An Escape From Alcatraz Slot Review
Alcatraz or The Rock, as it was known, housed one of the most famous criminals of all time, Al Capone. There were stories of opulence, parties, racketeering, cruel murders and mobster like behavior. But he wasn't all badass. Oh no!
Al Capone died broke! Yup, all those millions and he died broke. He was so bad at playing the Banjo that the Prison Orchestra made him play separately. He was not even taken down for his ruthless behavior or racketeering but rather for tax evasion. He was a mama's boy and had a soft spot for the 30's musician Fats Waller whom he kidnapped to play at his birthday party. Fats left the party drunk 2 days later with thousands of dollars in his wallet. So much for hardened criminal more Mama’s Boy bad business man and wanna-be musician.
This Belatra video Slot plays well on all platforms. The graphics in this slot are endearing and kind of took me back to Laurel and Hardy Comic Books, but let's stop the chatter there is some serious prison break to be done!
Comical characters are represented on 5 reels with 9 play lines. This game offers a low to medium volatility promising many shots at escape.
There is the main character, the charming rascal like Prisoner, Dynamite, Shovels, Mug and Bread, Prison Car, Ball and Chain, mean looking Warden and a Welcome to Alcatraz symbol. Not really sure if Alcatraz had a welcome sign!
The controls are standard Belatra control panels with the bottom consisting of Credits, Bet, Total Bet, Win, Max Bet, Auto and Auto Stop and Play View/Info represent by 3 lines. The Home, Sound and Language Controls are found on the top right corner
The Scatter is represented by the Prisoner himself.
The Wild symbol replaces any character or value in the play line which opens up new avenues to win.
The Gamble is a Black or Red Risk Card Game. In every round the win can be doubled by the punter guessing the right color. If the correct suit is predicted by the punter play is quadrupled. The maximum rounds are five or a win of 1 00 000 coins
The Bonus Game is activated by getting 3 Scatter symbols on a pay line. The aim is to help the prisoner escape and when you get the 3 Scatters you will get the opportunity to play the hidden bonus feature and escape the island forever! You will find yourself in a tunnel with rocks in your path blocking your escape. You will get the chance to make your way through the tunnel clearing the rocks and in the second part build a raft to escape forever. You are allowed one chance but if you blow it, back to jail for you.
Another bonus game is also on offer. During which you have the option on double or Quits on each win. You come up against a Prison Guard in a game of cards. You can choose to do this as many times as you like but you could stand to lose your prize
The Maximum Win is 3 000 000 coins.
The background sets the scene for a midnight escape. You can almost feel the atmosphere of the dungeon-like prison, a fumbling prisoner and rats galore. Stage set for what may not be the slickest escape plan. The characters are funny and the prisoner digging, and the rat popping up its head in the bottom corner of the screen add to the humor. A far cry from the hardened criminals back in the 30's like Capone himself. The music is one dimensional but fun and, I enjoyed the gameplay and frivolity of the escape.
Escape from Alcatraz is a nice departure from the serious story itself and given the light heartedness, it makes it easy to come back and visit! Not in chains though.