Get the job done
Originally released by NetEnt in 2008, The Reel Steal received an upgrade in 2018 to reflect the increasing number of players enjoying their slots via mobile and tablet devices. Now developed with HTML5 software, you can play The Reel Steal anywhere you like, directly through the web browser of your chosen device with no need to download any external software. There’s even the ability to edit the high quality graphics if you are low on bandwidth, to ensure a smooth gaming experience.
You can play The Reel Steal and other Free NetEnt Slots right here at Online Slots NZ, with no need to register or provide any payment to the mob boss or otherwise. It’s fully compatible for play on desktop, mobile or tablet, so you can enjoy unlimited spins without risking your head (or money) to become the boss.
Stake your bets
The gambling set up for The Reel Steal isn’t as straightforward as simply selecting how much you wish to stake on each spin of the reels. First, choose how many paylines you wish to activate (up to 9) and then select your bet level from 1 to 4. This option tells the game how many coins you wish to bet on each payline. Once you’ve chosen how many coins you wish to gamble, you’ll need to give your coins a real world value by clicking the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ buttons next to the ‘coin value’ at the bottom of the screen.
To get in with the crime lords, you’ll firstly need a crew. Thankfully, NetEnt has handpicked 5 gangsters to help make your team. The highest paying member is Fiona, who offers rewards of up to 1,000 coins if you can match 5 of her along a payline. Next, we have the boss, seen lighting a cigar in the comfort of his living room. He offers rewards of up to 750 coins. The two lower paying members of the gang offer up to 400 or 200 coins for matches of 5 and the highest paying symbol is the detective who has a bounty on his head of up to 1,500 if you’re able to catch 5 of him lurking about.
In addition to your team, look out for other crime related symbols including a safe packed with gold bars, a suitcase containing a single diamond, a big bag of cash, a camera and blueprints to prepare your next heist, as well as a gun and a passport, ready for when you need to make a quick getaway.
Next to the normal symbols, you’ll find a true Grand Theft Auto style yellow car which acts as the wild in this game, replacing any symbol other than the scatter to help you hit those top wins with a fast getaway. Not only does the wild substitute for other symbols, but if it’s involved in a winning combination, it will multiply your winnings by 5x, offering some very rewarding heists.
The scatter is symbolised by a ticking time bomb. Find 2 or more scatter symbols to win 2, 4, 15 or 100 coins, plus 15, 20 or 25 free spins in the bonus round if you find 3, 4 or 5 scatters anywhere on the reels.
Make it large
The free spins bonus round is where you’ll really get to take your reels out for a spin. Find 3 or more time bomb scatter symbols anywhere on a single spin to unlock the bonus round.
As in the base game, the wild can substitute for any symbol other than the scatter and will multiply any winning combinations it’s involved in by a massive 25x. Any additional scatter symbols will offer an extra free spin, so you can really maximise your winnings and take home those big bucks in the bonus rounds.
The Golden Age
Although The Reel Steal underwent a renovation in 2018 to make it compatible with more devices than ever, this game by NetEnt still maintains a thoroughly classic vibe, in keeping with the mob boss movie theme it inhabits. With awesome 3D graphics that look modern but also not out of place in an old comic book, you’ll be easily immersed in the story and characters of this online slot.
With only 9 paylines, this online slot almost feels like a throwback to the days of land based casinos and old school heists, as more modern online slots, such as Play’n Go’s Aztec Warrior Princess Slot offer 20 paylines, and some slots offering even more. That said, as you can choose your bet level from 1 - 4, just because The Reel Steal only has 9 paylines doesn’t necessarily mean you’re going to miss out on those winnings, particularly if you can get a wild involved.
This mafia family won’t tolerate being called ungenerous, with a decent RTP (Return to Player) ratio of around 95.87% available, meaning for every $100 wagered, the game is likely to pay out around $95.87, which is a fairly respectable return for a 9 payline slot. We found the game to be of medium variance, meaning low wins were awarded satisfyingly frequently and big wins weren’t too illusive.
If you’re lucky enough to hit a decent payline with plenty of wild multipliers, you could find yourself looking at a massive win of 375,000 coins. In the free spins bonus round, there’s 4,472x your total stake available on every spin! Impress the mobsters and you might just find them willing to share their loot with you.
Part of the family
If you love the 80s movie style mobster theme of The Reel Steal, you might also want to check out Blueprint’s The Naked Gun slot. Based on the blockbuster film with cheesy quotes and great sound effects, this game fully immerses you in the world of Detective Drebin and his colleagues. The Naked Gun also offers a bit more in terms of bonus games with Crime Scene, Home Run, On the Edge and Stake Out each offering their own special features.
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