From books and films of the last century to the video games of the 21st century, zombies have been the ultimate villains in mainstream media. Online slots have become the latest medium in which the undead wreak havoc on the world. One such zombie-based slot game is Pariplay’s Zombies Gone Wild. Based on the ‘zombie apocalypse’ scenario, the zombies are back to their wicked ways, and this time, three girls have taken it upon themselves to save the world.
Zombies Gone Wild is played out across 5 reels and 5 rows, and awards wins through 50 paylines. Line wins are made from both sides: left to right and right to left. The game is set against a deserted town, as can be supposed from the smashed windshield of a car in the background. The reels hold 3 zombies and the 3 three intrepid lasses called Lucy, Tarra, and Kira, who have tasked themselves to restore sanity in the world. The 3 zombies have nothing to do but appear on the reels
The three girls will become randomly infected with radiation and transform into ‘Gone Wilds’. These infected girls become the wilds for that particular spin. There will be more than two wilds in that spin. The girls gone wild symbol will replace all other symbols, except the scatter to help create win recipes. There is a round radiation symbol that looks like a shield. Getting three of them in a spin gives you a bonus round, which is where the real action takes place.
There are three embedded jackpots in the game: Mini, Major and Grand. The three jackpots are integrated with our zombie hunters, as we shall see below. The paylines are also stuffed with the incongruous looking 10-A card symbols in this otherwise slickly designed slot. The reels are also bordered with an elegant metallic frame, which while adding to the graphical esthetic, seems out of place in a ghost town filled with unintelligent zombies.
Zombies Gone Wild is a mid to high volatility slot game with a return to player rate of 95.88%, which is slightly lower than most games with similar mechanics. Betting starts at $0.25 per spin and ends at $25.00. As in most games with similar volatility, the base game is kept interesting with modest wins, but the bigger wins come in the bonus rounds, with its own features.
Wins are made by landing at least three identical symbols from left to right and vice versa. The card royals are the least paying icons as always. Next in the pecking order are the zombies, while their enemies are the most valuable. Watch out for Lucy, the redheaded zombie-vanquisher on the reels that pays frequently. She pays 1.5, 3, and 10 times your bet if you get her on reels 3, 4, and 5 respectively.
The three jackpots pay out in multipliers of your bet. The game play will decide the jackpot you will strike as each is associated with one of our heroines. All three jackpot meters, which you need to fill with wins, are prominently displayed on the right of the reels. The maximum pay potential of the game is 1,000 times your wager, which is alright, given the betting range.
You will activate a free spins round when at least 3 shield-like radiation sign scatters appear on the reels simultaneously. You get 6, 8, 10, 12, or 15 free spins depending on how many scatters you get. During the free spins round, the Gone Wild zombie stalkers will appear as expanded wilds, which can create spectacular win combos with some cool payouts.
If at least 3 radiation signs land again during the free spins, you get an additional round of free spins, which can happen up to 3 times in the same round.
The mini jackpot is awarded by Kira while Tarra pays out the major jackpot and Lucy the grand jackpot. Winning combinations, which are helped by the particular Gone Wild hunter will increase the jackpot associated with that girl. Kira’s jackpot will give you 25 times your stake. Hit Tarra’s pot and you get 75 times your bet. Lucy’s grand jackpot is worth 200 times your wager.
The software platform of Zombies Gone Wild supports mobile operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows Phone, and Blackberry, etc. The game can be played on all cellular devices, which run on the systems, including all Smartphones and tablets.
The gaming platform contains a mobile interface that automatically restructures to the small screen. This means you can play the game with original graphics and sound quality. Though we recommend landscape mode for most slot games, this game’s vertical layout makes it more suitable to be played in portrait mode.
Zombies Gone Wild has a comic book feel to it, with 3 young female adventurists in the fray to save the world against the backdrop of a ghost town. The features may contain all the extended wilds profitable action, but it’s hard to get the required scatters, though the base game wins may keep the interest alive, particularly with the both ways win mechanic. The jackpot element certainly adds to the attraction, especially since it is noticeably aligned with the game play. Fans of the horror genre will certainly be pulled towards this game, though we’re not sure of the high rollers.