Slot players worldwide have been enjoying the creativity of the developers at Nolimit City. The game maker has left a permanent mark on the online gambling industry with its innovative release, and it looks like the company has no intention of stopping anytime soon. The company is launching a brand-new release, which will showcase its latest game mechanic and deliver a distinctive playing experience. Welcome to the cruel world of The Border, and get ready for an experience you’ll remember!
Ruthless Surroundings Await
The Border is a cluster paying slot taking place on a six-by-six grid. Wins are formed by connecting at least five matching symbols horizontally and/or diagonally. You probably won’t be surprised when we tell you that the game’s volatility has been described as “extreme”.
In the meantime, the RTP is available in multiple configurations, with 96.17% being the maximum. Playable across all platforms, The Border accepts bets ranging from as low as $0.20 to $100 per spin. The Booster xRip option is also available. It guarantees a Scatter on the first reel but, at the same time, increases your wager by 50%. Remember, when Booster xRip is active, you won’t receive any prizes less than your base stake.
Every time a winning cluster is created, it’s removed from the reels to allow new symbols to fill the empty positions. A new cluster repeats the process, ending when no more wins are made.
Moving on to the paytable, we encounter eight symbols: scorpions, vultures, snakes, and five character icons. The minimum payout is worth between 0.2x and 1x the stake for five symbols in a cluster, while the maximum cash prize goes up to a staggering 2,214x the bet for 160+ sized clusters.
The Border: Features
The Border is packed with exciting and potentially very lucrative features. Players can benefit from Wilds, cascades, xSplit, xWays, xBomb, Coyote Spins, Mule Spins, xCluster, xNudge Cluster Wilds, and the bonus buy option. Wilds appear in different forms, although they can replace regulars in any of them.
From xBomb to xClusters
xWays symbols have the ability to turn into two or four instances of any regular icon. If more of them appear, they all change into the same symbol type. xWays appear on the reels as two full-size icons, or four half-size characters, providing the necessary help to connect adjacent symbols.
xSplits can land on reels, except reel 1, and whenever they appear, they split all symbols to their left. That way, they double all symbols (Scatters included) and turn into a Wild. If more than one lands in a single row, characters already split will receive an xMultiplier value of up to 64x.
xNudge Cluster Wilds will nudge up and down when found in a winning cluster. Every time they nudge a symbol over, the win multiplier will increase by one. If that symbol contains an xMultiplier value, it will be used to boost the win multiplier. Any xNudge Cluster Wilds split by an xSplit will add its own multiplier value to the win multiplier.
xBomb Wilds explode to clear all adjacent symbols from the grid, except xNudge symbols and Scatters. The subsequent collapse also increases the win multiplier by one. Splitting the xBomb Wild will also boost the win multiplier.
xClusters can only appear during Free Spins. It takes at least two unique clusters to trigger them, increasing the win multiplier by one for each new symbol cluster created.
Landing six Scatters unlocks ten Mule Spins. Whenever xWays become part of a winning cluster, triggering symbols on the same reel get infected. xWays can reveal between two and four symbols, while the infected ones can split into two or four icons. Landing more Scatters upgrades the feature to Coyote Spin and awards two freebies per Scatter.
At least seven Scatters are needed to activate twelve Coyote Spins. Each additional Scatter will add two more spins to the count. This time, xWays infects all cluster symbols, while xBombs can add their multiplier value to all icons on the grid. The win multiplier doesn’t reset between spins, enabling players to claim staggering payouts during this round.
Nolimit City Bonus
In some jurisdictions, players can access the Nolimit City Bonus menu. They can buy Mule Free Spins for 98x the bet, increasing the RTP to 96.32%. Coyote Spins cost 914x the stake, although they lower the payout percentage to 96.03%. There’s another option called the Lucky Dip. It costs 506x the stake and provides equal chances of triggering Mule Spins or Coyote Spins.