Ruff Heist Review
It is hard to explain but if you try and Imagine a canine version of the Italian Job set in a van throughout the wet streets of London, then you'll get a good feel for what's ahead. Ruff Heist manages to mask the criminal stigma by using fluffy characters to dampen things down a bit.
In order to achieve the above-mentioned look and feel, the developer has gone with a pimped-out van that rides along while blaring punk music through these drizzly streets. I'm not sure if a band was hired to create the soundtrack or if some clever bod managed to deliver the goods on their computer over a Play’n GO, but the result is fantastic either way.
Having only 10 winlines can make the base game feel a little restrictive and this only gets a little bit better in the Free Spins Bonus with Dog Collector symbols having the freedom to turn up wherever they like. And it is these symbols that produce the magic and get the action moving along. The biggest prizes will come with the upgraded Collector symbols and if you can make it to the end of the Dog Collector Trail during the bonus game, there is no telling how big that additional payout could be.
The volatility setting for Ruff Heist is 8/10 and this will have an effect on your balance as you play. Smaller wins will be hard to find and this is only compacted by the shortage of win lines as well. 5,000x is the top payout, so hope and pray for those upgraded Dog Collector Symbols.
A lot of effort went into the production value of Ruff Heist but the game itself didn't quite live up to its own self-produced hype. I wanted more, but I didn't quite get it. The Dog Collector symbols can produce some fantastic results though, so if you venture out into these crime-laden streets at the right time, then who knows what might be hiding in this vault.