This Playtech game is a real classic that recently came back to the fore when one lucky player netted a whopping $25,000 while playing at Slots Heaven. This event reminded us that it’s not all about the design; even the simplest designs can be extremely rewarding. If you manage to crack the safe, that is...
SafeCracker has the most simple, yet elegantly designed, console you're ever likely to see. The slot has three reels with a single payline each i.e. three in total. The reels are depicted as a safe-cracking device attached to a large, promising-looking safe – which we think looks pretty cool. In the top left, you choose a coin value, below the reels, you opt to wager one, two or three coins, and the total wager is displayed in a small LCD panel above. Since cracking a safe takes a lot of concentration, there's no elaborate soundtrack or 3D mascots to distract you here, just three wheels spun in search of winnings. We must admit, it’s actually a nice change from all the modern, elaborate slots we’re blessed with today.
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Unlike other slots, this game does not have any wild or scatter symbols. However, this doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything to offer. Basically, the biggest draw of the SafeCracker slot game is its progressive jackpot, displayed at the top of the safe. The progressive jackpot is an accumulation of 3% of every bet placed, and can be won by lining up three of the money stack icons on the win line. It's worth noting, however, that anyone wagering less than the maximum three-coin bet is ineligible to play the progressive jackpot game. Players will instead receive a win multiple of 2,000 coins for a one coin bet, and 4,000 coins for a two coin bet, which isn’t too bad either.
Other win symbols include dynamite, a drill, a crowbar, a keyhole and, the next most exciting of the lot, a golden key. Landing three of these gets you inside the safe, where you're invited to choose from a selection of 10 safety deposit boxes. Seven contain cash prizes, while the other three are alarmed and will end the bonus, so choose wisely.
The brilliant simplicity of this game makes it an excellent slot for a complete beginner looking for a few quick spins to get familiar with it all. The small number of variations and giant jackpots on offer make this a quite high volatility slot too, so it's also a great option for high rollers looking to cut through the layers of animation and mini games built into many new video slots and simply spin for giant cash prizes. In short, this safe full of cash prizes can be cracked by anyone!
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