Now you might be thinking that any slot that has the title ‘Day of the Dead’ is yet another zombie themed release. Well, this IGT game does have a few symbols that feature people who are long past their sell-by date but ‘Day of the Dead’ is actually a Mexican festival.
That explains why we get Mexican music played as the soundtrack, it’s not a bad one too. If you play for a fair while though you might find yourself reaching for the mute button. The Day of the Dead, or to give it its Spanish name, ‘Dia de Muertos’ is a massive festival in Mexico so there’s plenty of celebratory behaviour in this game.
The look of the reels might come as a bit of a shock to you at first. There are five reels and the first has three rows, the second fourth, the third has five, the fourth has four and the fifth just the three. There are 720 different ways to win in this game as it employs the Multi-Way Xtra wager system. Wins can be paid going from left to right and right to left. Playing the game isn’t too costly with a range of between £1 and £100 so ideal if you just fancy some fun or are looking to win some serious money. Five Day of the Dead logo symbols can win you 1000x your bet.
The symbols in the game include some musicians, all of which have skulls for faces, playing a variety of instruments, two skeletal characters enjoying a dance, some flowers and various kinds of food that will be devoured during the Day of the Dead celebrations. There’s also a Day of the Dead logo.
The wild in the game is the one with the colourful coffins and this only appears on the second, third and fourth reels. It can substitute for all other symbols with the exception of the scatter symbol. There are stacked wilds so they really increase your chances of getting some good wins.
The scatter symbol is the floral skull. Any three of these will pay you 2x your total bet, four pays 10x and five 50x. When you get a winning combination there’s some animation so if you fancy watching a quick burst of Strictly Skeletal Dancing then this is the game for you.
With a fair amount going on in this game it’s really important for you to take a good look through the paytable. This has all the usual information you’re just dying to know about Day of the Dead. That and some free games will have you ready to do battle with this slot when using your real cash balance.
There’s also an autospin feature. You can use this to set up between ten and fifty automated spins.