There is no summer break for the online gambling industry. On the contrary, software providers keep coming up with new products, and it seems that each new title offers more exciting features. One of the developers that have expanded their portfolio this month is Nolimit City.
The Malta-based gaming company has launched yet another addition to its xWays series. The slot is called xWays Hoarder xSplit and invites you to join an apocalyptic adventure. Do you have what it takes to survive it? Stay with us to find out.
xWays Hoarder xSplit Slot: Theme and Symbols
Have you ever considered yourself a hoarder? Well, hoarding things may not have been your cup of tea so far, but you will have to become a hoarder to survive an apocalypse you will witness in the xWays Hoarder xSplit slot. Meet your new friends Gordon Geiger, Dr Dwane, Karen, Moonshine Michael and Terry Trash, and get ready to collect toilet paper rolls, first aid kits, Geiger counters, moonshine bottles and gasoline cans. These spooky characters pay prizes of higher value, whereas the must-have items make up the lower ends of the paytable.
The game is played on a 5×3 layout and offers 243 ways to win initially. The number of ways to win can increase thanks to the xWays feature we will explain later in the article. Visuals are on point, delivering the apocalyptic theme successfully. They are accompanied by a retro, soothing soundtrack that may strike you as a bit strange in an environment like this. However, both the graphics and music score work well and set the atmosphere of the game.
Feature-Packed Offering from Nolimit City
Players who dare to enter this apocalyptic world can benefit from four bonus features. The xWays feature adds up to 4 regular symbols to the reels. xWays symbols land on the three central reels to transform into one of the regular icons and cover 2, 3 or 4 positions. This can increase the number of winning ways, up to 95,760. If you land 2 or more xWays symbols at the same time on the reels, they will all turn into the same standard symbol.
The xSplit Wilds feature is activated by the xSplit Wild symbol appearing on the three last reels only in the main game. Once xSplit Wild hits the reels, it splits the symbol next to it on the left into two. If the feature affects the same icon more than once, it will add a multiplier. When xWays symbols are split, the multiplier doubles on each split.
Keep in mind that on reel 3, you can get single xSplit Wild, 2-stacked xSplit Wilds appear on reel 4, and 3 special icons can hit reel 5. After they perform their duties, xSplit Wilds transform into standard Wilds that can be further split.
Fallout Scatters land on all the reels except for the first one. Landing 3 or 4 of these will earn you 7 or 10 free spins, respectively. This is known as the Bunker Raid Spins feature. Scatter cannot be split by xSplit Wild. Instead, it turns into Super Scatter. If you trigger the feature with Super Scatter, it will turn into the sticky xWays symbol, along with the positions directly below it. If the feature is not activated, Super Scatter turns into an xWays symbol.
New xWays symbols hitting the reels during free games will also go sticky and remain in their positions for the duration of the feature. They will also add +1 free spin to your tally. New xWays symbols will drop to the lowest position that does not contain an xWays symbol and merge with other sticky xWays symbols.
The free spins feature allows you to level up whenever you collect 3 xWays symbols. There are a total of 3 Hoarder levels. Whenever you level up, the symbol of the lowest value will be removed from the grid. If you achieve the maximum level, only 4 symbols will be in play, which will enable you to complete winning combos easier. It is called the Wasteland Free Spins feature.
Nolimit Bonus Feature
The developer has equipped the game with the Nolimit Bonus feature. It is an extra feature you can activate to buy your way into the Bunker Raid Spins feature. There are four options you can choose from, with prices ranging from 95x up to 777x the stake.
Using the extra feature also increases the RTP of the game, from 94.1% to 96.68%. However, the Nolimit Bonus feature is not available in all markets, like the UK, for instance.