Keep ‘Em Slot Review 2024

Best friends Canny the Can and Bob the Bird are back for another epic adventure in Hacksaw Gaming’s latest release, Keep ‘Em!

You can never have too many best friends, and Canny the Can is one lucky chap to have more than one. Canny the Can and Mona Mouse have been on many adventures together, first in Stack ‘Em, then Canny the Can and the Book of Time, and finally Drop ‘Em, yet it’s the first time Canny has bought Bob the Bird along for the ride.

Will their adventure together be one-of-a-kind, or is there more of this dynamic duo yet to come? After all, best friends are the ones we ‘keep’.

Keep 'Em - Base Game

Keep ‘Em – Base Game

Keep ‘Em – Slot Symbols & Paylines

Keep ‘Em is a 6-reel Video Slot, playable from £.€0.10 per spin, up to a maximum bet size of £.€100 per spin, with multiple betting options in between the two.

Keep ‘Em has 4 High and Low-paying symbols available, with the highest-paying producing wins of up to 2x your bet for a full 6-line winning combination. Low-paying symbols are A, K, Q, and J, each paying 0.1x, 0.2x, 0.3x, and 0.5x your bet for a 3, 4, 5, and 6-line win sequence.

Wins occur when 3-6 identical symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel. Win lines are created over 15,625 active ways to win.

Game Provider Hacksaw Gaming
Maximum Bet
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines 15,625 Ways
Release Date 02/05/2024
RTP 96.27% - 94.25% - 92.27% - 88.29%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 6
Minimum Bet

Keep ‘Em RTP, Volatility, & Max Win

Keep ‘Em has a theoretical RTP of 96.27%, a Medium Volatility rating, and a hit frequency of 18%. Hacksaw Gaming has also included alternative RTP levels of 94.25%, 92.27%, and 88.29%. Be sure to check which RTP is available at your chosen Casino.

The medium volatility rating means smaller wins occur more frequently, with the occasional big win here and there. When bigger wins hit, they tend to be of the smaller variety, however, they occur more often than a slot with High volatility. In addition, Keep ‘Em has a max win cap of 10,000x your bet.

Special Features

Keep ‘Em has 3 exciting features available; Cash ‘Em, Get ‘Em, and Keep ‘Em, as well as multiple Bonus Buy options.

Cash ‘Em

Cash symbols, when collected, award a Cash Prize between 1x and 1,000x your bet.

Get ‘Em

Cash symbols are collected when a Get ‘Em symbol appears simultaneously as at least 1 Cash symbol. If multiple Get ‘Em symbols appear, each one will collect the Cash symbols in view. After collection, the total value is added to the Total Win Bar which is awarded at the end of the round.

Keep ‘Em

Reels 3 & 4 are Keep ‘Em reels. When a Get ‘Em symbol, FS Scatter, and/or Cash symbol lands here, the Keep ‘Em reels will activate, awarding 3 Respins. The remaining Respins are displayed in a heart counter above the reel set.

The symbol which triggered the Keep ‘Em feature remains in view until the end of the last Respin. If additional Get ‘Em, Scatters, or Cash symbols hit during this time, they will also remain in view.

Cash and Get ‘Em symbols will activate on every new Respin. Landing a Heart symbol during this time will refill the heart counter to full.

Bonus Buy

  • Bonushunt Featurespins – 5 Times more likely to trigger a Free Spins round. (3x your bet)
  • Cantastic Featurespins – Guarantees 1 Get ‘Em and 1 Cash symbol to land. (40x your bet)
  • Keep ‘Em Comin’ – 100x your bet.
  • Keep Your Friends Close… – 200x your bet.
Keep 'Em - Respin Feature

Keep ‘Em – Respin Feature

Keep ‘Em Bonus Rounds & Free Spins

Keep ‘Em has 2 Free Spins rounds available; Keep ‘Em Comin’ and Keep Your Friends Close, triggered when 3 or 4 FS Scatters land in the base game respectively.

Keep ‘Em Comin’

Keep ‘Em Comin’ awards 10 Free Spins. Throughout the round, there is an increased chance of landing Get ‘Em symbols, FS Scatters, and Cash prizes. Landing 3 or 4 FS Scatters awards an additional +4 and +6 Free Spins respectively.

Keep Your Friends Close…

Keep Your Friends Close awards 10 Free Spins. During this time, landed Cash symbols remain in view until they are collected by a Get ‘Em symbol. Collected Cash prizes and the Get ‘Em symbol will be removed at the start of the next spin.

Whenever a full row or reel of Cash prizes is in view, the row or reel will be automatically collected, with or without a Get ‘Em symbol present. If 1 or more Get ‘Em symbols are in view, they will also collect the Cash prizes separately. Landing 3 or 4 FS Scatters awards an additional +4 and +6 Free Spins respectively.

Keep 'Em - Keep Your Friends Close Free Spins

Keep ‘Em – Keep Your Friends Close Free Spins

Pros and Cons of Keep ‘Em


  • 2 Free Spins rounds available.
  • Multiple Bonus Buy options.
  • Promising base game features.
  • Max win cap of 10,000x your bet.
  • Light-hearted cartoon theme and modernized graphics.


  • It can be difficult to achieve the higher Cash Prizes.
  • The Bonushunt Featurespins option is considered an Ante Bet, yet it’s included within the Bonus Buy option which is not available to players in the UK.


Canny the Can is a much-loved character with many character best friends, but can he consider us one? Canny the Can first appeared as a friendly face in Stick ‘Em and has since become a loyal companion in titles like Canny the Can and the Book of Time, Stack ‘Em, and Drop ‘Em.

Our adventure with Canny has acquainted us with Mona Mouse and several exciting mechanics, but here we familiarise ourselves with something entirely new to the series. We admire Keep ‘Em very much, however, it’s no better or worse than those before it which we can appreciate. Hacksaw Gaming’s Canny the Can series offers a more diverse experience with each game, rather than topping the previous title with something even bigger and better.

Opinions of Keep ‘Em are sure to vary, but if you’re a true friend of Canny the Can, this latest instalment will not disappoint. Players outside the UK are in a better position to indulge in all of Keep ‘Em’s features, yet UK players still have a shot of triggering an enhanced Free Spins round by landing 4 Scatters.

All in all, Keep ‘Em is a welcoming addition to the Canny the Can series, one which is well-built, promising, and thoroughly entertaining!