Nine to Five Slot Review
Join Nolimit City in the Rat Race of their latest slot Nine to Five, where employee satisfaction is at a record-breaking low. The painstaking reality of corporate culture manifests itself through passive-aggressive emails, signing birthday cards for employees you’ve never met, contributing to their birthday presents, and the expectance to get onto your knees and thank the overlords for being allowed to wear jeans on Fridays.
Get ready to live by those company values that you hate, work unpaid overtime, and work yourself to the bone. You’re here forever, after all.
Nolimit City’s Nine to Five has a unique style that reminds us of Beavis and Butthead, and it’s weirdly uncomfortable in an unexplainable way. At least they’re keeping it unique, as always.
Let’s apply for this job and climb that corporate ladder!
Nine to Five Base Game and Features
Nine to Five is a 5-reel Video Slot with 1,024 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the leftmost reel.
The minimum bet available here is £.€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€280 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.03% and a max win cap of 9,217x.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Manager, followed by Characters with Purple, Blue, and Brown backgrounds. Low-paying symbols fall to the Stapler, Mug, Lunch, and Fax Machine.
Wilds appear on reels 2, 3, 4, and 4, substituting for all High and Low-paying symbols. Wild symbols transform into Green and Red Wilds.
- Green Wild – Is an active Wild with a random Multiplier between x1 and x5.
- Red Wild – Acts as a Dead symbol.
Before you begin spinning, you will have the option to activate the xBet Feature. Choosing to activate this feature will increase your current bet by 10%.
Once active, the last reel will be blocked with increased chances of landing Scatters, and your chances of triggering Middle Management and Ivory Tower Free Spins are increased by more than 2 times.
Special xNudge Wilds can land on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. When an xNudge Wild lands partially in view, it will always nudge to be fully visible. Each nudge increases the Win Multiplier by +x1.
Once a reel is fully covered, it will also nudge an additional 0-9 steps. Multiple xNudge Wilds will multiply each other for a total xNudge Multiplier.
Special xWays symbols will reveal between 2 and 4 symbols of the same kind. If more than one xWays symbol is present, then all xWays symbols will reveal the same symbol type.
Middle Management Free Spins
Landing 3 Scatters on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the base game triggers the Middle Management Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.
During this round, Layoff and Lawsuit symbols are in play, where the Lawsuit symbol will play out before Layoff symbols. Each Layoff symbol that lands will increase the Win Multiplier by +x1, whereas Lawsuit symbols will decrease it by -x1.
The total Multiplier can not drop below x1 or above x9,99. Only at the end of the Free Spins round will the Win Multiplier be applied. Any wins from the base game will not be multiplied.
Landing an Overtime symbol will award an additional +1 Free Spin per symbol. Landing 2 or more Overtime symbols in the same spin will upgrade the Free Spins round to Ivory Tower Free Spins automatically.
Ivory Tower Free Spins
Landing 4 Scatters on reels 2-5 in the base game triggers the Ivory Tower Free Spins round, awarding 12 Free Spins.
During this round, instead of Layoff and Lawsuit symbols, special Tec Layoff and Ctrl+Alt+Delete symbols can land randomly. The Tec Layoff symbol will add a Win Multiplier, and the value of the next Tec Layoff multiplier is Doubled.
The initial value of Multipliers is x1 and cannot exceed x9,999. The Win Multiplier is applied at the end of the Free Spins round, and any wins from the base game will not be multiplied.
The Ctrl+Alt+Delete symbol will divide the value of the next Tec Layoff symbol by 4 (rounded to the nearest integer). Landing an Overtime symbol will award an additional +1 Free Spin per symbol.
Nine to Five Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Nolimit City has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy options as follows.
- 10 Middle Management Free Spins – 75x your bet.
- 12 Ivory Tower Free Spins – 200x your bet.
- God Mode – 1,370x your bet. – *Warning – Volatile* This bonus either pays max win or nothing.
- Lucky Draw – 125x your bet.
- Middle Management – 60%
- Ivory Tower – 40%
Nine to Five: Our Verdict
Nine to Five is another to display that undeniable touch of Nolimit City uniqueness. It could probably be a TV show if not a slot. Imagine if Nolimit City’s creativity were not contained within 5 reels, the results would probably be carnage.
Many of our readers will undoubtedly relate to the themes portrayed by Nine to Five, and you can either approach it with a sense of humour, or feel sick that your work life has now spilled over into your recreation, thanks Nolimit City! They’ve perfectly portrayed a world where ‘kind regards’ means ‘**** you’ and ‘per my last email’ means ‘read it again’, but how does it shape up in terms of gameplay?
As expected, Nine to Five is thoroughly capable, with staple Nolimit Features once again used in an effective way, but we wouldn’t say that Nine to Five stands out as a smash hit, god-tier game from the renowned studio.
In fact, Nine to Five warrants a word of warning for those within Bonus Buy territory. The God Mode buy is absolutely brutal. It’s cheaper than the Tombstone RIP bonus, but it can literally do nothing, It’s either max win or nothing at all. The cost is 1,370x too, so it’s no small purchase.
On the subject of max win, the ceiling here is 9,217x the bet, which isn’t bad, but it’s not one of their highest.
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