Infectious 5 by Nolimit City released on 08.06.2021 is a 5-reel & 8-row online slot with 1024 - 110592 xWays and a 96.02% RTP. The maximum win potential playing this slot is 55555x the stake. Infectious 5 can be played on all devices from €0.20 to €50 per spin and is considered a high volatility game.

  • Win up to 55,555x
  • 2 Types of Infectious Free Spins
  • Up to 110,995 ways to win

Nolimit City are back with yet another high octane, highly volatile beast of a slot with Infectious 5 xWays. Using their patented reel-expanding xWays and Infectious xWays features, they have created a monster of a slot with enormous potential. Set in a post-apocalyptic industrial hellscape, the protagonists are a bunch of Superhero types, (the titular ‘Infectious 5’) although perhaps ‘Antiheroes’ would be a better term for a cast of characters with the names, Mind Flayer, Torch, Misery, Toxicity, and Havoc.

This slot uses a 5x4, 1,024 ways to win mechanic, capable of reaching 110,995 ways using the maximum xWays.

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How to win big in Infectious 5 xWays – Infectious Spins

Landing 3 or 4 scatters triggers a choice of Infectious Spins, Infectious Spins: Toxic Hazard or Infectious Spins: Lock and Load. Both free spins features (as well as the base game) use Nolimit’s xWays and Infectious xWays reel modifying features so it’s worth describing them first for anyone yet to experience them.

  • xWays: An xWays symbol changes randomly into one of the game’s main symbols. Furthermore, it expands the reels height by transforming the single symbol into 2 or 3 of that symbol (effectively making it a 2x or 3x win multiplier).

  • Infectious xWays: An Infectious xWays symbol initially works in the same way as a regular xWays symbol. However, it also turns all other examples of the chosen xWays symbol on the board into an xWays symbol of the same height. In this game, an Infectious xWays symbol occurs when an xWays symbol lands on the same reel as a wild symbol.

Toxic Hazard Spins

[add infectious toxic hazard free spins pic] 3 or 4 scatters triggers 9 or 10 Toxic Hazard spins. During Toxic Hazard spins, 1-5 wilds land randomly across reels 2, 3, and 4 on each spin. Also, Infectious xWays are guaranteed whenever an xWays symbol lands. During this feature Infectious xWays symbols will always be one of the top paying ‘Infectious 5’ symbols.

Lock ‘n Load Spins

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3 or 4 scatters triggers 7 or 8 Lock ‘n Load spins. During Lock ‘n Load spins wilds land at random on reels 2, 3, and 4 and lock in place. These sticky wilds come with a multiplier of 1x, 2x, or 3x. Unlike Toxic Hazard Spins, new wilds are not guaranteed each spin although at least one wild is guaranteed to the first spin. In this feature, each new sticky wild also adds one more free spins. As with Toxic Hazard spins, Infectious xWays symbols will always be one of the top paying ‘Infectious 5’ symbols and an xWays symbol guarantees Infectious xWays.

Mayhem Mode

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Mayhem Mode for both Toxic Hazard and Lock ‘n Load spins is activated by landing 5 scatters. Mayhem Mode can be activated on an initial base game spin, or whilst playing free spins. Whilst playing free spins 1 or 2 scatters must land (depending on whether you triggered free spins with 3 or 4 scatters) to fill the meter to the right of the board to 5.

Mayhem Mode awards 12 Infectious Spins for Toxic Hazard, or 10 Infectious Spins for Lock ‘n Load. During Mayhem Mode, all the Infectious 5 symbols become the same Golden Infectious 5 symbol, meaning that full line wins are much more frequent. Furthermore, all Infectious xWays symbols become the Golden Infectious symbol.

Special Features

  • Up to 110,995 ways to win
  • Nolimit Bonus

Although the standard reel set is 5x4 with a maximum 1,024 ways to win using the adjacent wins mechanic, it is possible to reach 110,995 ways to win via the Infectious xWays feature. During the base game, Infectious xWays can apply to all regular symbols, not just the Infectious 5. The Nolimit Bonus is Nolimit City’s Bonus Buy feature. Although not available in all jurisdictions, the Nolimit Bonus allows players to bypass regular gameplay and buy straight into the Infectious Spins feature.

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It is possible to buy into all Toxic Hazard and Lock ‘n Load regular Infectious spins at 2 levels. Pay 75x the bet size for 9 Toxic Hazard or 7 Lock ‘n Load spins. Pay 140x the bet size for 10 Toxic Hazard or 8 Lock ‘n Load spins. Or, if you’re feeling very brave, pay 555x the bet size for 12 Toxic Hazard or 10 Lock ‘n Load spins in Mayhem Mode.

Look and Feel of Infectious 5 xWays

As ever with Nolimit City, they have produced an awesome looking slot with Infectious 5 xWays. It has an authentic dark, edgy comic book feel. The industrial setting comprises steel, chains, pipes, and machinery in a brutal, smoggy atmosphere. The superhero ‘Infectious 5’ inject a little colour into proceedings although each delivers more than a hint of menace about them. The soundtrack is equally ominous and relentless, and perfect for this slot.

10-A represent the low value symbols with the aforementioned Infectious 5 as the highs. The sinister, egg-headed Mind Flayer is the most valuable regular symbol, with a full row of adjacent symbols awarding 4x the bet size. The special symbol Mayhem also delivers a 4x win for the same combo. See below for the entire paytable.

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Nolimit City have barely made a mis-step in the past couple of years, delivering quality slot after quality slot – and Infectious 5 xWays is no different. This slot delivers on all fronts with some great artwork, a banging soundtrack, superb characters, great playability, and huge potential. However, it also comes with huge volatility, so be prepared to risk your bankroll for the thrill of the grind.

The only area of the game I wasn’t so sure about was the bonus buy, or more specifically, the vast difference in cost between the two regular options. You will pay 75x your bet size for 9 Toxic Hazard or 7 Lock ‘n Load spins, or a whopping 140x your bet size for 10 Toxic Hazard or 8 Lock ‘n Load spins. Sure, if you hit enough multiplier wilds then each spin will be huge, and it may be worth it. However, in my opinion, that doesn’t happen enough to warrant the almost doubling in cost. This is only a minor gripe, however, in what is otherwise a superb addition to an already superb catalogue of games from Nolimit City.

Disclaimer: the game’s RTP and min/max bet may vary depending on operator and jurisdiction. Use our data as a pointer, but always make sure you check the real RTP by locating the help file directly in the game itself once loaded.