Lost Vegas is a 243 ways-to-win slot which presents its five reels against the backdrop of a deserted Las Vegas casino. Why is the place so deserted, you may wonder? Because of the zombies, of course, and at the beginning of the game players can choose which side they want to play for in the battle between the living and the undead: the Zombies or the Survivors.
Those of a nervous disposition will be relieved to learn that their initial choice can be changed during the base game, so players can switch sides as and when they see fit. As far as having opportunities to win cash is concerned, it doesn’t matter which side one plays on, but the side choice does determine which symbols will be on the reels and which bonus feature will be active in the Free Spins part of the game – the Survivors have something called a Stash feature and the Zombies have an Infection feature.
Symbols found in both versions of the base game include the playing card ranks 10, J, Q, K and A, a Scatter symbol and a Lost Vegas logo. Play for the Survivors and you will see a rag-tag group of men and women trying to stay alive, all of which are animated when involved in a winning combination. Similarly, when you play for the Zombies you will be treated to a host of the undead, including a showgirl and an Elvis impersonator.
Get three or more Scatter symbols on the reels at the same time and you will trigger the Free Spins feature. When playing with the Survivors a Stash feature will be active, and one of the survivors will grab all the low symbols (playing card ranks) that appear to reveal cash prizes that are stashed for collection at the end of the round. When playing with the Zombies, an Infection feature sees a Zombie symbol stack infecting other reels to increase winning chances even further.
Add in the random Blackout Bonus and Zombie Fist of Cash features and Lost Vegas has everything that an online slots player could want in a horror-themed game. No surprise, then, that the team at Microgaming are openly proud of the title.
‘Lost Vegas is a perfectly timed game for Halloween,’ said Neill Whyte in a press release, who is Commercial Director at Microgaming. ‘This slot brings so much entertainment to gameplay, from being able to pick a side and play as a Survivor or Zombie, to the never-seen-before features in the free spin rounds. We are really excited to see this slot launch, and I'm sure that the game will not only be popular upon release, but will be a long-term favourite with players.’
Lost Vegas is already live (despite featuring the undead) and can be played at 32Red Casino as well as at other venues on the Microgaming and Quickfire platforms.