The Nine to Five online slot by Nolimit City celebrates the rat race in a company called, yes, Rat Race! A lifestyle that takes the concept of working a 9 to 5 job in an office cubical, fuelling your day with powdered coffee while churning away at Excel spreadsheets to heart. I’d like to say that lifestyle is not for me. Yet, who am I to judge? Working in my lonely at-home office, sifting through slots and making notes on Excel spreadsheets, am I much different? The only contrast between my day and the Nine to Five slot is the ringing of telephones and the office chatter soundtrack while I sit and work in silent surroundings. Although, my coffee is top-notch! Plus, I get to spin on slots all day like this one, which offers 5x4 reels, 1,024 ways to win, a 9,217x max win and a reasonable 96.03% RTP with high volatility gameplay.
If you are familiar with Nolimit City slots, you are likely another thrill-seeker looking for a slot loaded with action-packed features. It's good news because Nine to Five won’t disappoint. For all you bonus buy, xNudge and xBet feature fans, Nine to Five follows in the footsteps of some of Nolimitcity’s most popular releases. Plus, to add to the thrill of the game, Nolimit City has also bolted on two action-packed bonus free spins games with multipliers, base game multipliers, and a chance to land the max win in the base game or either of the free spins bonus rounds. That’s not all. You also have a selection of 4 bonus buy rounds.
Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for the Red Bull Xtreme sports version of an online slot rammed full of features? If the answer is yes, yes, and yes, check out the demo slot version of Nine to Five below to give it a test run!
Nine to Five does a great job of replicating a hectic workplace environment using classic graphics and audio, some of which have a very Beavis and Butthead feel to them. As for features, the slot follows in the footsteps of some of Nolimit City’s most popular slot releases, like Bounty Hunters, Tombstone R.I.P, and Deadwood, which also host similar features but on very different but inspiring themes. It all depends on what you are into!
Scatters and wilds are the most valuable symbols, at least from my point of view. The wild substitutes for any of the base game symbols, while scatters trigger one of 2 bonus free spins games where wins can become insane if you hit a hot streak. As for regular symbols, you have a diverse mix of office workers and items you’d expect to find scattered around a busy office environment. Symbols pay when lining up 3, 4, or 5 on adjacent reels in any position. 5-symbol payouts are the Grinning Red-Faced Lady (4x), the Butthead lookalike (2x), a Beavis Lookalike (1.5x), and the Old School Office Manager (probably the grumpy boss) wearing glasses who pays 1.25x your bet. Lower paying symbols are the Stapler, Coffee Cup, Lunchbox, and Fax Machine, paying max wins of 0.8x, 0.7x, 0.6x, or 0.6x, respectively. According to the slot stats provided by the software provider, the hit frequency for these combinations is 21.97%, making it a high-variance slot.
The default bet begins at €1.00 per spin. If that’s too rich or low for you, hit the coins button to select a bet range of €0.20 up to €280 per spin. Perfect for budget players and high-rollers!
nine to five slot base game
Nine to Five base game
The 1,024 ways to win over 5x4 reel slots are a fan favourite. The allure of no paylines has made this gameplay style a popular go-to mechanic. Simply landing symbols on adjacent reels with the first symbol on reel 1 is all it takes to land a combination win while you wait to trigger a high-paying bonus round. With that said, my stand-out feature here is the xNudge Wild Symbols. It hits you early on and drops in on Spin 1 quite often. As for hitting bonus rounds from the base game, Nolimit City says you can expect to land these features at a rate of 1 in 237.
Can appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 during the base game and on the free spins bonuses.
Whenever it lands on the reels, it nudges until it's 100% in view.
Every nudge increases the win multiplier by 1x.
After it spans the entire reel, it can nudge anywhere from 0 to 9 steps further.
As if that wasn’t enough stimulation for one feature, when several xNudge® Wilds land simultaneously across several reels, the multipliers accumulate, giving you a chance to net colossal base game wins multipliers up to 9,217x!
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If your total winnings exceed 9,217x, your spin bet, the game round will end, and you’ve technically hit the Nine to Five slot’s jackpot win. The ‘Big Win Not Found’ is also winnable in the base when the mega symbol lands fully stacked on the reels.
Activating the xBet Feature will double your chances of landing the Middle Management Spins or Ivory Tower Spins bonus games. Compared to most other slots that add 20% to 25% to your bet to increase your chance of landing a bonus game, xBet is a bargain. It costs just 10% on top of your original spin bet. Well worth the risk, in my opinion.
nine to five slot bonus features
Nine to Five free spins feature
Two main bonus rounds can be triggered whilst playing Nine to Five. The first is the Middle Management bonus, activated when three scatters land in view, awarding 10 free spins, and the Ivory Tower bonus, triggered when four scatters hit and award 12 free spins.
middle Management free spins
In this feature, the Layoff and Lawsuit symbols play a game of cat and mouse with the multipliers. Every Layoff symbolincreases the win multiplier by +1, while Lawsuit symbols decrease it by -1. However, to weigh the multipliers slightly in favour of the Layoff symbol, it will double the value of the Tech Layoff multiplier. Although losing multipliers is frustrating, the highs and lows add extra excitement to the Middle Management free spins game. When the Overtime symbol lands anywhere on the reels during the Middle Management Spins or Ivory Tower Spins features, you get an extra spin for each one in view.
Ivory tower free spins
The Ivory Tower Spins feature replaces the Layoff and Lawsuit symbols with Tech Layoff and ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’ symbols. For the Tech Layoff symbol to be active, ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’ needs to be activated. The Tech Layoff symbol will then bring multipliers into the gameplay. The multiplier progresses from a minimum of 1x and can climb to 9,999x. Also, it is worth noting that the ‘Ctrl+Alt+Del’ symbol reduces the next Tech Layoff's value to a quarter, rounding down to the nearest whole number. At the end of this feature, the game applies the multiplier to your win total.
If you want to skip spinning the reels altogether, then one of the bonus buys will tickle your fancy.
10 Middle Management Spins: 75x your bet
12 Ivory Tower Spins: 200x your bet
GOD MODE: Not for the light-hearted, as this option comes at a heavy price of 1,370x your bet
Lucky Draw: 125x your bet to land any of the above 3 bonus buy options
Great graphics and audio. Plenty of in-play action and an exciting bonus round.
The top end of 5,000x feels slightly low compared to similar slots.
nine to five slot review final thoughts
If you are used to playing Nolimit City online slots, you’ll probably expect tons of features, and the Nine to Five online slot doesn’t disappoint. Admittedly, the gameplay can be challenging to get to grips with if you are new to slots, as there’s so much going on.
However, if you are already a seasoned slot player, Nine to Five is well worth a blast. The two bonus games packed with multipliers, xNudge Wild symbols, and the chance to land the max win in the base game or either of the free spins features are all major selling points for all you action junkies out there.