The vault is a brand new, exciting online slot from independent Stockholm developer Snowborn Games. Here at Vegas Palms Casino, we’re always keen to bring glitzy and glamourous pokies to our players. With its crisp graphics and great special features, The Vault certainly fits the bill. You’ll feel like you’re playing in the heart of Sin City with every spin of the reels.
Snowborn Games has teamed up with Microgaming to develop and release The Vault, meaning the game benefits from the strengths of both of these high-quality companies. Microgaming has years of experience and considerable resources, Snowborn Games has fresh innovation, and they both have commitment to excellence. The result? A slot that you won’t want to miss when it drops on 28 April 2020!
High-Tech Meets Paris Noir
The Vault was inspired by Stieg Larsson’s masterful series of thrillers, which started with the novel The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and which featured the unforgettable Lisbeth Salander. The protagonist in the slots game is a talented and beautiful thief named Jewel, who is clearly an homage to Larsson’s heroine.
In the detailed slot plotline, Jewel plans to break into a gallery in Paris and steal The Pink Dawn – the largest diamond in the world. The Pink Dawn is held in an impenetrable safe – the eponymous Vault, of course – and the heist needs to go off without a hitch.
To ensure successful stealing, Jewel will use high-tech gadgets in a beautifully elegant and old-world gallery. The overall look and atmosphere is similar to other elegant, cut-throat robberies including those seen in the Ocean’s Eleven and Entrapment blockbusters. And of course, with a diamond called The Pink Dawn, this game is clearly tipping its hat to the Pink Panther franchise.
A Visual Feast
Any game based on the art theft world should have exceptional visuals, and The Vault most certainly does. The glorious Parisian gallery is set behind the clear reels, which are surrounded by laser beams standing sentry over all the priceless treasures.
High production values and 3D graphics are also seen on the icons, which include lower value playing cards in a simple font with a metallic finish, gems of different colours, and gold bars. The graphics and animations are inspired by AAA PC games and go as far as showing Jewel using hand-held LCD monitors to navigate her way through the laser beams.
The Vault has a betting range that will suit every player’s pocket, whether you’re playing with a small budget or a bankroll big enough to buy a famous artwork. The coin values range between 0.01 and 1, and with the game’s 20 fixed paylines this creates a betting range of 0.2 to 20 coins per spin.
The slot’s volatility is classified as ultra-high, with a hit rate of 19.97% and a theoretical return to player rate of 96%. The top jackpot that can be won on the 5×3 grid is 5000x your total stake, and the Wild Symbol – a W in an ornate frame – can stand in for any regular icon to make up more paying combinations.
Scatter Symbols and Extra Wilds
The Scatter Symbol in The Vault is a digital schematic of the safe’s locking mechanism, and looks as if it belongs in The Matrix. When 5 of them land at the same time, one on each of the 5 reels, the Vault Bonus free spins round begins.
The Vault Bonus round starts with 10 free spins, which have a x3 win multiplier applies to them. When a x1 icon land, the multiplier increases by 1, and when a +1 icon is seen, you get another free spin. There’s no limit to the +1 symbols, so the free spins round could, theoretically, continue indefinitely.
If you land between 2 and 4 Scatters at once, you won’t activate the Vault Bonus but you will still be rewarded with a single respin during which all visible Scatter Symbols are locked in place. If another Scatter lands during the respin, you’ll get an additional respin. This continues until no more Scatters appear or until you land 5 of them and crack the Vault open.
In addition to the regular Wild Symbol, Microgaming and Snowborn Games have added a second Wild Symbol in the Vault Bonus round. This comes in the form of the word WILD, and expands to take over the entire middle reel when it lands.
If all this doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, the smoke effects, police sirens, alarms and helicopters that ramp up the action all through the free spins round certainly will!