The 1 Left Alive slot is by 4ThePlayer and has 5 reels and 1,024 ways to win. Playable from 10p to £100 per spin on Windows, iOS and Android operating devices, this zombie-themed online slot uses the exclusive Plus+Ways mechanic where you can play with up to 32,768 ways to win! In the Bloody Wild Free Spins feature, you can play with up to 700 free spins as well as Bloody Wilds that shift with each position. It has an RTP of 97%.
1 Left Alive Theme/Symbols
The design in the 1 Left Alive slot is superb – based after a zombie apocalypse, zombies have taken over and there’s a lone survivor who is left fighting for her life. With a horror feel, you will see zombies gathered behind the reels – it all looks rather good.
Symbols include A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9 royals as well as zombie hoards, crawler zombies, male zombies and female zombie. The female zombie symbol is the most rewarding with 3, 4 or 5 in combination giving you 1.5, 5 or 10 times your stake. The survivor character is the wild symbol and replaces all symbols except the zombie’s hand (scatter) – 3, 4 or 5 will give you 5, 20 or 50 times your stake respectively. When getting a win with a wild symbol, it will pay on its own as well as substituting for other symbols to get a win.
Unique Plus+Ways mechanic
1 Left Alive is the first slot to use the Plus+Ways game engine/mechanic. Like a standard all ways slot, you can form winning combinations by getting matching symbols on consecutive reels starting from reel 1. With this mechanic, the first instance of a symbol on every reel creates a single win giving you a payout per the number of consecutive reels. Every additional instance of the symbol from the winning combination gives you an extra equal payout.
To put this into practice – let’s say you get an A royal symbol on reels 1, 2 of reel 2 and 3 wilds on reel 3. The first instance of the A on each reel and the first instance of the wild on reel 3 will give you a 3 of a kind Ace win. On top of this, there is another A on reel 2 and 2 other wilds on reel 3 – you will get 3 x 3 of a kind Ace wins.
Basically, as long as you get a win from symbols starting from reel 1, you can get wins starting from reel 2 or 3 for other symbols. This allows for more wilds, stacked wilds and more wild bonus action compared to win all ways slots. If you get the maximum number of winning combinations, there are 32,768 ways to win.
Bloody Wild Free Spins feature
Look out for the zombie’s hand scatter symbol on the 3 middle reels as one of each of those reels will trigger the Bloody Wild Free Spins feature. Beginning with 7 free spins, you choose a zombie to attack from the 4 biohazard choices – you can choose from the female zombie, male zombie, crawler zombie and zombie hoard.
If a free spin sees both the survivor wild and the chosen zombie, you will activate the Bloody Wilds feature. Here, the survivor wild shoots the chosen zombie to transform it into a Bloody wild symbol. They replace all other symbols bar the scatter. On every subsequent free spin, the Bloody wild slides down 1 position until it slides off the bottom of the reels.
Finally, more zombie hand scatters will retrigger the feature to give you 7 additional free spins – you can retrigger numerous times with a whopping 700 free spins available in total.
1 Left Alive slot thoughts
Brilliantly designed, 4ThePlayer has created something unique in 1 Left Alive – the innovative Ways+Plus mechanic can add many more ways to win which can result in some tidy payouts. Medium to high variance, you can win up to 4,133.8 times your stake on each spin or free spin. With an RTP of 97%, the 1 Left Alive will surely prove a popular game.
All the above may sound a little complicated but it’s rather straightforward once you get spinning those reels. Overall, 1 Left Alive is a good online slot from 4ThePlayer – it looks fantastic on mobile devices as it uses their unique Big Reel Portrait Mode where the reels occupy 60% of the reels as opposed to 20% for classic mode.