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Le Bandit slot REVIEW

Le Bandit ReviewApparently, you need to get on the good side of the bandit raccoon you get to meet in Le Bandit, otherwise this creature will “fleece you for all you’re worth”. The crowbar-wielding rascal is disguised with a Poirot-style mustache, but he has an even more surprising disguise up his sleeve for the bonus round. Let’s just say that Irish Luck slot fans will get a laugh, and anyone else for that matter, and this slapstick cartoonish creation is right up Hacksaw’s alley.

Le Bandit slot plays out in a sepia-colored alley, in fact, and winning symbols mark positions. These turn into cash coins, as well 2 different modifier symbols, when the Rainbow symbol hits. The modifiers can boost adjacent positions, as well as absorbing all values while also retriggering the feature. You get more of the same in all 3 levels of the bonus round, and the elusive top-tier feature is your best bet at closing in on the 10,000x potential.

Le Bandit Slot - Reels Screen

Le Bandit Slot Features

You win by landing 5 to 13+ matching symbols in a cluster anywhere on the 6x5 grid, and the latter awards between 15 and 100 x your stake. The wanted poster Wild symbol steps in for any pay symbol to help complete and/or improve wins, and the ‘Super Cascade Wins’ system removes winning symbols and all symbols of the same type. New and/or existing symbols drop down to fill the gaps, and this process repeats as long as you keep winning.

The Le Bandit Golden Squares feature triggers on each win, and this highlights the positions behind the winning symbols. If you land a Rainbow Symbol within the cascading sequence, all highlighted Golden Squares turn into bronze, silver, and/or gold coins as the cascading sequence ends. Pot of Gold and/or Four-Leaf Clover symbols can also be revealed, and it works as follows:

Bronze Coins - reveal values of 0.2x, 0.5x, 1x, 2x, 3x, or 4x your stake.

Silver Coins - reveal values of 5x, 10x, 15x, or 20x your stake.

Gold Coins - reveal values of 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, or 500x your stake.

Four-Leaf Clover - boosts coins (and pots of gold) by x2, x3, x4, x5, or x10, but only on adjacent positions.

The Pot of Gold symbols are the last to activate, and they absorb all coin prizes and other pot of gold prizes in view. After that, all golden square positions re-activate, and this reveals a new batch of coin, pot of gold, and/or four-leaf clover symbols. This process repeats until no more pot of gold symbols are revealed. The golden squares are removed after everything has been summed up and paid.

The Luck of the Bandit Bonus Round triggers from 3 FS scatters in view. This gives you 8 free spins, and golden squares remain in play until a Rainbow symbol comes along to activate the feature. You win +2 or +4 extra spins from 2 or 3 FS scatters, respectively, while 4 FS scatters upgrade the bonus round to the next tier while also providing 4 extra spins.

The All That Glitters Is Gold Bonus Round can also trigger directly from 4 FS scatters in the base game, and then it comes with 12 free spins. Golden Squares never reset in this bonus round, even after being activated by the Rainbow symbol. You win +2 or +3 extra spins from 2 or 3 FS scatters in view.

The top-tier Treasure At The End Of The Rainbow Bonus Round can only trigger from the base game, and this requires 5 FS scatters in view. This awards 12 free spins, and golden squares never reset for as long as the feature lasts. What’s more, you are guaranteed a Rainbow symbol on every spin, and the bronze coins are removed in this feature.

The Bonus Buy menu is available in some jurisdictions, but not in the UK for sure. It comes with 4 options in Le Bandit Slot, and they are as follows:

BonusHunt FeatureSpins (high volatility and 96.28 % RTP) - pay 3x your stake per spin to increase your bonus round chances by 5x.

Rainbow FeatureSpins (medium volatility and 96.36 % RTP) - pay 50x your stake to be guaranteed a Rainbow symbol per spin.

Luck Of The Bandit (medium volatility and 96.3 % RTP) - pay 100x the stake to get 8 free spins in the lowest tier FS round.

All That Glitters Is Gold (medium volatility and 96.4 % RTP) - pay 250x your stake to get 12 free spins in the second tier FS round.

The top-tier Treasure At The End Of The Rainbow FS Round is not up for grabs in the bonus buy menu, unfortunately, so you will have to trigger it organically.

The 200 Spins Le Bandit Slot Experience

You get a relatively brief taste of the base game, before we purchase the All That Glitters Is Gold FS round at 0:36 into the 3:08-minute highlights video. You get to see the four-leaf clover and pot of gold symbols in action, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.

Review Summary

Hacksaw Gaming has a knack for creating charming and fun cartoon characters, and we certainly hope to see more of the fake mustache disguised raccoon in the future. Mixing the Irish Luck theme into this otherwise French slapstick theme is original at least, but it also seems a tad out of place. All is forgiven when the bandit raccoon puts on his leprechaun disguise when the bonus round triggers though, and the little rascal is full of antics there on the right-hand side.

Highlighting positions is easier than landing the Rainbow symbol to activate the feature, but it does come about once in a while to top you up in the base game. The coin conversion system is clever, and multipliers and collecting retriggers does make it potentially lucrative as well. Triggering the top-tier FS round usually means you’re in for a larger payout, and the 10,000x potential is unusually high for a medium volatility game. It comes with a decent 1 in 14m hit rate as well, and Le Bandit is another solid release from Hacksaw that coin win fans should definitely check out.


Le Bandit Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of Le Bandit?

The top-tier Le Bandit RTP of 96.34 % is a bit above average. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 94.23, 92.17, or 88.36 %, depending on the market.

How volatile is Le Bandit?

This is a medium volatility installment from Hacksaw, and it scores 3 out of 5 on their own volatility scale.

What is the biggest win possible?

You can win up to 10,000x your stake in Le Bandit, and the max win probability (hit rate) is 1 in 14 million spins.

How does the Golden Squares feature work in Le Bandit?

Winning symbols mark positions, and a Rainbow symbol in view turns marked positions into cash coins, pots of gold, and/or 4-leaf clover symbols. The latter boosts all adjacent symbols by up to x10, while pots of gold absorb all values and retriggers the feature per symbol.

Is there a free spins mode in Le Bandit?

Yes, there are 3 tiers to the bonus round in Le Bandit, and the Golden Square feature is enhanced per tier. In the top-tier FS round all marked positions are persistent, and you get a triggering Rainbow symbol per spin.

How many winning ways are available?

You win by landing 5 to 13+ matching symbols in a cluster anywhere, so there are no traditional win ways in this game.

Can I play Le Bandit Slot for free?

Yes, you can try the free Le Bandit demo slot at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you will also find casinos our scan has confirmed to carry this title.

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