The Zombies Online Slot Game from Cryptologic
Zombies are a popular theme these days in the media. There are countless movies and TV series about our undead counterparts. So it not surprising the Cryptologic have brought out an online slot game with the same theme.
The Zombies is an advanced five reel video slot, with a story line, animated graphics and extra features such as wilds and scatters and a bonus round. It also offers a progressive jackpot which is a big draw among the online slot playing community. This game is available to play for both real and free money, and is a nice mid range game for those with a bit of experience playing online slots.
The Zombies Slot Symbols
The symbols in The Zombies are a mix of undead characters and bits thereof. This is not a happy cheerful bright slot with unicorns and rainbows. The background to the slot is a murky green with a horde of zombies coming at you behind the reels. The reels themselves are a murkier green, which offset the symbols such as an eyeball, a coffin, disembodied hands, bloody weapons and zombie smashing vehicles.
The screen is quite busy, with player information at the bottom and the progressive Frightmare jackpot constantly displayed on the left. The graphics are very good; this is definitely not a game your children can watch.
The special symbols in The Zombies are the wild and the scatter. The Wild is represented by a zombie with a missing eye. This guy can take the place of any other symbol in the game except the scatter. This enables the player to achieve even more winning combinations on the reels. The second special symbol is the scatter. This is our main zombie killing hero wielding a chainsaw. The scatter can be found anywhere on the reels.
Should a player find two or more zombie killing scatters the player will receive a payout. This payout is calculated by the total bet and has a multiplier added to it. Should a player find three scatter symbols anywhere on the reels, the bonus game in The Zombies will be triggered.
The Zombies Bonus Game
This is a pretty simple game, but goes nicely with the theme. A player needs to find three or more scatters anywhere on the reels, and they will be taken to a second screen where our Hero is now wielding a gun. He stands in the entrance to the Police Station, and shoots at zombies that come out of the door at him. Each zombie contains a prize. Should he become overwhelmed and die, the game is over and the player is sent back to the base game with all the prizes the have just won for blasting zombies.
The Zombies Jackpots
This slot contains two progressive jackpots. The one is roughly ten times greater than the other. These jackpots are aptly called the Frightmare jackpots, and are awarded randomly at any time during the game. However the higher wager amount you are playing with the greater your chances of winning them.