The Greatest Train Robbery

The Greatest Train Robbery

The title of this slot tells you seemingly everything you need to know about the game. Developed by Red Tiger Gaming, The Greatest Train Robbery is a Wild West-themed slot, and one which focuses on a heist. Unsurprisingly, a host of bandits and iconic Western imagery pop up on the reels of this game, but it is the slot’s special features and gameplay which provide a shock. There are quite a few of them for players to prosper by in what initially appears to be a simplistic release.   

The Greatest Train Robbery knocks together 40 paylines over its 5 reels. As is often the case in most modern video slots, players are not going to be able to tinker and toy with those lines. They are fixed into place. A two-for-one deal is offered on paylines, though, with a minimum bet setting players back as little as 20p a turn. At the opposite end of the wagering scale, capped maximum stakes are set to £40 a turn. Prizes can be worth up to 600x a total stake in this game, which is no petite prize. The slot is a medium variance release and should be suitable for newbies and seasoned pros alike. 

Special Features 

Fire symbols (very poorly drawn, it must be said) appear as wild symbols. These icons can replace and substitute all others, except for the bonus icon, which appears, naturally in a heist slot, as a safe. 

Players will notice that the bandits have a role to play in this slot. Unlike other Wild West slots, the bandits are here to assist not hinder you. They randomly run by the reels during spins and potentially chuck out one of three possible features at the drop of a hat. One such feature is the re-spin bonus, and it is guaranteed to deliver a win of some kind. The second is a Cloning Wilds bonus, and it will see dynamite set off an explosion. The resulting fire turns symbols into wilds. Lastly, there is a Mystery Symbol bonus, which can see the smoke from a fire turn any icons caught in it transform into mystery icons. They will all be matching symbols. 

Bonus Features 

Safe icons appear as bonus symbols. You’re going to need three of those to appear on the first, third and fifth reels to trigger a free spin round. Each safe opens to display several free spins, which are added together to give you your tally. During the free spin bonus, players can expect the bandits to appear randomly on the reels far more frequently. They will dish out the same three bonuses that they do in the base game. 


The Greatest Train Robbery has a significant number of features wrapped up in its gameplay. This is surprising, as the slot initially looks like a generic Wild West and heist-themed game. The volatility, wagering range and features all make this Red Tiger slot a class act for any slot player to try their hand at.