Zombies have taken over a quiet town and one elderly resident isn’t gonna go down without a fight in Granny Vs Zombies, courtesy of Games Global partner, Pear Fiction Studios!
Pear Fiction Studios is back with an interesting and rather comical release for 2023. Knitting nana by day, kick-ass zombie slayer by night…whatever the case, never underestimate the older generation!
Nan’s the word! Pair up with granny as she takes on the town’s zombie residents in the Base Game and Free Spins round, where you can bag yourselves 1 of 5 Jackpots in the Jackpot LocknWin Bonus and Jackpot Wheel feature.
There’s plenty of slaying going down in the base game, where Granny Wilds take on Zombie Wilds in a bid to win extra Wilds across the reels.
Will you choose the Frying Pan, Rolling Pin, Butcher Knife or Molotov Cocktail as your weapon in Free Spins? Let’s play on and find out!
Granny Vs Zombies Base Game and Features
Granny Vs Zombies is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€50 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Granny Vs Zombies has a maximum win capacity of 5,000x and a theoretical RTP of 96.00%.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol here is Granny, followed by the Zombies with Red, Green, Blue and Orange Backgrounds. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack and Ten. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except LocknWin Coins and Scatters.
Bonus Game - Yes
Free Spins - Yes
Autoplay - Yes
Multipliers - Yes
Wilds - Yes
Jackpots - No
Megaways - No
Bonus Buy - Yes
Granny Wild & Zombie Wild
Alongside regular Wilds, during any random base game spin, Granny & Zombie Wilds can land across the reels.
Once active, the Granny Wild will attack the Zombie Wild, transforming a number of random symbol positions into Wilds.
During the base game, Walking Wilds can randomly land across reels 3, 4 and 5.
Once a Walking Wild lands in view, it will move to the next reel on the left with each new spin, until it reaches the left-most reel. Once the Walking Wild reaches the left-most reel, it will disappear. Each Walking Wild is automatically saved per bet.
Landing 6 LocknWin Coins across the reels triggers the LocknWin round, awarding 3 Respins.
During this time, all High and Low-paying symbols are removed except all present Coins, which are locked onto the reels they landed on.
Coin symbols will land with a Cash Prize between 1x and 12x your current bet. Each time a new Coin symbol lands, the Respin count will reset back to 3 and all new symbols will lock into place.
If during this round, the entire reel set is filled with Coins, the Mega Jackpot worth 5,000x your bet will be awarded.
Along with Gold Coins, there is also an additional 3 special symbols in play during this time, as follows.
Multiplier Coins – Awards an additional Prize of up to 5x your bet to existing Coin symbols (excluding Star Coins).
Key Coins – Unlocks an additional row and awards a random Cash Prize between 1x and 12x your bet.
Star Coins – Has the potential to trigger the Jackpot LocknWin bonus at the end of LocknWin.
Jackpot LocknWin Bonus
The Jackpot LocknWin bonus can be triggered by collecting Star Coins in the LocknWin bonus or by defeating the Disco Zombie during Free Spins.
If triggered via Free Spins, the Jackpot LocknWin round will be played at the end of the spin, once the Disco Zombie is defeated.
During the Jackpot LocknWin round, 1 of 5 Jackpot Prizes can be won at random. The first Jackpot Prize to be filled with 3 Star Coins is then awarded.
Mega – Awards 5,000x your current bet.
Major – Awards 500x your current bet.
Minor – Awards 100x your current bet.
Mini – Awards 25x your current bet.
Micro – Awards 15x your current bet.
Above the reel set in the base game sits a progress bar which can trigger the Jackpot Wheel.
Each Coin symbol that lands across the reel set is added to the progress bar. Filling the entire progress bar to the top will automatically award the Jackpot Wheel feature.
Spin the Jackpot Wheel for a chance to win 1 of 5 Jackpot Prizes mentioned above. The progression on the Jackpot Wheel meter is saved per bet.
Granny Vs Zombies Free Spins
Landing 3 Scatters on reels 2, 3 and 4 triggers the Free Spins round, awarding a choice of 4 Options. These are as follows.
10 Free Spins with Frying Pan attack and 1 Damage Point.
8 Free Spins with Rolling Pin attack and 2 Damage Points.
7 Free Spins with Butcher Knife attack and 3 Damage Points.
6 Free Spins with Molotov Cocktail attack and 4 Damage Points.
Weapon symbols are only available in Free Spins and appear as Wild symbols. When your chosen weapon symbol lands in view, Granny begins her attack on the Zombies.
The line win Multiplier begins at x1 and increases by the amount of damage done when Granny attacks. Once the line win Multiplier reaches x5, x10 and x20, Granny will pass to the next Level.
Once this happens, additional Free Spins are awarded. The number of extra Free Spins awarded depends on the chosen Weapon.
Frying Pan – Awards +5 Free Spins.
Rolling Pin – Awards +4 Free Spins.
Butcher Knife – Awards +3 Free Spins.
Molotov Cocktail – Awards +2 Free Spins.
Amongst the line of Zombies, a Disco Zombie can spawn, starting on Level 2. The Disco Zombie will be defeated after taking 5 Damage Points.
Granny Vs Zombies Bonus Buy
Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Pear Fiction Studios has granted players access to 4 Bonus Buy Options, as follows.
Free Spins – Awards the Free Spins round for a total cost of 62.51x your current bet.
LocknWin – Awards the LocknWin round for a total cost of 31.45x your current bet.
Jackpot LocknWin – Awards the Jackpot LocknWin round for a total cost of 149.99x your current bet.
Jackpot Wheel – Awards a spin on the Jackpot Wheel for a total cost of 75x your current bet.
Granny Vs Zombies: Our Verdict
Granny vs Zombies turned out to be a very diverse game.
The mere presence of Mega, Major and Minor prizes on the side of the screen can sometimes indicate a game without depth. Many providers consider them enough on their own to hold the game, but more often than not it just isn’t enough. Pear Fiction Studios has made their Jackpot mechanic in this game a strong focal point, but it’s not the only thing to look out for.
Granny Vs Zombies has a decent bonus round where you’ll witness first hand the power of Granny. Her rolling pin proves that it’s as fabled as any sword, and interrupting her bingo night proves to be a costly mistake for the undead. Granny will make the Zombies wish that they were dead before they realise that they already are, and if the sweet release of death can’t save them from the wrinkled yet ferocious clutches of Granny then what can?
The humorous side of Granny vs Zombies certainly helps sell it, but Lock n Win, Zombie and Granny Wild features, Jackpot mechanic and Free Spins round is where Granny Vs Zombies truly shows its worth.
Overall, if you’re looking for a Jackpot slot with more than just jackpots, then Granny vs Zombies is for you.