By pretty much every metric 2020 was a fantastic year for developer Nolimit City. The studio kept up a busy production schedule while avoiding flooding casino shelves with much, if any, filler. Nestled amongst the bunch were several releases which stuck out like sore thumbs. Deadwood, Book of Shadows, and Punk Rocker especially, were games players flocked to in droves. Deadwood, in particular, ended up as the number 2 slot in 2020 Bigwinboard Awards, narrowly missing out to eventual winner Money Train 2.
In this clip we get 10 of the biggest Nolimit City wins of 2020. Tempting potential is just one ingredient to a successful slot, and one of Deadwood, Book of Shadows, and Punk Rocker‘s key draws. Not only does each game serve up big wins in this clip, but they all do so in style and completely unique ways.
Take Book of Shadows, for example, which makes up the bulk of the clips. Players are well aware of what expanding pay anywhere symbols can do, having shown up in countless ‘book of’ slots. Nolimit revs up their ability in Book of Shadows by providing extra Shadow Rows, magnifying potential, and making full screen wins of up to 10,000x a possibility – an occurrence which often features in this clip. In short, Nolimit turned ‘book of’ slots on their head by expanding every technical aspect while driving the action through a very non-Egyptian ‘Witchy’ theme.
Deadwood surprises by only having one entry on the top 10 list, but it is one of the most satisfying to watch. This impressive total is built off the back of a win multiplier that reaches a whopping x26 brought about by a stack of xNudge wilds. It’s not just the features providing thrills either – Deadwood is arguable the most atmospheric slot of the three due to Nolimit’s fantastic use of the Western theme. Visuals are spot on, yet it’s the brilliant soundtrack which ensures Deadwood‘s legendary status. Deadwood is a real testament to Nolimit’s design skills, since few have done the Western thing as well.
Lastly comes Punk Rocker, raising a middle finger to the establishment as it blasts out power chords on a beat-up old badly tuned guitar. Punk Rocker enthusiastically embraced the 70s/80s punk ethos, offering all manner of expanding reels, rows, and pay ways. It also introduced a bunch of jumping skull wilds in free spins, which could cause all sorts of mayhem – as seen here when complemented by a selection of effective modifiers. Like Deadwood, Punk Rocker was a roaring amalgamation of sights, sounds, features, and attitude.
These three slots are great examples of the breadth of talent Nolimit City displayed throughout the year. One was a hyper sequel to an already great game, the next a wholly original slot brimming with attitude, the third, essentially a ‘book of’ slot, yet one which did things never seen before in this genre.
So what’s next for Nolimit? Kick back, take it easy, count their accolades and bask in critical glory? Quite the opposite. The team has dropped a few tantalising hints of a menace, lurking in the form of San Quentin. Boasting some of the biggest non-jackpot potential ever seen, coupled with brutal gameplay, and bonus buy options that are in the words of Nolimit’ staggering’, San Quentin is one of those ‘seeing is believing’ slots which looks set to change the iGaming landscape. Big words, but if San Quentin is anything close to what it is rumoured to be, then Nolimit are definitely taking things next level in 2021. After what they’ve done so far, as evidenced by wins in this clip, that is quite a prospect.