Zombies is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot powered by Net Entertainment – available to play only on desktop devices from 20p to £200 per spin, the dead come to life in this zombie epidemic. It benefits from wild substitutions and free spins feature where you can get a multiplier up to 10x.
Graphically, it’s rather good despite being released in 2012 – set in a deserted shopping mall, symbols on the reels include playing cards (A, K, Q, J, and 10) clubs, axes, brains, chainsaws, gas masks and eyeballs. The chainsaw is the highest value symbol giving you 50 times your stake for a 5-symbol combination.
The wild symbol appears on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5. There is also a stacked wild that can appear only on reel 3 – it can appear as a single, double or stacked wild of 3. If the stacked wild appears, it will nudge up or down to cover the entire reel when part of a winning combination.
In terms of bonus features, there’s a Random Wild feature which is triggered in the base game when your spin does contain a stacked wild or doesn’t trigger the Free Spins feature. 2 zombies’ heads will then appear to cover the reels – up to 6 wilds will then appear on the reels.
There is also a Free Spins feature which is played when the radioactive flask scatter symbol appears simultaneously on the 3 middle reels – you will receive 5 free spins. Beginning with a 1x multiplier, the multiplier increases to 2x on the 2nd free spin, 3x on the 3rd free spin, 5x on the 4th free spin and 10x on the final and 5th free spin.
Furthermore, a wave of zombies appear after each free spin with up to 5 zombies automatically shot. You will win cash prizes of up to 20 times your stake for each zombie shot!
I found Zombies to be a medium variance slot with maximum wins of up to 1,600 times your stake – you will most likely win the big amounts in the Free Spins feature where the big 5x and 10x multipliers apply. I quite like Zombies and it’s a slot often overlooked in my opinion – many players tend to go for Blood Suckers and Dead or Alive (both by NetEnt). If you like the theme though, Microgaming’s Lost Vegas is recommended.