Microgaming is a reputable software developer, often cooperating with aspiring designers. Zombie Hoard is a video slot which resulted from their partnership with Slingshot Studios. Straightforward mechanisms and a solid theoretical Return to Player of 96.06% are assets of this game which showcases high-definition design and a sonic soundtrack adding to a somewhat humorous approach to a bone-chilling topic. This slot offers opportunities to take advantage of Stacked Wilds and receive up to 34 free spins in the Free Spins feature.
The 5-reel, 3-row layout is configured to 9 set paylines across which one can wager from $0.09 to $45.00. Once the game loads, you can select the number of coins you want to place per line, going from 1 to 20 and adjust the coin denomination on a scale between $0.01 and $0.25. To start the game, press Spin or activate the Autoplay feature with up to 100 automatic spins. In order to receive payouts, symbols must align on adjacent reels, on a payline, going from left to right.
Playing card symbols 10 through Ace represent low-value icons, awarding between 40 and 80 coins for 5 of a kind. High-paying symbols are depicted as four zombies, a Chef, Nurse, Policeman, and Maid, delivering prizes of 80, 250, 400 and 500 coins respectively when 5 of a kind appear on a payline. The Zombie Hoard logo is Wild replacing all symbols but Scatter in efforts to contribute to win combos. Landing 3 grants a 60 coin prize, while obtaining 5 of these awards 1,200 coins. A great benefit of this icon is that it lands stacked on the 3rd and 4th reel in the base game, while it can appear super stacked during the Free Spins Bonus. Scatter is depicted as a brain, landing in the base game only, paying no matter where it appears and being able to trigger the Free Spins feature. Obtaining 2 Scatters awards 1x your bet, while getting 5 of these anywhere grants a prize of 100x your bet.
The Free Spins feature can be triggered in two ways. Low-value icons sometimes appear with Tokens attached. Each Token counts as one spin and collecting 30 activates the Free Spins round. At least 3 Scatters anywhere will also activate the Free Spins game. All wins during this feature are multiplied 2x.
Zombie Hoard is optimized for play on all devices to deliver an entertaining gaming experience. Unfortunately, it doesn’t offer much prize-wise, but it will appeal to those who appreciate simplicity.