The Zombie Hoard slot game is the result of a collaboration between two software developers – Microgaming and Slingshot Studios – the latter of which is best-known for making Cash of Kingdoms.
Spine-chilling graphics and spooky sound effects make playing Zombie Hoard a real joy, and if you manage to trigger the free spins bonus, you can earn as many as 38 free games by collecting scattered brain symbols.
The Zombie Hoard slot also features stacked wild symbols which make it easier to create valuable winning combinations. Plus, a five-of-a-kind wild combo awards over 133x your bet.
Although Zombie Hoard is by no means targeted at high-rollers, it still has the capacity to award prizes worth over 2,300 times your bet for as little as 90p and up to £45 a spin. It uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and nine paylines (all of which are active throughout the game). If you're squeamish, you needn't worry because the graphics are very tame and free of blood and gore. You can see zombies running around an empty town in the background, and while the citizens might be in hiding, the police are out searching for the unwanted zombie visitors.
Four zombies are used as the game's most valuable symbols – the chef, the nurse, the bride, and the policeman. The other symbols include 10, J, Q, K, a brain, and the game logo. The Zombie Hoard slot game lets you create wins from left-to-right, starting with Reel 1, and a winning combination can be formed of three matching symbols (N.B., or using wild substitutions). If you click on the three white dots at the bottom-right of the screen, you'll gain access to the game setting such as stake size, paytable, auto-play, and sound effects.
The wild symbol is the Zombie Hoard logo, and in the base game, it can land stacked on Reels 3 and 4 to give you additional ways to create winning combinations.
The wild can also be used to substitute for all symbols apart from the brain scatter symbol.
One special feature appears in the Zombie Hoard slot, and it's the Free Games Bonus. You have the potential to trigger the bonus in two different ways.
The low-value paytable symbols can land on the reels with a brain attached to them, and each brain is worth one spin. Once you've collected thirty brains, the bonus is unlocked.
The second way into the bonus round is via the scatter symbol. Three or more must land anywhere in view, and you can pick up extra spins with every brain that appears.
In the Free Games Feature, you also get stacked wilds appearing on all five reels as well as a 2x win multiplier.