Cops ‘n’ Robbers slot
Play’n GO’s take on the classic Cops and Robbers slot has the usual high-quality design we expect from Play’n GO and an unusually entertaining main bonus feature. Escape from the cops and whatever you win is doubled!
✔ Fun Car Chase Bonus
✔ Play from 1p
Χ Bit light on features
Χ Below average RTP
“It’s not the original Cops n Robbers slot, but there’s plenty of swag-ger to keep things interesting”
Dan Grant, Slots Expert
Is Cops ‘n’ Robbers the right slot for you?
I’ll say straight from the off that this Cops ‘n’ Robbers slot game is not the official Cops ‘n’ Robbers slot found in pubs across the UK when I was young (more on that later in this review).
Although it lacks the famous retro design found in other Cops ‘n’ Robbers games, it is slick, well-crafted slot that’s very easy on the eye, exactly as you’d expect from the provider better known for games like Book of Dead and Reactoonz.
This is an early effort from UK slot provider Play’n GO that was released in 2013, though you wouldn’t know it from the quality of graphics and nice little animated touches.
In terms of how to play Cops and Robbers, you can choose between 1 and 9 win lines, though why you would choose 1 is beyond me – I prefer to play the max lines but reduce the stake (responsible gaming, feel me?), giving myself more chances to win and evening out the volatility (which they say is Medium).
The return to player won’t break any records, so perhaps this isn’t a slot to get married to long term, but as we’re about to discover, the two main features both have nice twists that make Cops and Robbers more playable than it otherwise might have been.
Thankfully, given the fairly light stash of features on offer, the vault symbol that acts as the wild does have a bit more going for it. As usual, it substitutes for any other symbol except the scatter, but all wins using wilds are doubled.
Car Chase Bonus
This one’s a really good take on the standard free spins that I haven’t seen before. Spin 3 scatters and you’ll start a sequence of free spins where wins come more often than in the base game. The feature continues until you are either caught by the cops (in which case you keep what you’ve won) or escape (your total haul gets doubled).
Other games like this
These two titles by Inspired are actually based on the original Cops ‘n’ Robbers fruit machines from Bell-Fruit Games. They’re exactly what I had in mind when I want to play Cops ‘n’ Robbers slots online.
Cops and Robbers Big Money
With three different wild symbols, ‘mixed pays’ swag bags and superb cash trail bonus feature, this 10-line Cops and Robbers online slot is almost perfect. It even has an ID Parade to decide your fate when you’re caught by the cop on the trail.
Cops and Robbers Megaways
Inspired have taken Cops and Robbers to a whole new level with their Megaways version. As well as up to 117,649 ways, you’ve got the Red Reels feature, random reel modifiers, a choice of cash trail or up to 78 free spins with walking wilds. Outstanding stuff.
Play’n GO’s Cops and Robbers is a retro slot in more ways than one. Personally my vibe is online slot games with a bigger selection of bonus features, and it’s certainly no steal at 91% RTP. However I like the gameplay and the free spins bonus, and it’s from a provider I have a lot of time for. This particular Cops and Robbers slot machine is worth a try, albeit for short bursts as I doubt it’s got tons of mileage.
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What is the Cops and Robbers RTP?
At 91.47%, the Cops and Robbers slot RTP is well below the 96% I look for in a slot, but as I always say, RTP only really makes a difference over a very large number of spins, so unless you expect to play tens of thousands of spins, I wouldn’t let this put you off. You do also get a little money back on every spin when you play Cops ‘n’ Robbers at PlayOJO, through the OJOplus feature.
Can I play Cops ‘n’ Robbers slot for free at PlayOJO?
There’s a Cops and Robbers demo with unlimited practice spins, so you can get a feel for the game without risking a penny, and even play enough spins to experience the main bonus feature. If you enjoy your Cops and Robbers freeplay and you want to play for real, you can play Cops ‘n’ Robbers for real money from 1p per spin, or 9p if you max out the lines.
Is this the online version of the old Cops ‘n’ Robbers fruit machine in UK pubs?
The Play’n GO Cops ‘n’ Robbers slot is not related to the original pub fruit machine from Bell-fruit Games, and the graphics and gameplay are quite different. Try the Cops and Robbers slots from Inspired such as Cops and Robbers Megaways which do use the original Bell-Fruit characters and features.
What’s the maximum win on Cops ‘n’ Robbers?
The maximum multiplier isn’t readily available, but I’ve had a dig into the rules and it seems as though the game can pay up to 30,000x or a maximum of £250,000 (depending on your bet size). Don’t quote me though. As far as line wins go, 5 wild symbols on a payline nets you 3,000 coins, so in theory if you had that across all 9 lines at the game’s maximum bet of 50p per line, you’d win £27,000. But clearly the Car Chase Bonus is where the bigger wins happen.
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