Apocalyptic zombie tales done in a certain way can dish up light-hearted humour along with the horror, and Zombie Rush from Leander Games captures this theme perfectly. Who knew zombies could be so cute? Packed with Free Spins, Re-spins, Transferring Wilds and a host of other features, Zombie Rush is a horror-themed slot that both demands and deserves your attention.
Zombie Rush is a 5-reel slot with 20 paylines. Bets range from 20p up to £20 a spin. The base game generates small wins with reasonable regularity, but for bigger wins look to the bonus rounds. This slot has a fairly high variance, but its volatility is in keeping with the unpredictable nature of the horror genre. It has a great selection of bonus features that can transform into nice little earners when triggered.
Zombie Rush is set against a backdrop of a burning, damaged city, with our hero Max wielding a baseball bat and keeping a watchful eye on the reels from the sidelines. He appears on the reels too, along with heroine Claire, and assorted zombie apocalypse imagery such as animated Halloween pumpkins, gormless zombies, weaponry and street signs.
The subtle soundtrack is punctuated with suitably squelchy crunching effects and the graphics are slick and make for easy, relaxed viewing.
Bonuses and Features
Wild - an oil drum leaking radioactive fluid is the innovative Wild, and as well as its usual benefits it contributes nicely to the Nuclear Zombie Feature (see below)
Nuclear Zombie Feature - activated when a Wild lands above 1 of the 2 Zombie symbols - fluid seeps down onto their heads and turns them Wild, along with any other identical Zombie that is visible
Free Spinz - land these symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 to trigger 10 Free Spins, where Zombie symbols are stacked and the Nuclear Feature is also in play to deliver some handsome wins
Finding Claire Bonus - land the Nuclear Door symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 to activate this bonus game
Re-Spin Feature - randomly awarded after any 2, 3, or 4 symbol win, with reels not part of the winning combination spinning again to generate further possible wins