We Take on the Feature-Packed Roman Army Themed Legion X Slot From NoLimit!
The Legion X slot from No Limit City is a roman war-themed online slot packed with many unique features and mechanics, that as you would expect from NoLimit City, given their track record and previous slots, all interact very nicely with each other.
The theme is based around a devoted and competent Legion that will be doing combat against Barbarians in a gruelling bloody battle. Expect gritty animations and a nice helping of blood splatter and gore if you manage to score some big wins on this machine.
The graphics on offer are sublime, darkly themed, and a unique Death of a Legion Win animation reserved for the maximum win cap of 31,000x stake! There is plenty to look forward to discovering on this machine as you do battle.
No Limit slots can be somewhat confusing given the multitude of x-features. We will break down these components and give you bite-sized chunks of information to help guide you through essential features to look out for whilst playing.
The base game in Legion X takes place on an unusual 2-3-2-3-2 reel set, so during base gameplay, the winning ways are limited to just 72 ways, but thanks to the many special features such as xNudge Wilds, xWays and Infectious Wilds along with an expanding reel set during some bonus round this can increase to a whopping 72k+ ways.
If you have played any of the previous NoLimit City slots, which if you are a fan of high variance machines you definitely should have, then most of these features will be known already.
Legion X seems like it has taken some of the best features and interactions of previous releases, refined them culminating in this visually stunning and engaging slot.
The xNudge Wilds are the main feature present in the base game to help create wins, and these are present on the middle three reels. When these wild symbols land in view, even partially, they will nudge up or down until fully visible on the reel.
The key feature here is that each nudge increases the Wild multiplier by 1x and if several lands in view, then multipliers add to each other for a total Wild multiplier value.
Things get even more insane in the bonus rounds where these values are retained during the free spins, similar to previous slots such as Deadwood and Barbarian Fury.
A couple more special symbols can land on the first and last reels that offer xWays and Infectious Wild, which can further enhance base gameplay. Still, we will thoroughly explain these later as they also form critical mechanics in the bonus rounds.
Primarily you should be looking for the 3 Legion X Scatter symbols landing in view on the middle three reels, which signal the start of the bonus round (shown below).
There are four unique free spins available here, but the most basic Legion Spins version requires just the regular three scatters to trigger.
Whilst the base gameplay is visually appealing, most of Legion X's win potential and excitement is to be found in the free spins bonus rounds, particularly if you manage to trigger a more potent version or upgrade to this during the free spins round!
You can check out a complete run-through of all this slots special features in the gameplay video below.
The Legion X Scatter symbol is present on the middle 3 reels only, with 3 required to land in view for a bonus round trigger.
The three more volatile and rewarding bonus rounds on offer in Legion X require a combination of either the Infectious Wild symbols and xWays symbols to trigger, think of these almost like a 5 Scatter regular slot trigger.
The good news is that bonus rounds can also be upgraded during play too with these symbols!
Legion X Scatter Symbol
Legion X Wild Shield Symbol
The special Wild Shield symbol is only present on the first and last reels, when landing in view this adds the Infectious Wild
symbol into play and will turn all instances of any low paying symbol from the middle reels into Wild symbols.
Landing two of these symbols will further enhance this functionality by turning all low paying symbols in the middle reels into Wild symbols.
Legion X Wild Shield Symbol
The special xWays symbols can only land on the first and last reel. When landing in view this will transform into
another symbol except for Wild or Scatter symbols.
Revealing anywhere from 2-4 symbols of the same kind and by the very nature of this mechanic will increase the number of
xWays and Infectious Wild
When landing an xWays and Infectious Wild, both of these enhanced features will be triggered. As a result, the middle reels will be converted into Infectious xWays and Wilds.
Creating more winning ways and more wild symbols across the middle reels.
Free Spins Rounds
In Legion X, there is four unique free spins round. The basic Legion Spins are triggered in the usual fashion, with additional symbols required on reels 1 and 5 to activate the more rewarding features.
The excellent addition here is that is it possible to upgrade the bonus round during the free spins by landing a combination of symbols on reels 1 and 5.
Legion X Spins
Eight Legion X Free Spins are awarded when landing three Scatter symbols in the middle reels.
The first and the last reel will gain an extra row forming an enlarged 4-3-2-3-4 reel set and increasing the winning ways as a result.
During this bonus, the xNudge Wilds are of particular importance as multiplier values are stored in this feature. The win multiplier in the top right-hand corner is increased by xNudge Wilds reels and this value collected and displayed will remain throughout the entire feature and be applied to all subsequent wins in Legion X spins.
Legion X Equestris Spins
Triggering the bonus round with 3 scatters and two xWays symbols awards ten Legion X Equestris Spins.
During this feature, the same multipliers are in play with the addition that reels 1 and 5 expand to 4 symbols in height, creating an X shape and will be applied on every single spin that's to the two xWays symbols that are present on each spin and were part of the initial bonus trigger.
Legion X Fretensis Spins
Triggering the bonus round with 3 scatters and two Infectious Wilds symbols awards ten Legion X Fretensis Spins.
During this feature, the same multipliers are in play with the addition that Infectious Wilds will be applied on every single spin that's to the Infectious Wilds symbols that triggered the bonus and are added on every spin.
Legion X Gemina Spins
The Holy Grail of all bonus triggers on this machine requires one Infectious Wild Symbol and one xWays symbol along with three scatters and awards ten Legion X Gemina Spins.
During this bonus, you have both the added functionality of xWays and Infectious Wilds, meaning in effect a spreading set of low symbols converting to wild symbols and Infectious xWays on each spin along with the rising multipliers as usual from the xNudge reels.
Upgrading Bonus Rounds
You can upgrade to an enhanced bonus mode during the Legion Spins if you land two of the special symbols - xWays or Infectious Wild - on reels 1 and 5 on the same spin.
This trigger will reset the currently gained multipliers and play out the remainder of the free spins on the enhanced mode that has been awarded.
Maximum Win Cap
The win cap on Legion X 32,000x times the base bet. If you trigger a win of this amount, the game round will end, and you will be rewarded with the Death of a Legion win animation shown above.
The Max Win cap can be achieved in various game features but most likely will be most frequent in an upgraded Legion X Spins bonus round that gets upgraded to a Legion X Gemina Spins round. A natural Legion X Gemina Spins trigger or a bonus buy selecting this feature.
At the time of writing, the current max win achieved after a few days of release is 19270x stake which can be replayed on the Legion X feature replay.
There is a bonus buy option for players in specific countries, allowing you to bypass the base gameplay and head straight into a bonus round. The costs of this are stake based depending on which bonus round you opt to trigger. The expense reflects how volatile and rewarding each bonus feature potentially is.
8 Legion Spins 70x Stake
10 Equestris Spins 300x Stake
10 Fretensis Spins 750x Stake
10 Gemina Spins 1200 Stake
Don't discount the chance to upgrade from Legion Spins during play which serves as a lovely bonus upgrade chance.
The paytable below is based on a €5 bet Size and shows the various wins for Legion X's high paying symbols.
These values do not consider any of the multipliers on offer during play, along with the infectious wilds, xWays and numerous other features which can drastically affect the overall win amounts!
The theoretical maximum win for the Legion X slot is 32,000x bet, with a hit frequency tested of over billions of spins of ~1 in 36M spins. This is a hard-capped win limit that when reached results in the Death of a Legion win animation and the game round ends.
Legion X Slot Review
Legion X Slot Overall Opinions
The Legion X slot from NoLimit City is another superb release from them. Graphically the theme is perfect with a dark, brutal undertone, not as horrific as Mental, banners, blood and an array of awesome win animations. Gameplay-wise, this seems almost like a fusion of their previous releases, with the best bits taken and moulded together into this slot.
Whilst there isn’t anything completely groundbreaking added here, the features do all work well and interact with each other nicely. The ability to upgrade bonus rounds is definitely the stand out feature for us to see occurring!
Volatility wise there is no denying this slot can be brutal, unforgiving and drain your balance quickly if you have a terrible run. These are all features typical of a super high variance slot that can pay huge wins when everything lines up nicely. If you are already a fan on NoLimit slots, then playing this release is a no brainer. It’s on par, if not better than many of their superb slots released this year.
If you are new to the brand to the brand, then approach with extreme caution, test out the bonus buys in demo mode if you have access, or at least play this on small bet sizes. With a bonus hit chance of ~1 in 220 spins, more spins may be required to trigger the bonuses, so play sensible bets and wait it out!
Overall, NoLimit continues to tick multiple boxes with their slots. They aren’t afraid of releasing extraordinarily complex and innovative slots, that push several boundaries. The variance and volatility might be a touch too high for some players, but for those seeking out extreme winning potential, this is another great slot from them to add to your playlist of big hitters!