Imagine that you have been prepping for the zombie apocalypse for years. You have your cabin in the woods far from civilization, a shotgun, and you’re wearing your finest denim jumpsuit – those jeans that have a full front with suspenders on your chest. The same kind as Dale in Tucker and Dale vs Evil.
There’s not a single worry in the world. Just sit back in your rickety rocking chair and listen to the birds while sipping on a cold brew. And then it finally happens. Everyone who called you Mr. Wrong Turn are about to eat their words as throngs of flesh-craving zombies start breaking through your boarded up windows. Now who’s crazy!?
Cabin Crashers by Quickspin was released on August 10, 2021 and is already kicking up a storm by streamers who love to buy highly volatile bonus rounds. And it’s during the free spins that Cabin Crasher goes into full gear with sticky wilds with win multipliers up to 5x.
Inspired by countless zombie flicks and the concept of a cabin tucked away deep in the woods, Cabin Crashers is really fun to play. Fans of the horror genre will have a field day looking for easter eggs while racking up some big wins. Before unearthing the gritty details, here’s what you need to know before you start playing with real money:
It’s all about the zombie apocalypse while being stuck in a remote cabin in the woods. We’ve seen these scenarios in countless horror movies but never as a combination in a slot before. Thanks to the cartoonish graphics and sparse animations, Cabin Crashers works beautifully on all kinds of handheld devices.
The base game is played on the path leading up to the cabin, but once you get to the free spins game the background changes to being inside the cabin. This is where you have to blow zombies away with your pump action shotgun for the multipliers.
It’s easy to figure out the gameplay of Cabin Crashers without having had to play a lot of slots before. The lower symbols are the standard deck of cards from 10 to Ace while the higher symbols are themed towards things you might need during a zombie apocalypse (ammo, a hatchet, jug of moonshine) and trophies from past encounters in the woods (mounted alligator head, bear head, and Jason).
That’s one of a few easter eggs in the game. The highest paying symbol is Jason’s (the hockey mask-wearing killer in the Friday the 13th movies, except the first one when in was his mom) mounted head. Then there are two special symbols: headstone scatters and zombie wilds. You will need 3 scatters to get to Cabin Crasher’s bonus game. Zombie wilds are shot automatically and as they explode, they will reveal a win multiplier from 2x to 5x.
As long as the wilds are along a qualifying payline filled with matching symbols, then you can hit a really big win. YouTube is already full of videos to confirm this, but given Cabin Crashers volatility, you shouldn’t expect these to hit as frequently as streamers will have you think.
You can either buy your way past the grind to get to the free spins feature or you can wait for 3 scatters to hit. Before you start spinning you get 4 different choices of free spins:
Wilds are sticky during free spins and will remain in place until you run out of spins. Wilds can only appear on reels 2-4 where they can form a 3×3 grid.
To be fair, you really have to land a wild on reels 2 and 3 for a chance to win big during free spins. This bonus feature is seriously volatile, and chances are that you will walk away with almost less than nothing. Keep this in mind if you’re planning to pay 75x your stake to bypass the grind.
I like that you don’t have to be a horror fan to enjoy Cabin Crashers. Those of us who enjoy the whole cabin-in-the-woods-zombie-horror stuff and have seen a whole lot of movies from these genres will recognise a lot of imagery taken from famous movie posters.
The potential max win of 22,144x coupled with a 96.18% Return to Player is not bad. Personally, I think this slot would have worked better with a lower volatility and a fix multiplier of 2x during the base game and 4x during free spins. Yes, it’s fun to play but what’s more fun is hitting winning spins that pay out more than a 10th of my wager.
Overall, I would say that Cabin Crashers is a solid game by Quickspin. It’s easy to play and there aren’t too many things to look out for. Just look for wilds and scatters and that’s pretty much it. I would definitely recommend this game without hesitation. But as always when you’re playing a slot with high volatility, keep a close eye on your bankroll!
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