Get ready for a hair-raising reel ride on the ultimate survival slot from 4ThePlayer, powered by the SG Digital platform. 1 Left Alive will see you facing the creepy zombies alongside the lone survivor as she is fighting for her life on a novel reel set with 1,024 ways and up to 32,768 Plus+Ways, thanks to their newly developed and trademarked game engine. The Bloody Wild Free Spins round will turn zombies into walking wilds that can lead to wins of up to 4,140 times your bet.
1 Left Alive is a video slot with five reels, four rows and 1,024 ways to win. Pays are awarded for three to five matching symbols on adjacent reels from left to right only. The Plus+Ways mechanic can deliver up to an additional 32,768 ways (more to that in a moment). Your Zombie adventure on desktop or mobile starts at just 0.10 credits and peaks at 50 credits per spin. The slot has high volatility with an RTP of 97% with the majority being attributed to the base game, ensuring that you can hit big wins at any time.
Zombies are cult today, be it thanks to blockbuster movies or popular TV series such as The Walking Dead. Firing up the game will bring up a typical scene of a city taken over by the undead on a thundery night. Yet one courageous lady is standing her ground as the lone survivor of the carnage from the blood-thirsty hordes. A harrowing soundtrack is only interrupted by the usual win count noises.
The pay symbols start at the low end with the card royals from 9 through to A, awarding 0.5x to 1.5x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed by a Zombie Hoard, a Crawling Zombie, a Male Zombie and a Female Zombie. Hit five across the reels to win 3x to 20x your stake.
The fierce lady wielding her guns is the Survivor Wild, substituting for all regular pay symbols. Five in view will yield 50x your bet. A second wild is available in the free spins round only. A Zombie Hand marked with ‘Free Spins’ acts as the scatter, appearing on reels two, three and four only.
At the core of the action is the newly developed game engine called Plus+Ways, which works quite different compared to a normal ways slot, where multiple symbols on a reel will multiply a winning combination. For example, two symbols on reels one and two and one on the third will usually pay four times the win.
On the Plus+Ways engine, payouts are calculated in a different way. The first instance of a winning symbol on each reel will be taken for the standard win, e.g. five Qs across the reels. Any further Q in view on any reel will award the same win. Going back to the example with two matching symbols on reels one and two and one on the third reel, we are looking at one payout for a 3 of a kind plus two times the same amount for the second symbols on reels one and two.
While this looks like a reduction to standard ways slot, it should be noted that the game contains more wild symbols than usual and thus allowing for more Plus+Way wins. Either way, it will be a learning curve all players will have to go through when they start spinning the reels on the slot. However, it sounds all more complicated at first sight than it actually is. All will look easy and clear once you have seen the mechanic in action a few times.
While the base game is already intense, prepare for the ultimate survival fight when you hit Zombie Hand scatters on reels two, three and four in one spin. You will receive seven Bloody Wild Free Spins which can be retriggered up to a total of 700 free spins. The game will lead to a second screen with four biohazard choices. You can pick one to reveal a random Zombie that the Survivor will attack during the feature.
Any Survivor Wild and selected Zombie symbols landing on the reels in a free spin, will see the survivor shooting at the Zombie symbols and transform them into Walking Wilds. But they won’t move horizontally, instead, they will drop by one row on each subsequent free spins until they slide off at the bottom.
The second slot coming from the newly founded game studio is just as impressive as their first creation 9K Yeti. Although it comes with a lower overall win potential, it provides intense slotting sessions featuring cult zombies and an in-house game engine that calculates payouts differently from what we are used to. It might take players a few spins to understand it all but once that learning curve is over, 1 Left Alive is coming across as a very playable slot with a high RTP, high volatility and medium-high win potential. Mobile punters especially will most likely love the Big Reel mode that turns the reels vertical for a larger visible game window.