Zombies is an online slot game that was released by casino software provider Net Entertainment in 2012. The game is set in the midst of a zombie apocalypse, where players must fight off members of the Undead in order to claim extra wilds and cash prizes.
There are a number of bonus features in the Zombies online slot game. The Random Wilds feature may award as many as 6 additional wild symbols, while Stacked Wilds will appear to cover 1, 2 or 3 spaces on the game’s centre reel. The online pokies NZ game’s unique Free Spins feature will award 5 free spins when triggered, and the Zombie Score feature enables players to claim additional prizes.
Game Theme and Setting
The game play of the Zombies base game is set in an abandoned shopping centre, which is eerily dark to set the tone. The pay table is covered in spatters of dark red blood, and the glowing blue accents used give the game a radioactive appearance. The game’s reels contain gory theme-related symbols of the remains of a few zombies, as well as an arsenal of weapons that zombie apocalypse survivors would need to fight off the Undead. An ominous soundtrack plays during the game to create an eerie and suspenseful atmosphere.
On the Reels of Zombies
On the reels of the Zombies online slot are theme-related symbols of a severed eyeball, a brain, a green gas mask, an elliptical saw and a couple of blood-stained weapons. Also included are playing card symbols 10, J, Q, K and A, designed in a glowing blue font reminiscent of radioactive toxic waste.
Standard Wild Symbol
The gunshot wound ‘Wild’ graphic serves as the Zombies wild symbol. This wild symbol appears exclusively on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5 during the game, and can substitute for all other game symbols with the exception of the scatter. A combination of 4 of these standard wild symbols and a Zombie Stacked Wild forms the game’s highest paying symbol combination.
Random Wilds Feature
In the Zombies Random Wilds feature, 2 zombie heads will appear randomly on reels 1, 2, 4 and 5. These zombie heads will automatically be shot a certain number of times. For every time the zombies’ heads are shot, players will be awarded an extra wild symbol. Up to 6 Random Wilds will be awarded in this feature.
Stacked Zombie Wilds Feature
The Zombies online slot game also includes a Stacked Zombie Wilds feature. These Stacked Zombie Wild symbols appear only on reel 3, and will cover 1, 2 or 3 spaces on the reel to create additional winning symbol combinations.
The Zombies scatter symbol is the toxic plague vials icon. This scatter symbol appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 during the game. If a scatter symbol lands on each of these reels, the Free Spins feature will be activated.
Free Spins and Zombie Score Features
Players will be awarded an initial 5 free spins and a multiplier that increases with each spin, starting at 1x on the first spin and increasing to 10x on the last spin. Additionally, the Zombie Score feature will trigger after each free spin, and the reels will fade to display a different scene. Players must now shoot at zombies and spray them with toxic nerve gas to earn extra coins. These coins will be displayed in the Zombie Score Meter, and winnings from this feature will be awarded over and above those won during the free spins.