It’s been a busy summer at bet365. The release of a number of new features on the site, including a dedicated Fantasy Sports section, as well as a number of new free-to-play games for betting customers, ensured that there was plenty of new content going up on the site.

Part of that was also a deal agreed with slots development company Nolimit City back in July and this meant that we saw a number of their popular gaming titles such as Das xBoot and Tomb of Nefertiti available to play on the bet365 Games platform.

However, what we didn’t know at that time was that this partnership deal did more than just allow Nolimit City to post their games onto bet365 sites. The deal also allowed for bet365 to utilise some of the key gaming mechanics developed by Nolimit City for inclusion in their own in-house developed games.

And now the first of those titles has hit bet365 Games in the shape of the exciting Mercenary X slot!

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What Makes Mercenary X A Bet365 Original?

Since 2018, bet365 has released over 120 different and exclusive slot games across its network, so what is it about the Mercenary X slot that makes it unique and different to any of the other games released by the company?

The reason for that is because this slot is the first which the in-house team at bet365 has utilised game mechanics devised by another partner company, in this case Nolimit City, within a game of their own design and production.

So what we have is, in essence, a new and exclusive bet365 slot game, that features some of Nolimit City’s most advanced and exciting game mechanics.

So what are those game mechanics? Let’s take a look and find out.

Mercenary X Three x-Game Mechanics

Often, it is the bonus features that make a slot game stand out from its rivals and competitors and that is partly what makes the new Mercenary X slot so exciting for customers at bet365.

Each of the three Nolimit City game mechanics included offer something to the game itself and are as follows:

  • xWays® – The xWays feature is similar to another feature available on other bet365 slot games called Megaways in that it is a feature which allows for a differing number of symbols to appear on any reel during any given spin. With the number of symbols appearing on the reel changing on each spin, this means that for each spin, the number of possible winning lines will also increase. The more winning lines available, then the more chances there are of one of them being a winner. Of course, in a similar vein, the more lines there are and the more symbols of the same type that you land (along with any Wilds) then that means there are more chances to win big on any spin.
  • xNudge® – If you have been playing slots a long time, as I have, then you will know that the Nudge feature used to be a great help in some games, as it would allow you to nudge a reel one space up or down to complete a winning line, if you were lucky. The xNudge feature is the 21st century version of that and in this game is linked to the Stacked Wild that is part of the game. If you land any part of the Stacked Wild on a reel, but the symbol does not cover that reel in full, then the xNudge feature kicks in and nudges the symbol up or down until he reel is covered in full. This can happen for any Stacked Wild on the reels, even if you land multiple Stacked Wilds on a spin.  
  • xSplit® – This feature is one of the newer X-series featured offered by Nolimit City and when it is landed on the reels, it will split every symbol that is landed to the left of it across the reels into two. This means that instead of one symbol in that position, there will be two, which increases the number of pay lines and thus can mean that you land a win across more than one pay line on a spin. An additional bonus is that when you split the symbols in two the xSplit symbol then turns into a Wild symbol, offering you a chance at a better value win. Occasionally, the xSplit symbol is also used in conjunction with other key symbols on the reels, such as Scatter symbols, to trigger other bonus features, but this is dependent on which game is being played.  

“Exclusive And Tailored Content”

Bet365 have stated that they feel using the exclusive mechanics of a partner company and incorporating those features into an in-house designed slot, is a first for the casino gaming industry.

Unsurprisingly perhaps, the new release has generated a lot of interest, not least because it is the featured slot in bet365’s recent 100,000 Free Spins Giveaway promotion.

When asked about what made the new release so exciting, the Head of Games Software Production at bet365, Shaun Brassington, explained:

“Nolimit City are one of the most innovative and entertaining suppliers around. They’re renowned for developing powerful features such as their xWays®, xNudge® and xSplit® mechanics to produce some of the very best content in the industry right now.

“We at bet365, with a mature in-house games product under the ‘Originals’ brand, felt the time was right to bring these proven features into our own games and enhance our product offering even further.

“We’re delighted to introduce these x mechanics into our own exclusive and tailored content. In what we believe is an industry first, this is a great opportunity to fuse such successful features into our own breed of slots to produce something exceptional for bet365 players.”

Certainly, this is a bold move by the company but one that, if successful, could lead to a number of previously exclusive features being made available on a wider variety of games, all of which will increase the amount of choice available for customers when it comes to their slot gaming.

If you would like to experience the Mercenary X slot for yourself, then you can find the game at bet365 Games and you will also be able to play a wide variety of other slots and games too, including an extensive range of Nolimit City slots, some of which offer a chance to play the same features as included in the new Mercenary X slot.