Buster Safe is the newest release from mFortune, an indie casino that is well-known for writing its own exclusive games. This time, they’ve produced their version of cops vs. robbers. Every part of it – the theme, its three feature games and the characters – is jampacked with action. There is a progressive jackpot too! Before you go ahead and play, you may want to know: Is Buster Safe a robber who goes after big amounts of gold, or does he reap small and frequent rewards?
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|Release Date||23 October 2014|
|Casino||mFortune Mobile Casino|
|Software Provider||InTouch Games|
|Slot type||Progressive jackpot slot|
|Platform||Android App, iPhone App, Browser|
|Return to Player (RTP)||96.7%|
|Slot Reels/ Paylines||5 reels/ 15 paylines|
|Min/ Max Bets||10p to £5 per payline; Max £75 per bet|
|Max Win||£150,000 or the Progressive Jackpot|
|Free Spins||5 to 9 free spins|
|Features||Three Mini Games – The Getaway, Print Hacker and Safe Cracker|
|Current Jackpot||£10,044.30 (as of 23 October 2014)|
|Pros||Frequent payouts and mini games occur often|
|Cons||Some game controls are slightly tricky on smaller mobile devices|
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There are 5 reels and 15 paylines on Buster Safe. You can bet big (£5 per line and £75 per spin), or bet small amounts with your spare pennies (minimum 10p per payline). According to our strategies to win, you should start small to build your bankroll and increase your wagers when you can. A slot like Buster Safe accepts a large range of wagers, making it a perfect place to put this strategy to practice.
I have deduced that it is a low risk slot, as winning combinations occur quite frequently. Not only do these little wins feel good, it also ensures that you walk away with a little more than you started out with. I started playing with around £40 and left with a little over £70; much easier than a hard day’s work!
Buster Safe is a progressive jackpot slot; the jackpot currently stands at over £10,000 on its first day of launch. A small portion of each player’s wagers are added to the total jackpot fund. This means the jackpot will continue to grow as more players download the game. We have seen mFortune’s other jackpots grow to the tens of thousands!
The game is packed with the usual extra features as well. There are Wild Symbols, which substitute for every symbol except Bonus Games, Free Spin and Jackpots. The Wild Symbol is represented by a cheery-looking Officer Longarm, and he occurs every 5 spins or so to complete paylines. Two or more Wild Symbols award significant amounts of cash too (15 to 2000x your initial wager!)
There are also Free Spins to liven up the game. Get 3, 4 or 5 Free Spins symbols on a payline and win up to 9 Free Spins.
Finally, as with every well-designed game of today, there is an Autoplay Mode so that you can play the game hands-free. (Suggestions: get 25 spins going between mouthfuls of dinner. Slots are more interactive than TV.)
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There are three mini games in this mobile slot, namely Safe Cracker, The Getaway and Print Hacker. All of these are brilliant iterations of the burglary theme, and a real joy to play too. Let’s get into the details.
In The Getaway, Buster attempts to sneak into Weasel’s getaway van while avoiding the attention of suspicious residents. Every step that Buster takes rewards you with a cash multiplier of 10x to 240x (depending on the number of getaway symbols that led you into the game.) Buster must move five steps towards the van, so you must be patient. If the reel symbol matches your position, Buster is busted and you walk away empty-handed. At least you’re well-rewarded as an accomplice!
The Print Hacker finds Buster in Officer Longarm’s in interrogation room. Here, you must compare the prints found at the crime scene with Buster’s. Here’s the coolest bit – you’ll actually press your finger onto a realistic-looking finger print scanner. If there is no match, you’ll walk away with a huge cash prize. This mini-game is the most rewarding of the three, with 100x to 500x cash multipliers, and so, it occurs the least frequently.
Finally, there is the Safe Cracker. This is your typical burglar mission: guess the password and break into the vault! During the game, you’ll get four attempts with the safe dial. Match a pair of valuables to receive a prize. That’s 15x to 140x your wager!
The best part about Buster Safe is that the mini games occur really, really often! I stumbled upon all three mini games within my first 15 spins. Each were a little gem of a game on its own. Unfortunately, these games don’t reward much cash; a common win would be 15x multiplier. Assuming you wagered 50p per payline, you’ll mostly walk away with a meagre £7.50.
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Smooth gameplay and animations, the game doesn’t crash my three-year old phone, nice sound effects; Buster Safe passes our performance test!
However, there were few minor niggles that could have been ironed out. I found that each spin lasts a little too long. As the symbols whiz by, the game teases you with suspense and Pink Panther-like music. While this is amusing at first, it soon becomes borderline annoying. I would’ve liked an option to spin a little faster. The mini games become a bore to watch too. (Just give me my bonus cash already!)
The game controls are also slightly tricky to use on smaller mobile devices. You have to fiddle with tiny arrows to change your bet or number of paylines. I wouldn’t fuss with these too often.
The magic is in the little details
Players seem to love the thrill of robbing from banks and running away with stolen cash. I certainly think that it is more satisfying to rob banks than to manufacture candy in Fizz Factory.
The best bit about Buster Safe is the fun Easter eggs that they’ve hidden throughout the game. You’ll notice these after a few minutes of spinning. The payable is appropriately fashioned as a blueprint, the background music is perfectly dramatic. There is lingerie hanging around the dark alleys and cute costumes on each character. They have also given names to all the characters! There’s Buster Safe The Robber, Officer LongArm, Butch the Bulldog, Weasel (Buster’s sidekick) and Gertrude Grass The Neighbour. Why, Burger Man (another popular mFortune Slot) makes an appearance as well!
Although this theme has been reused multiple times, mFortune has done a good job at making it feel fresh. In fact, I can’t decide whether I like this better than Pocket Fruity’s Cop the Cash 2.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed playing Buster Safe. It showcases all of mFortune’s strengths – unexpected mini games, clever details and frequent payouts. It is equal parts fun and profitable as a slot.
Buster Safe is available for download on all mobile devices, exclusively at mFortune Mobile Casino. The casino also accepts deposits via phone bill (SMS), which means your deposit is added to your monthly phone bill or deducted from your phone credit.
New players can also enjoy a £5 Free Welcome Bonus, no-deposit required!