The Stash slot REVIEW
The Stash ReviewBlueprint admittedly took us by surprise with this one, as The Stash sticks out from their usual style like a sore thumb. If you like British gangster and heist movies, you will probably love what’s on offer in The Stash though, and it comes with plenty of voice-over commentary. Audiovisually, this reminds us of something a certain Guy Ritchie could’ve cooked together, and you get to meet a hard-boiled gang of bank robbers that are ready to go to work.
The base game comes stacked wilds that can land with multipliers, and sometimes they will also nudge fully in place. The 3-4-4-4-3 grid is placed outside of Black Dog, which we assume is the pub where the crew is planning their next job, and these jobs are executed in the form of 2 different bonus rounds. One is a free spins round, while the other is a hold and win style feature with modifier symbols, and they can combine forces in The Ultimate Heist on rare occasions.
The Stash Slot - Reels Screen
The Stash Slot Features
You can turn on the Stash Bet feature between any base game spin, and it will cost you 25 % more per spin to keep it on. The benefit is that your bonus round chances are doubled. The premium symbols pay between 1.5 and 3.75 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins.
You can land 1x4 sized Getaway Wilds on the 3 middle reels, and they substitute for pay symbols to help complete and/or improve wins. Wilds can land with multipliers as well, and they will sometimes nudge in place to cover full reels.
There are 2 unique bonus rounds in this game, and they can be triggered both separately and at the same time. If the latter happens, the two bonus rounds play out one after the other.
The Lock & Spin Heist Bonus triggers from 3 Shoot & Spins symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4, and it’s a hold & win type of game. You start with 3 respins, and the tally resets for each sticky cash or special symbol you land. The cash symbols come with values between 1x and 25x, and the triggering symbols are already sticky with cash prizes attached as the feature starts.
Reels 1 and 5 are locked, but can be unlocked if you land the light blue character symbol modifier. In addition, you can land the following modifier symbols:
Adder (purple character) - reveals a prize of 1x, 3x, or 5x, and adds its own value to all cash symbols in view.
Collector (blue character) - accumulates all cash values in view without removing the actual symbols.
Booster (red character) - boosts everything to the next scatter value.
Super Collector (brick top) - collects all prizes in view, while also removing the symbols and doubling the total accumulated value.
You need a scatter symbol on reels 1 and 5 at the same time to trigger The Hit Free Spins Bonus Round, and this gives you 8 free spins. Wilds always nudge to cover the full reel for as long as the feature lasts, and each nudging step increases the win multiplier by +1. The win multiplier never resets for as long as the bonus round lasts.
If you land scatters on reels 1 and 5, as well as Shoot & Spins symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4, you trigger the Ultimate Heist Bonus Round. The free spins feature then plays out first, and the multiplier you have achieved in the bonus round is then carried over to the Lock & Spin Heist Bonus Game.
Finally, non-UK players, and anyone living in an eligible jurisdiction, can take advantage of the Bonus Buy menu. You can then pay 60x your stake for the Shoot & Spin round, 100x your stake for The Hit Free Spins round, or 1,000x your stake for The Ultimate Heist (which gives you both features as described above).
The 200 Spins The Stash Slot Experience
We purchase the Shoot & Spin bonus round right as the 8:28-minute highlights video starts, and you get to see all 3 features in this rather lengthy video. The Ultimate Heist feature triggers at 4:30, and the two features take turns playing out for the remainder of the video after that. You can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
Fans of Guy Ritchie movies, such as Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch, and RocknRolla, will probably love the action commentary and style of The Stash, which seems heavily inspired by his work. The game also seems somewhat inspired by NoLimit City’s Deadwood, and it definitely comes across as a highly unusual release compared to Blueprint’s back catalog. In fact, it’s almost like a totally different studio has done this, or perhaps it signals a new direction for this well-established developer.
Whatever it is, we don’t mind it at all, as The Stash serves up fast-paced, action-packed gameplay with plenty of features. On closer inspection, the features are not super original perhaps, but they can certainly get the job done when it comes to landing you solid payouts. Up to 10,000x your stake is possible on a very good day, and both features trigger on a fairly regular basis (1 in 180 and 200 spins on average). The Ultimate feature is more rare, of course, and we hope to see more of this new style from Blueprint in the future as well.
The Stash Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of The Stash?
The top-tier The Stash RTP of 96 % is about as average as they come. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 94 % as they see fit.
How volatile is The Stash?
This is a medium to high volatility installment from Blueprint, so you can expect a somewhat bumpy ride.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 10,000x your stake in The Stash, which is a solid potential by any measure.
Is there a free spins mode in The Stash?
Yes, you get a free spins round where wilds nudge fully in place as each nudging step increases the persistent win multiplier.
How does the Lock & Spin Heist feature work?
It’s a hold & win style feature that comes with different modifier symbols, and the multiplier from the free spins round is carried over to this feature if you trigger The Ultimate feature.
Can I play The Stash Slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free demo game 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.