Crime Pays Online Slots Game
Dark, gritty and with a rather questionable name, Crime Pays is not your average vibrant, brightly coloured online slots game. This title from WMS Gaming is something different to the norm and it’s a more adult option for those who like to explore the murkier underbelly of society.
Undeniably a good-looking video slot, Crime Pays is an apt title for the game as there are plenty of winning opportunities offered. A 50 payline, 5 reel game, players will be able to immerse themselves in a world of organised crime, winning big when their heist is pulled off.
In keeping with the theme, all the Crime Pays slots symbols are associated with criminal activities. There are police badges, handcuffs, gold bars, guns and bundles of cash, glasses of Scotch, crime boss figureheads and a number of special symbols.
The graphics are well rendered and the game play smooth. WMS Gaming has gone to great lengths to make Crime Pays a solid, enjoyable slot and it shows in the quality of the images and animations.
Featuring 50 fixed paylines, Crime Pays lets player’s place bets with a coin size of 0.02 all the way up to 4.00, giving them a range of betting options. 2 Lines per coin are covered and there are a vast number of payout opportunities available.
To win any single payout a player must land at least 3 matching symbols left to right on the reels. A combination of 3 or more cash stacks; ringleaders or diamond symbols will payout at 10x the initial bet per line stake. In a non-bonus round, the maximum payout is 500x the bet coin size and this is paid out when 3 of the crime boss symbols on a red background line up.
To start playing a player must place his bets using the relevant keys, make sure the getaway driver is primed and then hit spin.
Crime Pays has a number of bonus features all designed to increase a player’s payout potential. The Wild symbol is emblazoned with the word ‘Wild’ on it and will stand in for all other symbols barring the Trigger and Feature symbols to create a winning combination.
In this online slots game there are two different Feature symbols. Reel 1 has the ‘Crime’ feature and reel 3 has the ‘Pays’ feature. To trigger any of the special features a player must land Crime on reel 1, Pays on reel 3 and another Feature symbol on reel 5. This will trigger one of the below mentioned special features.
Free Spins: A set number of free spins are awarded and players can re-trigger these during other bonus games to increase winning potential. All prizes during the free spins feature are doubled.
Mastermind Feature: A player must attempt to uncover a crime mastermind by hunting around on a map. If Mr Big is uncovered, a bonus jackpot is paid out, but for every failure a player will contribute a percentage of their winnings to the accumulative jackpot pool.
Crime Spree Feature: 3 Suspects will appear on the reels with 2 gunned down almost instantly. The one criminal who escapes goes on a spree that earns the player rewards for every bit of loot they manage to accumulate before getting caught.
The Police Siren symbol also triggers a bonus and players will receive a multiplier for every crime boss that’s displayed on the reels at the time of activating the bonus.