In a Nutshell
Set against the backdrop of a deserted and looted shopping center, the Zombies slot is full of tumbling horrors and will please anyone with a penchant for horror and zombies, but perhaps those in particular who remember being (or feeling) young in the late 1990s with its zombie-infested apocalyptic computer games.
Equipped with blood-dripping paraphernalia and a soundtrack that will shoot chills up and down your spine, this slot even includes a sequence where you actually get to shoot the buggers.
A Closer Look
The Zombies slot machine is a 5-reel, 3-line slot with 20 paylines. The symbols follow the game’s general theme. There’s the yellow-on-gooey-red wild, which itself is far outdone by the stacked wild, a zombie about to get a nice juicy bite out of the player’s throat.
A nice Half-Life-type touch is added to the whole scene by the scatter symbol, which displays two bio-hazard containers. Other symbols include a circular saw, a gas mask, a human brain and a human eye (both apparently removed by someone with no surgical qualifications), a hatchet and a baseball bat with nails — all at least smeared with blood. Letters and number (A, K, Q, J and 10) follow the theme and are painted onto the wall with what this reviewer would guess to be radioactive sludge.
Free Spin Features
Three bio-hazard scatters appearing anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4 activate 5 free spins. Before the free spins kick in, a short sequence appears, with the deserted shopping center suddenly not so deserted anymore: Zombies come down the escalators, and suddenly you find yourself with a shotgun.
This is your chance to get some more points: Based on the bet level of the round that triggered the free spins feature, you score for every zombie you shoot. After the shooting, the slots reappear, and you get your five free spins.
The free spin mode of the Zombies video slot includes a multiplier function that increases with every spin. At a total of five free spins, that’s x1 on the first, x2 on the second, x3 on the third, x5 on the fourth and x10 on the fifth. Only the highest win is paid for every active bet line, and the bet line runs from left to right.
As mentioned above, three scatters bring you five free spins. Between regular game play and the free spins you’ve just won, there’s a short and time-limited sequence in which the Zombies slot briefly turns into a shooter game. Players score extra points here, aiming their shotgun at random zombified targets and clicking to shoot. Points are awarded based on the bet level of regular game play just before the free spins were triggered.