The policemen in this game always need to be one step ahead of the thieves. Fortunately, there are some intriguing Playtech special features
to help them achieve that. First of all, there’s the inclusion of a wild symbol. This one comes in the form of the brick wall with the word, ‘WILD’ written on it. As such, It will stand in for all other symbols on the reels in order to form a winning combination. The only exceptions to this rule are the scatter and bonus symbols. Five of the wild icons showing up on a winning pay line will reward you with 4,000 times your in-play bet.
As far as the game’s scatter icon goes, this is the policeman’s gold badge. Scatter symbols can show up in any location on the reels and still provide you with a pay out. If five of them come into view in any location, you’ll be given a multiplier of times 300 to your stake! Furthermore, three or more of them coming into view will trigger the freespins round. Before the round begins, you need to choose one of the three scatter symbols to determine the number of freespins you will receive. However, should you trigger the round with four or five scatter icons, you will choose two of the gold badges. This gives you two amounts of freespins, which are then added together! A locked wild is also in play during the freespins round!
The locked wild feature of the freespins round is as follows; if a cop symbol appears to the immediate left or right of a thief, the thief turns into an extra wild. The thief is then thrown into jail and this is what provides the game with its locking wilds.
Finally, the bonus symbol in Cops n’ Bandits is that of the shadow line up photo. If this symbol comes into view on reels one, three and five in any location during main gameplay, you’ll trigger the Line-Up Bonus. This gives you a police line-up of six criminals. You’ll need to choose the correct criminal to win the cash prize on display at the top of the screen.