Spartans vs Zombies Review
As with movies in the ‘vs’ genre, slots that provide a battle between 2 random entities usually fill us with excitement and dread in equal measures. You never know if it's going to be an absolute winner or a random mess. You don’t normally get a lot of middle ground with games of this type.
After loading her up and hitting the spin button a few times, it became clear that there wasn’t much of a connection between the Spartans and the zombies. Apparently they’re battling it out, but there’s not much evidence of this in the way the game is laid out—apart from the obvious images on either side of the reels.
It was never going to be easy to design a game that brought the two worlds of Spartans and zombies together in complete harmony. What you have is a fairly generic mountain backdrop with a slight red hue to the left where the warriors stand and a green hue to the right where the zombies are.
You won't find any inspired animated touches other than a little smoke and the characters bobbing up and down slightly to the side of the reels. Stakelogic could have gone a lot further. The soundtrack is exactly as you would expect and is fairly epic and unoriginal at the same time.
We are a little disappointed with the general gameplay in Spartans vs Zombies. It had the potential to be an interesting setup that saw the 2 entities face off against each other and create some intriguing slot action.
Instead, the 2 don't really mix in any way as they have their own individual bonus round and there’s no interaction during the base game either. We’re not sure why they’re here together in this game.
Triggering the free spins bonus is far too convoluted and will take a long time, which will only help to prompt customers to use the ‘buy bonus’ more often than not. This isn't an option in the UK, so you will have to brave it out and hope for the best.
If you do manage to make your way to the free spins bonus, then just hope that it is the zombie bonus rather than Spartan. You can tell straight away by looking at the buy bonus options that the zombie free spins are going to be far more valuable as they cost double the amount to trigger.
The sticky wilds with multipliers are indeed the creme de la creme in this production. It is in this zombie bonus round that you are most likely to see the massive 10,000x max win. The RTP is fine at just over 96% and the medium/high volatility should be fairly respectful of your balance along the way.
Spartans vs Zombies had a genuine opportunity to either make our day or annoy the hell out of us, but it left us feeling kind of indifferent.
That said, it does have big winning potential and the volatility isn't ridiculously high, so if you're prepared to see past the design floors and the fairly monotonous gameplay, you could well reap the rewards.