The Reel Steal is a 5 reel, 9 payline slot from Net Entertainment that can be played from 9p to £45 per spin. Released originally in 2008, it has been recently revamped (April 2018) in HTML5 format and is therefore available to play on mobile/tablet devices. It’s a funky game that offers a 5x wild multiplier in the base game and a 25x wild multiplier in the Free Spins feature!
Despite being original released a long time ago, The Reel Steal is still appealing – it has a 70s/Miami Vice feel to it with a groovy soundtrack. Set in a mobster environment, symbols include guns, cameras, briefcases with diamonds, bags of money and safes full of gold. You also have 5 characters – the blonde detective like character is the most rewarding as he offers you 166 times your stake for 5 across a payline.
The yellow sports car is the wild and substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter – when the wild forms part of a winning combination, your winnings will be subject to a 5x multiplier! This means 4 blonde detectives with a wild on a payline will give you just over 833 times your total stake.
The scatter is the dynamite with 2, 3, 4 or 5 giving you 2, 4, 15 or 100 times your total stake. If you get 3, 4 or 5, you will trigger the Free Spins feature with 15, 20 or 25 free spins respectively. Now, if a wild symbol is part of a win, it will be worth 5 times more than in the base game meaning a whopping 25x multiplier will be applied to your wins! Furthermore, each scatter appearing during the feature will reward you with 1 additional free spin.
As you have read, The Reel Steal can be a very lucrative slot if you get plenty of wins involving the wild symbol – in the Free Spins feature, you can win a maximum of 4,472 times your stake on each free spin! Not bad from a slot released in 2008! If you like the theme, NetEnt also offers you Hotline which is superb.