Karen Maneater

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Game Provider

Nolimit City

Mechanics

xWays, Infectious xWays

Reels

6

Paylines

486 +

RTP

96.00% - 94.09%

Hit Frequency

24.58%

Volatility

High

Jackpot

No

Min Bet

0.10

Max Bet

70

Max Win

11,757x

Release Date

10.05.2021

Karen Maneater Slot Demo Gameplay

Check out what Karen Maneater looks like when you trigger the maximum win in this demo gameplay!

Karen Maneater Slot Review 2022

Karen is on the warpath and nobody is safe in Nolimit City‘s newest slot, Karen Maneater.

Karen was a fearsome character in xWays Hoarder xSplit where chaos and disorder descended upon a dystopian world riddled with good for nothing hoarders. Presumably few survived the famine of Toilet paper which was unapologetically stockpiled by the likes of Karen, and among those victims were, of course, managers.

Karen is back in her very own slot, and she’s got a Raccoon Gang behind her as she continues her vicious tirade.

If all of the managers fell victim to Karen, then what chance do you stand? Run away or swear fealty to the mighty Karen and her ‘can I speak to your manager’ haircut when Karen arrives in town.

The last slot Karen featured in won in two categories in our Fruity Slots 2021 awards…

Did Karen complain so furiously that we had to give xWays Hoarders xSplit 2 awards? and is Karen Maneater a future 2022 winner?

Keep an eye out for our full review and see what you think.

Karen Vows Revenge

Karen Maneater: The Base Game and Features

Karen Maneater is a 6 reel slot with 486+ ways to win.

The betting options available to players in this one range from as little as £/€0.10 per spin, and as high as £/€70 per spin. The highest paying symbols in Karen Maneater are the Survivor Symbols with Karen taking the top spot, followed by the low paying symbols, which are presented by an AK47, A battery, a Syringe, a Beer and Toilet Paper.

To form a win in Karen Maneater you’ll need to connect at least 3 of any symbol from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel. Wins across on their own aren’t anything to shout about, but in classic Nolimit City style, there are more than a few surprises in store which exponentially increases the potential.

Karen Maneater Base Game

Karen Maneater xWays and Infectious xWays

Nolimit City’s trademarked ‘x’ features are infamous for good reason, and making their return this time is xWays and Infectious xWays.

xWays symbols may land on the middle 4 reels, and they’re transformed into a regular paying symbol. This xWays symbol always reveals a symbol which is 2-4 in size, which in turn, increases the win ways.

Infectious xWays symbols may land only on the first reel. The infectious xWays symbol reveals a symbol which is 2-7 in size before affecting all occurrences of the same revealed symbol in the same way.

Karen Maneater xWays

Karen Maneater xBet – Enhanced Bet Mode

The xBet option included within Karen Maneater is similar to those seen in Tombstone RIP.

In Karen Maneater, the xBet option increases the Base Bet by +30% which increases your chance to trigger the Bonus Meal because of the guaranteed Scatter Symbol on the second reel.

Karen Maneater – Infectious Wild

Infectious Wild symbols are Wild that can land on the last reel and nudge to the bottom position. Each nudge increases the Wild Multiplier by +1.

The final Wild Multiplier is also added to each and every symbol on the last reel. If one of the symbols on the last reel happens to have an Infectious xWays multiplier, then the value of the Infectious Wild multiplies the Infectious xWays multiplier.

Karen Maneater Free Spins Bonus Meal

Karen is starving for that Bonus Meal, and you will be too.

Land 3 Raccoon Scatter Symbols to activate the Value Bonus Meal, which includes 7 Free Spins with 3 Sticky xWays, and landing 4 Raccoon Scatter symbols will activate the Deluxe Bonus Meal, which includes 10 Free Spins with 4 Sticky xWays.

For both features, the Scatter positions will leave an xWays symbol which persists for the remainder of Free Spins.

The xWays symbols reveal size will start at a default size of 2, and then increase with every winning spin by +1 up to a maximum of 42.

If infectious Wilds land on the last reel then it will behave in the same way that it does in the Base Game. Additional Free Spins and xWays reveal sizes increases with the same value as the Wild Multiplier during the trigger or inside the Bonus Meal Feature.

If you only landed 3 Scatters which gives you the value bonus meal, then you may upgrade to the Deluxe Bonus meal by landing a Scatter symbol on the middle reels. +3 Spins are awarded and the scatter transforms into a Sticky xWays symbol.

Karen Maneater Free Spins

Karen Maneater Bonus Buy

If you’re outside of the UK then you can utilise a Bonus Buy feature in Karen Maneater.

  • Value Bonus Meal – 100x your bet
  • Deluxe Bonus Meal – 500x your bet
  • Random Choice – Value Bonus Meal with Infectious Wild or Deluxe Meal with Infectious Wild – 542x your bet

The RTP will vary depending on which option is chosen.

  • Value Bonus Meal – 96.40%
  • Deluxe Bonus Meal – 96.47%
  • Random Choice – 96.61%

Karen Maneater – The Last Supper

The maximum potential of Karen Maneater just exceeds that of xWays Hoarder xSplit with the capability to reach up to 11,757x.

If your total win exceeds this amount, then the game round ends and you’ll be presented with one of Nolimit City’s infamous maximum win screens.

In this instance, The maximum win screen portrays the world’s greatest antagonist in a holy light, as she controversially sits among her disciples (The Raccoons) for The Last Supper.

It’s been said that this portrayal didn’t sit well amongst the holy…so Karen just spoke to their manager and they were no more.

Karen Maneater Our Verdict

We would never speak ill of Karen lest we incur her mighty wrath, but we would never lie either.

In our opinion, Karen Maneater is no xWays Hoarder xSplit. It shares much with it in terms of lore, and it even exceeds it in terms of potential (just)…but we’re just too attached to the brilliance of xWays Hoarder xSplit. Us saying so isn’t a swipe at Karen Maneater, but rather a testament to just how good xWays Hoarder xSplit is.

Though, perhaps it’s best to look at Nolimit City titles as an individual inventions, rather than in relation to another game?

Nolimit City rarely does a true follow up to a slot, even if it might seem like it. They prefer each and every one of their titles to be true Nolimit City masterpieces in their own right, so Karen Maneater shares little with Hoarder other than the universe they’re set in.

This is something we appreciate about Nolimit City. You never quite know what you’re getting, even if it is related to another one of their slots. Their innovation seemingly knows no bounds, and while we don’t think Karen Maneater is their best to date, it’s certainly in line with the kind of quality that we’ve come to expect from them.

xWays and Infectious xWays have long since proved themselves as incredible features, and their versatility in whichever game they feature in continues to amaze us. Of course, Free Spins, or the ‘Bonus Meal’, is where all the real action hides.

Both the Value Meal and the Deluxe Bonus Meal proved exciting when we tested the game ourselves with regular big wins and some very anticipating moments, and the Infectious Wild added another exhilarating element to an already compelling game.

Overall, we’re not sure if Karen Maneater will become a fan favourite, but it’s certainly another proud addition to the Nolimit City catalogue which continues to stun players everywhere.

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