Nitropolis is one of those slots which could have easily died on the drawing board if the wrong suit had been in the room while the team was spit balling ideas. Matching the peculiar theme are several game elements which are completely over the top. The most eye-popping is the chance of activating 85 million+ ways to win. Impossible, you say? Not for this Bigwinboard player who managed to achieve it in a juiced-up batch of free spins resulting in a rather tidy win indeed.
If you haven’t played Nitropolis yet, the game is set in a weird post-apocalyptic world run by animals. Specifically, four clans called the Gritty Kitties, the Dirty Dawgs, the Rouge Rats, and the Pug Thugs. These clans are hell-bent on laying their paws on Nitro to fuel their cars. All of these details mean Nitropolis is utterly bonkers, but somehow ELK Studios has made it work like a charm.
Going for the deep left-field approach can be tricky. There’s always a danger too much wackiness ends up being unappealing. ELK avoids aversion by designing some fabulous audio/visual elements to enhance the gameplay – the music especially. An energetic Britpop/punk track drives the mood during the bonus game like a shot of Nitro the little creatures are after.
To win free spins, you need to land three or more of the bonus symbols anywhere on the reels. In this clip, the player gets four, kicking off the mayhem with 15 free spins. A retrigger part way through is immensely helpful, adding another 10 spins to prolong the action.
What makes Nitropolis’ bonus game hectic are Nitro Reels. Nitro Reels are sticky for the full duration of the feature, and each one covers two positions while holding up to 12 instances of the same pay symbol. Adding another twist, one regular pay symbol is picked to be a scatter at the start of each free spins trigger, paying from anywhere when they land.
As you can imagine, piling up sticky Nitro Reels drastically increases win ways too. On the final spin of the clip, we get to see Nitropolis at full stretch, offering the full 85,155,840 ways to win – using no less than 11 Nitro Reels to do so. Interestingly, that spin wasn’t the most profitable one. The best win occurred 8 spins back when both scatter symbols (Ace + Gritty Kitty) land alongside a bunch of wilds, in and out of Nitro Reels. When the dust settles, a result of €22,536.80, or 5,634x the stake is awarded – over half of the 10,000x Nitropolis is capable of.
You might think a bazillion win ways paired with a 10k max win is a little lopsided, which is valid. Yet criticism evaporates when you see Nitropolis boil over and do what it was built to do. Sure 85 million ways are complete overkill, but ELK has designed something enjoyably unique, making for a great highlight reel. As ELK says, if the clip inspires you to take on the critter-filled dystopia, don’t forget to choose one of the cute clans to root for.