The history of art heists is extremely interesting. The first recorded art theft was of Hans Memling’s The Last Judgement from Florence. The robbers were Polish pirates and the masterpiece now permanently belongs to Poland. The most famous art heist was of Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911. The painting was recovered from an Italian who wanted to bring the “national” treasure home. Australian online casino players can experience art heists through two fantastic online pokies. Both are live at online casinos like Joe Fortune and Ignition Casino.
Reel Crime 2: Art Heist is an i-slot pokie from the games supplier Rival Gaming. The symbols on the reels include representations of actual masterpieces and imaginary paintings. The artist is the wild symbol and it also awards the top line payouts. There is an underlying story to Art Heist online pokie. Remy and Raoul Mouchard are art thieves. The theft progresses sequentially through different stages when the bonus feature is triggered. The stages are selecting the painting to be stolen, selecting the tools for the robbery, giving the gendarmes the slip, finding a fence and selling the painting. In each bonus game you are asked to make choices by picking from appropriate objects and are awarded bonus credits. If you complete the entire cycle of bonus games without the thieves being caught then you will win additional bonus credits. But if Remy and Raoul are nabbed then you lose the final bonus and the cycle starts again. Art Heist also includes a randomly triggered bonus games called Robin Hood Bonus.
The second art heist is also set in France and the games supplier is Betsoft. It is titled A Night in Paris. The symbols on the reels are designed in 3D graphics. The symbols from the story are the sneaky art thief, the macho security guard Jerome LaBaste and his fierce dog. The other symbols are Parisian icons like couple in love, pigeons on parapets, the Eiffel Tower and croissants. Since the online pokie is about art theft there are some museum exhibits as well. The animations both on and outside the reels add a comic touch to the video pokie. There are many bonus features in A Night in Paris that will deliver attractive payouts. When the thief, security badge and guard appear consecutively on the same line you will win instant bonuses. The badge symbols trigger the Chase Free Spins feature. Three or more portraits of Nelson trigger the Caught in the Museum bonus game on the second screen.