Bust The Bank slot starts to deliver many emptier bonus games, and the Piggy Bank vanishes entirely from the playing field.

  • During the base game, the most recurring presence from all the bonuses has the Green Safe Bonus. And that is logical as it delivers repeatedly but small winnings (2x to 6x the bet).
  • During the base game via the Thieves Bonus, though they are hilarious, the rewards are even smaller (1x to 5x the bet), plus the thugs' couple appears less often.
  • During the base game via the Piggy Bank, you also shouldn't expect large cash - better than the Safe Bonus, but still only around 2x to 25x the bet (some very exceptional wins might have the size of 50x or 100x the bet). However, it will be good support of the balance. 

ATTENTION! If indeed you received one huge prize with this bonus (something like 1x-2x the size of your initial balance), you should consider breaking your session and retire, as the machine is likely to pull back what it just gave!

  • During the bonus round could be realized the max potential of the slot. However, we should mention that waiting for the Free Spins could be long (for your nerves) and exhausting (for your budget). Sometimes you will have to hold your breath for 500-600 spins before receiving the Free Spins. Moreover, some of the long-anticipated Free Spins could be very unfortunate, with prizes only x5 to x10 the current bet. But sure enough, if you are lucky, you will be pleased with payouts around 100x and 200x the bet, or every 20-30 bonus round with even 400x the bet, or just like our maximum reward of over 560x the bet (only one time during the tests- via the 2 stacked with Wilds reels and twice 5OAK of high-value symbols). 
  • All in all, you will need to place your bets rationally and be extremely composed and persistent, as most of the time, a good winning could be obtained only after several bonus rounds, not immediately.

Hidden parameters and settings of the slot (data from testing)

  • The frequency of triggering the bonus is statistically, every 310th spin (0,32%).
  • The probability of a hit (any winning) is 26,14%.
  • The distribution of the winnings is 72% in the usual spins and 28% in the bonus.
  • The maximum payout during the tests was 563x.
  • The average winning from the bonus was 67x.
  • Volatility is 7,01 out of 20 (average).
  • Cycle length is average.
  • The rating of the slot machine for the wagering is 4,07 out of 10.
  • RTP of 96.75% allows getting a positive mathematical expectation at the casino.

Bonus Features

Piggy Bank Bonus

  • The symbol appears on the 3rd reel during the base game
  • It would be best if you smashed the large Piggy Bank to receive your part of the stash 
  • The cash prize will be in the diapason of 50 to 1000 coins

Thieves Bonus

  • Any of the robbers' symbol appears randomly during the base game
  • The dog chases one thief, and while running, he spills some coins
  • The other thief falls off a ladder and drops some coins as well
  • Whatever falls out will be your reward
  • The cash prize will be in the diapason of 5 to 100 coins

Green Safe Bonus

  • The Green Safe symbol appears randomly on reel 1 or reel 5 during the base game.
  • The coins from the Green Safe will start to pour down
  • The reward is duplicating the coin reward from the symbols below
  • The cash prize will be in the diapason of 60 to 200 coins

Free Spins

  • 3+ Scatters (bombs) always trigger 8 Free Spins
  • The Scatters value is multiplied by the total bet
  • For each new Scatter appearing during this round, extra spins are added
  • Wilds will be stacked the whole time at reels 1 and 5

Settings

  • Number of reels - 5
  • Number of lines - 243
  • Cost of the same coin - from 0.01 to 1.0
  • Number of coins per spin - 1-10
  • The range of the size of bets - from 0.30 to 300
  • The maximum winning is 135,000 coins at the bonus game (five symbols Explosives).
  • Wild symbol - yes (Logo of the slot machine).
  • Scatter symbol- yes (Explosive).
  • Free spin - yes (8 free spins with two wild reels, launches scatter symbol).
  • Bonus game - yes (Pig symbol on the central reel presents a bonus in the form of prize-winning coins).
  • The expected percentage of payments at the slot is equal to 96.75%.

How to win at the Bust The Bank slot machine? (Conclusion)

  • As usual, our first recommendation is regarding testing the game in DEMO mode before placing real money deposits.
  • The slot is still popular in many countries worldwide, and we recommend it for games with real credits.
  • Firstly you should identify the "mood" of the machine (via minuscule bets) for about 50 - 100 spins before you decide your real stake. Then, if the outcome is not negative, change the bet to how you intended to play in the first place, but remember to play cautiously. 
  • When Bust The Bank slot machine is ‘cold,’ better move to the next slot. It might not give you Free Spins in the next 1000 spins. But when it is ‘hot,’ it could pay off with several features in 200 spins. 
  • If you don’t stop playing on time, your bankroll can be easily be reduced to zero in no time.
  • In conclusion, this game is ideal for small stakes. To increase your bankroll (since the machine has great potential), we suggest playing cautiously (ideally with 1/500 part of your balance) while keeping your fingers crossed for the Free Spins, which is triggering and surviving for as many spins as possible. Have a minimum reserve of your funds for at least 200 bets. 
  • Despite the help of several features to keep the balance steady during the usual spins and the plentiful of RTP as theoretical reassurance, we do not recommend Bust The Bank for fulfilling the bonus requirements.

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Written by Kamen Valev
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