Coming on the 5th of October 2016, Microgaming are releasing their brand new Lost Vegas slot set deep in the Zombie apocalypse. Here's why we are excited.
We’re not sure where Microgaming has been in the last year, but they took a little holiday from producing ground breaking slot machines.
They started to rectify this last month, when they brought out the seriously fun Jungle Jim slot but even that was just a copy of Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt, so not exactly original.
So how refreshing it was to take a look at the new Lost Vegas slot video and see something… unique.
It wasn’t a re-skin of an old game, a copy, or using generic graphics and sounds.
A quick 2 minute video, this showcases the main features of this Lost Vegas slot machine, which we will then tear apart in a moment.
If you are reading this at work (hey, we pass no judgement), don’t worry. We’ll do our best to go through everything we’ve found out about this new slot for mobile and online.
And some of the stuff we know, you won’t be able to find in that video.
We have insider information, so you’ll want to keep reading.
Zombies are now such a classic part of our popular culture, that creating an online slot machine with that theme is hardly innovative.
Yet, strangely enough, there’s not a lot of Zombie slots around. Net Entertainment have one online, and Leander Gaming have another, that we can think of off the top of our heads.
We are sure there’s more, but the point we are trying to make is that we are actually quite glad to get a Zombie game, especially in October when we will all be looking forward to Halloween.
And this isn’t just another horror game, instead with some tongue in cheek graphics and sounds, it’s beautifully well done to encapsulate all the ridiculousness and fun of this holiday.
This Lost Vegas slot game has two modes: you can either play as survivors or as the zombies.
The twist, of course, is that this is set in a apocalyptic Last Vegas, and the high paying symbols reflect that.
If you choose to play as survivors, you get your classic male lead, a mafia like guy, a cocktail waitress, stripper and a tourist with gold clubs.
Play as the Zombies, and you’ve got Elvis, a showgirl, a pair of eloping honeymooners, a crazy nurse and another tourist.
Where else but in Vegas would the undead be so flamboyant?
Personally, we love the theme that we are seeing on this video. It’s fun, but still slightly chilling, and has a great musical atmosphere.
There are two instant cash feature in the base game, which you seem to be able to trigger regardless of which mode you are on in this Microgaming mobile slot.
The Zombie Fist of Cash (because Zombies always go to their grave with cash in their hands? Only in Las Vegas we guess) or and the blackout bonus, where zombie symbols reveal cash.
What we suspect will happen here is that these two features will distract you during the base game, as you swap and change between Zombie and survivor mode.
Because by the sounds of it, the free spins are going to be as hard to find as the Pope drinking champagne from a stripper’s boot.
It’s not just the theme that changes slightly. The real difference in the two modes is clearly in the Lost Vegas free spin bonus.
The reason we think these free spins are going to be a b*tch to catch is because regardless of which you choose, the amount you can spin is basically ‘unlimited’.
In survivor mode, every time a high card (low paying) symbol shows up, you get instant cash, and that symbols disappear from the reels. Once all the low paying symbols have been removed, the free spins end.
In Zombie mode, you get stacked zombie symbols, and if one fills a whole reel, it gets ‘infected’; that reel now has stacked wilds. The free spins round only ends once all five reels are infected.
In theory, it means you could end up playing over 50 spins, with wins getting bigger and bigger the more high paying symbols or stacked wilds you get.
In practise, we suspect these free spin round will last anything between 10 to 20 spins. Though the whole ‘getting bigger and bigger wins the longer the free spins round play’ is probably true.
After all, less low paying symbols means more high paying ones. And more stacked wilds with stacked symbols means more wins over 243 ways to win reels.
Though unlike games where choosing a side, like in Playtech’s Innocence of Temptation slot, you pick how the game plays, we suspect you’ll be able to get the same kind of wins which mode you choose.
Though Microgaming haven’t confirmed it, we suspect Lost Vegas will be a mobile slot, because so far this year, every single one of their releases, good or bad, have been on all devices.
Hopefully nothing will be lost in translation once this becomes an Android or iPhone / iPad slot.
But overall, yeah, we are excited. This is an original online Microgaming slot game, with unique features that make it hard to resist.
Sure, some of you out there will rather not have to choose anything – after all, it’s the simplicity of slots that you enjoy.
And that’s cool. There’s plenty of other casino slots where all you need to do is spin to win, like the new Motorhead slot for example.
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