Crime Pays Slot Review
Crime Pays is a 5 reel, 50 payline game developed by WMS Gaming. The game was created exclusively for Unibet Casino (or casinos owned by Unibet – like Maria Casino) so you can only play it there. As the name of the slot suggests, the theme of the game is a crime investigation. It can be played from 50p to £60 a spin.
The game has a movie feel to it with its original dark electric soundtrack and incredible animations. The game follows a retired police detective, turned private detective, who seeks to avenge the death of his brother. His killer is the mastermind and your goal is to find him in order to win a £50 000 interactive jackpot. The Crime Pays slot features wild symbols, scatters, a free spin bonus, a crime spree bonus and an impressive mastermind bonus with a unique jackpot feature. This game certainly prove that crime pays, and can pay a lot!
The highest paying symbol is the wild logo symbol. Get five wild logo symbols on an active payline and you’ll receive 100 coins. Crime Pays is a medium volatility slot – most of the money you’ll win will come from the bonus features so expect some streaks with no wins but when you do get a win it’s going to be worth your while.
The police siren, crime logo, pays logo, free spin logo and mastermind logo are scatter symbols. Scatter symbols do not have to be on an active payline to win. The crime logo symbol only appears on reel 1. The pays logo symbol only appears on reel 3. The police siren, free spin logo and mastermind logo symbols only appear on reel 5.
If you manage to get the free spins bonus symbol on reel 5 while getting the crime symbol and the pays symbols simultaneously, it triggers the Free Spins feature. All winning combinations during the free spins bonus round are doubled. The number of free spins you’re given is based on the amount you bet.
The Crime Spree Bonus feature is triggered when you get the police siren symbol on reel 5. A police siren is heard then the reels will turn dark. Shots will be fired and a police search light appears which will light up symbols on the screen and each will give you a reward. You could get a multiplier that reaches 30x which is quite good.
Crime Pays is the first game to introduce an interactive multiplayer bonus jackpot fixed at £50,000. This jackpot is expected to be won every 3 to 4 weeks. The Mastermind Bonus feature is triggered when you get the crime, the pays and the mastermind logo simultaneously on the reels. Every time someone who is playing this slot picks the wrong hideout for the mastermind, the jackpot increases.
A new screen will come up with a map of the world – you must select the green pins with a tactic in order to locate the mastermind which will award you the jackpot of £50 000 if you find him. You must select a continent (multiplier), a region (prize amount), a hideout (multiplier) and a tactic symbol (prize amount). The total amount will be calculated and added to your account. A voice will tell you if you found the hideout or not.
I found Crime Pays to be a medium variance slot with the bigger wins coming in the bonus features. I found the Mastermind Bonus feature quite disappointing but then again it has an interactive jackpot which can’t be won frequently. I really like the free spins feature as it’s the most rewarding in my opinion. Overall, I find Crime Pays to be ok really but WMS Gaming have produced must better games in my opinion (Raging Rhino and Black Knight II automatically spring to mind).