Overview Of Serial
There’s a killer on the loose. Not just any killer. This is the slot about the brutal ‘Bodycam Butcher’. He has no fear – he IS fear. His thirst for blood grows stronger every night, and mercy is not in his vocabulary. Forget sleeping with one eye open – you’re going to need your full wits about you to to survive the disgusting world of SERIAL!
Serial has 5 reels with a 3-3-3-3-3 setup and starts with 243 ways to win but that can increase with various reel modifiers to a maximum of 5-7-7-7-5 and 8,575 ways to win.
When landing a re-spin, two Enhancer Cells open up and will land one of the following symbols:
xWays – Reveals 2-4 symbols of the same kind. It can reveal any paying symbol. If more than one xWays symbol lands, then all xWays symbols will reveal the symbol.
xNudge Wild – A stacked Wild symbol that will always nudge to fully visible. Each nudge increases its multiplier by 1.
Wild – The regular Wild symbol.
Character symbols – Any of the higher paying symbols may land in the Enhancer Cells.
All winning symbols will stick on the reels and award a re-spin to further increase the win. Every re-spin that improves the win will award an additional re-spin. For each re-spin, the top and bottom enhancer cells open up from left to right – one reel at a time.
xSplit Wild is a 2x Wild, which can only land on the last reel. It splits all symbols in the same row into two symbols.
xSplit Wild can split Scatter Symbols, which will double the number of Bonus
spins that the Scatter symbols hold.
xSplit Wild can split xNudge and xWays symbols, which doubles the
multiplier of the xNudge Symbol and doubles the size of the xWays symbols.
xNudge Wilds only appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 and nudge to fill the reel with a multiplier that increases on each nudge by 1x, the same as in Das xBoot.
xWays can only appear in Enhancer Cells or be transformed from a Scatter. xWays symbols will transform into a normal paying symbol. It will reveal 2-4 symbols of the same kind and increase the number of win ways.
Infectious xWays: The revealed Ways symbol will infect all of the other same normal sized symbols on the 3-3-3-3-3 reel area to expand to the same size, a feature seen before in East Coast vs West Coast.
At a cost of an extra 20%, the player is guaranteed a Scatter symbol on the second reel. The pay out for each symbol is not affected. Bizzarely the RTP is slightly lower using this feature, only by 0.3% but it’s still worth mentioning!
Landing 3 Scatter symbols trigger The Search. The spin count is the sum of the numbers carried by the Scatters. Extra Enhancer cells on reels 2,3 and 4 open up making the reel area 3-5-5-5-3. Landing the xSplit Symbol activates ‘The Kill’ spins and awards +2 spins.
Landing 3 Scatters and 1 xSplit Symbol will trigger The Kill. Apart from The Search features, the xSplit symbol will remain a jumping Wild on reel 5 during The Kill.
The paytable in Serial is dynamic and changes with your stake so it’s nice and easy to interpret. Starting with the low paying symbols we have the Hat paying 0.50x stake for a full way, the Shovel pays 0.60x, the Gloves pay 0.70x, the Chain pays 0.80x and the Tool pays 0.90x.
Moving onto the premium symbols we have the Skeleton paying 1x for a full way, the Lady pays 1.50x, the Surgeon pays 2.50x, the Police Officer pays 3x and the top symbol of the Bodycam Butcher pays 5x respectively.
Final Thoughts On Serial
Serial has an RTP of 96.07% and a slightly lower RTP of 96.04% if you have the Xbet activated. The maximum win begins at 18,700x stake in the base game or feature and then transports you to the xBizzare feature where you have a 50/50 chance to win 18,700x or 0x on top of your existing win with a picking bonus, there are 3 levels to this which can take you to a jaw dropping 74,800x stake should you pick the correct selections all 3 times.
Serial is like a mix of Silence Of The Lambs, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with a sprinkling of Ed Gein and as always is executed perfectly by the team at Nolimit City. The new xBizzare feature is also a very original idea and of course an exciting prospect as a player. Imagine winning the max win, only to have 3 more chances to increase it by 18,700x stake each time!
To sum Serial up I would say this is Nolimit City at there best and for fans of the existing portfolio this is a slot you don’t want to sleep on!
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