Game provider: Nolimit City
Paylines: Variable. Based on 243 ways-to-win, but can reach 13,189,257,216 ways to win.
Progressive jackpot: No
Largest win: 4,800,000 coins
Free spins round: Yes
Win multipliers: Yes
Smallest wager: 0.20 USD
Largest wager: 32 USD
Overview & Opinions
The theme for this slot is a bit unusual, since it is about the infamous San Quentin State Prison (SQ). If you are looking for a slot that breaks the mold when it comes to themes, San Quentin xWays from Nolimit City fits the bill. San Quentin State Prison opened in California, USA back in 1852 and is the oldest extant prison in the sate. Located north of San Francisco, it hold´s the states only death row for male inmates. Numerous notorious criminals have spent time in San Quentin, and the prison is featured in books, films, TV-shows, and more.
So, how is the slot? It is definitely not something for everyone – but it has earned itself a group of hardcore fans. For starters, it comes with up to 13,189,257,216 ways to win and that level of weirdness is not everyone’s cup of tea. Secondly, the theme is off-putting for some and highly appealing to other. It is also worth mentioning that this is a high-variance slot, so don´t play it for real money unless you enjoy high-variance games and are willing to suffer through the dry spells in hope of winning big. There is a no progressive jackpot available, but the game can pay out a whopping 4,800,000 coins in one go. The RTP is a nice 96%.
We liked the soundtrack a lot, and it feels truly contemporary with its chilled Latin hip hop beat and grinding metal riffs.
Theme and symbols
The theme is prison and among the symbols we find items such as handcuffs, soap, a screwdriver, a lighter, and a toilet roll. Five prisoners also appear.
The split wilds add extra ways to win, by acting as both traditional wilds, jumping wilds and win multipliers.
In prisons such as San Quentin, a full lockdown means confining all inmates to their cells or taking similar steps to strictly control their movements. It can for instance be carried out to prevent unrest from escalating during an emergency situation. The San Quentin slot comes with a Lockdown Spin Feature, where the normal play is ”locked down” and you instead get free spins and can be helped by special enhancer cells located above the reels. The enhancer cells on the triggering reels are open during Lockdown Spins, which increases the potential for large wins and multiple extra paylines. Jumping wilds can appear, and it is possible to get new free spins during free spins.
Important: The feature is triggered by three or more bonus symbols, but can also be purchased by the player.
Can I play this game on my mobile?
The San Quentin slot has been released as HTML5 and is compatible with iOS and Android mobile phones and tablets.
If you play on a very small phone screen, the split reels wont look as impressive as on normal screen. The game still works, but it can look a bit gritty.
You can play directly in the mobile´s web browser, or use one of the online casinos that offer San Quentin as a part of their downloadable casino app for mobiles.
About Nolimit City
Nolimit City is not as large nor famous as NetEnt, Microgaming and Playtech, but we predict they have a bright future ahead of them as they have been releasing some very impressive games that stands out from the norm. Nolimit City is not afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to slot themes, layout and features. If you like San Quentin, you might also appreciate Mental, East Coast vs West Coast, El Paso Gunfight, Infectious 5 Xways, and Deadwood.