Not being bank robbers, we’ll assume there’s a compulsion to repeat the deed after knocking over one bank? The iconic Break Da Bank slot series from Games Global (previously Microgaming), which has seen several variations, seems to follow this logic. Games Global seldom releases slots, but when they do, they generally retread old successes. Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels is a remake of the traditional slot with four reel sets operating together.
Break Da Bank Again, released in 2008, was an old-school slot with a large gameplay grid. Odd to have 4 grids on the screen at once, using up less space. If you enjoy lavishly detailed images in a contemporary slot to establish a theme tone, Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels’ basic purple backdrop and little (non-symbol) financial allusions may disappoint. Since Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels is part of a long-running series of slots that celebrates the past, nitpicking is appropriate. It’s likely a success since Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels offers a continual stream of throwback events.
The 4Tune concept has affected bet levels, which range from 36 p/c to £/€90, since each 5×3 grid matrix contains 9 fixed paylines for winning combinations. The game has mild volatility with RTPs of 95.43%, 94.03%, or 92.05%. According to the game data, the hit rate is 63.26%, which is remarkable if true. Not saying players will clean the game, but worth mentioning.
Ten standard pay symbols land across the board to form 3–5 OAK winning combinations. A stack of coins, a check, a bundle of banknotes, gold bars, and a hefty gemstone are highs while 10 through A cards are lows. A 5 low pay symbol win pays 1.39x to 2.5x, while a 5 premium symbol win pays 5.56x to 41.67x the stake. Wilds may replace any pay symbol and top out at 208.33x the wager for a 5 wild winning line. The regular game multiplies wild wins by x5, while free spins multiply them by x25.
Rebreak the Bank 4Tune Reels Slot Features
The only new feature in Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels is the extra game grids. Free spins and a growing wild bit remain.
The scatter symbol for free spins is bank vault doors. Landing 3, 4, or 5 gives 15, 20, or 25 free spins. Technically, all four slots can trigger free spins concurrently. Free spins multiply winnings by x5 and provide an extra spin if a scatter symbol appears.
Break da Bank Again 4Tune Reels: Slot Verdict
Quad-reel slots are hit or miss. Though studios occasionally employ them, they haven’t caught on. How much they feel like a cheap ploy to get more mileage out of a game or how well the extra displays have been merged with the features appears to determine their effectiveness. In The Dog House Multihold, Pragmatic Play cleverly added a cloning sticky wild feature that worked well with its four sets of reels during the bonus round. However, Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels seems like four slots playing simultaneously. Strangely, this does not guarantee 4 times the fun.
One explanation is because scoring at least three scatters and triggering free spins on one base game grid only activates one grid in the bonus round. Triggering free spins on many reel sets at once may be difficult, but it may be more enjoyable. The claim is that 4 grids give ‘4x the potential to trigger free spins and win big.’ The wins aren’t big. Players can win up to 4,300 times the wager, but the exposure restriction reduces this to 1,098.22x at the maximum stakes.
Overall, Break Da Bank Again 4Tune Reels functioned as planned with no huge ‘what the’ moments. Unless four Break Da Bank Agains working together sounds cool, this won’t impress.