Casino software supplier Genesis Gaming has launched its latest video slot title, with the horror-themed Machine Gun Unicorn now available in Flash and HTML5 via Microgaming’s Quickfire platform.

The game was a finalist in the Game to Watch competition at the 2015 ICE Totally Gaming exhibition in February, and sees a unicorn hero fight off zombies.

The 5-reel, 10-line slot sees users reveal credit awards by shooting zombies, using Genesis’ new Symbol Bombs game mechanic. When the hero lands on the reels and no zombie symbols appear, the player receives a special reward.

“Machine Gun Unicorn features our brand new game mechanic Symbol Bombs,” Genesis head of global design Scott Sims commented. “The amusingly eccentric storyline will attract players, and the high feature frequency and energetic game play will keep players engaged.”

The supplier’s director of European sales James Watson said the game has been hotly anticipated sine it was a finalist in the ICE competition, especially as the gaming market is always seeking new themes and fast, entertaining features to keep players engaged.

“[We] wanted to design something unforgettable to attract and retain players,” Watson explained.

“With an enchantingly heroic lead in Machine Gun Unicorn and quirky story characteristics such as rainbow sparkle blasts, it will be the ‘must-try’ game to play.”