Lost Vegas is a 5 reel, 243 ways to win slot from Microgaming. Playable on desktop, mobile and tablet devices from 30p to £45 per spin, the game is set in familiar Las Vegas locations after a Zombie apocalypse. The game benefits from 2 base game features and 2 free spins features and has 2 modes.

Firstly, you need to decide which mode to play in – you have Survivor Mode which features heroic humans trying to escape the zombies and you have Zombie Mode where the flesh eating dead feature heavily. You can switch modes at any time in the base game so it’s down to you which you prefer.

In both Survivor and Zombie modes, there are 2 base game bonus features to play for – both of them are activated randomly after a non-winning spin. Firstly, you have the Zombie Fist of Cash feature which is as simple as it sounds – the Zombie’s fist appears to reward you with a cash prize.

Then there’s the Blackout Bonus feature where the reels are scanned with the high value symbols revealed – each of these gives you a random cash prize. The added extra here is that just 1 scatter symbol landing anywhere on the reels will trigger the appropriate (Survivor or Zombie) Free Spins feature.

Playing in Survivor Mode, 3 or more hazard scatters will trigger the Survivor Free Spins feature – it comes with the Stash feature. All the lower value symbols (playing cards) will be removed from the reels with a cash prize added to your stash. Once those symbols are stashed, winning combinations pay again. The stashed prize is then awarded to you once the feature has ended – this happens once all the playing card symbols have been stashed.

In Zombie Mode, 3 or more hazard scatters activate the Zombie Free Spins feature – it benefits from the Infection feature. Look out for full Zombie symbol stacks landing on a reel is this will infect that particular reel for the duration of the feature – infected reels then turn single wild symbols into stacked wilds (i.e. wild reels!).

The Zombie Free Spins feature only ends when all 5 reels are infected meaning you could finish with 5 fully wild reels – however, it will also end when you play 50 free spins in total. If you manage to survive 50 free spins, you will receive an additional cash prize.

As you can see, there 2 free spins features are completely different – I would recommend the Zombie Mode as the appeal of 5 fully stacked wild reels is too good to turn down. The variance is in the middle with balanced payouts in both the base game and free spin features. In terms of winning potential, there’s a frightening 2,155 times your stake to be won on every single spin – so it can be terrifyingly lucrative.

Aesthetically, Lost Vegas looks fantastic with cartoon style graphics – it does look like an animated film which is good. There is a sense of dark comedy which I also quite like. Thumbs up to Microgaming as all round, Lost Vegas ticks all boxes – there is one question though: are you a Survivor, or a Zombie? If you like the theme, NetEnt’s Zombies is worth trying.