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From Tombstone to Tombstone No Mercy

A Look Back at the Original Tombstone;

Tombstone transports you onto the porch of a typical Western saloon with a spaghetti western-inspired instrumental playing in the background. The reels are filled with A to J royals along with guns, horseshoes, bags of money, gold bars, and dynamite symbols. Classic Wild West style. That’s cool and all, but it’s the story behind the slot which makes Tombstone such a classic.

This was the first game that Nolimit dared to venture into the high volatility side. Back then, we were still a small company that no one really thought about. Tombstone was the first Nolimit City title that shook the world of online slots, and its huge success pushed us to evolve into the Nolimit City we are today: Daring, ambitious, and most of all, volatile!

The Story Behind the Slot

Per - Head of Product at Nolimit City

“Tombstone is my all-time favourite production. We were so psyched to get going! We started straight off another project - literally, the day after we finished Hot Nudge - as we had [Tombstone’s] math previously but chickened out as it was so volatile. Hot Nudge and Tombstone’s FS are actually siblings!”

Wai - Head of Math at Nolimit City

“Tombstone was the second game with our trademarked feature xNudge® but it was THE game we said ‘fuck it - let's do it right!’, and made it as volatile as how we intended xNudge® to be. In Hot Nudge, we took down the volatility by having a lines game rather than a sticky multiplier in the FS. It did hurt a little in the soul. I still have the old original Hot Nudge prototype somewhere.

This game had a lot of firsts - the main one being that it was the first game to introduce a super FS mode, Bounty Spins, which had sticky wilds giving it the win potential it’s known for!

At the time, the headaches were; “Is it too rough a game? Do we dare? Will players understand the potential? “ in our personal opinion, it was pretty fun when it picked up, so we went for it! We explored the theme and had a lot of fun creating it. So it does have a lot of depth and references that maybe not everyone noticed. “

5 Years Later… TOMBSTONE NO MERCY

Enough reminiscing in the past, we’re now in April 2024, and this month will see the release of Tombstone No Mercy, a slightly updated version of 'classic' Tombstone.

Tombstone No Mercy more or less stays true to the original - and introduces Nolimit Bonus Buys to the game as well as the new Nolimit Booster, where players can buy particular features to appear at every spin - like a guaranteed Outlaw Wild or Scatter.

Gameplay

If you ever wished they could buy straight into the powerful ‘Bounty Spins’, where Outlaw Wilds as well as their xNudge® Multipliers are sticky, that will soon be possible!

The Nolimit Bonus Buy and Booster allow for Tombstone No Mercy to have a higher win Cap than the original - with a ‘No Mercy’ max win of 16,480 times the base bet, compared to the simulated max payout of 11,456x on the original.

QUICK FACTS

• Tombstone was the first game to have Easter eggs - the gunshots!

• It was the first game with big win-level names with some theme references. “The Good, the Bad, the Ugly” references the old Western movie.

• Also the first game with a "bad beat" outro screen when winning 0 in feature. "No Justice in tombstone" from Justice respins and Dead man's hand "Bad Luck" from the freespin

Biggest Win So Far on Tombstone

We're pretty confident this record will be broken very soon!

Final Words

Tombstone is an outstanding slot from Nolimit City and is now set to get a refresh with the upcoming ‘Tombstone No Mercy’.

The design is excellent, as is the gameplay which offers all-around thrilling action in the base game and the bonus features.

If you're a fan of Tombstone we suggest you try the extremely volatile cousin, TOMBSTONE R.I.P, the legendary slot that honours its predecessor with a whopping 300,000x max win. We’d also nudge you to keep an eye on the upcoming title ‘Deadwood RIP’, more on that soon!

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