Its formal description is a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation state prison, yet to inmates, it’s known simply as ‘The Arena’. Established in 1852, San Quentin is California’s oldest prison, housing the largest death row in the USA. There are no wonder shivers spread down your spine at the thought of being incarcerated within those high walls. Only the most daring would pass its front gates willingly.
Braving the shanking, the shakedowns, random beatings, and intergang warfare, the fearless developer has chosen this infamous prison to host an upcoming slot, titled San Quentin. Scheduled for release in 2021, details are limited.
San Quentin is shaping up to be one of those games which detonate shockwaves through the industry. Like capping an alpha in the prison hierarchy and causing a power vacuum, things will never be the same again. Backing up all this hyperbole are some mind-boggling numbers. Number one is potential. Nolimit has gone big with this one. Of course, big is a relative term, but few will argue the point in a game offering wins up to a staggering 150,000 times the stake.
To be clear, that isn’t an estimation either. As the only reviewing site in the industry, we were able to get our hands on a video clip of a win hitting this precise figure. During the count up there is mention of a fugitive called Joe Labrador on the loose. No idea who he is, but if you hear he’s busted out, you’re probably on track to a solid payout.
When Nolimit City released Deadwood, people flipped out over the cost of its Shoot Out Free Spins buy option. For good reason too, 750x is a significant chunk of change not to be trifled with. However, what was once the limit of heroism feels tame in comparison to what the studio is planning.
San Quentin prison isn’t for the faint-hearted. It appears this statement applies just as equally to the slot version, which promises to be a monster in every regard. 2020 was a huge year for Nolimit City, and they clearly aren’t resting on their success. This game is further evidence of a studio continually pushing boundaries. San Quentin is definitely one to look out for in 2021 – whether that’s to take on the beast, or leave the soap where it is and run in terror.