Based on the very popular tower defence game by PopCap, Plants vs. Zombies: Wild Gargantuar digital slots game uses the iconic graphics of the original, pitting shuffling zombies against cheerful carnivorous plants, with all the character icons performing animated sequences whenever they appear in a winning combination. Plants vs. Zombies slots plays out across 5 reels displaying 3 rows, with 20 pay lines.
Regular Plants vs. Zombies Slots Symbols
The usual poker symbols 10, J, Q, K and A are the Plants vs. Zombies slots low-value symbols, winning from 4 to 200 coins for 3, 4 and 5-icon matches on a pay line beginning on the left-most reel. A variety of 3 carnivorous plants make up the medium-value icons, which will win between 20 and 300 coins for winning matches.
The Plants vs. Zombies slots logo is a bonus symbol, with wins starting at 2 of a kind (2 coins) and paying 500 coins for 5 of a kind on a pay line. These icons can also stack across all 5 reels, giving the potential to win 10,000 coins on a spin. The Wild icon is a shuffling Zombie, which substitute for all symbols except the bonus and scatters, and also begins scoring wins in its own right at 2 of a kind, up to a maximum or 20,000 coins for 5 Zombies on one pay line.
Several Different Bonus Features
Like bonuses in the ICC World Cup betting, Plants vs. Zombies slot boasts a number of different bonus features. The monstrous zombie Wild Gargantuar can plod across the screen at random, turning entire reels into stacked Wilds. The Bonus symbol, a Daisy being uprooted by a zombie hand, can appear on Reels 1 and 3. If 2 Bonus icons are joined by a Cherry Bomb Free Spins icon, a free spins round commences while zombies advance across the bottom of the screens. 3 Chilli Pepper icons on a free spin will destroy these zombies, but if they reach the other side and eat the player’s brains, the free spins round ends. While the free spins round is in play, any Cherry Bombs that land explode to reveal the same mystery symbol, increasing the winning potential of the spin.
2 Bonus icons joined by a Zombie Bonus icon on Reel 5 trigger another bonus round, in which players must choose objects to win cash prizes. If they reveal the “Crazy Dave” character (who also pops up in front of the reels from time to time to deliver garbled warnings) during this round, they advance to the next level with bigger prizes. Both these bonus rounds end if the zombies eat the player’s brains. Bonus icons on Reels 1 and 3 and a Zen Garden Bonus icon on Reel 5 trigger a round in which players must choose plants to water to reveal prizes.
2 Bonus icons plus a Marigold Cash Prize icon triggers another bonus, in which a player must choose a watering can to reveal prizes. In all four of these bonus options, a Golden Marigold Trophy icon can appear; 5 of these in any position will trigger the Plants vs. Zombies slots progressive jackpot.