Bank jobs and heists have been popular by TV shows and movies over the years. And, it’s fair to say that you will usually see weeks of planning that goes into them to make sure everything goes as intended. If you look at how online casino slots work, you could see how much goes into them to make them fun. That’s if they go to plan, that is. Players spin the reels of video slots to try and bag themselves some loot, which is akin to what robbers do in the tv shows and movies, in a fashion. But, because this is an online slot game we’re talking about, there is no time to plan, making the title 60 Second Heist quite fitting.
What we’re used to seeing in terms of bank jobs that happen in films, on TV and in games is that they usually take place in downtown settings. It’s sort of traditional in a sense. However, Yggdrasil and 4ThePlayer want to break the mould, so in 60 Second Heist, they give us an attractive Miami beach sort of location. In a way, it’s a more modern approach to the genre, and that’s pleasing in itself. And, let’s face it, what’s going to be more pleasing on the eye? A downtown setting or a location along the beach?
As we have eluded to, Yggdrasil and 4ThePlayer team up to bring us 60 Second Heist. And if there's one thing that the former is renowned for, it's how great their video slots look. It's a trend that continues here, which again is another positive. Over the years, many bank job style games have been great, but they've been incredibly basic visually, something which this duo wants to move away from, which is to the advantage of those spinning the reels. Miami vibes also allow for more life to be breathed into the theme.
The first lot of symbols you’re going to come across in 60 Second Heist are, of course, playing card icons. They appear as 10, J, Q, K and A on the reels, and extra effort has been made to make them look the part. But, as you will expect, they’re the ones that pay the least of the entire collection.
With every video slot that we review, where symbols are concerned, we’re keen to see how good the themed icons are. And, because this is Yggdrasil and 4ThePlayer, we’re expecting great things. What they get right is that everything here ties in with the theme. You get stacks of cash, gold bars, money and crew members. So if anyone was wondering what the theme was, they won’t be wondering anymore.
Of course, there are special icons to work with, and they include a couple of wilds and a scatter. But more on that in the next section.
It’s not too often we get treated to two wilds in a slot game, but it’s the case in 60 Second Heist. To add more meat to the bones, the wilds are represented by two characters – a cop and a robber. Again, it shows a lot of thought has gone into making the game, as cops and robbers regularly do battle. In terms of what the wilds can do, well, they can both act as substitutes for regular icons on the reels, but one appears in the base game and the other in the free spins bonus round.
If players see a winning combination appear on the reels, and their luck is in, it can see the Turbo Lock Respin feature come to life. It’s a quick bonus period where five seconds of respins are available to enjoy.
If you want free spins, you’re going to need the scatter to appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. There will be sixty seconds to get through as many free rounds as possible when this feat occurs. More scatters will add more time, and multipliers can also come into play.
Heist style slots are always going to be popular. Some of the first slots to hit the scene were based on the idea, and they continue to be played again and again to this day. However, what 60 Second Heist brings to the table is a more modern approach, and it looks the part too. We also think the use of wilds and timers is well thought out.