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A Madcap Keystone Kops Adventure Featuring a Variety of Bonus Features
The Keystone Kops were a bunch of hapless policemen who featured in a range of black and white, slapstick movies in the 1910’s. As well as featuring in their own short movies, the gang would also feature in movies by Hollywood stars of the era such as Charlie Chaplin and Fatty Arbuckle. The phrase ‘Keystone Kops’ remains part of popular culture today, used to describe incompetence in a bunch of politicians or a sports team for example.
This IGT designed pokie pays homage to the original gang featuring four of the cops on the reels. Keystone Kops is a vibrant, animated game, where numerous highlights give the pokie energy from start to finish.
Features Galore in The Keystone Kops
Any time you land stacked kop symbols on the middle reel, where they fill the entire reel, the scuffle shuffle feature comes into play. All of the bonus symbols and any other cops on the reels will now transform into the activating kop symbol, with the symbols all moving around the reels. With so many of the same kop symbols now filling the reels, these spins offer a great opportunity for a big win. Mix in a few wilds too and it gets even better.
This game features a series of mystery bonus features that give any spin a boost. You might land 2 of 3 bonus symbols to activate the main features (below) and see a symbol transformed to activate the feature. Multipliers might randomly be applied to a win, winning symbols might be upgraded to the next highest payer on the pay table, or symbols might shuffle on reels 4 and 5 to boost a win.
To enter one of the main three bonus features you’ll need to land the ‘Keystone Kops’ bonus symbol on reels two and three, with the appropriate bonus symbol on reel four.
Progressive Picks – In this feature you’ll select vaults to collect gold bars, silver bars, gold coins and silver coins. You’ll keep picking until you’ve uncovered three matching symbols. At this point you’ll win that progressive jackpot, with the ‘gold bars’ progressive being the largest of all.
Pilfering Pooch Free Spins – You’ll be awarded with 8 free spins on an expanded 8×5 reel set up with 100 win-lines. Land a bone scatter symbol and ‘snaking wilds’ come into play, adding a trail of between 6 and 21 wilds onto the reels.
Pie Patrol Free Spins – This feature awards 8 free spins and plays out on the same expanded reels as the previous game. Land a ‘hat’ scatter symbol and the middle reel will transform into wilds with a pie-man throwing dough at between 6 and 32 symbol positions, turning them wild too.
Keystone Kops features an unusual 5-5-4-5-5 reel set up, where you’ll find a total of 30 win-lines. The four main kop characters are the highest payers, worth between 125 and 75 coins for the maximum five in a row. Other symbols on the reels include a truncheon, handcuffs and a whistle. The colourful wild symbol will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter.
This IGT designed pokie features a cartoon-style look played out on the street directly outside the Keystone Police Department. One of the kops stands guard to the left of the reels, celebrating every time you win and adding real character the game. The bonus features add the dog and the pie-man into the mix, making for a pokie with great humour throughout. The soundtrack is exactly what you would have heard in a silent movie in the early part of the 20th century!
Keystone Kops is a fun and bonus filled pokie from IGT. The action doesn’t stop from start to finish. You have the regular ‘scuffle shuffle’ feature to improve your winning chances, while the range of mystery features will only help boost your bankroll. The three main features offer up two exciting free spins features and the chance to win one of four progressive jackpots too. It might be madcap, but Keystone Kops is a must play.