The Wombat says: Nolimit City are known for their weird and wonderful themed games – all delivered with a tongue-in-cheek approach. But they’ve really outdone themselves with San Quentin xWays slot!
If you are used to games like the Fruit Shop Megaways, this will be an eye opener.
This game takes place inside the infamous prison in California – where some of the country’s most hardened criminals live – including 700 inmates on death row.
A sobering thought, Wombat Fans – but don’t you worry; there’s an absolute shed load of things to be happy about in this new release. Split Wilds, Win Multipliers and Free Spins with Jumping Wilds. Not forgetting Nolimit City’s trademark xWays mechanic.
So, fancy a trip to maximum security jail? The inmates look grumpier than Gordon in his Hell’s Kitchen slot, I wouldn’t mess with them.
With top wins on offer of 150,000 x your bet, you soon will. High variance? Sky-high Wombat Fans. Ruddy sky high. There is another game called the Folsom Prison slot from Nolimit City if you like this kind of theme. I guess San Quentin was a popular release for them.
Look and Feel
The design in this slot is off the charts Wombat fans. Not to mention there are cheeky touches throughout the game play.
High concrete walls, barbed wire and security cameras form the backdrop to your reels. And along the top and bottom of your reels are caged areas which will be unlocked open during play and special symbols added.
Your lug holes will also be treated to a cool Latino ,reggaeton soundtrack the kind that would be blasted out in the rec. And we like how you can get to know the reel inmates from their prison files that appear as the game loads up.
Our favourite comedy element? The soap. On a losing spin, you’ll see through the eyes of an inmate as they drop the soap in the shower – there’s also the bare feet of another prisoner right behind and the words ‘Not Good!’
Irreverent as always – that’s Nolimit City!
San Quentin xWays Game Play
San Quentin xWays slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 243 ways to win. Place your wagers (if you dare) from 0.20 to 32.00 per spin. So, not as complex as the Rich Wilde and the Tome of Madness slot but not a basic 3 reeler either.
The 5 high value symbols are the scary-ass tattooed inmates Baker Bill, Beefy Dick, Loco Luis, Crazy Joe Labrador, and Heinrich. And you would not mess with any of these guys, that’s for sure. Beefy Dick is the Big Boss here; land 5x of his mug anywhere on the reels and you’ll scoop 5x your bet.
The lower value icons are your all-important prison paraphernalia; a bar of soap (yikes and double yikes), a Zippo lighter, a hand knife, handcuffs and some bog roll.
The warden’s badge is your wild icon and will substitute for all other symbols on the reels to help form extra wins – except for the guard’s watchtower that represents the bonus symbol.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
There is a lot going on in this slot so take a look at these extra features:
Landing 1x or 2x bonus symbols (on the same reel) will unlock the Enhancer Cells above and below the grid. You bonus symbols will now turn into Wilds, and you’ll be awarded one of the following cool modifiers that will show up in the newly opened cell positions:
Razor Split: All icons on the reel will split into 2. If the Razor Split appears in both top and bottom unlocked cells, the icons will split again creating 4 wilds… Nice.
High Values: A high value symbol will be added boost your wins
Wild: An extra wild icon is unlocked to help you scoop more winning combos.
xWays: A random symbol, stacked four rows high will be revealed. If you land an xWays on top and bottom cells you will get a whole reel of the same icon…
Split & Jumping Wilds
In the base game, Split Wilds can land on any reel. And this handy little icon will split ALL the other regular symbols on the same reel into 2 more icons. This can give you up to 46,656 ways to win from each spin.
As for Jumping Wilds – well these are a bit more complicated. They will only appear in the bonus round. Basically, it will jump onto a random regular reel position for one spin before moving onto another one.It will also come with a multiplier.
If a Jumping Wild hits a reel with a Razor Split enhancer on it, it will double its multiplier, and will stay at that level for the remainder of the feature. The maximum multiplier for a Jumping Wild is 512x you bet.
Lockdown Free Spins
Hit 3x, 4x, or 5x of the bonus icons and you’ll trigger the Free Spins. You’ll get 1x, 2x or 3x Jumping Wilds, and the random number of spins you’ll be given is determined before the start of the feature, being plus a win multiplier from one of the inmates who will become a special symbol. We managed 10 Spins with a 5x multiplier and Crazy Joe.
During this fast and furious bonus, the Enhancer reels will be unlocked to bring an absolute bucket load of wins. Plus if you hit another bonus you’ll get another spin and an extra Jumping Wild.
For those of you getting tired of waiting for the bonus feature to be triggered the standard way (and you don’t live in the UK where the option is not available,) you can part with some of your pennies and buy the feature for 100x your bet. Now you’ll immediately set off the Lockdown Spins. Id it worth it? Y0u decide Wombat fans.
Just like a long spell in prison – San Quentin xWays slot might not be for everyone. Firstly, there’s almost too much going on – and if you blink you might miss it! And secondly, the game is more volatile than Donald Trump sitting on an active volcano.
Get over this and you’ll find this game a ripper through and through, with the key to netting the huge wins coming from the Free Spins Jumping Wild multiplier – that goes all the way up to 512x your bet.
A great-looking game with a theme you won’t forget in a hurry – this slot could keep you spinning for a whole day. But just make sure you have the bank balance for it
Oh, and don’t drop that soap wombat fans…
Wombat score: 5/5
San Quentin xWays FAQs
How volatile is San Quentin xWays slot?
Sky high. The game comes with a 10 out of 10 on NoLimit City’s volatility scale.
How does the Enhancer Cells feature work?
You’ll see that the top and bottom rows are locked cells. These will open up and become active if you land 1x or 2x scatters. You will then get either a premium symbol, a wild, the Razor Split symbol or the xWays symbol in the cell.