The Crypt Slot Review 2023
The Crypt from Nolimit City brings back some of the biggest stars by means of necromancy in a slot where ‘legends never die’.
Legends like Elvis, Amy and Kurt are back, but they’re looking a little worse for wear. Not to disrespect the dead or to name any names, but you could argue that some of them looked rather shabby, even in life. The Crypt’s depiction of some of these characters might be the most dapper they’ve ever looked, in fact.
One day we all make the journey, and those of us who aren’t stars are forgotten by time, eventually. Those who reach the height of stardom are immortalised forever, and to etch their names, faces and legacies in history once more comes a rock’n’roll thrill ride ‘extreme’ volatility.
Only in a Nolimit City slot could stars defy death to make a comeback, and we’re excited for our chance to see them live.
The Crypt Base Game and Features
The Crypt is a 6-reel Video Slot with up to 46,656 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 £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. The Crypt has a theoretical RTP of 96.05% and a max win cap of 27,000x.
In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Dead Legend with the Red background, followed by the Dead Legends with the Brown, Light Green, Dark Green, Blue, and Purple Backgrounds. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten, and Nine.
Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the reels, making room for new symbols to drop down from above via a Cascade.
Before you can begin spinning, you will be given the option to activate the xBet Feature. Choosing to activate this feature will cost 3 times your bet. With this feature active, you are 5 times more likely to trigger Resurrection Spins.
During gameplay, whenever a Wild symbol drops to the bottom of a reel position, it will increase a payout Multiplier for each position it drops, expanding to fill the entire reel it is on.
Combined with xWays, the payout Multiplier can increase up to x6. xNudge Wilds can appear only on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5. Multiple xNudge Wild Multipliers in play will be added together and applied to the total win. xNudge Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Scatters.
Mystery xWays symbols can reveal up to 3 of the same symbols when it lands, expanding on the reel it is currently on. xWays symbols can appear on all 6 reels, up to 6 symbols high.
When this happens, the number of ways to win will expand with it, up to a possible 46,656 ways to win in total. Multiple xWays symbols can land during any one spin.
The Crypt: Resurrection Free Spins
Landing 3 or more Moon Scatters across the reels in the base game triggers the Resurrection Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins. Any additional Scatters after the 3rd will award an extra +3 Free Spins.
Once active, a minimum of 1 xWays symbol is guaranteed for each initial Cascade in the Free Spins round. During Free Spins, every 4th winning Cascade will transform 1 of 5 Dead Legend symbols into Wilds for the rest of Free Spins, awarding an additional +2 Free Spins.
If a win is formed with the Highest-paying Dead Legend symbol, a +x1 Multiplier will be added to that particular symbol. Winning cascades formed with the Highest-paying symbol will not count for turning symbols into Wilds, but only the Multiplier increase.
May the dead rise again! When the max win cap of 27,000x is reached, the Free Spins round will end and the total max win amount is awarded.
The Crypt 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 Resurrection Free Spins – 100x your bet. (RTP 96.21%)
- 13 Resurrection Free Spins – 200x your bet. (RTP 96.21%)
- 16 Resurrection Free Spins – 500x your bet (RTP 96.13%)
- Lucky Draw – 225x your bet. (RTP 96.03%)
The Crypt: Our Verdict
The Crypt is arguably a distasteful piece of work from Nolimit City, but we love it. In a surprising turn of events, we found the Crypt to be similar in some ways to an earlier release, Dragon Tribe.
Dragon Tribe is fairly old, and it was a part of Nolimit City’s history where doom, gloom and controversy weren’t commonplace in their catalogue. Along the way, Nolimit City found a way to live by their own name, making a name for themselves in the process. To draw comparisons between the two games is strange even for us, but there are similarities that can’t be ignored, even if the personalities of the two are polar opposites.
To confirm our suspicions about the relation comes the maximum win, which is 27,000x, making it identical to Dragon Tribe.
Something that makes The Crypt so appealing is the momentum that ramps up as you get going. Turning high-paying symbols into Wilds makes wins more possible, which in turn makes turning more symbols into Wilds more possible. This continues until all high paying symbols are wilds, and the carnage that can ensue is nothing short of exhilarating.
There’s something euphoric about watching symbols exploding everywhere before new symbols drop in and it happens all over again. Throw in multipliers, xWays and xNudge features on top of it, and it turns into an absolute monster.
Overall, The Crypt is yet another thoroughly impressive offering from a provider that rarely misses. The Crypt isn’t one to miss.