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Title: Return to Paris
Provider:    Betsoft
Release Date:    14.10.2021 [ i ]
Wide release date:    2021-10-28
Type:    Video Slots
RTP:    96.06%
Variance:    MED
Hit Frequency:    45.81[ i ]
Max Win:    x1056.00
Min bet $, €, £:    0.2
Max bet $, €, £:    100
Layout:    5-3
Betways:    20
Features: Bonus symbols, FreeSpins, Multiplier, Scatter symbols, Wild
Theme: Painting, Robbery
Objects: Crown, Diamond
Genre: N/A
Other tags: Violet, Europe, France
Mobile:    Yes
Technology:    JS, HTML5
Game Size:    N/A MB
Last Update:    31.03.2022

Play Now: https://k8.io/games/slots/bsg:ReturntoParis

Return to Paris Review

We have to go all the way back to 2011 to dig up the original Betsoft release, A Night in Paris, which probably made some waves back then, but has long since tumbled down the memory hole. Return to Paris is also all about the art thief’s antics. The cop chasing him hasn’t changed much over the years, and each symbol the thief steals gets a multiplier upgrade. The cop, of course, resets the symbol multipliers.

So, the dance goes on in the base game, and a Wild Explosion happens when the two finally meet anywhere on the grid. The Endless Heist Bonus Round goes on as long as the cop doesn’t catch up with the cat burglar, but the feature is capped with 1,000 free spins at the most. The 1,056x potential is not very impressive in this day and age though, not even for a medium volatile “casual” release like this.


Return to Paris Features

The Wild symbol steps in for all regular pay symbols to help complete winning combos, and it’s also the most valuable symbol in the game. Landing 5 wilds on a payline awards 25x your stake, while 5-oak premium wins pay between 2.5 and 10 x your stake for the same.

Whenever you land the Thief symbol anywhere on the grid, he will steal a random adjacent symbol.

The stolen symbol is added to the Thief's collection underneath the reels, and this increases the symbol multiplier by +1.The stolen symbol is then replaced by a random pay symbol. The Policeman symbol returns stolen symbols to the museum, and this effectively resets the symbol multiplier to x1 again. Only 1 thief and 1 police symbol can be present at the same time.

When the Thief symbol is adjacent to the Policeman symbol, sparks are bound to fly. The 2 symbols will then turn themselves and all adjacent symbols wild, which increases your chances of landing a larger payout. This is called the Wild Explosion feature.

The Endless Heist Mona Lisa Free Spins round is triggered when you land 3 Mona Lisa Scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4, and the feature does not come with a fixed amount of spins. The Thief and Policeman symbols start in opposite corners, and they move randomly across the grid per free spin.

The Thief will continuously steal/upgrade symbol multipliers, just like in the base game, and the bonus round goes on until the Policeman finally catches up to and arrests the Thief. Up to 1,000 free spins are possible, and the Policeman returns all stolen symbols when the feature ends. This effectively resets each symbol multiplier to x1 as the base game starts.

The 200 Spins Return to Paris Experience

You get to see exactly 2 minutes of the base game, with some Stolen Treasures action here and there. The bonus round then plays out for the rest of the 4-minute highlights video, and you can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.


Review Summary

Betsoft knows how to create engaging 3D animations, and the whole cop chasing robber concept is cleverly executed. How effective the Stolen Treasure feature really is, is another question entirely. Sure, you can build up some decent symbols multipliers in the base game, but you never stand to win more than 1,056x your stake anyway.This is not exactly a massive booty, so this game is clearly aimed at the casual crowd. The medium volatility cements this notion, and the wild explosion is probably your best shot at larger payouts in the base game. This feature cannot trigger in the indefinite free spins round, of course, as the bonus round ends when the thief and copper line up. Overall, a decent follow-up to a game that was all but forgotten a long time ago.

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