Ruff Heist Slot Review 2024

Become the newest member of the ‘The Ruff Crew’ pack in Play’n GO’s latest release, Ruff Heist!

Top dogs Archie, T-Bone, and Badge are on a mission to steal Fat Cat’s grand stash of Diamonds and give back to their fellow canines. Ruff Heist is a playful 5-reel slot that is all bark and no bite, where up to 3 Dog Collector symbols can land to secure mighty Diamond Cash symbols.

The charming cartoon artwork adds flavour to gameplay, giving players an ‘edge of your seat’ experience by setting the scene for the mission ahead, complimented by awesome soundtracks and sound effects.

Watch out, this rich kitty has sharp claws and he’s not giving up his Diamonds without a fight!

Ruff Heist Base Game

Ruff Heist Base Game and Features

Ruff Heist is a 5-reel Video Slot with 10 fixed pay lines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols (or 2 or more of the highest-paying symbol) land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€50 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Ruff Heist has a theoretical RTP of 96.19% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Faberge Egg, followed by the Kitty Bank, Pocketwatch, Collar, and any 3 Diamond Cash symbols. Low-paying symbols are Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.

Game Provider Play N Go
Maximum Bet 50
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 10
Release Date 19/10/2023
RTP 96.19%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.10

Dog Collect Feature

During gameplay, special Dog Collect symbols can appear on reel 5 only in the base game. However, during Free Spins, Dog Collect symbols can appear on reels 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

When a Dog Collect symbol lands on reel 5 at the same time as Diamond Cash symbols, it will collect the Cash Value of these symbols and apply them to your total win for that spin. Diamond Cash symbols can land with a random Cash Value between 2x and 5,000x your bet.

There are 3 Dog Collector symbols available, each with a unique collector ability.

  • ‘Badge’ – Collects all Diamond Cash symbols in view.
  • ‘T-Bone’ – Upgrades all Diamond Cash symbols before collecting them. Diamond Cash symbols will upgrade from 2x to 4x, 3x to 6x, 6x to 10x, 10x to 15x, 15x to 20x, and 20x to 30x respectively.
  • ‘Archie’ – Upgrades all Diamond Cash symbols before collecting them, repeating this up to 5 times.

Ruff Heist Free Spins Trail

Landing 3, 4, or 5 Scatters during the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10, 15, and 20 Free Spins respectively.

During Free Spins, when a Dog Collector symbol lands in view, it will light up a position on the Free Spins Trail. On every 4th position, the Dog Collector will be Upgraded, awarding an additional +10 Free Spins. 

Cash Vault Feature

With each Free Spin, a random Cash Value between x2 and x10 will be added into the Cash Vault. The sum total of the Cash Vault is paid out when you reach the end of the Free Spins Trail.

If the end of the Trail is reached before all Free Spins are complete, the Cash Vault will continue to fill with each spin until all Free Spins are used.

Ruff Heist Free Spins

Ruff Heist: Our Verdict

Cats and Dogs at each others throats is a tale as old as time, but it makes a great storyline for slot games such as this one. We’ve seen our fair share of dog and cat slots, but it’s not often you see them come together in one game.

One provider in particular that likes to push the boundaries using Cats as the main attraction is Snowborn Games and their Cat Clans series, yet Pragmatic Play balances the scales in favour of dogs in their popular Dog House series.

As Canine Carnage before this would suggest, Play’n GO clearly has a soft spot for man’s best friend, but don’t give up just yet cat lovers, there may come a time when cats get all the glory in a future Play’n GO release.

Ruff Heist has a fantastic cartoon design enhanced by quailty graphics and epic soundtracks. The Dog Collector feature takes the limelight in the base game, where up to 3 Dog Collect symbols, each with their own unique ability, will collect all Diamond Cash symbols that land at the same time.

However, the Free Spins round surprises us with gameplay similar to that of the Big Bass series, but with a couple of noticeable differences. If you’re lucky enough to reach the end of the Trail, you will win the sum total of the Cash Vault that accumulates with each spin.

All in all, Ruff Heist is a simple yet thrilling game that will certainly get its claws into you!