The Zombie Rush slot is one that surrounds the adventures of a boy named Max as he navigates around a world infested by zombies while searching for Claire, who I’m presuming is his girlfriend but could just as easily be his sister. The zombies at this slot are not quite the walking dead, more comedy than scary, adding humour to this excellent slot.
The slot is set against the backdrop of a street, although this looks like a post-apocalyptic street with a burning building to the right and a decimated building to the left. This slot looks amazing, Max standing to the bottom left of the reels, swinging his baseball bat in readiness for a zombie attack, each of the symbols very impressive, looking as if they’ve been designed by a company such as Pixar. This improves even more when playing as the winning symbols have added animation – one of the zombies decided to eat a section of his brain as a particularly ‘pleasant’ example. When playing the game is eerily silent between spins, just the sound of Max and the baseball bat, which is actually very effective – this all changing when the bonus features come around!
This slot has three distinct features that include an original take on the wild feature; a free spins round and the best feature of the slot – the ‘Find Claire’ bonus round.
The Zombie Rush slot is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed win lines. You’ll receive a pay-out for landing 3 or more consecutive symbols on one of the win lines from left to right, although the largest wins are obviously reserved for landing 5 in a row. Of the standard symbols, Max has the largest pay-out, winning you 500x your coin amount for 5 in a row, Claire paying out 400x. These are joined by the three zombies in the game, the pumpkins, a brain, weapons and the hazard sign.
The wild symbol in the game is a barrel of radioactive liquid which will replace any other symbol in the game except for the bonus symbol. However should this symbol land above one of the zombies on the reel, the liquid will seep and turn the zombie both radioactive and wild, as well as any other matching zombie symbols. This leads to many more wins than your standard wild symbol. Another added advantage to the wilds is that should you land five wild symbols in a row you’ll receive by far the biggest win of the game of 1,500x your coin size.
The slot has an auto play option (up to 500 spins) as well as a settings button (options include changing the image quality and the speed of each spin) and an info button (brings up pays and game rules).
Leander is known for their innovative bonus features and this slot continues this trend. As well as the unique take on the wilds there are two scatter symbols which activate the bonus rounds. The first is the ‘free spinz’ symbol which appears on reels 1, 3 and 5, the second being the ‘bonus’ symbol which appears on reels 2, 3 and 4. Landing either of these symbols 3 times activates their respective rounds.
The ‘free spinz’ round sees you awarded 10 free spins. The key difference here is the fact that the zombies will become stacked, this making a big difference as the ‘toxic wild’ feature remains in play, meaning the wilds will grow quickly.
The ‘Find Claire’ bonus round is the best feature of the game. You’ll be taken a corridor showing four different rooms. Choose a room and reveal a cash prize, a key or a zombie. If you reveal a cash win you’ll continue and pick another room. If you pick a key you’ll move onto a new level featuring 4 new rooms. If you reveal a zombie you will have your brain eaten by a zombie (the game’s words, not mine!).
This slot by Leander is one of the best I’ve played online. From the moment you enter you’ll be hooked – it looks great, has a fun sense of humour and the features of the slot are both original and compelling. In fact the only thing missing from this game is the ability to win a life changing amount of money. However this shouldn’t stop you, as you’ll miss out if you don’t play.
This is an outstanding slot and is not to be missed!