Graphics - 58%
Gameplay - 52%
Bonuses - 50%
Value - 48%
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Remember Gulag is a Nolimit City video slot with 6 reels and 3-3-4-4-5-5 grid. If you are one of those players that don’t like filters, then this slot has your name on it.
Before we press on. A bit of background information about the slot first. The slot derives its theme from the Gulag labor camps in Russia.
The Russian government incarcerated criminals during the early 20th century in their gulags. Perhaps that’s putting it mildly because they tortured thousands of inmates there.
Nolimit City takes you on an ‘unofficial tour’ of Remember Gulag. Moreover, NLC is the ultimate “Shock Jock” of the online slots world.
This cat certainly knows how to spar without its gloves on. Besides, political activists will have a field day with Remember Gulag.
Anyhow, we’re here to play slots, not to debate their merits and PCs. Now, the visuals of Remember Gulag are black and white whilst barbed wire surrounds the reel set.
All we can say is they convey the setting and the mood of the slots right down to a ‘T’. Bets per spin start with a modest $0.20 up to $100 and the jackpot is a ginormous 30,000x your stake.
Furthermore, the Whizz team rates the volatility a 10’er. As a result, there are no easy rides here folks. Remember Gulag dishes up an ocean of features. You can bank on xWays, xNudges, xSplit Wilds, Gulag Spins, and NLC’s bonus menu.
The RTP of Remember Gulag is 96.08% and it even drops to 94.37%. The hit frequency is 22.56% and the bonus rounds trigger every 211 spins. If you use the Propaganda Bet it will cost you an extra 20%.
Basically, what it does is it drops an extra scatter on reel 2. Note, the base game is a ‘bore’. We say so because the big wins are as scarce as a prisoner’s escape from a gulag.
NLC says the rewards can be amazing during the Gulag Spins at the top online casinos for real money.
As we turn our slot’s gaze toward the symbols, you’ll see a mish-mash of them. We might add they are quite interesting.
The symbols on the reels are the cards from 10 to Ace; they pay up to 3x the stake for 6.
The high-value symbols are the 5 characters. These include the likes of Stalin, a bear, some Ruskie general, and two dudes with glasses.
Catch a bunch of premiums on the grid you’ll pocket a win of up to 6x the stake.
Five and six reels lock during each base game spin. If a scatter appears it unlocks the 5th reel whilst an extra scatter unlocks the 6th reel.
More importantly, if you unlocked all the reels; the ways to win increase to a gargantuan 614,656.
During the base game, they pitch on reels 1 and 2. In the free spins, they land on reels 5 and 6. The xWays feature discloses 2 to 3 random symbols.
Further, they show the same symbols when a bunch of them pop in. The xWay multiplier doubles when an xSplit Wild splits them.
They appear on reels 3 and 4 in the base game and bonus game. The game’s engine nudges the Stacked Wild which covers an entire reel.
For every nudge that occurs, it bumps up the value of the multiplier by 1+. The values of the xNudge Multipliers combine when a bunch of them pitch. And, another wild joins the party if an xSplit appears.
The xSplit Wilds pop up on reels 1 to 2 during the bonus game. And, on reels 5 and 6 in the main game.
The xSplit not only splits symbols but doubles their values. A multiplier forms part of the equation when another xSplit pitch. When the xSplit pops up in the free spins, they become a full reel of wilds.
The Gulag Spins, Gulag Spins: All Aboard, and Gulag Spins: Double Vodka, need 3, 4, or 5 scatters to trigger.
Interestingly, you’ll play with a 5-5-4-4-3-3 grid that unlocks all the reels. Before a spin commences, the game’s engine spins the reels to determine the multiplier and free spins count.
Moreover, the premium symbols each receive a win multiplier. Here are the multiplier values in the free spins:
Remember Gulag gives you a choice between 4 buy options.
Open up the Paytable of Remember Gulag to see the RTP. Anything below the default RTP is not worth it.
The slot has a volatility that rivals the bite force of a T-rex. Moreover, it helps a ton to play the slots with free credits before you commit hard cash.
Remember Gulag received its fair share of flack on its first release. So much so, NLC had to change its name to what it is now.
We’re not going to go into the specifics, suffice it to say it runs deep. And, besides we’re all here to play slots and to have fun.
Now, the slot teems with bonus rounds such as xWays, xSplits, and xNudges. To be honest, it’s hard to keep track of them all.
But, most importantly, the maximum number of ways to win and the jackpot of 30,000x makes it a memorable romp. Another thing we picked up during testing is that Remember Gulag is not as volatile as Nitropolis 3.
The multipliers pitch often to such a point they can reach Oligarch status in no time. In a genre where we see bloated slot games with meh titles every day. Remember Gulag is surprisingly contrarian in its own way.
NLC took the shards of Remember Gulag and forged them into something special.
A triumph in creativity that sets its head and shoulders above its peers. Heck, the slot will most probably go down in slots history as one of the greats.