Infectious 5 xWays
- Game provider
- Nolimit City
- Infectious 5 xWays
- Feature Buy
- Game type
- Video Slots
- Mobile version
- Grid slot
- Sticky wilds
- Free spins
- Progressive jackpot
- Bonus game
- Random Feature
- Min. bet
- Max. bet
- Maximum win
- Very high
- Last update
- May 7, 2021
Will you be a hero or a villain? Brace for a highly volatile encounter with Havoc, Mind Flayer, Torch, Misery and Toxicity on the slot from Nolimit City. Infectious 5 xWays is taking you into a dystopian future to face the villains on five dynamic reels with wild substitutions, xWays reel expansions and three free spins modes that can lead to wins of up to 55,555 times your bet.
Update: The game will go live as a 2-week exclusive on 17th May 2021. Details to be revealed soon!
Infectious 5 xWays is a video slot with five dynamic reels, four rows and 1,024 ways to win as default. During the gameplay, the format can increase up to a 5×8 size with then 110,592 ways. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols landing on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost. You can face the five villains on desktop, tablet or mobile from 0.20 to 100 credits per spin.
The game has extreme volatility with a default RTP of 96.02% and a hit frequency of roughly 1:3 spins. Beware, some operators will offer the DX1 version with a lower RTP setting of 94.27%. Using the Bonus Buy feature (where allowed) will get you an RTP range between 96.12% – 96.81% depending on what Free Spins mode you decide to purchase.
A blurred view of a metropolis in a dystopian future is opening up when you load the game. Ruled by the five villains – Havoc, Toxicity, Misery, Torch and Mind Flayer – it takes you on a quest to either become a villain too or a superhero. The five protagonists dominate the reels while the mastermind, the Golden Mayhem makes his appearance in the top feature only. A fittingly epic soundtrack adds a dramatic note to the gameplay.
The pay symbols start at the low end with card royals from 10 through to A, awarding 1x to 1.25x your bet. They are followed by the five villains – Havoc, Toxicity, Misery, Torch and Mind Flayer. Hit five across the reels to win 1.5x to 4x your stake. During the Infectious Spins: Mayhem Mode, all villains will turn into the Golden Infectious symbol, which yields 4x your bet for five.
A poison-green ‘W’ is the wild symbol, appearing on the centre reels only and substituting for all regular symbols. Further, a poison canister marked with ‘Bonus’ is the scatter while the xWays symbol will trigger the reel expansion mechanic.
Infectious 5 xWays Slot Features
Game developers always hope that newly introduced reel or pay mechanics will leave a memorable mark on players. The reason is pretty simple. Any success will pave the way to create direct sequels or similar slots with the mechanic, which is exactly what happened on this occasion. Nolimit City debuted their Infectious Ways modifier on East Coast vs West Coast just a few months earlier, receiving a warm welcome in the casino community as it can deliver mega wins at any point in the gameplay.
The success was so remarkable, that Nolimit City made the mechanic the core feature on Infectious 5 xWays, pitting players against a gang of dystopian villains for a hefty top win of up to 55,555 times their bet. Let’s take a closer look at the reel quest to become a super hero.
The base of the Infectious Ways mechanic is the xWays modifier Nolimit City introduced on Punk Rocker in 2019. Any time an xWays symbol lands on any reel, it will increase the number of symbols on the respective reel and thus create more ways to win. Each xWays icon can reveal 2 or 3 matching symbols, basically multiplying your win if they are part of a combo.
Since more than one can land on the same reel, they can increase the height up to a maximum of 8 symbols per reel and create up to 110,592 ways to win in the process for the current spin. A small display in the top right corner will indicate the currently active bet ways.
It can all turn into reel mayhem if you land at least one xWays icon and a wild symbol in the same spin to trigger the Infectious Ways feature. All xWays icons will first reveal 2 or 3 matching symbols before applying the same modification to all other occurrences of the same symbol currently on the reels. In our screenshot above, the xWays icon landed on reel two and revealed 2 Toxicity symbols. The other two in view on reels three and five then copied the effect.
Hitting three or four scatters anywhere on the reels will lead you to a selector screen where you can choose between two modes on each occasion. During both features, the xWays modifier will only reveal the five premiums – Havoc, Toxicity, Misery, Torch and Mind Flayer – for bigger win potential.
- Infectious Spins – Toxic Hazard | Random Wilds: You will get 9 or 10 Free Spins for three and four scatters respectively which cannot be retriggered. On every free spin, 1-5 random wilds are placed on the three centre reels. As such, the Infectious Ways feature is then guaranteed to trigger whenever you land an xWays icon on a free spin. Every scatter appearing awards +1 spin. Collecting a total of 5 scatters including those from the triggering spin will upgrade the round to Mayhem Mode.
- Infectious Spins – Lock N’ Load | Sticky Wilds: You will get 7 or 8 Free Spins for three and four scatters respectively. Every scatter appearing awards +1 spin. Any wild landing will turn sticky with an x1, x2 or x3 multiplier and award +1 spin, whereas one wild is guaranteed to appear on the first free spin. Logically, the Infectious Ways feature will again always trigger whenever you hit an xWays icon. Collecting a total of 5 scatters including those from the triggering spin will upgrade the round to Mayhem Mode.
Collecting five scatters during any of the two standard features or triggering the bonus round outright with five scatters in the base game will upgrade or award the Infectious Ways: Mayhem Mode with all villains turning into the Golden Infectious 5 villain called, well, Mayhem. Whereas an upgrade will transfer the remaining free spins only, a direct trigger will get you 12 Infectious Spins: Toxic Hazard or 10 Infectious Spins: Lock N’ Load.
You can only pick your preferred feature after an organic trigger. Any upgrades will keep the original mode. Mechanics in both are similar to the standard features, however, the Infectious Ways modifier will reveal Mayhem symbols only. The sticky wild option has a bigger win potential but also much higher volatility, so, choose wisely.
Lastly, for those impatient among us, the game offers to use the NoLimit Bonus Shortcut with three options (restricted in some jurisdictions). It allows players to bypass the base game and buy a bonus feature at a fixed price. On Infectious 5 xWays, it will cost you 75x your base bet for a 3-scatter trigger, 140x for a 4-scatter trigger and lastly a rather steep 555x for Infections Spins: Mayhem Mode. The RTP increases to 96.12%, 96.33% and 96.81% respectively.
Infectious 5 xWays is a toned-down version of East Coast vs West Coast, focussing on one mechanic only, which in itself is not a bad idea considering the popularity of the Infectious Ways mechanic. However, it makes the base game somewhat generic because little will be happening without a wild landing together with an xWays symbol. The free spins modes can be potent, although the really big potential is only in the Mayhem Mode, clearly indicated by the fortune it will cost players to buy such a feature.
Infectious 5 xWays – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
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