Zombie Hoard Slot Review

About Zombie Hoard Slot

Microgaming has teamed up again with Slingshot Studios to bring us Zombie Hoard, a 5 reel and 9 pay lines online slot featuring a comic zombie theme. The style is cartoonish with a rather nice shot at state-of-the-art graphics.

Zombie Hoard is entirely about free gaming, so get comfortable if you care about free spins. There are up to 34 freebies to bag up in the regular free spins round and more with the tokens you collect from some low-value symbols during the game.

There is a non-progressive jackpot of 1000 coins achievable on a single spin. The 2x multiplier and stacked wilds landing on any reels during the bonus round will give your payouts a handy boost.

Reel symbols include classic poker symbols and a few others around the Zombie theme. We find this slot quite basic, but we can’t deny the potential for some nice payouts which is concentrated in the free spins round.

Game Symbols

Game symbols comprise of the standard playing card symbols A, K, Q, J and 10 royals which belong to the low-value category, 4 zombies, the maid, the mailman, the nurse, Ghoulish chef the Zombie Hoard logo and the brain scatter.

Though far from lucrative, Zombie Hoard now gives you a reason to look out for some low-value symbols which come with tokens that are key to unlocking more free spins. Other low-value symbols will appear regularly in matching combinations to compensate for their low returns.

The Zombie Hoard logo is the game’s wild symbol and appears fully stacked on reels 3 and 4. It substitutes the regular symbols except the brain scatter to create more winning combinations.

Zombie characters will pay the most. The main earns you 15 to 80 times your stake while the mailman delivers 30 to 250 times your stake. The nurse pays a non-progressive jackpot worth 400 times your stake. The ghoulish chef is the top payer giving you 500 times your stake.

Gameplay

Zombie Hoard online slot is playable on both your PC and mobile phone from 0.90 coins to 45 coins per spin. Hit the play button to set the reel in motion once you have your bet settings as desired. We find 90 pence minimum wager somewhat inconsiderate, and we certainly expect mixed feelings from players on low budgets.

Payouts start when you have at least 3 matching symbols on the reels paid from the leftmost reel to the right. The gameplay remains overly plain until you’ve landed at least 3 brain scatters on the reels or until you’ve backed up enough tokens to qualify for free spins.

The autoplay option is available if you would rather automate your spins and have some prime time with the action on the reels while holding the current bet settings constant.

Free Spins Come in Two Ways

As earlier mentioned, one way to activate free games is to look out for tokens which come attached to some low-value symbols in the course of the game. You need to notch up at least 30 tokens before you collect them in a free spins stash. Each token represents a single free spin.

The other way is the usual strategy. Land 3, 4, or 5 brain scatters and earn up to 34 free games. Super stacked wilds will appear anywhere on the reels during this round to give you more winning combinations and boost your payouts. A 2x multiplier will apply throughout the round as well.

Zombie Hoard Online Slot

Zombie Hoard Mobile Play

Mobile enthusiasts can enjoy Zombie Hoard among other Microgaming releases perfectly from their smartphones and tablets. The latest offerings from this reputable developers are highly optimized to give you a mobile play as fluid as their desktop equivalents. All we recommend is an up-to-date browser that gives you the best experience on your handheld device.

Verdict

Zombie Hoard is certainly not Microgaming’s best, and we think that their partnership with other flourishing software providers is a good move towards reinventing their wheel all over again. With the smallest wager costing us 90 pence per spin, we couldn’t help but scratch our heads.

However, if we stopped fussing, we could notice a potential for some impressive payouts in the free spins round with up to 2388x possibility on a single spin. The 2x multiplier and stacked wilds appearing on any of the 5 reels during the round make a generous contribution.

Cliff Spiller

Cliff Spiller

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