Action Bank

This slot, while having the word "action" in the title, is a massive snooze fest, with a poor return to player (95.16 percent) and medium volatility.
Action Bank - Barcrest - 3-Reels

Action Bank – This slot, while having the word “action” in the title, is a massive snooze fest, with a poor return to player (95.16 percent) and medium volatility.

Action Bank RTP 95.16%

Slot functionSlot description
Slot Provider:Barcrest
Slot date created:June 2016
Features:Bonus feature, Free spins, Autoplay
Action Bank themes:3-Reels
Available on:Mobile, Desktop
Win lines:20

Review of the Action Bank

Theme and plot of the story

The gameplay of Action Bank is based on a bizarre combination of bank heist and tic-tac-toe. A tiny number of unconnected symbols (see below for more information) appear on the reels, including a joker, noughts and crosses, and a fortunate seven (see below for more information).

A significant contrast to this is that the whole bonus is predicated on breaking into a big bank vault. As a result, one is left with a muddled impression of what the designers were attempting to achieve.

Graphics, sounds, and animations are all included.

It is clear that the graphics department is in the business of creating skins for our products. Simple brushed steel imagery serves as the backdrop for this piece, and the reels are a regular grid with a few rivets around the edge for added interest.

There is a limited number of symbols on the reels, and they are all placed against plain backdrops.

Animations are just for illustrating the spin and clarifying the win. The music follows the same cues as the game and adds nothing of their own personality to the experience. The overall effect is that of a slot machine in which every section was developed by separate individuals with the basic brief of making things uninteresting in order to attract attention.


It is a five-reel slot with three rows and twenty paylines in its most basic form.

The key novelty is the inclusion of a non-winning “Nought” sign, which serves to slow down the pace of play. This just spreads the word and is successful. However, despite the fact that this feature might have been used to emphasize high volatility, this is still a medium volatility slot.

Wilds, bonuses, and free spins are all included in this game.

The Wild symbol may be used to replace any other symbol with the exception of the Scatter symbol.

There is a possibility for each Nought symbol on a reel to be transformed into a Scatter symbol, with a maximum of one Scatter sign appearing on a reel. If a player receives five Scatters, one on each of the five reels, they will be rewarded with a free spin bonus.

The player will then have the option to either activate the Big Bank Bonus or wager in order to earn a greater number of Free Spins in the process. The total number of free spins granted by gambling ranges from 5 to 30 and is increased in 5-point increments from there.

During the Free Spins bonus, symbols that have been multiplied are added to the reels. The symbols that have been doubled add a multiplier of x2 to all winning combinations that include that symbol. Free spins may be re-activated at any time.

If a player receives the Big Bank Bonus, he or she will be presented with a picking game in which they will be able to choose one of fifteen bank vaults. Six of the doors have sapphires set in the frames, five have rubies, and four have diamonds set in the frames. The reward linked with the first gem that the player collects three of is given to the player. The sizes of the rewards are listed in descending order of rarity.

Bet sizes, return on investment (RTI), and variance

The return to player for this game is 95.16 percent, which is much lower than our standard of around 96 percent for average. This has a significant negative impact on this position.

There was a wide selection of bets available on the site we tested, ranging from a minimum wager per spin of $/£/€0.20 up to a maximum stake per spin of $/£/€400.00.

The level of volatility in this game is moderate. In other words, it isn’t a good fit for our favorite slot machine techniques. We like the biggest level of volatility imaginable.


A suggestion cannot be made based just on the RTP. Simply said, the vig is too high.

However, that is hardly a significant setback. The slot is neither really entertaining to play nor visually appealing to look at. The design is uneven and time-consuming, and the gameplay is straightforward.

Even if it weren’t for the poor return on investment, this position would be a disaster.