Award-winning slots studio AvatarUX has unveiled its brand-new mechanic as it gears up for Halloween in new spooky release Zombie aPOPalypse™.
In a world infested by the dreaded undead, a small band of survivors fight to survive the carnage while zombies look to generate big wins in the 5×4, pays-both-ways title that boasts a max win of 20,000x.
The MultiPop™ mechanic works by locking a multiplier to a cell for every win that occurs. While the winning symbols are replaced, the multiplier stays on the reels, growing for each consecutive win it is part of, up to 5x in base play.
Infectious multipliers can also appear when a max multiplier is reached during base game. When this occurs, anything from four to 12 cells are upgraded with an additional 1x multiplier.
Three or more brain scatter symbols will trigger the free spins mode, where the grid is increased to 5×5 in size, and locked for the duration. The max a multiplier can reach in this round is 10x, while if all reels are filled with multipliers, an extra two spins are awarded.
Before players enter the bonus mode, they can face the gamble wheel, where they can risk potentially winning even more free spins. In certain jurisdictions, players can progress directly to the bonus with one of two purchase buy options.
The game is initially released exclusively to AvatarUX’s partners with direct integrations and will be rolled out globally on the 14th November.
Zombie aPOPalypse™ is the latest launch by the innovative studio, with AvatarUX continuing to enjoy incredible success of its game-changing mechanics, such as PopWins™. The studio was named Rising Star at the 2022 EGR B2B Awards.
Nicola Longmuir, CEO at AvatarUX, said: “We’re incredibly excited to launch Zombie aPOPalypse™, our first title incorporating the MultiPop™ mechanic.
“We are working hard to further expand our games portfolio with innovative and entertaining titles and with big multipliers able to land on every spin, and a pays-both-ways mechanic, we feel this game has plenty to get players excited about as spooky season commences.”