Zombie Carnival Slot Demo Gameplay

Zombie Carnival Slot Review 2022

Roll up roll up! Try your luck at the Carnival with a deadly difference, in Pragmatic Play’s frightening new release, Zombie Carnival!

Showing their darker side, Pragmatic Play has bought to life their own version of a Carnival, where the dead perfom for the living in this thrilling release, but will their performance leave a lasting impression? First impressions are great and we can’t wait to see the Zombies in action.

Looking into the design, Pragmatic Play has softened the theme with humurous cartoon-style graphics rather than blood and guts, so for players with a weak stomach, you can relax knowing there are no flesh-eating monsters running around trying to take a chunk out of your arm. The most creepiest part of Zombie Carnival has to be the music, but it’s not that terrifying it will give you nightmares.

The background shows a grand Carnival, full of colour, lights and fireworks. Pragmatic Play has chosen to host the carnival in the daytime, which again shows you that they’re not here to frighten us, quite the opposite in fact. The  theme is fun and exciting, but will Gameplay be the same?

Let’s take to our seats and find out, the show is about to start!

Zombie Carnival Base Game

Zombie Carnival Base Game and Features

Zombie Carnival is a 6 reel slot with up to 4,096 ways to win. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more of the same symbol types from left to right, starting from the left-most reel. The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two.

In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Zombie Carnival is the Clown, followed by 3 Zombie Characters with Green, Blue and Purple backgrounds. Low paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen and Jack. There is also a Wild symbol present, which will only appear during the Free Spins round.

Like many Pragmatic Play titles, Zombie Cranival has a solid Mystery Symbols feature to keep you entertained in between acts. Quite common in Megaways slots, the Mystery symbols feature is a nice edition to Zombie Carnival, which definitely gives the base game some much-needed excitement. More on this below.

Game Provider Pragmatic Play
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 4,096 Ways
Release Date 02/06/2022
RTP 96.50%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Low
Reels 6
Minimum Bet 0.2

Mystery Symbols

During any random base game spin, Mystery symbols in the form of Gift Boxes can randomly appear on the reels.

At the end of each spin, if there are any Mystery symbols on the reels, they will reveal the same High or Low-paying symbol, potentially forming a winning combination.

Mystery symbols can appear in both the Base Game and Free Spins round.

Zombie Carnival Free Spins

Landing 2 or more Scatters in any position on the reels, triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 6 Free Spins.

Once the Free Spins round is active, the Brain Scatters already on the reels will transform into Wilds and will remain on the reels for the duration of Free Spins.

During Free Spins, each time a new Scatter symbol lands in view, the closest Wild symbol will travel towards it, consume it and take it’s position on the reels. The Wild symbol will then recieve a Multiplier, which increases by +1 each time a Scatter is consumed. If multiple Wilds are used as part of a winning combination, their current Multipliers will multiply each other.

If at any time during the Free Spins round, more Scatters than Wild symbols land in view, the Scatters that are not consumed by another Wild will transform into a Wild symbol, remaining on the reels for the duration of Free Spins, behaving like all current Wilds on the reels at the time.

Landing 1 Scatter in any position on the reels, awards an additional +1 Free Spin. If the maximum win capacity of 5,000x is reached, the Free Spins round will end immediately and all remaining Free Spins will be forfeited.

Zombie Carnival Free Spins

Zombie Carnival Bonus Buy

For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.

The Free Spins round can be purchased for a generous 80x your current bet. The RTP when purchasing Free Spins remains the same at 96.50%.

Zombie Carnival: Our Verdict

Pragmatic Play has had to really pull Zombie Carnival out the bag to make it stand out from the likes of Play’n GO’s 3 Clown Monty which also had a disfunctional depiction of and otherwise lighthearted form of entertainment, but have they succeeded? Unlike these titles, Pragmatic Play has chosen to spice things up a little by throwing Zombies into the mix, and although Carnivals and Zombies don’t usually go, they seem to work well when coupled together.

In terms of gameplay, the base game in Zombie Carnival can feel a little dry at times, even with the Mystery symbols feature present, which only ever appeared twice in the time we were testing. The Mystery symbols feature may not be the most thrilling, but it does bring a sprinkle of excitement to the base game from time to time.

Now for the main attraction, the Free Spins round. Pragmatic Play definitely saved the best till last in our opinion, with Sticky Multiplier Wilds, bags of potential and that ‘edge of your seat’ excitement you’ve been dying to see. Triggering the Free Spins round seems fairly easy in the sense that only 2 Scatters are needed, with Scatters appearing quite often during the Free Spins round too. There is definitely potential to be had here, especially if you have a fair few Multiplier Wilds on the reels.

When it comes to statistics, Pragmatic Play is sticking to their guns with an above average RTP of 96.50% and a pretty standard 5,000x maximum win capacity.

All in all, if a day at the Carnival is what you’re after, then Zombie Carnival is a show you won’t want to miss!