Infectious 5 slot review
Every other developer out there is pretty much eating NoLimit City’s dust by now. They have created a paradigm shift in the world of online slots, where almost everything not coming from their creative and crafty hands look dated and old-fashioned. Infectious 5 is yet another rock solid release, where their East Coast vs West Coast innovation - Infectious xWays - is taken to a whole new level of excitement.
The game plays out in an industrial toxic environment, where the 5 superheroes - Mind Flayer, Torch, Misery, Toxicity and Havoc - do their best to save the day. The use of Harvey Dent’s famous words: “You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain” sets the stage for the highly volatile action you’re in for here. NoLimit City has almost become a superhero in their own right, and Infectious 5 xWays certainly lives up to their solid reputation.
Infectious 5 xWays Slot - Reels Screen
Infectious 5 xWays Features
The bold yellow ‘W’ is the regular wild symbol, and it steps in for all pay symbols to help you complete winning combos. When you land the xWays mystery symbols, they turn into 2 or 3 instances of the same randomly chosen symbol. This increases the number of win ways, and you can go as high as 110,592 ways in this game.
When you land an xWays symbol at the same time as a wild, you trigger the Infectious xWays feature. The xWays symbols will do their usual thing, but once the random symbol has been chosen, all other instances of the same type are infected. This simply means that they mimic the xWays symbol, and split into 2 or 3 matching symbols.
The Bonus Round is triggered when you land 3 or 4 scatters on the same spin, and you get to choose between 2 options:
- Toxic Hazard (high volatility) - awards 9 or 10 free spins (called infectious spins), where you get 1 to 5 wilds randomly placed on the 3 middle reels per spin. This triggers the infectious xWays feature every time xWays symbols land.
- Lock n' Load (extreme volatility) - awards 7 or 8 infectious spins, and all wilds that land become sticky for the duration of the feature, while also giving you +1 extra spin. Again, this guarantees infectious xWays when they land, and wilds may also come with x2 or x3 multipliers.
You can trigger a super version of the 2 bonus rounds by landing 5 scatters on a base game spin. You can also collect 5 scatters in total from a regular bonus round to get to these 2 enhanced ‘Mayhem mode’ features. The Toxic Hazard Mayhem feature comes with 12 free spins, while the Lock n’ Load Mayhem version comes with 10 free spins.
Instead of 5 different infectious 5 superhero symbols, you get only 1 golden premium symbol in the Mayhem bonus rounds. Whenever the infectious xWays symbols land, they always reveal the golden high-value symbol. This greatly increases your chances for bigger wins, as the golden symbol pays the same as the top tier Mind Flayer superhero symbol (4x your stake for 5 on a payline).
Per usual for NoLimit City, you get the option to buy the bonus rounds. This bonus buy feature might not be available in all jurisdictions, and it’s definitely not an option for UK players. Here is what’s on offer:
- Toxic Hazard (9 spins) or Lock n’ Load (7 spins) costs 75x your stake (96.12 % RTP, max bet £100).
- Toxic Hazard (10 spins) or Lock n’ Load (8 spins) costs 140x your stake (96.33 % RTP, max bet £60).
- Toxic Hazard Mayhem (12 spins) or Lock n’ Load Mayhem (10 spins) costs 555x your stake (96.81 % RTP, max bet £18).
The 200 Spins Infectious 5 xWays Experience
Whenever a new NoLimit City slot drops down on our proverbial desk to be reviewed, we know we’re in for a special treat. It’s like this developer is completely incapable of anything but greatness. Needless to say, we had a very good time testing Infectious 5, and you can see all the highlights from our session by hitting the play button.
The innovative Infectious xWays feature from East Coast vs West Coast is allowed to take center stage in Infectious 5, and man does this feature shine when given its chance in the spotlight. Combined with random wilds or sticky multiplier wilds, things can escalate into insane payouts before you know it. The 55,555x potential has been significantly boosted also, and another good thing about this developer is their proven track-record of big wins and cracked potentials.
We see a lot of high max win numbers being thrown around all the time, but they usually come about once in at least 1 billion spins during testing. Not so with Infectious 5 xWays, as “only” 28 million spins was required to crack the big one on average. The superhero theme could perhaps have done with a little more backstory flesh on the bone, and low risk/reward casual punters should stay far away from this one.
- Wilds generate infectious xWays
- xWays create up to 110,592 win ways
- 2 bonus round options
- 2 enhanced bonus round options
- Win up to 55,555x your stake
- Beware of customizable RTP ranges
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Bushido Ways xNudge - is part of NoLimit’s extreme volatility series, and it comes with their classic xNudge multiplier wild on the middle reel. You can win up to 30,000x your stake in the 2 bonus rounds, and you’ll see plenty of wild action here.
4Squad - is a pretty entertaining superhero slot from Red Tiger, and the medium volatility makes it a good alternative for casual punters. You’ll benefit from 4 superhero modifiers, and these combine forces in the bonus round.