The Zombies slot from NetEnt was launched for Halloween in 2012, and although that is now 8 years ago, the game has aged well. Much like Blood Suckers (that was launched a year later in 2013) Zombies still looks pretty fresh graphically and plays well with a RTP of 97.2% and some great bonus features including a free spins round, stacked wilds, multipliers and a random wild feature.
Zombies Slot Background
It is highly likely that most, if not all of us, have never come across zombies in real life. However, it is interesting to imagine these half-dead and senseless creatures and how they would interact with human beings. Countless movies and books have portrayed zombies as merciless creatures who are out to cause harm to the people they come across. Interestingly, the reality could be true! Horror is among the most popular themes in the casino games industry, and NetEnt has successfully borrowed from this theme in various video slots.
If you love the thrill of horror and the suspense of watching the next victim battle it out with a zombie, you will feel at home with Zombies video slot. The game takes you to Zombie land where you need to save your life by fighting the bloodthirsty creatures using superior weapons. You can also defeat the zombies using poisonous medicine, axes, gas masks, and saws or face their wrath and lose your brains or eyes, among other dangers.
NetEnt presents Zombies video slot in a 5-reels, 3-rows, and 20 fixed paylines format. The game bears a high RTP of 97.2% and is laden with unique bonus features that include random and stacked wilds, multipliers, and free spins, among other features.
NetEnt has clearly taken great attention to providing a game that augurs well with its horror theme. The game’s background presents a dark and crumbling mall with its halls teeming with zombies. The dark background also shows people assembled at the higher floors, probably running away from the creepy zombies. As you spin the reels, you will also enjoy the sound effects, which go hand in hand with the Zombie slaying action.
True to its theme, the essential symbols that will give you winnings at the reels include zombie-related symbols. In order of their values, top are the blue and white chain saw, gas mask, brain, eye socket and axe, and a spiked baseball bat. The low paying symbols include the usual cards A, K, Q, J, and 10.
The wild in Zombies is represented by the bloody symbol bearing the letters WILD, and it only appears on reels 1, 2, 4, and 5. It can substitute all the other symbols on the reels and complete a winning combination save for the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol is represented by the container with poison and is responsible for triggering free spins. Bloody zombie heads represent the stacked wild symbol. It can only land on the 3rd reel and can cover all 3 vertical positions.
- Jackpot Win 1000
- Scatter Symbol Yes
- Volatility Medium
- Wild Symbol Yes
- RTP 97.2%
- Quick Spin Yes
- Bet Value 0.2-200.00
- Max Bet 200.00
How to Play Zombies
As you prepare to attack the Zombies in this video slot, you need to set your budget with the best coin values. You must note that the game can only be played on all the 20 paylines. The lowest coin value is set at £0.01, and the maximum is £1.
You can further tailor your wager to the convenient bet level, which ranges from 1 to 10. You can also make use of the MAX Bet button to place the maximum wager. To get the reels rolling, you can use the Spin button or choose the Auto Play button to get the game running continuously without interruptions.
Special Bonus Features
Zombies is not only a game that keeps you on your edge as you smash horrible looking creatures. It also has the potential to turn your wager into a big win. Right from the base game, you get access to special game features that can highly improve your payout.
You can get 5 free spins when you land 3 scatter symbols on reels 2, 3, and 4. The game gets interesting since the multipliers accompanying the free spins keep rising with every spin. For instance, the multiplier starts at 1x after the first spin. It climbs to 2x with the second spin and 3x multiplier on the 3rd free spin. There is a 5x multiplier on the 4th spin and 10x multiplier on the 5th spin.
As you are spinning the reels, you will also be killing the ugly zombies and increasing your chances of earning cash prizes. With the 5 free spins, you have the opportunity to finish up to 5 zombies where each zombie that is killed rewards you with a cash prize. The cash prize depends on your bet level and can be worth up to 20 times your stake.
Random Wild Feature
During the base game, you might be lucky to get random wilds that can land anywhere on the reels. The wilds can go as high as 10 wilds, which makes it possible to earn huge payouts. The random wild can, however, not appear during the free spins round.
It only appears on the central reel. It appears in the form of adjoined zombie heads. While appearing in part or incomplete, it is nudged up and down the reels to expand and cover the whole reel when it completes a winning combination.