High Street Heist
It becomes clear what it’s all about as soon as you start this fast paced game by Quickspin – jewellery and expensive accessories and it’s up to you to take them. Like in the movies it’s about one last heist that could give you a live changing prize. If you indeed believe you’ve got what it takes to pull it off, you could be sipping cocktails on a bounty island somewhere far away soon. Powered by Quickspin, this game comes with 1.204 ways to win and a potential win of up 25.000x your stake. Pay attention to the stacked symbols and Heist Free Spins where endless spins and multipliers could add up to a tasty payout. Is this game worth your own time and money? Find out in our High Street Heist review.
High Street Heist Review
High Street Heist may look like your regular Quickspin pokie at first, but things will quickly change once you get to the completely unique layout with 2 locked middle reels, giving it a nice touch that you probably won’t find anywhere else. The max potential win of 25,000x the bet is also quite generous and will appeal to all sorts of players. We were quickly impressed with this pokie and although it shares common features with other Quickspin productions, the unique frozen reels makes it very different from your average pokie.
Nice to know
|Launched||March 22, 2022|
|RTP||96.29%, 94%, 90%|
|Features||Additional Free Spins, Buy Feature, Free Spins, Free Spins Multiplier, Multiplier, Respins, Stack, Symbol Swap, Wild|
High Street Heist
Stores located in the city’s most privileged areas are easy to become the target of heists. Casinos, banks, and jewellery stores are traditionally targeted, but as banks and casinos have significantly decreased the amount of cash in store, attention shifted to jewellery stores and we’re kind of sorry for their owners. And this is exactly what’s going on in this High Street Heist pokie from Quickspin. The game comes with a standard grid of 5 reels, and there are 1,024 ways to win which should be enough for most players. Add a potential win of 20,024x your stake, an RTP that is set at around 96.29% and you’ll be just fine.
High Street Heist is also featured with special modifiers and these help along the way to have fun and make a win. As well as giving you wilds to get the most out of, you will find a Breaking the Glass feature in every round, as well as the Heist Free Spins feature to enjoy. People who want to save some time can also buy their way into this feature, if you have the budget to do so. If you’re interested in discovering more about the High Street Heist pokie game, then make sure to read our full review. We made sure to integrate the demo version of this pokie on our own site for you to play, which gives Kiwis free play money.
How to Play
The action takes place in stores that don’t tend to have price tags on their goods in order to avoid potential buyers getting scared off. Whether this is the place you’re attracted to probably depends on your budget and personal taste, but High Street Heist gives you an alternative way to still get to the goods if budget is your problem. In this fancy world of glitter and glamour, the jewels you’re after sit on a 5×4 grid, which gives you a total of 1,024 ways to win. As you’ll soon notice once you launch the game, a strip of glass initially covers the 2 rows in the middle, blocking any potential win evaluations on them. It’s your job to smash your way to freedom and obtain the goods you want to make money from.
The first moment the symbols come into use is when the High Street Heist symbols help you to clear the highly annoying glass from the grid. When a full stack of the same symbol lands on your screen, it conveniently removes the glass from the reel and gives you a respin. If a full stack lands on the respin, the same steps are repeated. If you then manage to break the glass on all reels with the same spin, 10 Heist Free Spins are awarded. Once you make it there, landing a full stack of the same symbol increases the Heist Meter by +1. When this metre is full, +2 free spins are given to you and the lowest value robber symbol is changed to a diamond symbol. When all robber symbols have been converted to diamond symbols, filling the Heist Meter adds an extra +1 multiplier to diamonds and awards +2 extra free spins. Here’s what else we can tell you about the symbols:
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5|
|Rose Gold Ring||0.1||0.2||0.5|
|Wild||Substitutes for all symbols|
Despite coming with great visuals, High Street Heist has very few features to enjoy. In the base game, your job is to get rid of the glass that covers the middle 2 rows. In the best-case scenario, this triggers the free spins feature. Here’s what to expect.
Break the Glass
To make sure you break all the glass on a certain reel, you need to get a symbol stacked on that particular reel. This will make sure the glass gets broken and you thus earn yourself a respin. If you’re lucky enough to spin an extra stacked symbol after that, the same process repeats. The stacked symbols in this case basically means that the entire reel is made up of units of the same symbol. Breaking all the glass awards 10 free spins.
High Street Heist Free Spins
Speaking of which: in the free spins feature you will come across the Heist Meter which can be filled by spinning stacked symbols. Each time you do this, the Heist Meter increases by +1. Filled Heist Meters give you 2 extra free spins and also make sure the Mugger symbol with the lowest value is converted to Diamond symbol. Once all the Mugger symbols have turned into Diamond symbols, filling the Heist Meter gives you a multiplier as well as 2 extra free spins. That multiplier is then added to all Diamonds.
High Street Heist also comes with a Buy Feature that will grant you direct access to the free spins feature. Doing this will cost you 111x your bet.
The base game of the High Street Heist pokie is displayed on a 5×4 layout which is the grid where you’ve got 1024 ways on each spin to make your win. Wins are made when similar symbols show anywhere on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reels, moving on to the rightmost. Do note that only the highest win per way is paid out, and 3 identical symbols are needed to be lined up in a combination to give you the win you’re after. Before spinning the reels, you need to choose a bet that suits your budget. To get to this step, make sure to click on the button that you can find on the right side of the reels that shows the stack of coins on it. This one gives you different predetermined bet amounts, which run from $0.20 up to $100 per spin. High Street Heist comes with an RTP rate of 96.29% which is about average and nothing really to complain about. An excellent 21,160x payout is obtained in every 100 million spins on average, at least for the 96.29 % RTP version, but the potential is lower for the two lower RTP settings of 94% and 90%.
You can always count on Quickspin’s designers to launch new ideas, mechanisms, features and concepts, and the base game glass-breaking concept is definitely the game’s most groundbreaking part. We found it cool to see something like the glass splinter, and we were even more pleased to break it. Be aware that this also blocks the prime ‘reel estate’, which is why major wins aren’t very common in this phase of the game. The good part is that you get heaps of respins with broken glass, giving you extra positions and win ways. We reckon some Kiwis will find the base game a frustrating phase with quite a lot of misses, but at this stage the volatility is still low to medium which is why you shouldn’t have too many problems here. When you finally hit the bonus round the volatility, which is all about converting symbols, volatility gets a boost. This means lots of fun and wins.