Stash & Grab Locked up Links Slot Review 2023
Light & Wonder are breaking out the ‘Stash & Grab’ robbers for a third time in Stash & Grab Locked up Links!
Everyone’s favourite Stash & Grab robbers are back for a third and possibly final time in Light & Wonder’s latest release of the series, where Sticky Wilds and Multiplier Safes are all part of the big plan.
The Stash & Grab robbers don’t exactly have a great success rate and always seem to end up behind bars. Giving them one more chance to prove themselves as the best criminals on the block, Light & Wonder has given them a brand new heist to participate in…but first they need to break their way out of Prison and escape the hands of the law!
Stash & Grab Locked up Links Base Game and Features
Stash & Grab Locked up Links is a 5-reel Video Slot with 1,024 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.
The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€20 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Stash & Grab Locked up Links has a theoretical RTP of 96.00%.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Stash & Grab Logo, followed by the Soap, Cuffs, and Cake. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, and Ten. Bomb Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, substituting for all other symbols except Scatters and Key symbols.
Stash & Grab Locked up Links Free Spins
Landing 3, 4, or 5 Bonus Scatters in the base game triggers the Free Spins round.
This round does not offer a number of Free Spins, instead, the round will last until a single win has reached the Minimum Multiplier displayed above the reel set. The starting Minimum Multiplier depends on the number of triggering Scatters that land when the Free Spins round was awarded.
- 3 Bonus Scatters – Awards a x20 Minimum Multiplier (x100 Multiplier max).
- 4 Bonus Scatters – Awards a x30 Minimum Multiplier (x100 Multiplier max).
- 5 Bonus Scatters – Awards a x50 Minimum Multiplier (x200 Multiplier max).
During Free Spins, all Wild symbols become Persistent, remaining fixed in their positions for the duration of Free Spins. Any Wilds that are present at the time of triggering Free Spins will not lock into position.
Key Collection Trail
Sat above the reel set is a series of Locked Safes with Multiplier Values inside. During Free Spins, special Key symbols can appear at random on the reels.
Triggering the Free Spins round with 3 Bonus Scatters will only require 2 Key symbols to be collected to unlock each Multiplier Safe. However, triggering the Free Spins round with 4 or 5 Bonus Scatters will require 4 Key symbols to be collected in order to unlock the first Safe, followed by 2 Keys thereafter for subsequent Safes.
Stash & Grab Locked up Links Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Light & Wonder has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 80x your bet. (RTP 95.90%)
Stash & Grab Locked up Links: Our Verdict
Stash & Grab Locked up Links is a breathe of fresh air when compared to Stash & Grab and Stash & Grab Frenzy. Light & Wonder has worked their magic by switching things up in terms of gameplay, but what did we think of these new changes?
If we’re honest, we’re happy to see the back of the Hold & Win round that inhabited the previous titles. Instead, Light & Wonder has chosen to go with Sticky Wilds and an interesting Minimum Multiplier feature involving locked safes and a number of Keys needed to open them.
After a serious amount of testing, we found that unlocking the next Minimum Multiplier is just as tricky as busting your way out of jail. Before we even got close, we found that a surge of Sticky Wilds dropped in and topped our total win to over the Minimum Multiplier, putting an abrupt end to the Free Spins round.
Those with access to the Bonus Buy may have more luck, that’s if you’re willing to pay 80x your bet a pop. We may not have had the best luck this time, but that doesn’t mean it won’t work its magic on you given the chance!