Microgaming brings you a sweet take on the hoards of revellers descending on Vegas each year, and I don’t even think it’s ironic. Anyone who has had the displeasure of going there will relate to the fact that it’s a hellhole full of braindead wannabe casino kings. Ok, sorry that’s harsh. True, but harsh.
Presented over a standard 5x3 setup, this game used the 243 payline format, which we much admit we kind of like. Thrown against a decent set of visual and a soundtrack that can only be described as ‘entertaining’, there is a lot to see and do here, a bit like Vegas. Play zombie or survivor mode, Lost Vegas only has two modes of play, switchable in the base game! Damn, we like that. Each mode has a corresponding free spins feature.
Oh baby, you’re a wild one
The wild in the game is a Lost Vegas logo, yeah boring we know. But it does all the wild stuff you’d expect, substituting for all other symbols to form wins, except the scatter. That scatter is the hazard symbol, getting three or more of these across the reels will trigger Survivors or Zombies Free Spins.
Those two free spins games
Survivors free spins has a stash feature, during the feature high ace symbols are removed from the reels, adding cash to your pot for each that is taken away. When the round is complete, you’ll get all the stash prizes added to your pot.
Zombie free spins has an infection feature, which might sound a bit nasty, but cash wise it’s just what the doctor ordered, ironically. When the wild hits it stacks and remains stacked for the entire feature. This can go on until all the reels are ‘infected’ and will result in larger payouts. If you’re lucky enough to get 50 free spins there’ll be a bonus cash amount also added to your overall win.
Bonuses to mention
The Blackout Bonus feature can be randomly activated after a spin that results in no wins. High value symbols on the reels will reward a cash prize, without the need for there to be any matching icons. Land a scatter during this feature and free pins will ensue.
Zombie Fist of Cash sounds like one life’s less pleasant dilemmas, and again is triggered at random on non-winning spins. It simply awards a cash prize, which is not that thrilling, but cash is cash.
Yep, Lost Vegas is a cracker. Great theme, great features and a smattering of fine graphics and sound effects. The features make it, and that ability to switch free spins is the real selling point for us. We made a tidy packet out of it during our test to be fair, see if you can too.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring