Art of the Heist slot – Playson


Art of the HeistBreak into Townsville’s Fine Art Gallery with master thief Vincenzo in Playson’s latest Omni-Channel HD slot release – Art of the Heist. Play an interactive Bonus Game where every classic painting collected by Vincenzo translates into cold, hard cash! This online slot offers an RTP of 96,67%, Free Spins, Robber’s Pathway, Wild Substitutions a Pick n’ Click Bonus and Scatters! Play online from any compatible desktop or mobile device.

Scale Rooftops and Slip Past Security

Art of the Heist is a 3-row, 5-reel, 21-fixed payline slot with luscious 3D animations and the full benefit of Playson’s trademark Omni-Channel HD graphics. This cleverly crafted Playson creation integrates its Bonuses seamlessly into the slot design with the incorporation of 2 layered game screens. The top layer displays 15 slot symbols that spin during regular gameplay, and the veiled layer just beneath shows the ‘Robbers Pathway.’ Vincenzo makes his way through each room of the museum triggering Bonuses along the way. The music is bluesy and reminiscent of ‘The Pink Panther’ film soundtrack.

Art of the Heist lists Total Bet, Balance, Bet/Line and Win in cash values along the bottom of the screen. The Bet/Line is adjustable ranging from 1p – £1 allowing players to select from a Total Cash Bet range of 21p – £21 at Videoslots. Values for winning combinations are listed in credit values in Art of the Heist’s Paytable.

Winning combinationArt of the Heist is fully stocked with Art Museum themed symbols as well as a few generic card symbols. There are 13 slot symbols with 3 special and 10 regular. The special symbols include: Chest Wild, Stacked Wild and Mona Lisa Bonus. The Chest Wild can substitute for any regular symbol and forms its own winning combos. The Stacked Wild can take from 1 – 3 symbol spaces on a reel, substitutes for regular symbols, forms its own winning combos and can only appear during Free Spins. The Mona Lisa Bonus symbol triggers the Bonus Game and can form its own winning combos. Art of the Heist’s regular symbols, listed in order of highest to lowest value, include: Crown, Bust, Mummy, Security Guard, Museum, Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Scanner.

Art of the Heist’s gameplay is left to right only. Get 3+ matching symbols (starting from reel 1) to form a winning combination. To profit along a single payline, players must get 3+ Museums – higher OR 4+ of any symbol. Art of the Heist calculates most wins by multiplying the pay by the Bet/Line. Scatter wins are the exception. Scatter pays are multiplied by the Total Cash Bet.

This online video slot’s highest value symbol is the Mona Lisa Bonus Scatter which awards (300, 100, 40). The Scatter gives Art of the Heist the potential to award up to £18,900 with a 5 of a kind match. The next highest paying symbols are the Wild, Stacked Wild and Crown which show a value of (300, 100, 40) giving the potential to award up to £900 with a 5 of a kind match.

Special Features
As with many other Playson slots, Art of the Heist offers an Autoplay that ranges from 5 – 999 spins. Advanced options allow players to set a loss limit and/or a single win limit. Game Settings for this online slot include: toggle ‘quick spin’ on/off, animations on/off and sound on/off.

Art of the Heist Bonus Features

Robber's pathwayRobber’s Pathway: The correct correlation of symbols moves Vincenzo through the museum. If he is standing in a corresponding slot symbol space, Vincenzo will move either forward or backward. If he moves through all 16 spaces and reaches the end of the pathway, a round of Free Spins will trigger.

To move forward 1 – 3 symbols spaces, he needs to be standing in the same symbol space that contains a Scanner symbol. When he shares the same symbol space as a Chest Wild, 1 – 2 Free Spins will be added to the total. A Bonus Game will trigger when Vincenzo shares a symbol space with the Mona Lisa Bonus Scatter.

The Mummy and Security Guard symbols will hamper Vincenzo’s progress. If he shares a symbol space with the Mummy, he will move 2 spaces back. If he shares a space with the Security Guard, he will remain immobile for 3 spins.

Bonus GamePick ’em Bonus Game: Once activated, this interactive Bonus gives players the chance to win a Super Prize by unlocking the ‘secret room’ to reveal a masterpiece. Each room that is unlocked on the journey awards 4x – 5x the Total Bet. The Super Bonus amounts to 20x the Total Bet. Players are given 7 keys initially & and there is the potential to find 2 additional keys. Each time a guard is encountered, 1 key is taken away. There are a total of 15 rooms, so guess correctly to find the Super Prize!

Free Spins: An initial round of 10 Free Spins is granted when Vincenzo reaches the end of the Robber’s Pathway. This Bonus has the advantage of additional Stacked Wilds that assist in racking up wins.

Summary table Art of the Heist

Software developer Playson
Supported on mobile devices Yes
Release date September 2016
Payout Percentage RTP (?) 96,67%
Volatility / variance (?) Average
Features (?) Robber’s Pathway, Pick ’em Bonus Game, Free Spins and Wild symbols
Roles / pay-lines (?) 5 / 21
Min. / Max. bet 21p up to £63
Bet / Line 1p up to £3
Max. prize £18,900


Follow the Robber’s Pathway to Collect Masterpieces

Art of the Heist is a graphically outstanding video slot with an incredibly clever design making it a must play! The only downside, common amongst graphically rich slots, is the possibility of slower loading times and dependence on high-speed Internet. However, Art of the Heist does give players the option to speed things up by switching the animations off.

7.6 -
  • Graphics & Sound 8.5
  • Features 9
  • Usability 7
  • Bet Options 6
  • Originality 7.5
  • User Ratings (1 Votes) 9.9

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