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The Greatest Train Robbery

Red Tiger
RTP 96.03%
RATING 8
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Reels 5
Paylines 40
Min bet size 0.2
Max bet size 40
RTP 96.03%
Wild symbols Yes
Free spins Yes
Bonus No
Jackpot No
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The Greatest Train Robbery Slot Review

Released June 2019

The Greatest Train Robbery slot game can be found at casinos offering Red Tiger software. Red Tiger is a relatively new software developer in the online gaming market, having only been in operation since 2014. Red Tiger focus primarily on slots games but do offer a few table games, albeit a very limited range of them. In compliance with UK gaming legislation, Red Tiger publish the RTP/House Edge information for their slots games within their pay tables. As such, we can say that the House Edge for The Greatest Train Robbery slot game is 3.97%.

The Greatest Train Robbery slot game has 5 reels in total and each one 4 symbols high. The slotg uses 40 paylines, playing from left to right.

Special Symbols

Wilds – The Wild symbol for The Greatest Train Robbery slot game is an explosion. The Wild symbol will substitute for all symbols other than the Bonus symbol and will only appear on the reels during the randomly activated during the Cloning Wilds feature. If you can form a payline win using 5 Wild symbols you will be rewarded with the game’s joint highest symbol payout.

High Paying Symbol – The Greatest Train Robbery has two high paying symbols, the first being the Wild that I have already mentioned and the second being the Gold Bars. The advantage that the Gold Bars hold is that they will pay out in combinations of 3 or more and Wilds can contribute to that too.

Bonus – The Greatest Train Robbery ticks one of our most important slot game requirements by having Free Spins. They are triggered when you land 3 of the game’s Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels at once. The Bonus symbol is a large cash container, presumably the sort that would have been stored on easy to rob trains back in the days of the Wild Wild West. The Bonus symbol has no monetary value and is only included as a Free Spins trigger. Bonus symbols can only land on reels 1, 3 and 5.

Features

Free Spins – If you manage to land three of the Bonus symbols anywhere on the reels in one spin then you will trigger the game’s Free Spins feature. The number you get is not defined in the paytable, which states that the Free Spins allocation for The Greatest Train Robbery is decided at random. They also state that if you land a Bandit during one of your spins that he will hang about on the reels for the remainder of the feature and thus increase your chances of landing more of the dynamite explosion features that I will endeavour to describe below.

The Bandits – At any point during the game, including the Free Spins feature, one of The Greatest Train Bobbery bandits may appear on the reels and trigger this slot game’s series of random features. The will appear from the left or the right hand side of the reels and throw a stick of dynamite onto the reels, signalling the commencement of one of this slot’s three random features. There is even a chance that 2 sticks can be thrown and as such 2 features can be triggered on the same spin:

Re-Spin – A Dynamite explosion might trigger 2 or more of the reels to spin again. Bonus symbols cannot land during the re-spin and two sticks of dynamite will only allow for one re-spin. The paytable describes the re-spins as a “winning re-spin”, which suggests that if you see dynamite followed by a re-spinning reel or two or three that you are going to win something.

Cloning Wilds – A standard and much loved random slot feature is the Cloning Wild. If a Bandit appears and throws down a stick of dynamite then there is a chance that you will be seeing an unspecified number of Wild symbols hit those reels, or it would be more accurate to say that you will see symbols turning into Wilds. Again there is a key phrase in the pay table worth pointing out, “guaranteeing a win”, which means, yet again, that this random feature will produce a winning outcome.

Mystery Symbol – The Greatest Train Robbery gives you one more “guaranteed win” and that comes in the form of the Mystery Symbol feature. If this one triggers then there is a chance that two or more identical symbols will be identified across the reels to transform into whatever the mystery symbol is. If you are extra lucky it could end up being Gold Bars.

Conclusion

There is a lot to like about The Greatest Train Robbery slot game. First of all, it looks incredible and that is partly down to those little touches, like tumbleweeds blowing past the reels, along with the way the reels move like train tracks when you spin them. There is also the fairly comforting sound roll of the train on the tracks to keep you fully immersed in the action. As slots features go The Greatest Train Robbery won’t blow you away but you do get free spins and you do get those random features that all guarantee wins, something that we would never turn our noses up at. The house edge for The Greatest Train Robbery is OK, but sits slightly above the average for a slots game. However, that and the need for a bonus game would be our only criticisms of this particular slot game.

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