Playson’s new release, Hit the Bank: Hold and Win, is a classic gangster-themed slot with modern upgrades. Set in Chicago in the 1930s, when the mafia ruled the city, the reels are positioned against a foggy lamplit street with a bank and getaway car in view. Mobsters grace the reels while jazzy music plays leisurely in the background. Playson certainly got the setting right.
As for the features, the base game is fairly standard, but it’s the bonus game players should look out for. Wilds, scatters, multipliers, and a maximum win of 20,000x the stake make Hit the Bank a game that’s more than just an era piece. It has serious winning potential, but take note — it’s highly volatile, just like the gangsters of old!
Hit the Bank: Hold, and Win is a 5x4 slot with 40 paylines that’s playable on all devices. Symbols include four high-paying gangsters whose payouts range from .5x to 20x the wager and low-paying J-A royals, whose payouts range from .2x to 5x the wager. There is also a safe gold wild that comes with a varying multiplier.
The Bonus Game
When three or more scatter bank symbols land on the reels at the same time, they trigger the bonus game, which features Playson’s popular Hold and Win mechanic. Players get three, five, or ten coins, depending on how many bank symbols triggered the round. The goal is to slide them into the sacks on the screen.
Each coin has a value between one and 10 and slides one position down with each spin until it reaches the bottom of the reels. One great aspect of the bonus game is that there are unlimited respins, so players can go on and on until all the coins have been used.
Coins come with bonus game boosters (multipliers) that range from 2x to 50x, with a maximum win of 20,000x the wager. The boosters make the game highly volatile and add an extra level of excitement.
In some regions, the game comes with a Buy option, which allows players to jump straight to the bonus round — but it’ll cost a hefty 100x the stake.
Playson’s Hit the Bank: Hold and Win is a great take on an old classic. The graphics and soundtrack are immersive and can make players feel as if they’re right in the middle of a 1930s bank heist.
The Hold and Win feature make the bonus round the main appeal of the game, which is a good reason for players who can afford it to choose the Buy option. Players who love the mechanic can find it in other Playson slots: Pearl Beauty: Hold and Win, Luxor Gold: Hold and Win, Wolf Power: Hold and Win, and more.