Lost Vegas Basic information:
Las Vegas, Sin City, Disney Land for Adults, City of Lights, Lost Wages or whatever you want to call it. This has been an incredibly popular tourist destination ever since it became a hub of gambling from 1931 onwards. Seeing as it popularised so many gambling trends it is only natural that there would end up being a number of games named after it, Lost Vegas is one of those games.
Created by the skilled programmers and designers responsible for the Microgaming gaming software, one of the most popular and powerful gambling software systems ever developed, Lost Vegas is a pokie game released at the beginning of October of 2016. The game is heavily influenced by zombie media, with the name referencing the city being lost to the dead. How spooky, or fun, if zombie rekilling is your thing.
As is standard with games offered by the Microgaming software system, this game is available for play on PC, Mac, mobile and tablet systems, such is the versatility on offer.
The survivor theme, the first of the two themes of offer by Lost Vegas.
The Zombie theme, the second of the two themes on offer by Lost Vegas.
Lost Vegas comes with a total of 243 paylines over 5 reels in a 3×5 layout.
- The minimum coins bet sits at 1
- The maximum coins bet sits at 15
- Minimum coin size sits a 0.01
- Maximum coins size sits at 0.10
- The return to player offered by this game sits at around 96.5%, slightly towards the higher end of RTPs.
Towards the top-right of the screen is a button which switches between the zombie and survivors theme. Both have different icons and, most importantly, each of these trigger different free spin bonus games.
Lost Vegas comes with other basic settings which a player would expect from a modern pokie game. To access the options the play must click the tab on the lower-right portion of the screen. From here they simple click the options button.
- Game Play Settings
Here the player has the option to enable quickspin, this speeds up the reels so there is less time waiting around.
- Graphic Settings
There are two graphics setting offered by Lost Vegas, basic and enhanced. While enhanced looks better it is also more demanding on system requirements, so players with less powerful or older hardware might want to stick to playing on basic.
- Sound Settings
This section comes with four options. The first option switches off all sounds, which can also be accessed via the main game page. The options switch of individual sound sources, including game sounds, win sounds and background sounds.
In order to change the currency display the player must click on the credits button towards the lower-left side of the screen. From there they can click on the options tab in order to change the currency display to credits, coins or both coins and credits.
Other Helpful Additions
The autoplay button give the player access to 10x, 25x, 50x and 100x quickspin options. The user can also choose to keep spinning until the stop button is clicked, or they can click custom to set further rules. These further rules allow the player to enter a custom amount of spins to complete and choose between two spin-end settings. The first of these settings allows the player to stop when all spins are complete. The second allows the spins to stop when wins equal or exceed a certain amount.
Also offered on the game itself is question mark icon which, when clicked, leads the user to a help page to answer any basic questions which the user might have. By clicking the pays buttons on the right side of the page the player can check the various payout amounts and bonus game features.
By clicking on the win button on the main game page the player can display a list of wins. These are separated into top 5 and recent. The top five also displays how long ago these were won.
Lost Vegas also offers a statistics button which, when clicked, allows the player to see a variety of helpful information. This includes highest wins, spins player, spins per hour and session time. Note that these stats do not persist through sessions. To access these stats the play need to click the tab at the lower-right portion of the screen. From here they simply click on the stats button.
This game was released to coincide with the upcoming holiday of Halloween. Since Zombies are so popular it was a natural choice for theme.
What do you get when you combine the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas with the rotting and decaying flesh of the walking dead? Good question, and apparently one which Microgaming thought to answer.
There isn't much to add here, we all know what zombies are and they want to eat. From here it was a simple matter of adapting the theme in both survivor and zombie elements. The zombie side of things includes a few popular zombie/Vegas sub-types. These include zombie Elvis, zombie nurse and zombie bride. The survivor side includes the various types of people who inhabit the city, from golfers and medical staff, to dealers and casino managers.
Other Features and Bonuses
The wild symbol in this game comes in the form of the of a symbol which switches between displaying Lost Vegas and Wild.
- 3 of these give a bonus of 52.5
- 4 give a bonus of 150
- 5 give a bonus of 450
These can substitute for any icon except the scatter symbol.
The scatter symbol comes in the form of a bio-hazard icon with the word scatter written beneath. These do not need to occur on a winning payline in order to payout. Gaining 3 or more of these on a single spin activates the free spins bonus game.
- 2 scatter icons give a bonus of 45
- 3 scatter icons give a bonus of 90
- 4 scatter icons give a bonus of 450
- 5 scatter icons give a bonus of 2250
The first of the bonus features in this game is called the Zombie Fist of Cash. This is activated randomly on any non-winning spin. When this games occurs a random amount of cash will be gifted to the player.
Also triggered on non-winning spins is the Blackout Bonus. The player needs to gain at least one scatter symbol for this to start. If the player gains this then all high symbols award cash prize payouts.
There are two types of free spins bonus games, the Survivors version and the Zombies version.
The survivors version runs with the stash feature. For this feature all card symbols that land are removed and are added as cash to the player's stash. After all of these symbols are stashed from a spin the remaining symbols generate payouts per regular winning rules. This free spin game will continue until all of these card icons have been stashed.
The zombie version runs with the infection feature. For this feature any reel which contains a full zombie will infect reels. Any wilds which land on these infected spaces turn into stacked wilds. This game continues until either all reels are infected or 50 free spins have been reached. If these 50 spins are reached then a bonus prize is paid out.
How to Play:
The easiest way to play Lost Vegas is to first choose which version you want to play, via the button up the top right, then choose the amount you wish to bet and click spin. For more customised betting the player can click on the bet button where they can select their coins size, total coins bet, or simply select to maximise their bet.
By clicking the autoplay button the user can access the quickspin options which allow a quick select of 10, 25, 50 or 100 auto spins, or to spin until the user manually stops the spin process. The custom button in this tab allows the player to enter their own amount of spins as well as stop when either this number of spins are completed or when a certain amount is won or exceeded.
Overall Design and Usability:
The design of Lost Vegas is a colourful one, and well suited to it's theme. While the survivor theme looks fine its the zombie version which really shines here. There is a lot of character put into these symbols, with the zombie Elvis being especially well designed. It's only really the card symbols which could be improved on to any real degree. While these are strictly standard and are well suited to the survivors theme, you are left with the feeling they could be easily adapted differently into the zombie version of the game.
In terms of usability, Lost Vegas performs quite well. By this point Microgaming has narrowed down what they want in pokie games, and they always bring a certain level of usability. Lost Vegas is no exception here. All the options are helpful and easy to understand, with the game itself being easy to navigate and fast to respond.
Where to find it:
Microgaming is one of the most popular in online gaming, and that has been the case for a long time now. This means that many sites have adopted it as their primary software source, so if you already have a favourite gambling website then check around, it might already be on offer.
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If you're a fan of zombies then this game is definitely one which you should check out. This is another offering by Microgaming that looks great, runs well and offers most of what people want. Note that this is a ways to win game, so if you are the type who like to customise their paylines then this might not be for you, otherwise I would say that this is definitely worth a look. With a generous RTP and bonus system this is one game that works for both zombie enthusiasts and fans of well designed pokies.
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