Awaken your inner secret agent, try and save the world and win a bumper jackpot in the process in 24. Based on the hugely popular TV show starring Kiefer Sutherland, 24 is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win video slot from iSoftBet. Look out for free spins and a bonus feature that offers prizes of up to 100 times your total stake. Available only on desktop devices, play Jack Bauer from 25p to £50 per spin.

Set against a still from the TV show, the reels in 24 the reels include a selection of spy-themed objects in addition to the standard playing card symbols. Look out for gun, agent ID and Jack Bauer himself – they are joined by a wild which substitutes for everything bar the 2 bonus inducing scatter symbols.

The visuals are nicely done and include clips from the TV show – the action plays out to an adrenaline fuelled backing track which certainly matches the high octane theme of the show.

Land the Agent’s Badge on the middle reel to trigger the Free Spins feature – here you’ll be awarded 10 free spins. Every free spin will see an assortment of weapons thrown at the reels. A volley of machine gun fire turns the whole reel where they hit wild. Symbols shot by the handgun will turn wild anywhere on the reels. When the baddies throw a bomb, a 2×2 block of symbols will be turned wild.

The 24 logo triggers the Bonus feature – land 3 or more of them anywhere on the reels and you’ll be taken to a new screen and presented with a bomb which you have to try and defuse by cutting wires. The number of scatter symbols that triggered the feature determines the amount of time you’ll have to complete the task.

Every wire you cut shortens the timeframe – more time is awarded with every multiplier. Prizes of up to 100 times your stake and multipliers of 10x are on offer during this variation on the pick me round.

The gameplay is solid rather than spectacular with the base game payouts a little on the skinny side. The bonus features have the potential to be more profitable, especially the free spins where the extra wilds can really make a difference. It may not offer the explosive thrills of the TV series, but the slot version of 24 still packs a decent punch. If you like slots based on television series, you should play the superb Family Guy by IGT.