Be warned, for you are about to enter the walls of the insane and unstable. Within this asylum are things you never thought you’d ever see and things that might make you question everything you know. NoLimitCity really lives up to the “No Limit” part of their name with this title as it’s quite intense and just a little disturbing.
If you’ve ever watched ‘American Horror Story Asylum’ then you’ll have a pretty good idea as to what the general aethstetic of this game is like. It’s dark, it’s creepy, it’s blanketed in sepia and it’s honestly not for the faint of heart.
Join us as we take our first trepid steps into the asylum. We’ll let you know what to look out for and what you should expect to see, provided we’re brave enough to keep our eyes open throughout the whole experience.
Theme & Symbols
Mental isn’t just a catchy name for their game, oh no. It lives up to, and far exceeds, that name with everything that is packed into it. Picture a dark and dingy mental asylum and that’s this game to a tee. Some of the first images you’re greeted with are those of people in straight jackets and gags, that immediately sets the tone of this title.
The background of this title is a closed off area of this abandoned asylum. The lights flicker, tiles are broken off the walls and rust can be seen even through the sepia tone. The background is enough to make your skin start to crawl but it only gets worse.
The grid is an unusual shape, it looks as though someone took reels from other games and attached them together. There’s no structure holding or housing anything, the reels are just present, floating in the middle of the room.
The music is eerie and creepy, meaning that it’s doing its job well. For once it’s a bit unfortunate that the animations aren’t a bit worse, with the flickering of the lights and the movement of the symbols it all adds to the general feeling of uneasiness that you get when you play this title.
Overall, NoLimitCity has proven that they don’t care what they create, they won’t be held to any standard other than their own. This title would be great to play during Halloween, if you’re brave enough, of course.
The low-paying symbols, or rather the Organ Symbols as they’ve been named, are the ones that you’ll be seeing the most often during this game. Brace yourself because you’ll be seeing a Skeletal Hand, Lungs, a Heart, a Brain and an Eye a lot as you play this game.
Next are the somehow even creepier, Patient Symbols. These are the ones that you’ll want to land on the reels but at the same time you don’t want them to land. Patients 1 – 5 are creepy and unnerving but they pay out more than the other symbols so it’s a double edged sword.
A skull with a “W” carved into its head is, of course, this game’s Wild symbol. The Wild can substitute for any other common icon in the game, allowing you to build winning combos easier.
The Spider symbol represents a mystery icon, when it lands it can transform into just about every other icon present in the game.
A Scorpion is this game’s version of a Scatter. By landing enough of these you’ll activate a unique gameplay bonus.
Online Betting Options & Features
During the main game between 1 – 13 tiles on the grid randomly get engulfed in flames. This represents the Fire Frame feature, any symbol that lands in this frame will get split into two.
The Dead Patient feature triggers when two Dead Patient symbols land. When this happens they reveal a random Patient Symbol with a random multiplier of between x5 – x9999.
There are Enhancer Cells at the bottom of reels 2 and 4. These cells only activate when the required amount of Fire Frames are active on a spin. When they activate they can reveal any symbol or even a gameplay boost.
Autopsy Bonus Spins are triggered when 3 or more Scorpion Scatter symbols land on the reels during a spin. During these spins, up to 5 Fire Frames will appear per spin and will remain on the grid until the spins have finished.
By landing a Spider symbol during the Autopsy Bonus Spins you’ll upgrade the remaining spins into Lobotomy Bonus Spins. During these spins, Spider symbols that land will become sticky and remain on the grid.
Once again during Autopsy Bonus Spins, if you’re able to land two Spider Symbols you’ll upgrade the remaining spins to Mental Bonus Spins. Fire Frames and Spiders remain sticky and there’s an added multiplier on top of everything else.
Are you brave enough to visit the asylum with NoLimitCity?