As Shaun of the Dead showed, a zombie apocalypse can be a source for comedy as well as horror and that’s the case here in Zombie Rush, a 5 reel, 20 payline slot from developer Leander Games. This horror-themed title comes with free spins, re-spins and a pick me feature as well as transferring wilds. Brave the nuclear winter from between 20p and £20 per spin.
A burning cityscape where zombies have taken over is the backdrop to Zombie Rush. The reels feature a selection of gruesome looking creatures as well our hero Max and heroine Claire who are battling to save humanity. Look out too for brains, assorted weaponry, street signs and Halloween style pumpkins. The images are all drawn 3D style and have a ghoulish, cartoonish feel.
The leaking oil drum, seeping bright green radioactive fluid is the wild. It’s also central to the first extra, the Nuclear Zombie feature. If the wild lands above 1 of the 2 different zombie symbols, the nuclear liquid will seep from the drum and turn that zombie into a wild. Any other symbol featuring the same zombie will also be turned wild too offering some decent winning opportunities.
Find the Free Spinz (yes, that’s how they spell it) symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 and you’ll trigger 10 free games. All the zombie symbols appear as stacked throughout the free spins. The Nuclear Zombie feature is also in play too. Combine the two and there are some fine winning opportunities.
Zombie Rush also comes with a Re-Spin feature – after every 2, 3 or 4 symbol win you could be awarded a re-spin. The reels which don’t feature any symbols from your winning combo will spin again, giving you another chance to bag a winner.
Finally, there’s the Finding Claire Bonus feature which is triggered when you hit the Nuclear Door symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4. Open doors to try and find Claire and in the process win some bonus. Find a prize and you’ll win it before continuing to search the room.
The key and prize symbol will get you a bonus as well as unlocking the next room. Find the zombie and the features closes with you winning the bonuses already gathered. Rescue Claire and you’ll win a big prize as well as all the smaller bonuses accrued from the earlier levels.
There’s plenty to admire in Zombie Rush. The graphics and animation are super sleek with the on-screen action punctuated by suitably gruesome sounding zombie effects. The wide array of features are decent too. Just don’t expect them to hit too often. Zombie Rush is a pretty volatile affair and the variance is on the high side. If you enjoy the horror genre, you should also try Ash Gaming’s Full Moon Fortunes and Play ‘N Go’s Happy Halloween as they are both highly volatile.