Land of the Free

Land of the Free Slot Review

Slot Provider: Nolimit City

RTP: 96.08% | Variance: Extreme | Maximum Win: 57,000x

Our Score: 8.6

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About Land of the Free

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Published Date: 15th January 2024

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Land of the Free is a satirical online slot from Nolimit City with a typically irreverent them and narrative. It features the Langford family, a good ‘ol God Fearin’ bunch sporting the stars and stripes and ready to defend their home country come what may.

The action takes place on 5×4 reel set with random modifiers triggered by a conveyer belt, lots of symbol splits and two free spins rounds where a tsunami wave submerges the reels. This is a highly volatile slot with a 57,000x max win and 96.08% RTP.

Land of the Free arrives at UK slot sites on 23rd January.

Land of the Free Game Information

  • RTP: 96.08%
  • Variance: Extreme
  • Maximum Win: 57,000x
  • Progressive Jackpot: No
  • Reels: 5
  • Rows: 4
  • Paylines: 1,024
  • Minimum Stake: £0.10
  • Theme: Humour
  • Features: Wilds, Stacked Wilds, Stacked Symbols, Splits, Free Spins

Testing Notes: Here’s What Happened When We Played Land of the Free

IMPORTANT: To give you an accurate assessment of the games we review our writers play 200 spins. Whilst this is a useful tool to help us review games and to give an example of what might happen when you play, keep in mind that 200 spins is only a very small sample and cannot be used to accurately predict what might happen over another 200 spins. The outcome of all slots play is always random.

Boom Or Bust? Our Session By The Numbers

I played 200 spins on Land of the Free for real money at BacanaPlay, a Skill on Net site. This is what happened.

  • Stake Size: £0.2
  • Start balance: £19.78
  • End balance: £65.31
  • Hit Rate: 23% (46 winning spins in 200)
  • Biggest Win: 265.2x
  • Free Spins Round: 2

I really enjoyed Land of the Free. It showed me a surprising amount of love over 200 spins with not one but TWO free spins in the first 100. The second feature brought up a 265.2x win. The hit rate during my play was 23% – a little under the average rate – and it felt like the wins were coming thick and fast, though many were under stake value. It felt like there was never a slow moment.

Land of the Free Big Win
A 265.2x win – £53.04 from 20p stake – in free spins in testing

There is plenty of humour to enjoy and the conveyor belt regularly kicked out a bottle or two to add wilds to the reels and Mr Split appeared on 2 or 3 occasions and the Benzo Bear 3 times. Like all NLC slots the first 20 or so spins can be a bit of a whirlwind, but once you get the hang of it, this game is total entertainment all the way!

What We Liked

  • Irreverent theme and humorous features
  • Big 57,000x maximum win potential
  • Lots of splitting cells to add further paylines
  • Pay symbols AND wilds appear in stacks
  • Extreme volatility for high variance fans

What We Didn't like

  • Maybe too leftfield for some tastes

Land of the Free Review Scores

  • Theme and Design 9
  • RTP and Variance 8
  • Maximum Win 9
  • Symbols and Paytable 8
  • Features and Gameplay 9

What Our Reviewer Says ...

"NLC back to their best with another hilarious and wildly different online slot with a bonkers theme and huge win potential."

Overall Score: 8.6

Theme & Design

Our Score 9

Nolimit City’s second game of January 2024 portrays an American family holed-up in their mountain retreat – ‘no trespassing’ – bearing arms and fearing an impending apocalypse. The style is adult cartoon with plenty of stars and stripes, American eagles and dumb hick references. When you hit the free spins round a tsunami washes away the land of the free and submerges our heroes in water!

Land of the Free by Nolimit City
Land of the Free – hilarious and irreverent

RTP and Variance

Our Score 8

What is RTP?

RTP (Return to Player) refers to the amount a game will pay out in cash prizes expressed as a percentage of all the money wagered on that game. For example, a 96% RTP means a game will pay out £96 for every £100 wagered. This is an average number and will vary from one session to the next.  Read more here.

What is Variance?

Variance refers to how far a game will deviate from its RTP over time. High variance games deviate a lot and produce uneven win distributions and unexpected windfalls. Low variance games provide a more stable and even distribution of wins. Read more here.

The RTP for Land of the Free is 96.08%. That is about average for an NLC slot. The volatility has been classed by the studio as ‘Extreme’ so it will be a wild ride with the potential to go off on occasion and deliver some crazy win sequences.

The hit frequency is 26.72%. That means roughly one in every 4 spins will produce a win. And the free spins round will drop once in every 218 spins on average.

Maximum Win

Our Score 9

What Is Maximum Win?

Maximum win refers to the maximum amount a player can win from one spin. It is expressed as a multiple of the stake. For example, where the maximum win is 100,000x, from a £1 stake, the maximum win would be £100,000.  

The maximum payout in Land of the Free is 57,000x with a 1 in 14 million probability. Following the relatively disappointing max win of just 13,180x in Devil’s Crossroad – small by NLC’s standards – this will please fans of a studio famous for its high max win slots.  Like other NLC games the top win has been given a name, in this case ‘The Pearly Gates’.

Any win from a game round that exceeds the 57,000x is rounded down.

Symbols and Paytable

Our Score 8

Land of the Free has 5 reels and 4 rows. The 5th reel is locked in the base game but will unlock when a scatter lands anywhere on reels 1 to 4.

Premium pay symbols which are represented by the four characters can appear as partial or full stacks. Look out for them landing as full stacks because they will convert into Wild stacks.

As well as the standard pay symbols there are also Wilds which will substitute for any pay symbol to complete a payline. These appear on any reel.

Features and Gameplay

Our Score 9

Here’s what you can expect from the game features.

Conveyer Belt – This appears under the main reel set. This is a critical element of the game because it triggers changes on the reels above. Here are the modifiers that appear on the belt:

  • Crates – if one bottle is in the crate then a pay symbol on the reel above becomes wild. If two bottles are in the crate then after one pay symbol on the reel above is turned wild, then it splits in two.
  • Protein Powder Keg – Any partially stacked symbol on the reel above becomes fully stacked.
  • Benzo Bear – appears on the reel above to convert 3 to 8 symbols into Wilds or Scatters.

Mr Split and Chainsaw – Mr Split is a special character that only lands on reel 5 as half stacked in the base game. He triggers every symbol across one row to be split.

Tsunami Spins in Land of the Free
Tsunami Spins – up to 20 free spins

He also appears fully stacked in free spins where he will cause ALL symbols below the water line (see below) to be split.

Watch out for the chainsaw which is active when Mr Split is on reel 5. The chainsaw will add extra splits to symbols on its own reel.

Titan Spins – watch out for the submarines that appear in both base game and bonus rounds. They float across the screen and trigger a Titan Spin. Keep your eye on the submarine window. If a president character appears then a one off big win is tiggered at 15,000x, 25,000x or 57,000x!

Of course, on most occasions, the window will remain empty!

Free Spins

There are two available free spins rounds.

Tsunami Spins is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 scatters which gets you 12, 15 or 20 spins. To start, the bottom 2 rows will be submerged in water. But the level keeps rising and once 4 rows are submerged, then the round is upgraded to Submerged Spins.

Rubber Ducks – look out for Rubber Ducks during either free spins round. They randomly appear and float across the screen. Each duck gets you 2 more spins AND increases the water level by 1 row.  

The Final Verdict

Land of the Free looks like a typical Nolimit City slot. It’s not afraid to be controversial, it is weird and humorous, and it comes with tons of win potential. The features are a mix of classics – splits and locked reels we’ve seen before – but there is enough new action here, including the awesome Titan Spin and submerged reels, to make the game worth your time. In short, another big hit!

Useful Tips When Playing Land of the Free

Remember, online slots are games of chance, there is NO strategy that can improve your odds of winning. However, reading our review and following these tips will help you get the most out of your time playing this slot game.

1. Extreme Volatility – Play Carefully

With high risk games like this managing your bankroll carefully is important. Don’t set the stake level too high or you will burn your balance in no time trying to chase down those wins.

2. Keep Your Eyes On The Conveyor Belt

Interesting things happen when the right symbols come through on the conveyor belt. In testing the beer bottles were a regular event adding wilds and split wilds which helped trigger some small payouts. The Benzo Bear is best though, adding up to 8 wilds to the reels.

 

3. Don’t Be Afraid Of Mr Split

He might look scary but Mr Split is your friend, splitting symbols across rows to give you more win ways to trigger payouts. He is particularly useful in the free spins round where he appears fully stacked.

4. Play At Our Recommended UK Slot Sites

We recommend that you only play at sites licensed by the UK Gambling Commission. These operate under strict UK laws which means they are safe, fair and secure and provide responsible gambling tools to manage your spend.

 

Who Made Land of the Free?

  • Name: Nolimit City
  • Established: 2016
  • UK License: Remote 052097-R-329532-005
  • Total Games: 50 +
  • Known For: Super high variance, super high maximum wins, adult themes, irreverent humour
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