If you’ve been thinking that a new heist-themed online slot is long overdue, you are not alone. You also won’t need to wait too long, because the Vault is set for release at the end of the month!
The pokies game was created by a relatively new iGaming studio with offices in Stockholm, Sweden, and Helsinki, Finland. The studio also happens to be one of the newest members of Microgaming’s developers’ club, which is one of the best endorsements you could ask for.
Let’s explore what the forthcoming slot with 5 reels and 20 fixed paylines has to offer.
Inspired By A Literary Character
Rather than opting for the typical bank setting, the Vault that is the target of the heist is located in the bowels of an elegant art gallery in Paris. The location, as well as other elements, are beautifully rendered in 3D graphics.
The burglar whose mission it is to steal the Pink Dawn, which is nothing less than the world’s largest diamond, is a woman named Jewel. According to the provider, the character was inspired partly by Lisbeth Salander, the main character in Steig Larsson’s best-selling Millennium series of novels. Movie fans may be more familiar with Lisbeth as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. The online slot’s visual style as well as the special effects are a nod in the direction of AAA PC games and action movies.
Themed Slot Symbols
You will get to see Jewel in the background and in animated scenes during the game. The reels of the Vault, however, are where you can see the jewels in all their glory.
The most valuable symbols include the top-paying Pink Dawn diamond, a white diamond in a gold setting, a green jewel in a case, and two gold bars. Landing 5 Pink Dawns on a line can pay out as much as 2000.00.
The other themed symbols include a W in an ornate gold frame, and a device screen that shows an image of several mechanisms. The W is the Wild, which substitutes for all symbols except the device screen Bonus symbol. The remaining reel symbols include lower-value A, K, Q, J, and 10.
The Vault Respin Feature
The Bonus symbol can trigger 2 different special features. The feature that it triggers depends on the number of Bonus symbols that land.
If between 2 and 4 symbols land on the Vault reels, they will trigger the Respin Feature. During the feature, the Bonus symbols that landed will remain frozen in place while the other symbols will respin. If more Bonus symbols land, they also will remain in place and they will trigger another respin. You also could see more winning combinations land during the feature.
This will keep happening for as long as you land more Bonus symbols. The base game will resume when a respin does not produce more of the triggering symbol. However, if the respins produce at least 1 of the symbols on each reel, they will trigger the Vault Bonus round.
The Vault Bonus Round
The Vault Bonus round can be triggered during the base game by landing a Bonus symbol on each of the reels, or it can be triggered from within the Respin feature. The bonus round awards you with 10 Free Spins that come with a Multiplier of 3x the base game bet.
During the bonus round, the middle reel is fully Wild. In addition to this, 1+ and 1x symbols can land on the reels. You get an extra Free Spin for every 1+ symbol that lands, and you get an additional Multiplier of 1x for every 1x symbol that lands.
Betting Options and RTP
The fixed paylines of the Vault online slot, together with the coin denominations from which you can choose, mean the game’s minimum and maximum bets per spin are 0.20 and 40.00, respectively. According to the provider, the new game has a very high volatility.
Testing of the game ascertained that the Return to Player rate (RTP) is 96%, while the hit rate is 19.97%. The new online slot from Snowborn Games, whose first release was Miami Glow, will be released on 28 April.