Cyrus The Virus

Whether we like it or not we all have some involvement with viruses sooner or later; they can infect all types of life and replicate inside their living cells. Is this a pleasant subject for an online slot? Of course it is, especially when it’s as enjoyable as Cyrus The Virus from Yggdrasil Gaming; read the full review below for more information.

Cyrus The Virus is a five reel slot with three rows and ten fixed paylines; it’s all set inside the body of some unfortunate host and behind the reels we can peer back into the green-tinged murk beyond. We probably don’t all look like this on the inside but you never know.

There are just seven symbols used in this game and they are a range of different viruses, all with angry little faces on the lookout to do you harm. The blue one with the tentacles is the most valuable and worth 2000x your line stake for five on a payline.

The wild symbol is a DNA strand and we’ll explain what it does in more detail below.

Bonus Features

Paylines Work Both Ways

This is a game with ten paylines but in reality there’s five working in both directions as you can see from the screenshot below. Sometimes this can be something of a gimmick but it works well in conjunction with the wild feature.

cyrus the virus lines

Expanding Wild

cyrus the virus wildThe DNA wild symbol only appears on the centre reel but when it does it will expand to cover all positions on that reel, turning into a grumpy-looking DNA strand. Not only does this offer more opportunities for winning combos but you’ll also earn one free spin with the wild remaining in place.


Cyrus The Virus is one of those smooth slots without a real bonus feature but which includes the expanding wild to keep most punters happy. There’s a decent RTP of 96.30%.