Post Published: September 25, 2022
Author: Chlo


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San Quentin xWays Slot Review – Nolimit City

Nolimit City has become one of the most successful and popular studios within the casino industry in recent years. This is thanks to their amazing track record with releases and unique high quality releases. I recently reviewed their latest release titled ‘Warrior Graveyard xNudge‘, which has a max win capped at 9,797x and 3 unique features. Today we are looking back on the 2021 release ‘San Quentin xWays’, which was originally released 12th January 2021.

San Quentin xWays Slot Review Nolimit City Visuals Casino Pay Table Symbols

This slot is based on a well-known prison in America (San Francisco, California), called San Quentin. First opened in 1852 and the oldest prison in California. The prison is always making headlines and known in some movies. The slot background is the prison with a barbed fence with security cameras and guard towers in the distance. There is so much detail to look at, it is so impressive! Nolimit City never fails to impress with their unique visual aspects.

San Quentin xWays has a setup of 5 reels by 3 reels+. this includes 243 pay lines. This slot is high variance with a set RTP of 96.03% and max win capped at 150,000x! You can bet from £0.20 – £32.

San Quentin xWays Pay Table & Symbols

San Quentin xWays Slot Review Nolimit City Visuals Casino Pay Table Symbols

There are 16 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by toilet rolls, handcuffs, handmade weapons, lighters, and a bar of soap. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by inmates Beefy Dick, Loco Luis, Heinrich 3rd, Biker Bill, and Crazy Joe. In addition to these regular symbols is regular wilds, xWays symbol, razor split symbol, guard tower bonus scatter, split wild and jumping wilds. Premium symbols pay 2.5x – 5 x for 5 across a pay line. In the base game split, wilds can land on any reel, split wilds will split all regular symbols on the same reel. Not splitting itself. Wilds substitute for all symbols except scatters.

San Quentin xWays Features

On the top and bottom of each reel is ‘Locked Enhancer Cell‘ positions. When triggered to open they can reveal 1 of 5 top-paying symbols, wild, razor split, or xways symbol. Razor Split symbols split all symbols on regular positions on that reel to double. If the Razor Split lands on top and bottom Enhancer Cells on the sale reel it will split them twice. xWays symbols will all reveal the same regular paying symbols and 4 high stacked.

In the base game, the bonus can land on any reel and in Lockdown Spins, only on reels with unopen Enhancer Cells. Landing 1 or 2 bonus symbols in the base game will transform it into a wild and open the Enhancer Cells on the reel. Landing 3 or more bonus symbols will trigger the Lockdown Spins feature.

Lockdown Spins

3, 4, or 5 scatters will trigger the Lockdown Spins with 1, 2, or 3 starting Jumping Wilds. Enhancer cells on the reel set of the triggering bonus symbols will open and be active for the duration of this feature. Before this feature begins the number of Free Spins and special symbol multiplier is calculated and awarded. The number of spins is decided by the sum of the values revealed in the opened Enhancer Cell positions 1, 2, or 3. On the reels scatters landed on for the initial trigger landed an inmate mystery symbol or non-inmate mystery symbols will be revealed. The number of inmate mystery symbols which land will award a multiplier to a random symbol.

Inmate mystery symbols can reveal a premium symbol or jumping wild. The jumping wild will start with the given multiplier and counted as a multiple on its position for any other of the symbols it acts as a payout multiplier for the symbol. Landing a bonus symbol during these spins will award another jumping wild and additional spins.

Jumping Wilds will jump to a random regular position of the reel set for each spin. When a wild lands on a reel with a razor split enhancer it will double the multiplier and stay like this for the duration of the feature. The maximum multiplier is 512x. The maximum number of jumping wilds is 3. Landing a bonus on a reel will open up the reels enhancer cells and reward extra spins like the start of the feature, the bonus symbol will then become a jumping wild.


Overall, I think this slot is revolutionary and could be the best release of 2021. With a groundbreaking max win of 150,000x, a massive range of features, and symbols. Plus stunning visual aspects with so much detail and depth. Be sure to try out this slot for yourself on release. Also, check out our exclusive casino offers.