Walk of Shame Review

From No Limit City

Nolimit City do ‘The Hangover’ in this morning-after slot with 5 reels and 768 paylines. Meet Mr E who gets the party started with Loaded Stacked Wilds with a 4x multiplier that walk across the reels to deliver wins. Then enjoy the One More!!! and All Nighter free spins rounds with progressive multipliers. Top payout is 9,822x.

OUR RATING:

Score
8.0

Name:  Walk of Shame

Developer:  No Limit City

Paylines:  768

Reels:  5

Rows:  4

RTP:  96.04%

Variance:  Medium

Top Payout:  9,822x

Jackpot:  No

Release Date:  January 2023

Features:  Loaded Wilds, Walking Wilds, Free Spins, Multipliers, Splitting Cells

About This Slot

Rumour has it that Nolimit City’s Walk of Shame slot is a tribute to the celebrations that went on when the studio was acquired by Evolution Gaming in 2022. It’s the video slot equivalent of The Hangover film franchise, set in an upmarket hotel the morning after. Keep your eyes peeled as you play for fixtures like blow up sheep, guys wearing bunny ears – the result of a prank – another sporting black eyes, and lots of empty cocktail glasses.

This slot arrived in January 2023 and is something of a rarity from NLC – a medium variance game with a top payout of under 10,000x. Fans of the super-high variance games they usually put out might be concerned about the impact Evolution Gaming are having on their new acquisition. But fear not, because the adult theme and trademark features like xSplitters are all still present and correct.

The action all takes place to the sound of a funky track and what might be glasses being slammed down with every spin of the reels. Look out for Mr E who appears on reel 1 and is critical to getting the party started every time! Let ‘s go …

Boom or Bust? Here’s What Happened When I Played Walk of Shame Slot

Playing Walk of Shame for 30 minutes on Casumo at 20p stakes, brought the following results. 

  • Session Time: 30 minutes
  • Bet Size: 20p
  • Start Balance: £105.78
  • End Balance: £149.91
  • Net Win / Loss: £44.13
  • Biggest Single Win (in base game): £48 (240x)
  • Biggest Losing Streak: 12 spins with no wins
  • Free Spins Round Feature Triggers: One
  • Free Spins Round Wins: £15.32 (153x) 

Firstly, this certainly felt like a less volatile game than other NLC slots. The wins were regular enough and the longest streak without any pay triggers was just 12 spins. The key to getting big wins is always Mr E because he splits cells and triggers the Walk of Shame which is where my biggest win – 240x – arrived with two Loaded Wilds on the reels, each with a 4x multiplier.

This highlights video shows a 240x win with Loaded Wilds and a One More!!! Free Spins Round

The game teased what seemed like countless times by landing 2 Invitation Scatters but not a third. When this happens the remaining reels start smoking as you wait to see if the third will drop. Finally, about 30 minutes in, the One More!! spins round triggered with 10 spins and I scored a total win of £15.32 (76x) with a x6 multiplier. There were no re-triggers or upgrades which was disappointing. I definitely had a sense that the free spins round could go off if Mr E had got involved with the global multiplier in play too.

But overall this was an entertaining game with a fun theme and lots of typically irreverent NLC touches to the graphics and sound.

 

More About Walk of Shame Slot

RTP, Variance and Top Payout

The RTP of Walk of Shame is variable dependent on the operator. The settings are 96.04%, 94.04% or 92.12%. I played at Casumo where the RTP was set to 94.04%. This variable setting is standard for NLC games. You can find the RTP setting by clicking the info button within the game.

Unusually for a Nolimit City slot the variance for Walk of Shame is medium. Most slots from this studio are high variance but this has been built to appeal to a broader fanbase with a more balanced pay model. If you prefer highly volatile games, then take your pick from the rest of NLC’s catalogue and titles like Tombstone RIP and San Quentin xWays.

And finally, the top payout is 9,822x which is lower than most other NLC games. Top payers worth trying include Mental – 6,666x – or The Border – 44,288x.

Spins start from 20p per play.

Symbols and Graphics

The game is set up on a 5-reel grid with 3 rows on reel 1 and 4 on reels 2 to 5. Wins are triggered by landing three or more identical symbols from left to right on one of 768 paylines. Splitting cells can cause the number of paylines to increase.

Low pay symbols are made up of 5 empty drinks glasses that contained various alcoholic drinks including mojitos, tequila shots and what might be an Old Fashioned which is valued at 1.25x for five on a line. The high paying symbols are the four hungover characters who are valued at up to 5x for five on a line.

There are two scatters that each unlock a different bonus round – The Invitation and the mysterious Mr E who looks like the party-starter!

What We Like

  Mr E splits cells AND triggers WOS
  Lots of multipliers combine to payout
  Easier variance than most NLC slots
  Irreverent theme and animations

What We Don't Like

  Free spins round was hard to trigger

Gameplay and Features

Loaded Wilds and the Walk of Shame 

High paying symbols can land in stacks on reels 2 to 5. When they do they become Loaded Wilds which can substitute for all other symbols to complete win lines and by default come with a 4x multiplier.

But these aren’t ordinary wilds, they are walking wilds (of course). And if they appear on reels 3, 4 or 5 at the same time as Mr E drops by, then they move one reel to the left on the next spin and continue to do so until they hit reel 2.

Mr E – The Splitter!

Mr E is the mystery character who gets the party started. As well as triggering free spins he also splits all cells in the same row or reel, except for scatters. This increases the number of paylines in play.

One More!!! Free Spins Round

You need 3 or 4 Invitation Scatters to trigger the One More!!! Free Spins round. Here you get 10 or 15 spins. During this round there is a global win multiplier that increases by 1x with every Loaded Wild to land. More spins may be awarded if more Invitation Scatters land – 1, 3, 5 or 7 for 2, 3 or 4 scatters on a single spin.

You can also trigger the All Nighter during One More!!! by landing Mr E.

All Nighter Free Spins

The configuration here is the same as One More!!! You get the global multiplier and Walk of Shame features. However, Mr E is now a permanent fixture on reel 1, splitting symbols across the reels throughout the round.

 

Where to Play Walk of Shame Slot – Further Recommendations

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Our Verdict

Walk of Shame will make a perfect entry point for those who have steered away from NLC slots until now. The same irreverent humour that we find in games like Punk Toilet is still here but the massively high variance has been dialled down to a more acceptable level and the wins are regular as are the Loaded Wilds. Make friends with Mr E and you could go a long way with this one!