We Uncover a Dark Tale on the Harrowing and Aptly Themed True Grit Redemption Slot!
If you are a fan of dark-themed online slots, then be prepared to enjoy the subtle undertones in the True Grit Redemption slot, released on the 21st of December. If Christmas cheer and Santa themed slots aren't your thing, then this is the perfect distraction.
The backstory sets a scene of being on a mission for vengeance that develops into a harrowing journey. If you need further details, think of "Grit Girl" being tortured, and you get the overall dark vibe of this machine!
Things don't get any happier in this slot, even the win animations are particularly grim, with tortures scenes, death, and the max win animation "No More Grit to be Found" being celebrated by what looks like Grit Girl finally being eaten by wolves.
The horror isn't as in your face as slots such as Mental. Still, the overall graphical theme, background music, win animations, and central characters all do a fantastic job of setting a scene that perfectly fits the slot's title.
The gameplay and features are fantastic on every level. Even if the theme doesn't instantly appeal, put that aside. Read on as we break down all of the features this stunning slot has to offer!
The base game in True Grit uses an unusual six reel layout and a popular ways mechanic. By default, this offers 240 ways to win, but this can be increased vastly thanks to combinations of an almost endless list of unique features such as Wild Transformx, Nudge Wild, xWays & Infectious xWays, Reel Split, Transform ‘em and several more!
At the top and bottom of the reels are some unique reel sets which spin horizontally, similar to those found in Megaways slots. Still, on this machine, they provide completely different functionality.
Wild Transform is active on the top horizontal reel and is triggered when symbols in the top reel match any of the symbols underneath on
the same reel, this feature transforms both symbols into Wild symbols and helps create winning combinations.
At the bottom of the reels is another sideways scrolling mini reel set that house a sticky wild symbol. When wins are created, the multiplier value increases one time and is applied to any future wins it helps to form.
The remaining creates covering this area can consist of many special symbols that include xNudge Wild, xWays & Infectious xWays, Reel Split, Transform ‘em.
Players familiar with NoLimit slots will have a good idea of just what these features are capable of producing, with a whole host of extra wilds, multiplier, and increased ways possible, the standout feature on this machine, however that is capable of instantly producing massive win is the Transform ‘em feature.
Transform ‘em Feature
When this symbol lands in view, it will transform all of the same symbol types except symbols on the top reel into the same symbol. As an example, this could turn all high paying Character symbols into the same Character symbol or even all low paying symbols (A, K, Q, J, 10) into the same low paying symbol, both of which are likely to produce some huge wins, especially when combined with any additional features such as xWays and xNudges!
Whilst there is some fantastic base game hit potential thanks to the vast array of special features, things, of course, get ramped up significantly during the bonus round. There are two unique free spins rounds on offer in this machine, the Torture Spins and Dead Spins.
The added ability to upgrade the bonus round to the most volatile version is also present on this machine. Still, game replays have already shown with the Transform ‘em feature. Both bonus rounds can produce stunning wins from this feature.
Threes Scatter symbols are required for the regular Tortures Spins, with four scatters needed for the super volatile Dead Spins.
There are a whole host of special symbols and features present on True Grit that can all interact with each other. We have broken down the key unique features below, which should help you understand how the gameplay on this machine works.
The Grit Girl acts as the tragic central character to this slot, present on reels 1-4 only and highlighted with a gold outline to signify that is is the highest paying symbol on this machine. Pays for this symbol aren't reliant on ways but instead will pay like Scatter symbols with three or more required to produce a win.
Grit Girl symbols on three reels have a base payout of x25.
Grit Girl symbols on four reels have a base payout of x500.
The critical addition to this feature that can produce massive wins is that the Grit Girl symbol wins are multiplied by the multiplier on the sticky Wild in the bottom reel. This value can rise to massive levels during the bonus rounds and is shown visually on the Grit Girl symbols (see screenshots).
One small interaction which might go unnoticed is that the Reel Split feature does not split the Grit Girl symbol. Instead, it doubles the current payout multiplier!
The xNudge is a stacked Wild symbol that exists in the bottom reel that will always nudge to fully visible when landing in view, used on many previous NoLimit slots.
Each nudge increases the Wild multiplier by 1x,. If this nudges over a Wild, an extra +1x is added to the Wild multiplier is added.
An excellent addition is that if the xNudge Wild is not included in the win, it will nudge up again for an increased Wild multiplier in the subsequent spin. Think of this as a more potent second chance of scoring a big win when it occurs.
Of course, it wouldn't be a NoLimit slot if the chance of multiple xNudges on multiple reels wasn't possible, and these will add together to create a total Wild multiplier value!
xNudge Wild Symbol
xWays and Infectious xWays
The Reel split symbol only appears in the special bottom reel section, when landing in view it doubles all the symbols above it on the main reel.
After this, it will be removed causing a bottom reel collapse for new symbols to appear in view. In essence, a small feature that can produce some interesting combos depending on the subsequent symbols appearing.
The xWays symbols can appear anywhere but in the top reel, whilst the Infectious xWays symbol will only appear in the special bottom reel positions.
Used frequently in NoLimit slots, the xWays symbols transform into a regular paying symbol and reveals 2-3 symbols of the same kind and, by doing so, increase the number of win ways from the default value.
The Infectious xWays will reveal only two symbols, but when activated, they infect all other same symbols on the main reel set. With many matching symbols, this can add a lot of extra ways and winning combinations to the reels.
Free Spins Rounds
In True Grit, there are two main bonus rounds the Torture Spins and Dead Spins, with the ability to upgrade to the Dead Spins during the bonus round of the Torture Spins.
To trigger the regular Torture Spins requires the standard 3 Scatter symbols and awards 8+ Torture Spins. The additional spins come from any Scatters affected by Reel Splits and award +1 spin per extra part of the split symbol.
There are increased ways during the bonus round thanks to the unlocked reel positions that remain unlocked for the entire free spins round.
During the bonus, the Grit Girl symbol also benefits from the sticky multiplier Wild in the bottom right corner, and this value increases during wins. This Multiplier value is retained for the entire bonus feature.
To upgrade this bonus feature, you simply need to land a fourth Scatter symbol, which elevates the bonus round into Dead Spins adding +2 spins and possibly a few more if you are fortunate, and the Scatter symbol also gets split!
To trigger the Dead Spins bonus round requires 4 Scatter symbols and awards 10+ Torture Spins. The additional spins come from any Scatters affected by Reel Splits and award +1 spin per extra part of the split symbol.
Like in the previous bonus feature, the active game area is expanded. The essential addition here is that the sticky Wild with a multiplier in the bottom right corner is active for the duration of the bonus round. This is only active for the Grit Girl pays in the Torture spins.
Some critical values here are the chance of triggering the bonuses, with Torture Spins being 1/~210, and the Dead Spins a much more challenging to trigger 1/~28k chance.
The good news here is that the chance of upgrading to this super bonus is around a 1/~20 chance!
But looking at the chance of triggering the bonus should give you a good indication of how potent a regular four scatter trigger could potentially be!
Maximum Win Cap - No More Grit to be Found
If you are extremely lucky and hit the Maximum Win cap of 20220x which has a chance that is extremely good for a super high volatile slot of ~1 in 6M rounds, then you will trigger the very sombre No More Grit to be Found win animation, which we can only assume is Grit Girl being eaten by wolves.
Given the lower max win cap value and a quite high chance of hitting this, there is already numerous replay available of Max Win cap real money wins available in the replay feature of these slots.
If you take some time to go through the replays on the leaderboard they are also some very good bonus rounds from the regular Torture Spins, thanks to the Transform ‘em feature.
Bonus Buy Options
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.
Three options in total, with the 3rd option actually being a gamble of which feature you will be awarded.
Torture spins cost 69x stake
Dead Spins 669x stake
189x stake, this has a 4:5 chance of awarding Torture Spins and 1:5 chance of awarding of Dead Spins,
Also, don't discount the chance to upgrade from Torture Spins to Dead Spins during play which serves as an awesome bonus upgrade chance.
The paytable below is based on a €5 bet Size and shows the various wins for True Grit high paying symbols.
These values do not consider any of the multipliers on offer during play, along with the Wild Transformx, Nudge Wild, xWays & Infectious xWays, Reel Split, Transform ‘em and numerous other features which can drastically affect the overall win amounts!
The highest Paying Grit Girl symbol award huge wins for 4 of them, and these can also be affected by multipliers!
The theoretical maximum win for the True Grit Redemption Slot is 20220x bet, with a hit frequency of around ~1 in 6M spins. This is a hard-capped win limit that when reached results in the No More Grit to be Found win animation and the game round ends.
True Grit Redemption Slot Review
True Grit Redemption Overall Opinions
True Grit Redemption does an absolutely fantastic job of setting the theme and tone, with the slot visuals looking superb but always with a dark edge to them. Let’s not pretend the overall theme is a rather grim tale, including torture. They have captured this perfectly with the gloomy win animations.
Just when you have thought NoLimit has run out of ways to incorporate their xNudge, Ways and numerous other mechanics, they manage to change a few things up and produce another fantastic machine. Pigeonholing this machine feels very difficult, with a theme similar to Dead or Alive 2, the basic tumbling mechanics of Gonzos Quest, but with so much more added to the gameplay, variance and volatility only seen in previous NoLimit Slots.
For new players to the brand, the overall mechanics might seem overwhelming. Still, for seasoned players, it doesn’t take too long to realise what produces the massive hits, and if you want to see these features in action, make use of the leaderboard, and game replays found built into the slot to see when the right symbol line up what this slot can produce.
Theme wise this is one of our favourite NoLimit slots. It feels even more polished than previous releases throughout. The mechanics seem to combine very nicely with each other. The bonus rounds (Dead and Torture Spins) have already produced some fantastic wins, which is definitely a plus. Some previous slots have felt like you need that super hard to trigger the bonus round to see the true potential.
Grit Girl acting as a scatter and benefitting from multipliers is the icing on the cake on this machine, a simply must play from us!