Slots OnlinePublished: thu 28 jan 2021 | Updated: mon 8 feb 2021
All good things must come to an end. Maybe that’s why human beings have always been so fascinated - if not obsessed - with the end of the world itself. You might think that the eventual demise of the human race and /or the destruction of the planet would be a tad too depressing to inspire the creation of online slot games, but you’d be wrong. To illustrate, allow us to present what we consider to be four of the best apocalyptic slots around...
The city of Las Vegas might be an oasis of all things good and wholesome right now, but the situation is likely to go downhill quite rapidly after the apocalypse. Lost Vegas is a five-reel slot from Microgaming, which is set in just such a post-apocalyptic world. We don’t know exactly what happened, but it led to the city being overrun by a legion of zombies whose sole aim is to infect remaining human survivors.
You start by choosing to play on the side of the Survivors or the Zombies, but you can switch to the opposing side at any time. The game takes place against a Las Vegas background, and symbols include the playing card ranks of 10, J, Q, K and A and five different survivor or zombie characters, depending on which side you’re playing for. Look out for Zombie Elvis, who’s one of our favourites.
A Zombie Fist of Cash feature can be randomly triggered on any non-winning spin, and when it does, you’ll enjoy an instant cash boost. Another randomly triggered feature is the Blackout Bonus, which lets you spin the reels and win cash prizes just for landing higher value symbols.
Land three or more Biohazard scatters, and you will trigger the Free Spins round. Choose Survivors Free Spins with a stash feature or Zombies Free Spins with an infection feature.
Those of you who prefer your post-apocalyptic gaming to have a steampunk and science fiction flavour should take a look at Apocalypse Quest from GameArt. This five-reel slot gives you 243 ways to win with every spin and is set in a world that would make a great home-from-home for Mad Max.
The symbols used in this game include steampunk gems in the shapes of the playing card suits of clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades, a bomb and a souped-up motorbike and buggy. A female character serves as a Scatter, a Hero symbol is another scatter, and a Wild symbol substitutes for any standard symbol.
Land three female Scatter symbols, and you’ll win three times your total bet and trigger nine free spins. Get another three scatters during this part of the game, and an additional three free spins will be awarded.
Get six or more Hero symbols on the reels, and you’ll trigger an Apocalypse Respins round. Normal symbols will disappear, and each Hero symbol on screen will transform into a Nemesis symbol showing a prize value. You’ll start with three respins, and the Nemesis symbols will hold in place throughout. Land a Hero symbol, and all cash prizes shown by the Nemesis will be collected, the Hero will transform into a Nemesis, and the number of respins will reset to three. If you manage to fill all fifteen cells, then you’ll trigger a Grand Jackpot payout.
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Deadworld from 12Xgaming has 50 pay lines and is based on the massively successful comic book series of the same name. For those of you who haven’t yet encountered that series, it is set in a world that has been ravaged by King Zombie and his horde of undead but dangerously intelligent followers. If you thought mindless zombies were bad enough, just imagine clever ones who can organize themselves...
This game has a distinct comic-book style. Its symbols are various characters from the comics, and the one with the highest value is the skeleton. Special symbols include a Wild, and a Bonus scatter.
The Bonus Round can be triggered by getting three or more Bonus symbols on the reels at the same time. If those symbols appear on the same pay line, you will also win an instant cash prize, with five symbols paying 300 times your stake.
As far as the Bonus Round itself is concerned, you will have to take shots at two rows of zombies. You’ll have a limited supply of ammunition, and every zombie you shoot will either give you coins or possibly more ammunition. Keep shooting for as long as you have bullets because when you run out of ammo, the Bonus Round will end.
Our final selection for this hand-picked bouquet of apocalyptic slots is The Dead Escape from Habanero Systems. This game has five reels and 30 pay lines, and it involves a man and a woman who are trying their best to escape - yes, you guessed it - a seemingly infinite number of infectious zombies.
This game has a wonderfully dark urban atmosphere, and the lower-paying symbols are blood-red versions of the playing card ranks 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. Higher paying symbols include a yellow biohazard sign, an undead hand and our two main characters. A pick-up truck is a scatter symbol, and a zombie is wild - as if you needed telling.
A Duel Feature is triggered when you get a human character next to a zombie, and the outcome will be determined by the spin of a coin. If the coin shows DEAD, then the character will become a zombie wild. If the coin shows ESCAPE, then the zombie’s entire reel will turn wild instead.
Get three scatters on the reels, and you’ll get 15 free spins. The pick-up truck won’t appear during this part of the game, but it is possible for a red petrol canister to show up. Each of those will give you an extra free spin.
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