Tombstone RIP slot REVIEW
Tombstone RIP ReviewNoLimit City certainly has no qualms about portraying the most brutal side of the old Western Frontier (or anything else for that matter), as they rounded off the - in all ways - insane (or should we say Mental) 2021 with a Greta Thunberg-lookalike torture win story in True Grit Redemption. Tombstone RIP comes with an equally grotesque public hanging theme and win story, as well as a record-breaking 300,000x potential.
The original Tombstone, which helped break NoLimit City into the mainstream, is left in the dust with this in all ways brutal release, and it looks like a new top-dog gunslinger just rode into town. The reels are framed by the gallows, and the monochrome visual presentation is as bleak as the subject matter itself. The slogan ‘brutality - then you die’ really says it all, and it’s perhaps best to think of this as a ‘do or die’ jackpot slot.
Tombstone RIP Slot - Reels Screen
Tombstone RIP Slot Features
You can switch on the Enhanced Bet if you wish, and it costs 10 % more per spin. This guarantees a scatter on reel 2 on each spin, which increases your bonus round chances while making it even harder to win in the base game. The RTP increases from 96.08 to 96.28 %, and we’ll provide all bonus round hit rate details below.
With a base game hit rate of only 8.7 %, base game payouts don’t come along very often, but all symbols on the last reel count as 2, and only premiums land there. The 5 premium character symbols pay between 1 and 4 x your stake for 5 of a kind wins, and you better take a deep breath before we drill down on the core features.
You get stacked xNudge Wilds (hanged characters) on the 3 middle reels, and they always nudge fully in place while the wild multiplier increases by +1 per nudge. If more than one xNudge Wild is part of a win, the respective multiplier values are added together.
Regular Wilds appear on reels 2 to 5, while Splitting Wilds can only land on the 3 middle reels. Splitting Wilds split both themselves and all other symbols on the same reel in two, and wilds step in for regular pay symbols to help complete winning combos. The Splitting Wilds mechanic increases the number of win ways.
You can land the xSplit Wild on reel 5 only, and it counts as 2 symbols. It also slices symbols to the left in 4 unique ways, but only on certain rows. Split symbols can be split again by this feature, and xNudge Wild multipliers are doubled via this mechanic.
The xRIP feature nullifies any win, in the base game or in the bonus round, that's lower than your bet size, making the gameplay even more unforgiving.
Landing only 2 Hang ‘Em High scatters, which is one short of triggering the bonus round, converts them to Reel Split Wilds. If you land the Boothill scatter (lands on reel 5 only) without the necessary 3 Hang ‘em High scatters to trigger the Boothill bonus round, it turns into a character symbol that becomes wild on all reels. A random symbol is also upgraded with a multiplier between x5 and x999.
The Hang ‘em High Freespins round (hit rate 1 in 194 spins (1/96 Enhanced Bet)) awards 8 free spins, and the non-resetting win multiplier increases each time you land any type of wild symbols (regular wild +1, xSplit Wild +2 and xNudge Wild +1-3). Landing the Boothill scatter on reel 5 upgrades the bonus round to the Boothill Freespins with +2 extra spins, and you have a 1 in 109 spins chance of doing that. Your win cap chance is 1 in 1.36 million, compared to 1 in 130 million (1/81m Enhanced Bet) from a base game spin.
The Boothill Freespins round (hit rate 1 in 85,000 spins (1/63K Enhanced Bet)) awards 10 free spins if triggered from the base game. It comes with the same win multiplier system as the regular bonus round, while also turning all instances of the premium/character symbol on reel 5 into wilds. In addition, a random character symbol is assigned with a multiplier between x5 and x999 for each spin, and this multiplier adds to the overall win multiplier if part of a win. Your max win chance in this feature is 1 in 16,000 spins.
Finally, non-UK players, and anyone eligible, can buy both bonus rounds from the in-game menu. The Hang ‘em High feature will set you back 70x your stake (RTP 96.47 %), while you’ll have to cough up 3,000x your stake for the Boothill feature (RTP 97.03 %). According to NoLimit City, you will not even win your money back 85 % of the time with the regular freespins round, and 70 % of the time with the super freespins round.
The 200 Spins Tombstone RIP Slot Experience
You get a taste of the brutal base game, before we trigger the Hang ‘em High bonus round close to the 1-minute mark. We purchase the top-tier Boothill bonus round right after, around the 2-minute mark, and you can see for yourself how we fared by hitting the play button below.
NoLimit City seems to have no worries about “typecasting” themselves into a dark and grim corner with all these gut-wrenching and morbid releases. If that were to happen though, we’re pretty sure the “rockstar” developer would explode out of the self-imposed cage, just like Tombstone RIP rips the whole Wild West genre a new one with its brutal realism, ‘Insane’ volatility (especially invented for this release) and eye-watering 300,000x potential.
Dead or Alive 2 has now officially been outgunned, outalpha-ed and all but humiliated by this bleak and brutal masterpiece. The original Tombstone looks like a cartoonish fairground stand in comparison, and the public hanging win story is not even the worst we’ve seen from this developer. NoLimit City themselves have deemed it ‘unplayable’, and even if you consider that ‘reverse psychology’, you will be feathered and tarred in most sessions - not to say ripped to shreds and eaten alive.
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El Paso Gunfight - is another extremely volatile Wild West installment from NoLimit City, and this one is set inside a saloon that can explode into violence without a moment's notice. You get xNudge Wild respins, and the 4 different bonus rounds can land you payouts up to 44,440x your stake.
True Grit Redemption - comes with an even darker win story featuring a Greta Thunberg-lookalike teenager being tortured by grown men, and this was how NoLimit City ended their wildly successful 2021. Your chances of cracking the 20,220x win cap is 1 in 800 if you trigger the top-tier bonus round, which is a new record for this developer (and probably in the overall industry as well).
Tombstone RIP Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Tombstone RIP?
The top-tier 96.08 % RTP is around average, but operators can adjust it down to 94.08 %. The top-tier RTP rises to 96.28 % with the Enhanced Bet feature switched on.
How volatile is Tombstone RIP?
NoLimit City invented ‘Insane volatility’ especially for this release, and it’s the most brutal online slot in existence for the time being - bar none.
What is the biggest win possible?
The win cap is 300,000x your stake, and your base game odds are 1 in 130 million (1 in 81 million with enhanced bet). Your chances increase to 1 in 1.36 million in the regular bonus round, and 1 in 16,000 in the super bonus round.
How does the Splitting Wilds and xSplit Wilds work?
Landing on the 3 middle reels only, Splitting Wilds split themselves and all symbols on the same reel in two. xSplit Wilds land on reel 5 only, counting as 2 symbols, and it also splits certain symbols to the left in different ways. The latter may double xNudge Wild multipliers.
Is there a free spins mode in Tombstone RIP?
Yes, you get Hang ‘em High Freespins with a multiplier that increases for all wilds that land, while the Boothill Freespins round also comes with reel 5 character-symbol-to-wild transformations and a random character multiplier symbol up to x999.
Can I play Tombstone RIP Slot for free?
Yes, you can check the free Tombstone RIP demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first).