Zombies Online Slot Basics for Casino Players
Zombies is an online slot game that was launched by casino software developer Net Entertainment in 2012. The game is centred on the aftermath of a zombie apocalypse, where players must fight off the Undead to win cash prizes and additional wild symbols.
The bonus features offered by Zombies include the Random Wilds feature, which offers up to 6 extra wild symbols, and the Stacked Wilds feature in which wild symbols cover 1, 2 or 3 rows on their reel to create more winning combinations. Also included is a unique free spins feature that offers 5 free spins and extra wins from the Zombies feature.
Game Setting and Graphics
Zombies is set in an abandoned shopping mall, which is eerily dark to set the mood. There are spatters of blood along the pay table, and the colours used give the game a radioactive look. On the reels themselves are the gory remains of a few zombies, as well as the weapons that survivors might need to annihilate them, all of which are well-animated and detailed. An ominous soundtrack and sound effects also assist in creating a suspenseful mood in which the game plays out.
On the reels of Zombies online slot are a selection of theme related symbols. Players will find a saw, a blood-stained weapon combo, a severed eyeball, a human brain and a green gas mask on the game reels. Also included are glowing, radioactive blue playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A which pay lower than the themed symbols.
The gunshot wound ‘Wild’ icon is the Zombies wild symbol. This standard wild symbol appears on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5, and substitutes all other symbols except for the scatter. 4 of these standard gunshot wound wilds and a Zombie Stacked Wild symbol forms the game’s highest possible winning combination.
Random Wilds Feature
There is also a Random Wilds feature in the game. 2 zombies’ heads will appear randomly on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 during the base game and will automatically be shot. For every shot, players will be awarded an extra wild symbol. Up to 6 wilds will be awarded during the feature.
Stacked Wilds Feature
Stacked Wilds will also appear on reel 3. These Stacked Wilds may appear to cover 1, 2 or 3 positions on the middle reel, helping to create even more winning combinations.
The toxic plague vials serve as the Zombies scatter symbol. This symbol appears only on reels 2, 3 and 4, and 3 of these scatters will activate the free spins feature.
Free Spins Feature
Once the free spins feature has been activated, players will be instantly awarded 5 free spins and an increasing multiplier. The first spin will have a multiplier of 1x and the second a multiplier of 2x, increasing to a multiplier of 10x the win on the final spin.
Zombie Score Feature
A Zombie Score feature will also kick in after each free spin. As each spin finishes, the reels will fade to be replaced by a scene in which players must shoot at zombies and cover them with toxic nerve gas to win extra coins. These wins will be recorded in the game’s Zombie Score Meter, and are awarded separately to wins won during the free spins.