Zombie Rush is a 5 reel video slot game set in an apocalyptic aftermath, developed by Leander games, this game boasts 3D graphics and smooth in reel animations. With 20 win lines over the 5 reels, toxic wilds and nuclear zombies along with the bonus features make this an innovative addition to the zombie slot genre.
Zombie Rush Basics
This video slot has 20 fixed win lines, meaning that each spin will cover all 20 win line combinations from left to right, across the 5 reels. All you need to do is decide which stake you wish to play at, this is done by use of the up/down arrows at the bottom left of the screen, allowing you to choose stakes that range from 0.20 to 200 credits per spin.
The on reel symbols consist of two human characters, Max (the hero, who can be seen on the left hand side of the reels wielding a baseball bat), and Claire (who you attempt to find during the bonus feature). Along with zombies, brains and weapons, is a danger sign, warning us of pending danger. Finally there are the toxic barrel wilds and feature symbols, such as free spins and the 'finding Claire' bonus, three matching feature symbols will trigger the corresponding bonus round.
On Reel Special Features
Nuclear Zombie Feature: During regular play there is a chance that the on reel feature will trigger, this is the 'nuclear zombie' feature. Should a 'toxic barrel wild' appear above a zombie symbol, it will be transformed along all other zombies of the same kind, into nuclear zombies. These nuclear zombies then act as wilds across the reels giving the potential to rack up more winnings. A wild will substitute for all symbols except for the bonus symbols.
Re-Spin Feature: Every time there is a winning combination of 2 or more symbols across a pay line, there is the chance of a re-spin. Any reels not included in the winning combination may re-spin, potentially adding further matching symbols and increasing the wins across the pay line. This is a random feature and will be triggered automatically, the re-spin will be initiated by the boy mentioned earlier. He will strike the reels with his baseball bat (or zombie bat, as may be more appropriate given his current circumstances).
Bonus Games in Zombie Rush
For me the bonus features are what video slots are all about. Leander have delivered with a radioactive twist on the free spin bonus, and the 'Finding Claire' bonus, their take on the trusted 'pick a box' formula.
Free Spins Bonus: The free spins symbol features the trio of zombies that populate the reels, as a radioactive 'Free Spinz' glows beneath them, drawing your attention as you wait for them to fall onto reels and trigger the free spins bonus. Match 3 'free spin' symbols on reels 1,3 and 5 to be rewarded 10 free spins.
During the free spins the 'Nuclear Zombie' feature remains active, and all the zombie symbols will be stacked, this can help to fill up the reels with wild zombies to complete more pay lines.
Finding Claire Bonus: For the finding Claire bonus symbol we see a spotlit door plastered with hazard warnings, dare to enter and rescue Claire (as well as racking up prizes in the process). Find 3 bonus symbols anywhere on reels 2,3and 4, and Max along with his 'zombie bat' is off on a rescue mission.
When the feature begins you are faced with a selection of rooms to enter in any order. The rooms contain prizes and keys to advance to the next level, finding Claire will reap the most rewards (you must complete levels to reach her). Beware of zombies though, you must avoid these or your brains are eaten and the quest to save Claire is over. All is not lost though, as you take all the prizes you racked up along the way back to the reels (to hopefully spin in another bonus and attempt another rescue).
Zombie Rush is a well made game that is innovative and engaging. I found this Leander games slot to be entertaining and good value for money. Though you may rarely see the larger returns within the regular games, a bonus such as free spins or the finding Claire feature can quickly boost your balance. In addition to the smooth graphics and exciting features, the game's sound and game speed may be altered via the settings.
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