Overview Of Folsom Prison
The wrong crowd can get you into a lot of trouble, in this case, we just got front row seats to witness the brutal scenes at Folsom Prison. Built in 1880 and home to 93 executions to condemned prisoners, it’s one of the harshest prisons to carry out a sentence in. Cold blooded and tough as nails, you’re gonna need to smuggle in something sharp..
Folsom Prison is a 5 reel slot and has a default reel area that starts out as 2222+ and 16 win ways, but that can quickly expand to its full size of 46664.
Scatters can only appear on the middle two rows and reels 2-5 in the base game, and reel 5 in the Walk The Line Bonus. Landing two Scatters in the base game unlocks the middle two rows on reel 5. If only two Scatters land, they will convert into one of the following: xWays, xSplit, Wild, or Cockroach Nest.
There are 2 Wild symbols in the game: Wild and Cockroach Nest. Wild can land on any except reel 1 and will substitute for any paying symbol.
xSplit symbols may only appear on the central 2 rows on reels 2-5 and will split whatever they come in contact with, doubling the number of ways in the process.
xWays can appear anywhere and will transform into a normal playing symbol. Will also increase the number of win ways.
Full of protein and crunch, cockroaches can go anywhere in Folsom, but their nest will always spawn in the open positions on the 3 middle reels or transformed through the Scatter. They’ll get any locked cell open for you!
Third time’s the charm; landing 3 Scatter symbols in the base game will trigger 8+ Walk the Line Spins. Any Scatter symbols affected by xSplits award +1 spin.
Take a seat, landing 4 Scatter symbols in the base game will trigger 8+ The Chair Spins. Any Scatter symbols affected by xSplits award +1 spin. This bonus is roughly 1 in 68 spins.
At a cost of an extra 20%, the player is guaranteed a Scatter symbol on the second reel by activating the Toast Bet lever. This bonus is roughly 1 in 1500 spins.
Folsom Prison Paytable
The paytable in Folsom Prison is dynamic and changes with your stake so it’s nice and easy to interpret. Starting with the low paying symbols we have the 10’s paying 0.3x per way, J’s pay 0.5x, Q’s pay 0.6x, K’s pay 0.8x and A’s pay 0.9x for a full way of 5.
Now moving on to the premium symbols we have Prisoner 1 on the Black background paying 1x for a full way, Prisoner 2 on the Brown background pays 1.1x, Prisoner 3 on the Blue background pays 1.2x, Prisoner 4 on the Green background pays 1.4x and the top symbol is Prisoner 5 with the tattoo on his forehead and Yellow background who pays 2.5x for a full way.
Final Thoughts On Folsom Prison
Folsom Prison has an RTP of 96.07% and Nolimit City rate the volatility Insane which it is, the max win is also Insane coming in at a ridiculous 75,000x stake. To put that in layman’s terms, that is a 15k win on a 20p/c bet!
Would I play this again? Yes I would, it’s refreshingly simple mechanics, real life adult theme coupled with the usual catchy Nolimit soundtrack make it enjoyable to play and simple to understand at the same time.
As always thanks for reading and if you fancy a trip to somewhere other than San Quentin, this is the game for you.