Review: Machine Gun Unicorn by Genesis
Machine-Gun Unicorn. Yep, you heard that right. Genesis's all new slot game is a vile abomination of a UNICORN. And we absolutely love it. The story behind Machine-Gun Unicorn goes: Once upon a time, in a beautiful land, magical ponies lived in peace and happiness, until one day they were attacked! By ZOMBIES. All the magical creatures fought back, trying to drive out the evil scourge. When they got outnumbered, a hero appeared... The Machine-Gun Unicorn!
After playing this game for close to an hour, we have to say that there is no other game like this. The storyline is as unique as it can get, and the graphics in this game... just WOW. This is definitely a five star game.
Machine-Gun Unicorn features a 5x3 reel setup. Altogether, there are eight different symbols that you could get, including the Wild Machine-Gun Unicorn Character. From the eight symbols, three of them would be the invading zombies, and the remaining four symbols will be of cute ponies carrying weapons of mass destruction! Don't even be fooled by all the cute ponies dancing around! Also, do note that the Machine-Gun Unicorn only appears in reel three.
With a return to player percentage of over 97%, this slot game is quite a profitable one too. This game pays both ways, unlike many other slot games that are available today. Machine-Gun Unicorn also accepts wagers from a mere 1p all the way to a whooping £25 per spin.
One thing is for sure, this game is packed with fun features. Firstly, this game Pays Both Ways. Although this may sound pretty standard, you will be surprised that many other games still do not come with this feature. To us, it's just means earning twice the money!
The star attraction and feature of this game is the Machine-Gun Unicorn Wild. This Wild Smybol is actually the hero of Ponyland, and the only one that can stop the zombies from invading. When the Machine-Gun Unicorn appears on reel 3, the unicorn will have the power to complete all the winning combinations across the 5 reels.
From our experience playing this game, the zombies are the ones that contribute quite a huge percentage to your winnings. More often than not, you will get consecutive winning combinations of zombies on the reels. Though we are not sure, we think that Genesis designed this game to play out this way, as the magical creatures of Ponyland start faltering against the strength and number of the zombies. Soon after the zombie out-break, the hero of the game, Machine-Gun unicorn will appear on reel 3 to kill all the zombies.
We feel that the developers of Machine-Gun Unicorn have put a lot of thought into both the development of the gameplay and the storyline of this game. Not only did they come up with a unique story, all the symbols and graphics also works hand in hand with the story. In this game, all the symbols are of zombies and cute zombies with weapons. You will be utterly surprised to see little cute unicorns carrying bloodied bats and axes.
Other than that, everything else in this game works as flawlessly as you can imagine. After all these years, we think that the ability of producing a smooth and bug-less game has become a prerequisite for all game developers. We are mostly impressed with the loading time of this game, as it is ready to play in a matter of seconds, even with all the HD graphics that it offers.
This game does not have one unique feature per say. It is the fact that everything works so perfectly together that has made Machine-Gun Unicorn the game that it is. In the animations department, Machine-Gun Unicorn has taken this game to a whole new level.
When the Machine-Gun Unicorn Wild feature is triggered, it will unleash the wrath of its machine-gun and start shooting all the zombies around it. Each zombie head that explodes as a result of the massacre will bring you a reward in the form of a huge cash prize. In the rare occurrence that there are no zombie heads to shoot, you will receive a consolation cash prize. In this Wild feature as well, all your winnings will be multiplied by the wager that you placed before your spin.
Right now, we still do not know how the designers at Genesis even came up with this theme of cute little unicorns with weapons of mass destruction. Packed with a unique storyline and exciting gameplay, Machine-Gun Unicorn has us lost for words. With an amazing overall performance, we are not surprised that this game was a finalist in the ICE Game to Watch Comepetition 2015.