bet365’s apocalyptic nightmare clinches Slot of the Week

It’s the end of the world as we know it and bet365 has guided SlotBeats through the apocalypse to claim the latest Slot of the Week award for the operator’s new proprietary title, Apocalypse Riders X

Using mechanics developed by Nolimit City, bet365’s latest slot showcases a five-reel matrix with a 2-3-4-3-2 row set-up, offering up to 1,680-ways to win. While players can play to win a maximum prize of x20,000, the game offers an RTP of 95.53 per cent.

Marie Deane, Games Software Production Manager at bet365, announced: “We’ve had great success with Mercenary X and Apocalypse Returns Infectious X, our first two titles using Nolimit City’s licensed and multi-award-winning xWays, xNudge and xSplit mechanics.

“Now we are very pleased to introduce xBomb as part of our newest launch, Apocalypse Riders X. Four deadly horsemen warrant four deadly features which we have balanced in such a way as to offer a feature hit frequency within four spins whilst maintaining the potential players would expect of any Nolimit City game”

Low value symbols are represented by mystical horses, with colour variants of purple, blue, red and gold. Meanwhile, deadly horsemen symbols of purple, blue, red and gold depict the high value symbols, offering between x0.5 and x7.5 the player’s chosen stake.

Scatter stamps can appear on reels two and four, triggering 10 atonement spins if three land on the same spin. If three scatters appear alongside a special xSplit symbol, then 10 last judgement spins will be awarded. 

In addition, wild text symbols are available on reels two, four and five, substituting for all symbols other than the special x symbols and the stamp scatters. 

Four x symbols are included in this title, with xNudge symbols dropping in on the middle third reel. These symbols act as nudging wilds, nudging to fill full reels when they appear only slightly on the board. 

Each cell the nudging wild moves over to fill the reel will increase a multiplier on the symbol by a value of one. This multiplier will be applied to any wins that the xNudge symbols then contribute to. 

Furthermore, xWays symbols can appear on reels one and four, revealing between two and four standard paytable symbols in its place to increase the number of ways to win for that spin. 

Appearing only on reel five, xSplit symbols are available. These symbols will randomly modify between one and four of the first four reels, splitting random standard paytable symbols on those reels into two. 

Moreover, xBomb symbols can land on the second reel, removing all non-winning, non-bonus symbols from the reels. This causes all remaining symbols to drop to the bottom of the board before new symbols drop in to increase the win potential. 

When multiple x symbols appear on the same spin, the features will be processed in the following order; xNudge, xWays, xSplit and xBomb. 

In the atonement free spins feature, players are given 10 spins while a progressive, persistent multiplier remains active for the entirety of the game mode. This multiplier increases by one with each xBomb feature that occurs during the bonus game mode. 

Alternatively, the last judgement free spins feature, triggered by landing an xSplit symbol on the same spin as three scatters, the multiplier will increase not only with xBomb features, but when xSplit symbols drop into play as well. 

When the xSplit symbol appears in this feature, the multiplier will be increased by the number of reels that the xSplit symbol enhances. For example, if the xSplit symbol impacts two reels then the multiplier will increase by two.