1 Left Alive slot review

By 4theplayer.com

1 Left Alive Slot

1 Left Alive Basic info

Game provider 4theplayer.com

Release Date 12/2019

RTP 97.00%

Game Technology HTML5

Popularity Low

Min bet $0.10

Max bet $50

Max Win bet x 4140

Gamble Feature RTP, Supplier, Mobile version, Non standard reels

Layout 5x4

Devices Support all devices

Configurable Winlines No

Volatility Medium

Progressive Jackpot No

The absolute worst has happened, and the dead are walking the Earth. In 1 Left Alive, you are the sole Survivor trying to look for other (living) people in the world of the zombie apocalypse. Will you be still breathing by the time of sunset, or have you found your place with the walking corpses and crave for brains?

1 Left Alive is a game made in 2019 by 4ThePlayer, and this slot is the second release of their entire history. The game is set in the distant future, where the feared zombie virus has swept over the entire Earth and re-animating the dead. A sole survivor is fighting for her life and trying to keep the distance between her and the zombies. Thus, this slot is a perfect choice for the fans of horror!

As a horror fan myself, I did find 1 Left Alive very intriguing. But, when I first saw the game I believed it to be much older than it really was. This is because the style kinda reminds me of the older classic slots than modern ones. Most of all, 1 Left Alive resembled NetEnt’s Zombies – which sadly isn’t available for playing anymore.

1 Left Alive has medium volatility and an RTP of 97% so it’s an excellent game for bonus wagers.

Graphics & sound

1 Left Alive is, despite a bit dated style, a very nicely executed slot. The background is a dark and rainy scene with zombies blankly staring at the player. Sometimes a street light flickers or a lightning strikes, illuminating the walking dead and making the view even more creepy.

However, I like the small details the supplier has included in the slot – like the low-value symbols that have supplies, ammo and food on them. Everything a survivor needs on their journey. I also like the high-value symbols being so vibrant in colour, even when the game itself is very dark and has the sinister ambience.

The music has a heavy influence from the 80’s action movies. It also loops pretty nicely without a too noticeable pause, but the effect sounds don’t fit with it too well which is a shame.

Symbols & wins

1 Left Alive has five reels, four rows and 1,024 paylines going from left to right. But that’s not all, 4ThePlayer has included its own trademarked feature called Plus+Ways in the game. This feature adds up to 32,768 ways to win, but note that these are not the same as extra paylines.

1 Left Alive is also the very first slot to have this innovative feature. However, Plus+Ways is a bit complicated at first and, on top of it, the supplier’s way of explaining it isn’t the easiest to understand. I try to explain it more clearly down in the list of features, but the best way to learn how it works is to play the game.

The game also has free spins which can be won by landing three zombie hands on the reels.

High paying symbols:

  • 5 x green zombie pay 20x your bet
  • 5 x blue zombie pay 10x your bet
  • 5 x purple zombie pay 5x your bet
  • 5 x zombie hoard pay 3x your bet

Low paying symbols:

  • 5 x A or K pay 1.5x your bet
  • 5 x Q or J pay 1x your bet
  • 5 x 10 or 9 pay 0.5x your bet

Special symbols:

  • Survivor Wild: Substitutes all other symbols except Bonus. 5 x Survivor Wild pay 50x your bet.
  • Bonus (zombie’s hand): Landing three hands awards you with 7 free spins. Does not pay wins on its own.


  • Plus+Ways: In addition to the normal paylines, you collect wins from recurring symbols from other reels.

When you get a winning combination you also get paid for the other identical symbols. The slot calculates the best winning payline for a single symbol and then pays as much for every similar symbol that isn’t a part of the selected combination.

This is a particularly good thing when you manage to land a five symbol row and lots of the same symbols on the first reel. Normally, the symbols on the first reel wouldn’t pay anything but with Plus+Ways they also pay the same win as the row with five symbols.

  • Stacked Wilds: The Survivor Wild can appear both as a single and stacked symbol. The stacked symbol is 4 rows tall.
  • Bloody Wilds Free Spins: By collecting three zombie hands you win 7 free spins with bloody wilds.

Before starting the spins, you get to choose one of the zombie symbols to become a bloody wild. This is the target for the Survivor. If the reels stop with both the chosen zombie and a Survivor present, the zombie acts as an extra wild called Bloody Wild.

When this happens, every Bloody Wild will stick to its place and slide down by one spot with every next spin until falling off.

You can re-activate the free spins by landing three new zombie hands.

  • BIG REEL Portrait Mode: Decide how you want to see the game while playing the mobile version.

When you play 1 Left Alive on mobile you may choose whether to play with the classic view or activate the BIG REEL Portrait Mode. This mode rotates the reels 90 degrees to the right so that the reels now bring new symbols from the right side and the symbols are bigger than in the classic mode.

BIG REEL Portrait Mode does not change how the game pays or the value of the symbols, so it’s purely a visual feature.

Final Thoughts

1 Left Alive was the first slot I’ve ever played from 4ThePlayer, which might not be such a surprise as they currently have barely a handful of games to their name. So, I didn’t know what to expect, but I was genuinely surprised by the quality of it, as well by the fact that the supplier already has a trademarked mechanism of their own.

But, I’m not entirely sure if the Plus+Way is better than the feature of winning all ways. After all, “Win all ways” doesn’t really do what it says as a single row of winning symbols only gets paid once and not by all the possible paylines the row hits.

Mechanically the slot worked quite nicely and visually it has some very nice details.

This slot did convince me to keep a close eye of the future releases of 4ThePlayer. I fully enjoyed playing 1 Left Alive and I think it makes a great alternative when getting tired of the slots from more mainstream suppliers.

Leticia Miranda

Leticia Miranda

Slot Games Analyst

Leticia Miranda is a former gambling reporter who knows everything about slot games and is happy to share her knowledge. She has covered a broad swath of topics and trends on gambling and is always full of new ideas and energy. Leticia also has a master’s degree in journalism from New York University and is passionate about writing.