xWaysIn xWays, the symbols can only land on special rows and instantly transform into normal-paying symbols. Each symbol is split into 2 to 4 of the same kind, increasing the number of winning ways. If more than one xWays symbol appears, they all split into the same symbol and size. Possessed is an excellent example of a slot with the xWays mechanic.


xNudgeA stacked wild symbol will always nudge until it is entirely visible. The Nudge symbol only appears in the three middle reels and each one increases the multiplier by 1. When a part of the Nudge Wild symbol appears on the reels, it will begin to nudge up or down to make its way onto the screen. You can find this feature in the Deadwood R.I.P slot.


xSplitThe xSplit as individual symbols increases winning ways in the base game. Any xSplit symbol in view splits all symbols on its left in two, increasing your chances of winning. The xSplit symbol then turns into a wild, further boosting your winnings. The xSplit feature also converts scatter symbols on its left to Super Scatters, which helps in progressing through the bonus levels. You can try the Loner slot if you’re interested in this game mechanic.


xHoleWhen the xHole symbol lands on the centre of the main reel, it activates the xHole feature. Symbols from the main reel are sucked in and spit out in random positions in clusters of 2 to 8. xHole does not suck sticky wilds or sticky xNudge Wilds in bonus game modes. It will also not suck up Gimp symbols when three of them are present on the reels. This mechanic is best used in Kenneth Must Die.


xRIPIn Nolimit City’s own words, “The dead aren’t mourned here”. The xRip mechanic is triggered by any spin if the total win is less than the base stake. As a result, there is no payout for that round. This game mechanic is used in several Nolimit City slots. The most notable among them is The Border.

Infectious xWays

Infectious xWaysThe Infectious xWays symbol lands on the middle four reels and turns into regular-paying symbols. When that happens, a symbol of 2 to 4 will be revealed, increasing the number of winning ways. Infections xWays symbols only appear in the base game and reveal the same symbol. You can find this feature in the Karen Maneater slot.


xBetThe xBet game mechanics allow players to bet an extra amount per spin to increase their chances of triggering the bonus modes. The way this feature activates may vary from game to game. However, the payout remains unchanged. Tombstone: No Mercy is the most popular slot featuring the xBet mechanic.


xGodThe most powerful feature in the xMechanics lineup, xGOD, is capable of delivering the maximum win in an instant. This feature is available in both the base game and bonus rounds and can operate without the assistance of the other game mechanics. Feel free to check out the Nine To Five slot for this mechanic.


xBombAn xBomb Wild symbol takes the place of all icons on a payline except for bonus symbols. In addition, an activated xBomb Wild will remove adjacent symbols and boost the multiplier by 1 for the next collapse. All xBomb Wilds on the screen will detonate before the next collapse, unless the Wild Mining feature is active. The Fire In The Hole 2 and Das xBoot slots have this mechanic.


xZoneThe xZone symbol applies a 1x multiplier value to every regular-paying symbol and wild adjacent to it. The symbol can appear on the same row but not on the same reel. xZone is a potent multiplier for big-win enthusiasts and can amplify your stake in the Gluttony slot by 32,000x.


xPaysSymbols landing adjacent to the first three reels activate the xPays feature. Non-winning symbols will disappear, triggering new drops that increase the winning potential as they connect. Your total win will be the number of collected symbols multiplied by the value of the symbols. This feature is used in the Monkey’s Gold xWays slot.


xSizeThe xSize symbol can expand certain symbols and features to massively increase the potential for a win. This feature is especially effective when combined with other mechanics, such as xSplit, as it multiplies your winning potential. The popular Misery Mining slot comes with the xSize mechanic.


xMountThe xMount feature is only available in the Little Bighorn slot. The Scalp Wild symbol can only land on the five-symbol high reel. When that happens, all American soldiers turn into regular wild symbols while the Scalp Wild nudges and expands over the entire reel. For each nudge, one American soldier’s head is scalped, increasing the multiplier value by 1x.


xCAPIf your total win exceeds 1,969 times the base bet, the xCap feature triggers. You get a chance to reveal your downfall. Choose from a random multiplier value between 2x, 3x, 5x, 7x, and 10x. The multiplier applies to your base bet win. The round ends when the xCap feature finishes. This feature is currently available in the Rock Bottom slot.


xClusterThe xCluster feature triggers when 2 or more unique symbols appear in the same avalanche. This increases the win multiplier by 1x for each unique symbol cluster, starting from the second cluster. After a winning cluster forms, the symbols are destroyed, allowing new symbols to take their place, which increases your winning chances significantly. This feature can be found in the DJ Psycho slot.


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Mark's journey in the world of gambling is characterized by a fervent passion that extends to all aspects of betting and gaming, with a special affinity for the allure of slots. Mark's particular fascination with slots stems from their dynamic themes, the thrill of the spin, and the artistry behind their design. This interest goes beyond mere playing; it's about understanding the mechanics, appreciating the nuances of different games, and staying informed about the latest trends in slot technology

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