Nolimit City's recent launch may be one of those titles that rings a bell in your head, but you're unsure why. San Quentin xWays slot game is based on the California's state prison, San Quentin, which has also been featured in many films. 

Launched January 17th 2021, the online slot is considered highly volatile and comes with a chance for players to win up to a whooping 150,000x their bet placed. Making use of the xWays mechanics system, San Quentin is playable from €0.20 up to the maximum stake of €32 and comes with 243 xWays. 

Home to some of the top criminals in America, the slot is set on a 5x3 reel set and comes with an RTP of 96.03%. To make the trip to the prison a more enjoyable experience, Nolimit City added a Bonus Buy feature into the game. 


Usually a trip to prison is no bonus in life, however, San Quentin has several bonus features which are rather enticing. 

Free Spins

To activate the Lockdown Spins, 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols must land on the reels. 

Before the lockdown spins begin a special multiplier symbol will be applied and the number of spins awarded will be determined.

The reels in which the triggering bonus symbols landed will respin displaying an inmate/mystery symbol. Depending on how many inmates appear on the reels will determine how many multipliers will be added to random symbols. 

Inmate mystery symbols can reveal;

  • One of the top 5 paying symbols
  • Jumping Wilds

Jumping Wilds have the ability to jump a regular reel position per one spin, and no more than 3 Jumpin WIlds can be present on the reels at one time. Landing a Wild on the reels while the Razor Split Enhancer is active will double the multiplier up to a maximum of 512x the bet placed. 

Psycho Manhunt 

Just like any psycho the bounty on their head is usually a large one. In San Quentin xWays when the total win exceeds 150,000x the base bet, the lockdown spins will come to a halt and the Psycho Manhunt will award 150,000x the bet placed. 

This is the highest paying feature in the slot game and is where you can see some mega wins. 

Bonus Buy Feature

Nolimit City added a Bonus buy feature, which allows players to simply skip straight to the bonus feature without the hard grafting. 

To buy the feature you need to select the yellow star to the left of the reels. Players will have 2 options to select from; 

  • 3 bonus symbols 
  • 4 bonus symbols

Depending on your bet placed and the option you select the bonus buy feature is available from a minimum of €20 up to the maximum purchase cost of €12,800.

Our Thoughts on San Quentin xWays

Nolimit City gets top marks when it comes to San Quentin slot game. From the theme, to the design and the generous bonus features, they really did hit the nail on the head. 

Although the base game isn't the most thrilling compared to other slot games, the special features is where the magic happens. The chance of winning up to a staggering 150,000x is rather enticing, I have to admit. 

With that said, if you get bored of the base game, Nolimit City did add that lovely little bonus buy feature to skip straight to the Lockdown spins. It is important to remember that the purchase cost is determined by your bet set and never purchase a feature if you can not afford it. 

Over all, San Quentin is a pleasant slot game to play and is worth checking out.