With so much attention on Nolimit City‘s mind-bending slot San Quentin xWays, it was only a matter of time until someone cracked its full potential. It came close not long ago when a player bagged a win equal to 149,631 times the base bet. Now, Bigwinboard community member, ‘lokoman‘ has gone one better by pulling off the dream scenario, hitting the full 150k ceiling in this blistering clip.
Aside from phenomenal potential, San Quentin xWays’ other claim to infamy is its eye-watering bonus buy feature. As in the previous 149k clip, this mega win occurred during the 2,000x buy option. It doesn’t take long to work out that off a 60c base bet, we’re talking about a cost of $1,200. For this significant chunk of change, 5 bonus symbols trigger the Lockdown Spins bonus game.
Each of the three bonus game levels is governed by different volatility and ascending reward possibilities – 5 scatters increase the chance of winning big in a couple of ways. One reason is you get the full 3 jumping wilds leaping across reels between spins. Not only do jumping wilds replace symbols, but they can also acquire progressive symbol multipliers as well. 5 scatters also add a higher multiplier to the randomly selected premium symbol – a boon, yet not often as instrumental in producing the best results as jumping wilds. However, the two features combined work like French fries and a milkshake.
When play moves underground from the prison yard, 14 Lockdown Spins are awarded, and the bonus commences. The first few spins start slowly but steadily, or as lokoman writes, ‘it started like the usual crap.’ All the while, though, jumping wilds are quietly increasing their multiplier values in the process.
There’s a taste of things to come on the 7th spin when two of the premiums and the bog roll symbols connect with jumping wilds across the reels for a solid win. Hold your hats for spin number 12, though, as that’s where San Quentin xWays goes berserk. Displaying x16 symbol multipliers on all jumping wilds, the game lights up a hit worth over 120,000x the base bet value. One more spin is all it takes before San Quentin shuts down the bonus round and shifts to the Psycho Manhunt feature to celebrate smashing the win cap.
In cash value, the total payout equates to $90,000, very likely leading to a few restless nights before the money clears. While San Quentin xWays has proven itself capable of producing astronomical numbers, keep in mind it is a monster – lokoman himself has warned not to take the game lightly.
San Quentin xWays has also fuelled the debate over whether final win figures should be based on the regular bet value or against the cost of the bonus buy. Whichever calculation method you favour, a win like this definitely qualifies as ‘F**k you money’ as Beefy Dick would say as he’s fanning out wads of cash during a big count up.