Plants vs. Zombies Slots Machine
This highly original slot can be found online, as well as in brick and mortar casinos. It combines a lot of humor (crazy Dave, your neighbor, supplies a lot of this!), with some entertaining bonus games and a multi-level progressive jackpot prize. The setting is a garden, where daisies grin at you. The real stars of this slot are the zombies – including the Wild Gargantuar, a huge zombie that is responsible for some of the biggest wins.
This review shows you the key ways to win real money from the Plants v Zombies slot, then explains the setup and compares this to other similar slots.
Playing Plants vs. Zombies
There is a reasonably big win from regular play available. This is 20,000 coins for 5 of the wild zombie symbols on a win-line. Wilds do come stacked in many instances, which means it is possible to hit multiple 5 of a kinds from a single spin. In addition to awarding the biggest prize, this wild also substitutes for the regular plant and zombie symbols (though not the bonus symbol or specials).
After this big wild win, the others are comparatively much smaller. 5 of the Plants v Zombies logos is worth 500 coins, the man eating plant pays 300 coins for 5 and the sunflower and other flower pays a max of 250 coins. Playing card symbols, ace down to 10 are also in play.
There are 2 separate on-reel features, which will occur at random. Crazy Dave will appear on the reels, wearing a saucepan on his head. He will say something unintelligible out loud – though you will see the message in a speech bubble. This can be one of two things:
‘The Zombies are coming!’. Zombies appear in different ways, sometimes on ropes from above the reels, other times on a pogo stick bouncing across them. They turn random symbols into wilds – giving you extra wins.
‘The Wild Gargantuar is coming!’. Here the big zombie will walk across the reels, hitting the bottom of some of them with a telephone pole. This turns entire reels wild before you spin.
There are 4 separate bonus features, each of which is triggered by hitting bonus symbols on reels 1 and 3 and then a special symbol for that bonus on reel 5.
Here are the different bonuses:
Gargantuar Free Spins: Here you get 6 free spins. What happens is the wild Gargantuar walks across the reels as you play, first turning reel 5 wild, then 4 and 5 together. As he walks you get 2 wild reels moving from the right to the left – until you are left with just 1 wild reel (reel 1) on the final spin. This can add a lot of wins. The spins where reels 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 are wild are certain to hit on all 20 win-lines.
Cherry Bomb Free Spins: Here you have a race against time before the zombies eat your brains. They start from the bottom of the screen and are beaten back by a chili pepper symbol which appears on the reels. You’ll get cherries on the reels too, these explode and turn into different symbols.
There is a pick-em game involving a garden in the light and dark. Here you choose objects to win cash prizes. If you find Crazy Dave then you move to a new garden level, if you find a zombie then your bonus game ends. The other game is the Zen garden, which involves picking watering cans and growing plants. If you water the right plant then you can unlock the progressive jackpot through this particular bonus.
How Plants vs. Zombies Works
This is a 20 win-line game, those lines are fixed, so you only need to decide how much to spin for and you are good to go. This starts at just 25c, with a huge $500 per spin top limit. Wins are scored from left to right, with 3 symbols needed for each prize. There are stacked symbols and wilds in play, which means that multi-line wins are common.
The graphics of this game are excellent. Reels are smaller than on many games, to accommodate the garden setting. This allows room for the animated characters (zombies and Dave) to walk in front of the reels and either add wilds or deliver you a message. Crazy Dave does not always start a bonus feature. Sometimes he will appear and just talk crazy before walking off again.
Plants vs. Zombies – Conclusion
This is an excellent slot, and will provide you with a lot of entertainment in addition to the opportunity to win big. The 20,000 coin top regular prize, progressive jackpots, on reel features and bonus game should be enough to keep everyone entertained. Blueprint has a track record of producing excellent slots – for me this is their best title yet.