Zombie Circus Slot
Released in time for Halloween 2018, Zombie Circus combines all the fun of the fair with all the fun of the scare in this creepy, cartoon slot by Relax Gaming.
Zombie Circus has a 5x3 reel set, 10 fixed pay lines and an RTP of 96.92%. The big wins come in a great free spin round with extra wilds, and you can play at participating casinos from €0.10 to €100 per spin.
Design and Symbols
Zombie Circus takes place among the creepy stalls of a Victorian era looking fairground circus at night. The game board has a large wooden frame with animated lamps hung either side at the top of the board gently swaying from side to side. With transparent reels, you can see the mist rising from the cobbled pavement behind while a demented soundtrack which is partly your typical fairground/circus soundtrack and part The Addams Family.
The low-value symbols are taken by the standard 10, J, Q, K, and A while the higher value symbols are represented by ghoulish versions of circus acts starting with a blood-splattered clown with nails in his head, a Zombie fortune teller, a yellow-eyed moustachioed Zombie knife thrower with blood around his mouth and a skull badge on his hat, and what appears to be a female ring master with big bloody gashes down her white, Zombie face. The highest paying of the regular symbols, the aforementioned gash-inflicted woman earns 40x bet size for five on a pay line. The wild not only substitutes all other symbols except for the scatter but it also pays 50x the bet size if you land five on a pay line. The scatter is represented by a ghoulish empty carousel ride illuminated by a spectral blue light. The scatter only appears on reels 1, 3, and 5 but can some stacked on reel 5.
Zombie Circus Free Spins
All of the special feature action for Zombie Circus happens in the free spins round, so it’s just as well that it’s a good one. To trigger free spins you must land at least 3 scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5. You can land up to 5 scatters if the scatter comes in fully stacked on reel 5. 3 scatters award you two “Zombie Waves”. The first Zombie Wave will reveal how many free spins you have won while the second Zombie Wave will reveal one of the standard symbols and will turn it into a wild. Land 4 or 5 scatters and you’ll receive 3 or 4 Zombie Waves in which the first will reveal your number of free spins and any subsequent waves will pick a different standard symbol and turn it into a wild. Land 5 scatters and you will have a total of four wild symbols roaming the reels which can lead to some decent wins. Free spins can be retriggered by once again landing 3+ scatters.
Our Thoughts on Zombie Circus
Zombie Circus can be a fun game but perhaps a little low down in the volatility stakes to ever raise the heart-rate as much as the scary symbols and creepy music might do. It’s graphically competent with some nice artwork gone into the high-value Zombie symbols, and the free spin round can prove lucrative if you manage to land 5 scatters. Even more so if you manage to retrigger the spins, which may not happen regularly, but does happen a lot more than you’ll find in some games. As there are only 10 pay lines the wins for four or five of a kind are very good, so if you manage to get a decent amount of wilds in among those free spins then you can find some very tasty wins coming your way.
All in all we’re giving Zombie Circus a thumbs up as an entertaining slot with a nice free spins round, although if you’re looking for high octane Halloween thrills we’d recommend NetEnts Halloween