Don’t hang up just yet, punters, because AvatarUX, a developer of casino games, has something special in store for you: an online slot machine that has nothing to do with PopWins. There is still a lot of popping going on, so don’t bother running outdoors to see whether pigs are flying. This new mechanism is featured in the game Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop, which was developed by the same firm. Come have a peek with us if you’re interested in seeing some brain-hungry zombies shamble along with a pile of individual cell multipliers, Infectious Multipliers, free spins where multipliers are permanent, and a bonus purchase option.
If zombies are wandering around, you may be sure that something is amiss. So it is in Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop, which takes place in a downtown area that has been crushed to bits and is dark, smokey, and uninviting. To put it simply, you should not be here. It’s hard not to ponder if it would be better to give in and become one of the undead than to spend your days moving from cellar to basement, eating scraps, always looking over your shoulder, and evading the hordes of the living dead. We should never have to ask ourselves that question. The game grid of Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop, which begins each base game spin in a 5×4, 2,048 ways to win configuration (symbols pay both ways), is conveniently placed in the heart of this dystopian setting.
The next step is for gamers to choose a wager between 20 percent and 40 pounds or euros from any device. Regularly playing Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop results in an RTP of 96.0%, despite the game’s severe volatility. There’s no word on whether or not offering free spins for purchase impacts RTP for those who desire it. If you want to up the stakes by 25% and boost your chances of triggering free spins by a factor of 2, you may activate the ante bet type option.
The lowest-paying symbols are the letters Q through A, the next tier up are hair, footballs, and hats, and the highest-paying symbols are those with five characters. For example, a royal flush pays 0.4 times the bet, a full house pays 0.5 times the stake, and a full straight flush pays between 0.75 and 2 times the wager. Five of a kind victories only pay out in one direction, so keep that in mind. Finally, wilds are not used in this part of Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop.
MultiPop: Zombies Apocalypse Slots Features
Let’s take a look at what occurs when you get a winning combination in Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop and how you may benefit from its many features. First, the cascade mechanism removes the winning symbols from the grid and replaces them with new symbols. If another victory is generated by the new symbols, the cascade mechanism will activate once again and continue doing so until no more wins occur.
The MultiPop function also applies a +x1 multiplier to the places that previously housed winning symbols. The symbol is not associated with this multiplier; rather, each cell is. When victories occur in multiplier cells, the values rise by one, up to a maximum of five times their normal value in the original game. Between each spin of a paid game, multipliers are refreshed.
When a cell’s multiplication factor reaches 5, the Infectious Multipliers are activated. Here, we choose anything from 4 to 12 spots at random and raise their multipliers by 1. The cells that do not have a multiplier are the primary target.
No Risk Turns
Free games are awarded by gathering 3, 4, or 5 scatters throughout the main game. After then, the player has the option to either collect the free spins (up to a maximum of 20) and go to the bonus round, or to wager them. During the bonus rounds, the grid size grows to 5×5, and there are now 6,250 chances to win (with the pay both ways feature). In addition, individual cell multipliers are now capped at x10 and do not reset between free spins. Each subsequent free spin is worth +1 if all cells in the grid receive multipliers.
Get a Bonus When You Buy
To skip the wait and go straight to the bonus level, use the Buy Bonus option. The wager multiplier required to activate 10 free spins is 100x, while that required to activate 15 spins is 500x.
MultiPop Zombie Apocalypse: Slot Conclusion
While Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop doesn’t go incredibly far from the PopWins idea, it does show that AvatarUX is willing to experiment and push the envelope. There are probably some doubters who will insist that Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop is fundamentally the same as PopWins. Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop does have some interesting features, though, and it makes one curious about what else AvatarUX has up its sleeve.
Not only has the gameplay changed from what we’re used to seeing in a PopWins slot, but the aesthetics as well. The comic book style art is great, and both the topic and the way it’s been implemented are bold departures from AvatarUX’s usual style. While not as overtly zombie-themed as titles like Lost Vegas or Wild Walker, Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop isn’t exactly a laugh-out-loud romp through the land of the walking dead, either. You won’t find this level of unease in most of Avatar UX’s prior offerings; there’s an edge, an implied terror, a hair-raising creepiness. Has Avatar UX studied the methods of its rivals, such as Nolimit City, and chosen to use them against the masters of mayhem? Maybe it’s because there are hints of NLC all throughout Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop, as if Infectious 5 xWays met Book of Shadows. Not in a stealthy manner, but comparing the two studios is interesting in and of itself.
The gameplay has its moments as well, and Zombie aPOPalypse MultiPop offers a lot of fresh concepts. Thousands of possible combinations on a 5×5 game grid with multipliers is a tantalizing prospect, as seen in games like Fruit Party 2. The game has shown promise in testing, and theoretically, players might earn as much as 20,000 times their initial wager. It sounds excellent as well. The music isn’t for everyone, but the random noise sounds, especially the gurgling sound, are creepy and add to the atmosphere.
Consider the aPOPalypse in terms of the zombie genre. MultiPop is a well-made online slot machine that reveals a side of AvatarUX that few people are aware of. CherryPop and CritterPop gamers probably wouldn’t have seen this coming unless they’ve been gaming since Lilith’s Inferno or something. Anyway, the team shocked us with a darker, riskier, more unsettling, yet playable as ever slot, which is likely to whet the appetites of at least a couple people for whatever could come next from the AvatarUX drawing board.