Break da Bank was an early generation video slot from MicroGaming. In its day this was a popular game. Big multipliers and simple game-play combined with the bank vault theme. This new ‘Mega Spin’ version takes the original Break da Bank Again slot, and multiplies it by 4.
Instead of spinning a single game, there are 4 separate sets of reels on the screen. Each time you hit the spin button, you are playing all these games at once. This means that you hit the (lucrative) free spins game more often, and have 4x the chance of triggering some kind of line win.
Each of the 4 sets of reels is a full version of the original 9-line game. These take up all of the space on the screen, one in each quarter of the square space.
You set the number of lines (9 is the max and the default) and the number of coins per line just as you would with a single game. Keep an eye on the ‘bet’ total. This is your total bet amount in coins, and is 4x the lines multiplied by the coins. Auto play is offered as standard.
Of the standard symbols, wins are headed up by the purple gemstone. This is worth 1500 coins for 5 of a kind, 150 for 4 and 25 coins for just 3. Gold bars follow this (1000 coins for 5) and then a pile of banknotes at 750. A cheque (you can see 6 zeroes on it) and some gold coins complete the higher paying symbols. Wins on the different sets of reels are added together to give you a total, which is displayed above the spin button.
Smaller wins are provided by the regular playing card symbols. Aces down to tens are in play this time.
Wilds are green slot logos, and are very valuable in this game. These substitute for the other symbols, with the exception of the bank vault scatters. When they help to create wins, these are multiplied by 5 compared to what is on the pay table.
When you hit 3 or more of the bank vault scatters, you’ll start a free spins bonus game. When this happens, the 4 reels disappear, and a single larger set appears for your bonus. You’ll get 15 free spins for 3 scatters, 20 for 4 and 25 for the full 5.
There are two extras which make these free spins worth hitting. First, you will get an extra free spin every time you hit a bank vault symbol during play (it will say +1). Second, all wins during the free spins have a 5x multiplier. This means that any wins which involve a logo wild symbol will get a 25x boost compared to the pay table.
What is even better is that playing 4 sets of reels at once gives you plenty of opportunities to trigger this bonus.
The Mega Spin version of Break da Bank Again has maintained the looks of the original slot. This is not the most up to date artwork, though is plenty good enough for an enjoyable game. Purple gems are the stand out symbol, this has some light effects making it appear sparkly. There are no animations, though symbols will flash when they are involved in wins.
Some gentle piano music plays in the background. There are thuds to alert you to the scattered vault symbols landing. These are great when you have a single set of reels, though with 4 sets you’ll get one or two each spin somewhere in view. This means constant thuds, which will have you scanning the reels for where they landed. When you do get two, the final reels will speed up and keep spinning after the others have stopped – so you’ll still get to shout; ‘come on!’ to get the 3rd one in!
I love the concept of the Mega Spins games. This increases the action, and gives you plenty of shots at triggering the bonus games. There are a couple of refinements which would make this game better. First, the reels could stop in sequence instead of all at once – so you can follow them. Second, the sound effects for the scatters should start after 2 have hit, not just one.
There are still great reasons to play. That 25x multiplier with wild symbols during the free spins is plenty enough to give anyone’s bankroll a boost!