Pragmatic Play – The Great Stick-Up – Free Slot Game

The Great Stick-Up supposedly takes place in a small Midwestern town in the 1960s version of the US, and the shady-looking characters on the 5×3 grid have a touch of steampunk about them. They didn’t really have tattoos and ear/nose rings like that in the 60s, at least as far as we can tell, and it would certainly stand out in a redneck-okie town like this. The visual presentation is well done, but the jazzy soundtrack seems a bit out of place.

The smartly dressed guy with a pipe is supposedly the detective hunting down this gang of criminals, and he appears as a wild symbol in the game. The base game surprisingly doesn’t contain any features, so you basically grind until the bonus round is triggered. The sticky mystery symbol upgrade system is a nice extra, but it’s not really vibrant most of the time. Overall, the game remains kind of flat compared to what you’d expect at first glance.

Bonus Features on Great Stick-Up Slot

The symbols pay out between 1 and 50 times your bet for 5 matches, with the 4 gangsters being the top symbols starring a woman. The Wild symbol can land on all 5 reels and substitutes for regular payout symbols to complete wins. The Wild is also the most valuable symbol in the game and awards 75 times your bet for 5 matches on a payline.

The bonus round is triggered when you land 3, 4 or 5 red siren scatters anywhere in sight, and this pays 2x, 10x or 100x your bet upfront. You then get 7 free spins and the feature includes sticky mystery symbols that stay in place for the duration of the bonus round. Each mystery symbol shows the same symbol, starting with the lowest level in the paytable.

Overlaid Sheriff Badge symbols can be attached to regular payout symbols, and the current Mystery symbol is upgraded to the next level when 2 are collected. You can track progress in the “Wanted” jail box on the right. You also get +1 additional free spin per mystery symbol level upgrade, and this feature is no longer triggered if you manage to get the top level symbol.

The 200 Spins The Great Stick-Up Slot Experience

The first minute of our 2:39 minute highlights video gives a pretty accurate impression of what the grind looks like in the base game. Mostly dead spins, with a few small to medium wins sprinkled in for good measure. We trigger the bonus round at the 1 minute mark, and you can see for yourself how we fared by clicking the play button below.

Rating Conclusion

Both the title and the welcome screen may have given us too high expectations for this release, as it is a fairly typical installment from . The graphics are solid, but the base game is about as dry as the dusty main street in the Midwestern town where the alleged heist takes place. It’s hard to see what’s so “great” about it in that sense, though 1,000x can be landed on a single spin (or 1,500x in the unlikely event you fill the screen with wilds).

In other words, you need the bonus round to do any real damage, and that’s the only way to crack the hard-limited 5,000x potential. All the entertainment value is basically contained in the bonus round, which adds extra delivery pressure. A lot depends on the number of sticky mystery symbols you collect and what upgrade level you reach. However, it’s not really a super entertaining feature most of the time, which makes this release a somewhat disappointing mediocrity.


High quality game pays 75x for 5 equals
FS with sticky mystery symbol upgrade system
Wins up to 5,000 times your bet (hard cap)


No base game features
Look out for customizable RTP ranges

The Great Stick-Up Slot FAQs

What is the RTP of The Great Stick-Up?

The highest RTP of The Great Stick-Up is 96.3%, which is a bit above average. However, keep in mind that this release comes with adjustable RTP ranges.

How volatile is The Great Stick-Up?

This is a high volatility episode from Pragmatic Play, scoring 5 out of 5 on the in-game volatility scale.

What is the biggest possible win?

You can win up to 5,000 times your bet on The Great Stick-Up, which is Pragmatic Play’s usual potential.

Is there a free spins mode in The Great Stick-Up?

Yes, this is the only feature in the game, and it includes a sticky mystery symbol that can be upgraded by collecting covered sheriff badge symbols in the level.

Can I play The Great Stick-Up slot for free?

Yes, you can check out The Great Stick-Up free demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must confirm age first).

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