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Folsom Prison Slot review

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Folsom Prison slot, developed by NoLimit City, takes players to the second oldest prison in California. It effectively embodies the spirit of the harshest, grimmiest living conditions on Earth with its 'dirty' graphics, claustrophobic layout, and plenty of cockroaches. The theme is not for everyone, but Folsom Prison manages to offer a niche slot gaming experience with incredible rewards.

Betting Options and Bonus Features

This NoLimit City game has a super unique layout: 4x6x6x6x4 rows across 5 reels but many positions are locked. As a result, the game initially only plays on 2 rows and 4 reels. This seems claustrophobic at first, but whenever special symbols (xWays, xSplit, wilds, scatters) land, they open up the closet locked positions.

The slot has a standard RTP of 96.07%, high volatility and a huge max win potential of 75,000x the stakes. Due to the unique layout and features in play, the number of paylines can range from 16 to 46,664. Features like xWays symbols will turn into normal symbols split into 2 or 4, while xSplit symbols divide the whole row into two halves, doubling the number of ways for paying symbols.

Folsom Prison offers 2 bonus rounds: Walk The Line free spins (triggered with 3 scatters) and The Chair free spins (triggered with 4 scatters). If you land only 2 scatter symbols, they will transform into special symbols while also unlocking the middle 2 rows on reel 5. To help with winning the free spins features, the game has a Toast Bet option, which lets players pay 20% more a spin for a guaranteed scatter symbol on the second reel.​

  • Walk The Line: Starts with 8 bonus spins and the center 2x4x4x4x2 rows open. Players are guaranteed a minimum of 1 Cockroach, which will go on a random trajectory, adding 1x multipliers to any symbol it passes and unlocks any locked positions on the way. If 2 Cockroaches occupy the same position at the same step, that position turns to wild. Also, if a Cockroach walks on a Cockroach Nest symbol, it upgrades its multiplier.
  • The Chair: Starts with 8 bonus spins and 4 rows, 5 reels at the center unlocked. This time, players are guaranteed a minimum of 3 Cockroaches.

Roshtein's Take

NoLimit City has always been known as the iGaming boundary pusher and Folsom Prison is a prime example of that mojo. The game not only inherits many of their unique features like xWays and XSplit but it innovates even further with new gimmicks, especially the yucky Cockroaches!

The base game can be a little dead at times, and even Walk The Line is not that crazy of a bonus round. But this is a slot for those who enjoy extreme volatility, because The Chair is a massive, glorious bonus game that can net some mind-blogging wins. It's really hard to get, but trust me when I say, you never would have thought that the sight of cockroaches would make you happy and excited. 

 

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