This game is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that chaps! Why not play Nolimit City’s San Quentin xWays slot instead, another prison themed game.
A word of warning. Don’t drop your bar of soap in this next game.
The Folsom Prison slot is another gritty release from developer Nolimit City where you will be playing in one of the most dangerous prisons in California – just ask Johnny Cash!
Since it opened in 1880, the Folsom Jail in California has housed many dangerous criminals. It is the state’s second-oldest prison after San Quentin (there is another slot based on that facility. What are these developers trying to tell us?).
Nolimit City loves an edgy theme: this game is not just packed full of some of the most hardened criminals but it´s also full of features and a maximum win of x75,000. That’s worth breaking out of jail for!
Developed for mobile compatibility, you can spin the reels when you are on the go with the same high quality graphics and smooth gameplay as you´ll get on a laptop.
Folsom Prison’s design revolves around the famous Californian facility and its inmates. The reels are set inside the prison with its high guard towers, big metal gates, and various ne’er-do-wells banged up behind bars on the reels.
The music sets the mood perfectly, slightly creepy as we would expect in this setting and it picks up the tempo on winning spins and during the features. Let’s call it Country Hillbilly Rock shall we? It reminds me of the Peaky Blinders theme.
There are two wild symbols that land on the reels during this game, (but not on the first reel). The first is the Rose Wild, which replaces other symbols except the scatters.
Next up are the Cockroach Nest Wilds that move around the reels adding multipliers and wilds and unlocking spots on the reels.
Passing the same spot increases the multiplier and if several land in the same spot, they turn the symbol wild.
The multipliers increase up to x10 during free spins; land a few across the reels and the wins can be decent!
Folsom Prison Slot Gameplay
Folsom Prison has a set-up of 4-6-6-6-4 across five reels, but most of the reels are locked. So, you start with 16 ways to win across the two middle rows, but as the reels expand, there is up to x46,664 way to win with all the reels in action.
The starting bet on this one is 0.20, with a high maximum bet of 100.00 for players who enjoy high stakes. The volatility is extremely high. Still, with that maximum win of x75,000, we wouldn’t expect anything less.
Pay-outs trigger from left to right with three matching symbols needed. The A, K, Q, J and 10 are the low-paying symbols, and for five of a kind, the payout is x0.3 to x0.9, your bet. The higher-value symbols are the locked-up prisoners and five-of-a-kind pays from x1 to x2.5.
Folsom Prison has plenty of features and extras added to this game, creating exciting gameplay. Let’s take a look at what is on the menu:
Increase your bet by 20% for a guaranteed scatter on reel two (not available in all jurisdictions).
Two scatters will unlock the middle two rows on the fifth reel. They can also morph into xSplit, xWays or Cockroach Nest wilds.
Walk The Line
Three scatters trigger eight free spins, and any scatters that come with xSplits get you another free spin. Scatters on reel five reward two extra spins. The reel layout on this starts with a 2-4-4-4-2 set-up and a guaranteed wild cockroach on every spin.
Four scatters triggers eight free spins, and the reel set-up kicks off on 4-4-4-4-4. Three cockroach symbols will appear on each spin, and extra free spins for xSplit symbols are affected by scatters. This is the most expensive bonus to buy into. On a 1.00 bet it costs 1500.00
These symbols will morph into another symbol and expand the number of winning ways.
These symbols split and double the number of Ways to Win.
Buy one of the five bonus features starting at x68 and up to x1500 your bet (not available in the UK)
Let’s talk about these little blighter for a bit shall we? Yep, they’ll survive a nuclear war, but they also play a big part in this game.
Cockroaches can go anywhere, but they always scurry out of their nest in the open positions on the 3 middle reels or transformed from a Scatter.
If they crawl over a locked cell , it opens up.
A roach starts off on a symbol that is replaced by a Wild. It then
walks above the reels, dropping its multiplier to any symbol it passes. Cockroach dropping are good in this game!
Cockroaches that walk on the same positions at the same time will
change that position to Wild.
In the bonuses, the reels may land a Cockroach Nest symbol:
– These are dormant until a Cockroach walks on it, and the Cockroach will upgrade its multiplier to the next level for rest of the feature.
– A Cockroach boost can trigger a maximum of 3 times. Multiplier levels
are x1, x2, x3 and x10.
– If the cockroach is carrying two eggs, it will upgrade a Cockroach one level and also clone one more for rest of feature. This only happens once per bonus.
Complicated, ain’t it? Don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of it quickly.
Folsom Prison is an unusual slot with many features and extras that make it an exciting, immersive and edgy game.
Wombats can’t stand cockroaches, but in this game I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt with their multipliers and conversion of symbols.
The maximum win of x75,000 is a big draw on this game, but it’s not an easy one to trigger. You can test the game out in demo mode: buy a few bonus games with demo game cash before you spin for real to give you a good understanding of the slot and its mechanics.
Wombat Score: 5/5
Such a cool game!