4ThePlayer is an impressive indie slot studio, and 1 Left Alive happens to be the second game they released. Their first slot, 9K Yeti, went down a hit with players. As will become apparent when exploring the 4ThePlayer back catalogue, the content is varied, which is noticeable because they’ve gone from snowy mountains and yetis to a zombie apocalypse.
It’s never a bad idea to take inspiration for slots from things that are on-trend and relevant, and when you think about it, the whole zombie apocalypse stuff never seems to die. And it stays relevant because there are always TV shows, such as The Walking Dead and hit movies like 28 Days Later, to keep the genre alive. 1 Left Alive certainly grabs its inspiration from the genre and breathes new life into it via video slot form.
Graphically, 1 Left Alive slot game looks as you would expect it to. The artwork is excellent, but the visuals are slightly above average. The reason is that zombie-themed games often appear dark and almost dated in places because of how they’re presented. But it doesn’t take away from the premise that 4ThePlayer put forward or how enjoyable the slot is to play.
The theme will be the star of the show for some, but for others, it will be the nuts and bolts that have gone into making the game, such as there being 1,024 ways to win as standard, which is an attractive quality. And the inclusion of the Ways+Pays function is going to impress too. There are also some fun features.
The Ways+Pays system is one we haven’t come across before, so we can only presume that it has been created by 4ThePlayer, which isn’t surprising, as this is an indie software studio that’s all about innovation. And, while it can be slightly complicated to explain, it will lead to better payouts for those spinning the reels, which is always a good thing.
In short, the Ways+Pays system means that single symbols can payout, which you rarely see in the slot game world. If, for example, three playing card icons landed on the same payline as a couple of expanded survivor symbols, the combination would pay out first. Then there would be further payouts for the survivor symbols, which naturally increases the winning potential, and it’s also where the extra number of ways to win comes into play.
The zombie’s hand grabs the role of the scatter in 1 Left Alive, which is fitting, and three or more in view will start the free spins feature, which everyone will enjoy playing. Before the free spins get underway, players must choose from one of four biohazard icons, with the zombie that appears; as a result, being the one the survivor will take on.
When the zombie appears on the reels during the free spins feature, it will become a wild, 1×1 in size and move up and down by one space as the reels turn. It’s also possible to repeatedly re-trigger the free spins.
- Ways+Pays system
- Re-triggerable free spins feature
- On-trend theme
- Low max win
- Only one feature
- The graphics aren't great
By re-triggering the free spins, players can get their hands on up to five hundred.
The biggest win available is 5,200x.
The minimum bet you can play is 10p per round.
The most you can play with per spin is £100.00.