Slot Wars – Zombie Carnival VS Fortune Of Giza
Two slots by Pragmatic Play released in June 2022 will face each other in this episode of slot wars. Zombie Carnival covers the horror genre while Fortune of Giza takes players back to the era of pharohs when pyramids were golden and new.
Both slots have mystical elements, so will the dark necromancer magic prevail or the power of Egyptian deities?
Let’s start the slot war!
Round 1: Winning Potential and RTP
Zombie Carnival takes place at the 6×4 grid filled with spooky symbols and 4,096 ways to win. The maximum winning potential rises up to 5,000x the bet, while the wagering starts from €0.20.
On the other hand, Fortune of Giza has a smaller playfield of 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 paylines. However, it does provide a higher maximum win of up to 6,750x the stake, while the minimum bet per spin is also €0.20.
The circus run by the undead has an RTP of 96.50% whereas the Egyptian slot features an RTP of 96.51%. So, when it comes the return to player percentage these slots are equal as the difference is so suitable that becomes insignificant.
Since the RTP is tied, the winner of this section is Fortune of Giza due to its higher potential. Let’s see if the carnival show can turn it around in the next round.
Round 2: Bonus Features
Mystery symbols keep the base game of Zombie Carnival interesting because they transform into the randomly chosen same matching symbol when they drop. These symbols also can appear during free spins, triggered by 2 or more Scatters Brains in the view.
To make things better, every triggering Scatter transforms into a Wild Bear symbol and remains sticky in its position during free spins. Whenever a new Scatter land during free spins, the Wild moves to reach the position next to it and then devours it, increasing the Wild multiplier for plus 1x.
Fortune of Giza slot also features the free spins round and Wild multiplier of 2x or 3x. Three Scatters trigger the bonus round where the number of spins is determined randomly.
A 3×3 grid spins automatically, revealing the number of free spins in each cell that are added together to show the total of up to 27 free spins are awarded. When Wilds appear in the bonus round, they become stickyand remain in their positions until the end of free spins.
Although Wilds land with multipliers and became sticky in both releases, the horror-themed slot comes with more kick. In this game, there are Mystery Symbols, chance for Wilds to evolve from sticky to moving ones, multiplier value can be increased, and there is also a Buy Bonus option which makes this slot a clear winner of this round.
Round 3: Visual and Audio Effects
As yet another release revolving around Ancient Egypt, hunting for treasures of Giza doesn’t bring anything new when it comes to visuals and design. While the background present the gorgeous view to the piramides of Giza in their prime, the symbols are quite basic and simple design-wise.
On the other hand, Zombie Carnival merges the circus theme with one of the most popular horror genres. While the zombies are usually gruesome, the design of this game brilliantly mix weird and spooky with cartoonish style, resulting in fresh comical visuals.
It has to be emphesised that both games feature the superb graphics and animation, as all of slots coming from Pragmatic Play. Still, there has to be a winner, and it’s no brainer.
Zombie Carnival takes the win mostly because it uses the rarer theme and present original visuals that contribute a lot to the overall gaming experience.
And The Winner Is…
Even tought it has bigger winning potential, Fortune of Giza lost this match, mostly due to having less bonus features and because its visual presentation. Since the game follows the quirky Cleocatra slot, the provider might intentionally toned down the visuals in this one and made it more classic.
Nevertheless, it is still a must-try game for all players who prefer simpler slots with an Egyptian theme. As for Zombie Carnival, the winner of this episode of slot wars, it a thrilling slot with amazing visuals and numerous bonus features. All in all Pragmatic once again has delivered two premium games that responds to desires of different players.