Not to be confused with the baddie played by John Malkovich in the airborne crime movie Con Air, Cyrus The Virus is in fact a scientific-themed slot from Yggdrasil Gaming. It’s a 5 reel, three row, 10 payline title that comes with expanding wilds and re-spins. Play from between 10p and £40 per spin.

The reels in Cyrus the Virus feature a selection of 7 brightly coloured and slightly grotesque microscopic germ symbols. They’re all set against a pale green backdrop which leaves everything nice and clear.

Yggdrasil Gaming do a nice line in visuals and Cyrus the Virus maintains those high standards (check out Chibeasties). On every winning spin, the payline markers on each side of the reels blast into life to zap the winning germs and reveal the payout. The animations are super sleek with the on screen action played out to a busy, slightly futuristic sounding backing track.

The gameplay in Cyrus the Virus is pretty simple – don’t expect much in the way of complex features or interactive bonus features. The single feature is an expanded wild that appears only on the middle reel. When it appears you’ll be awarded a re-spin with the expanded wild locked in place.

Despite the lack of features, the pace in Cyrus the Virus is uniformly fast – the game engine includes win both ways technology so you can earn payouts from both left to right and right to left. The wild hits on a fairly regular basis, offering plenty of opportunities to win.

Like may of the Scandinavian developer’s slots, Cyrus The Virus sits pretty highly on the variance scale. The rapid-fire action can deliver some impressive results but it can eat through your bankroll pretty quickly if you don’t have the bankroll.

Available to play in both desktop and mobile formats, Cyrus the Virus is both a good looking and very playable slot. If you’re a fan of slots like Starburst from NetEnt or Flux from Thunderkick, you’ll find plenty to enjoy hear. It’s certainly possible to win big thanks to the re-spin and win both ways options. You may want to give your hands a good scrub straight after though!