There are cops and robbers games, and there are rob the bank games too. Microgaming is well known for its Break Da Bank Again slots (normal and Mega versions), other game providers have their various Robbers, Thief, or Heist games, and NextGen has its Beat The Bank game. This name is almost identical to Break Da Bank Again, has the same Safe Scatter symbols, but there the similarity ends. 3 or more Safe symbols trigger the Free Spins game in Break Da Bank Again, but not in Beat The Bank, which also has a Bonus game in addition, therefore providing 2 feature games for more winning chances. Furthermore, this game plays with 25 paylines, as opposed to the 9 paylines of Break Da Bank Again. so Beat The Bank does provide additional advantages, but only if you can get them. Otherwise, both games can eat you alive. Hehehe.
The Thief is the Wild symbol, a really dumb Wild symbol, because it doesn't pay for itself, it doesn't double any wins with it, and it doesn't come stacked or expanded. It only substitutes for other symbols except the Scatter symbol, and appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4. Sheesh! The Safe is the Scatter symbol, paying 100x the total bet for 5 of them, and getting 3 or more of them trigger Beat The Bank Feature. Getting the 3 Wild Thief symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 triggers 15 free spins with all wins tripled. This Free Spins game can be retriggered. A switch in the usual roles of the Scatter symbols. The Guard pays 5000x, the Diamonds pay 1000x, the Camera and the Scroll both pay 500x, and the rest pay from 200x to 100x, all per line bet for 5 of each kind. An average to low paytable.
In the Beat The Bank Feature game, pick 1 out of 2 Safes to find the money. A correct pick doubles the win and award the next level. Keep picking until the Safe cannot be opened, which ends the game. The maximum possible win is 1024x the total bet amount, which is good.
In actual play, both the Free Spins and the Feature games are very difficult to get! In my several plays on this game, I had only managed to get 2 or 3 of the Free Spins game, with decent payouts. The same goes for Beat The Bank Feature game too, but neither game paid more than 100x my bet amount, as yet. In one sitting, I lost my $50 credits without getting any Free Spins or Feature game at all, playing at the minimum bets of $0.25 per spin all the way. This game can play like hhell, but can pay heavenly good too, but it never happened for me. All my games on it have been nothing more than disappointing.