Zombie films and TV shows like The Walking Dead are still hugely popular. There's something we love about the idea of humans coming back from the dead to stalk the earth.

For some, Las Vegas is in need of a zombie apocalypse. It’s lucky, then, that Microgaming came to the rescue recently with its own stylish mash-up of horror and Sin City.

Lost Vegas, which can be found in the Betway Casino slots lobby, puts the player in the middle of a hellish situation: the entertainment capital of the world has been totally overrun by zombies. Even the showgirls have been taken over!

Let's take a closer look at this 5-reel slot with a difference.

Lost Vegas at a glance

Developer: Microgaming

Paylines: 243

Reels: 5

Rows: 3

Min. Bet: 0.30

Max Bet: 45.00

RTP: 95-96 per cent

Top features: Two unique free spins features, fun zombie theme, stacked wilds

Play as survivors or zombies

Some online slots give players a choice of gameplay when they begin. This allows the slot fan a little more control over the action.

At the beginning of Lost Vegas, you get to choose which side you play for: join the ragtag group of survivors or buddy up with zombie Elvis and the showgirls on Team Zombies.

Each side has its own benefits: the survivors enjoy free spins with a special 'Stash' feature while the Zombies get free spins with a unique 'Infection' feature.

You can switch sides if you like during the game.

Enjoy random base game bonuses

Lost Vegas is all about the random bonuses. During the base game, you may encounter a Blackout Bonus. This will strike the reels at any time, turning high-paying symbols into cash amounts. A Blackout can take place on any non-winning spin.

In addition, look out for the Zombie Fist of Cash. This can also occur at random in either game mode. On any non-winning spin, a giant fist filled with money may punch its way through the reels.

Payouts in the game differ depending on which side you pick. Zombie Elvis is the top payer and awards 1x your stake for three of a kind, 2x your stake for four of a kind, and just over 8x your stake for five of a kind.

The survivors feature a random bunch of Vegas locals, all out to destroy any zombie they run into. The cocktail waitress and pit boss are the lowest payers, with the tough gangster and local cop the jackpot icons.

Hit the scatters to trigger free spins

Look out for the biohazard symbols. Three of these scatters in any position will activate the bonus feature. You will also win a cash prize for hitting 2-5 scatter symbols.

If you hit a Blackout Bonus during the base game, you will only need a single scatter to trigger the free spins bonus.

The free spins feature is slightly different depending on which group you play. If you choose the survivors, you will activate free spins with a Stash feature.

Any 10, J, Q, K or A symbol that lands is removed from the reels and cash is added to your 'stash'. Play continues until all royal symbols have been stashed.

Alternatively, if you picked zombies, you will get free spins with an 'Infection' feature. Full stacks of zombie symbols will "infect" the reels. The full stack will turn into a single tall wild symbol. Free spins then continue until all reels are infected with zombies.

It's possible to hit up to 50 free spins. Survive the zombie onslaught and you're looking at a special bonus prize.

Play Lost Vegas for free at Betway Casino

Microgaming and 243 ways to win slots go hand in hand like George A. Romero and zombie flicks. Do you brave the apocalypse with the survivors or go on the rampage with the zombie horde? Make your decision and head to the Betway slots lobby today.

Remember, you can try out this online slot and all of Microgaming's great titles for free by picking the Practice Play function in the lobby.