The Walking Dead Slot Review

Expert Rating: 4 out of 5
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 23rd November 2021
Review by Chris Taylor
Last update 23rd November 2021

Survive the apocalypse in The Walking Dead slot. Created by Playtech, it comes with 5 reels and 50 paylines. Based on the popular TV series, it’s the official game for AMX’s thrilling zombie drama. With a The Tower feature where you can win cash prizes and 4 fixed jackpots, there are 5 free spins features which give you wild reels, multipliers shifting coin stacks, respins and more coins. Fight the dead in our The Walking Dead review.

The Walking Dead Max Win
2,198 x bet
Provider
Playtech
Type of Slot
Video Slot
Theme
Zombie Apocalypse
Reels
5
Paylines
50
Stakes Range
10p to £500
Bonus Features
Yes (6)
Free Spins/Multiplier
6-12/1-Various
Max Win
2,198 x
RTP
95,73%
Volatility
Medium

The Walking Dead Slot RTP, Details and Wager Limits

Reels/Paylines: 5 reels + 50 paylines

Stakes Range: 10p to £500 per spin

RTP: 95.73%

Max Win: 2,198 x stake

The Walking Dead slot comes with 5 reels, 3 rows and 50 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed with 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols start from the leftmost reel and have to appear on consecutive wins and on the same payline.

When it comes to bet levels, you can spin away in this zombie thriller from 10p to £500 a spin. There’s a Bet coins icon to the side of the reels. Click on this and then click on the plus and minus buttons to adjust accordingly. In some countries, there’s a Turbo Mode for faster spins and Autoplay function for autospins.

The Walking Dead RTP is 95.73% which is just below the 96% slots average. For a branded slot, the return rate is pretty good. The variance is in the medium range with big wins available in the base game and various bonus features.

The hit frequency rate is 28.81% meaning over a quarter of spins will result in a winning combination.

The maximum win is 2,198 x your total stake. This can be won from The Tower feature with the coins containing cash values and fixed jackpots. It will take approximately 272,331 spins to win over 1,000 x stake.

Theme – Audio and Design Features – survive the apocalypse in this official branded slot

Theme: Zombie Apocalypse

High Value Symbol: Rick Grimes

Compatibility: Mobile, Tablet, Desktop

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With a zombie apocalypse theme, The Walking Dead slot is the official game for The Walking Dead television series. Created by Playtech in co-operation with series producer AMC, the award-winning series comes to life in online slot form. Set in Alexandria, the soundtrack is eerie and intense which adds to the atmosphere. It depicts the nature of the TV show.

Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q and J royals which all have weapons on them. Then you have 5 character symbols: Negan, Michonne, Daryl, Carol and Rick Grimes. Rick Grimes is the best paying symbol giving you 0.2, 1 or 3 x your total stake for 3, 4 or 5 across any of the 50 paylines.

The hand is the wild symbol. It substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter and coin symbols, it pays like Rick Grimes (up to 3 x stake). With the 2 or 3 wilds appear on the same reel, it transforms into a zombie wild. The 3 shields symbol is the scatter. Coin symbols appear on the reels to display a cash value, key or Biohazard Sign (more details below). Here’s what each symbol pays:

Symbol Payouts/Info
the-walking-dead-slot-j-symbolJ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.2 or 1 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-q-symbolQ 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.2 or 1 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-k-symbolK 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.2 or 1 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-a-symbolA 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.3 or 1.5 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-negan-symbolNegan 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.4 or 2 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-michonne-symbolMichonne 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.4 or 2 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-daryl-symbolDaryl 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.4 or 2 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-carol-symbolCarol 3, 4 or 5 = 0.1, 0.4 or 2 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-rick-grimes-symbolRick Grimes 3, 4 or 5 = 0.2, 1 or 3 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-hand-wild-symbolHand Wild Substitutes for all symbols + pays up to 3 x stake
the-walking-dead-slot-3-shields-scatter-symbol3 Shields Scatter 3+ triggers Free Games feature
the-walking-dead-slot-coin-symbolCoin 6+ triggers The Tower feature
the-walking-dead-slot-key-coin-symbolKey Coin Adds more rows in The Tower feature
the-walking-dead-slot-biohazard-sign-coin-symbolBiohazard Sign Coin Gives you jackpots in The Tower feature
the-walking-dead-slot-wild-walkers-wild-reel-symbolWild Walkers Wild Reel Appears in Wild Walkers Free Games feature

The Walking Dead Mobile

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Playtech has created The Walking Dead with the latest HTML5 technology. This means you can play the game on laptop, PC, mobile and tablet devices. The game has been optimised for iOS, Android and Windows operated devices. The 5×3 setup works well on mobiles too.

The Walking Dead Bonus Features

The Walking Dead slot has 6 bonus features. With The Tower feature giving you cash prizes and 4 fixed jackpots, there are 5 free spins features with wild reels, multipliers, shifting stacks of coins, Wild Walkers wild reels, respins and coins which can lead to more cash prizes.

The Tower feature

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The Tower feature is activated by 6 or more coin symbols land simultaneously anywhere on the reels. The triggering coins lock in position with 3 respins awarded. Each unlocked position on the reels spins independently. After every respin, new coin symbols will lock in position and the number of respins resets to 3. So far, so standard.

You can unlock additional rows by collecting 2 coin symbols with a key. The values of locked coins on the 7th row are multiplied by 2, except for those with a Biohazard Sign. If you unlock the 8th row, values of the coins are multiplied by 5 (except for those with a Biohazard Sign). All coins on the 9th row will transform into coins with a Biohazard Sign (so no multiplier).

The respins continue until they run out or you’ve filled the grid with coins. Finally, there are 4 fixed jackpots to be won within The Tower feature. Each Biohazard Sign coin will award 1 of the 4 following jackpots:

Grand Jackpot 1,000 x stake
Major Jackpot 200 x stake
Minor Jackpot 50 x stake
Mini Jackpot 20 x stake

Free Games features

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3 or more shields scatters landing anywhere on the reels will activate the Free Games features. 3, 4 or 5 will pay 1, 10 or 50 x stake respectively.

With 6 free spins awarded, a wheel appears which will randomly selected 1 of the 5 free spins features. During any of the features, 3 or more scatters will give you 6 additional free spins. Here’s what each of the features offer:

The Horde Free Games feature: each wild and coin symbol landing on reels 2, 3 and 4 will expand to fill the reel. Getting coin symbols will lead to The Tower feature.

Saviors Free Games feature: each wild and coin symbol landing on the 3 middle reels will get a random multiplier. Each position on those reels gets its own multiplier. These multiplies are additive meaning their values are added together. Biohazard Sign coins are not multiplied though.

Alexandria Free Games feature: when a full stack of coins land on the reels, respins begins. With the free spins counter frozen, the stack shifts 1 position to the left on each respin. 3 or more coins appearing in addition to the stack of coins will trigger The Tower feature. The respins end when the coin stack leaves the reels or after The Tower feature is played.

The Whisperers Free Games feature: up to 3 reels can appear as special reels with unique graphics. These special reels will contain only wild and coin symbols. Landing 6 or more coins simultaneously will activate The Tower feature.

Wild Walkers Free Games feature: when a stack of wilds lands anywhere, they become Wild Walkers and respins commence. With the free spins counter frozen, the Wild Walkers stack shifts 1 position left on each respin. The respins continue until all Wild Walkers stacks shift off the reels. Furthermore, coins landing transform into wilds. If a stack of coins land, they transform into Wild Walkers. Also, landing 6 or more coins will trigger The Tower feature.

The Walking Dead Review Summary – great if you love the TV series

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The television series has been hugely successful and The Walking Dead slot will appeal to fans and lovers of the zombie/apocalypse theme. Graphically, it features all the main characters (Negan, Michonne, Daryl, Carol and Rick Grimes) with the imagery being spot on in my opinion.

When it comes to gameplay, there is plenty of variety with a total of 6 bonus features. The best extra is The Tower feature which can lead to big cash prizes, especially if you win any of the 4 fixed jackpots.

Of the free spins features, I particularly like the Saviors Free Games feature where positions on the 3 middle reels will get additive multipliers. Many of them aim to trigger the all-important The Tower feature where the biggest possible payouts can be won.

The max win potential lets The Walking Dead down as 2,198 x stake isn’t exactly big compared to the best online slots. Other branded slots do combine excellent source material and big wins. Playtech’s The Mummy: Book of Amun Ra comes with 10,000 x stake max wins and Play ‘n GO’s KISS Reels of Rock offers 50,000 x stake max payouts.

If you like TV slots, there are lots of choose from. You have Vikings, Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen and Narcos from NetEnt. There’s also Game of Thrones and Game of Thrones Power Stacks by Microgaming amongst others.

Pros
  • Official branded slot
  • 5 free spins features
  • Brilliant graphics/animations
Cons
  • 2,198 x stake max wins not the highest

The Walking Dead FAQs

What is The Walking Dead RTP?

The Walking Dead RTP rate is 95.73% which is under the 96% slots average but pretty high for a branded slot. The variance in the middle with the bigger wins coming from the various bonus features.

What is The Walking Dead max win?

The maximum win per spin is 2,198 x your total stake. The bigger wins will come from The Tower feature where coins contain cash prizes, multipliers and 4 fixed jackpots.

Are there any The Walking Dead free spins?

Yes, there are 5 free spins features which offer various extras. These include wild reels, multipliers, respins and coins for big potential payouts.

Is there a The Walking Dead demo?

Yes, The Walking Dead free play slot is available here at Online-Slot.co.uk. This official TV series game can be enjoyed on desktop, mobile and tablet devices.