Art of the Heist Review
Playson’s Art of the Heist is an online slot that follows a cat burglar named Vincenzo as he attempts to rob a museum. The slot has been praised due to its high-quality graphics and various bonus features, but is it actually worth playing?
What Is It?
Art of the Heist is a five reel and 21 payline slot. The reels play out on the side of the museum building which Vincenzo is attempting to rob and the symbols featured in the game include a mummy, statues, a crown, a Museum, letters, a walkie-talkie, a security guard and a mummy.
Also featured is a treasure chest wild, which substitutes all symbols except for the bonus, and a Mona Lisa bonus symbol which triggers the game’s special features. However, instead of landing multiple symbols to trigger special features, Vincenzo must appear in the same room as the symbol.
Throughout the base game, Vicenzo moves forwards and backwards across the reels, following a path from the top left of the museum building to the bottom right. Vicenzo must pass through each reel and row to reach the exit and escape with stolen goods and award you 10 or more bonus spins.
However, Vicenzo can only move when certain symbols appear in the same room as him. For example, a walkie-talkie can move Vicenzo one to three spaces forward, the mummy moves Vicenzo two spaces back and a security guard symbol holds Vicenzo for three spins.
If a treasure chest symbol lands in the same room as Vicenzo, one to two spins are added to the counter. If the Mona Lisa bonus symbol lands in the same room, the player triggers the Secret Treasure Room feature. In the special feature, you’ll be required to guess which room the discharge switch is hidden in and turn it off while also stealing the treasure located in the same room.
You’ll be presented with 15 different rooms to investigate, each rewarding you with cash prizes but will only have seven keys to use. However, four guards will be hidden among the 15 rooms and each guard will steal one key from you. Luckily for you, Playson has hidden an additional two keys somewhere in the rooms! Turning off the discharge switch and stealing the treasure will award you the super bonus of 20x your original stake.
When Vicenzo reaches the end of his pathway (The bottom right corner of the museum building), the bonus spins feature will be triggered and you will be awarded 10 or more spins. During the feature, wilds can stack and help substitute for other symbols in order to create more combinations. However, you cannot earn any additional bonus spins during the feature.
What We Think
The Art of the Heist slot is one of Playson’s best games. It features high-quality graphics, fun bonus features as well as unique gameplay through Vicenzo’s pathway. It’s hugely entertaining and a great game to play, both for first-time and regular users.
The slot also features a great RTP of 96.67% which is incredibly high for a slot game, providing us with just one more reason why we enjoy it. We suggest you try it today and see whether you can steal the treasure!