This Grim Muerto slot from Play’n GO offers you the chance to spin five elaborate reels hopefully culminating in one hell of a celebration.
Not the most popular of online slot themes, the Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead for those of us who don’t speak Spanish, but it has been done before, so shouldn’t be totally unfamiliar.
We’ve seen it in IGT’s aptly named Day of the Dead slot, as well as Thunderkick’s highly entertaining Esqueleto Explosivo, and now it’s back in Play’n GO’s Grim Muerto slot machine.
So how does it fair against its predecessors?
With five reels and 20 fixed paylines this video slot is covered in elaborately decorated and brightly coloured A – 10 low paying symbols.
You’ll also come across the four skeletal figures of the surprisingly cheery Mariachi band as the high paying symbols, as well as the Golden Guitar wild symbol and the skull book scatter.
But that’s not all, this Grim Muerto video slot has a special base game feature to help your casino balance make the most of these celebrations.
During your base game spins the Golden Guitar wild symbol, which substitutes for all the other symbols except the scatter, can expanded to cover one whole reel.
One random reel of the 5 will be chosen before each spin and will glow gold, and if the wild lands on that specific reel, it expands to cover every symbol.
You can also get wilds on all the other reels, not just the highlighted one, meaning that you can create some decent but rare 50x your bet plus wins.
We’ve experienced it only once throughout our game play, with mostly smaller wins of 1x-10x your bet keeping your balance topped up.
And then there’s the Grim Muerto free spins, which expands on this wild concept.
This is where this Grim Muerto slot machine comes into its own.
Unlike most other casino slots online, where you can only trigger the free spin games if you get x amount of scatters on certain reels, here you are able to trigger the free spins games in two ways.
The first is through the Second Chance feature, where if you get two scatters on screen you’ll get the chance to pick 1 of the the four Mariachi members to reward you either with a cash prize, absolutely nothing, or to enter the free spins.
A feature that shows up quite often every 20 – 40 spins or so.
The other way is to find three of the skull book scatter symbols across the five reels.
Regardless of which way you trigger them, you are instantly rewarded with 10 free spins, and one of the four Mariachi band members will be randomly chosen as an extra wild for all of the spins.
Not just that, but you are now guaranteed to get anything from 2 to 5 of golden reels, so if any of the guitar wilds or the new extra wilds show up, they will expand on those highlighted columns.
Potentially providing you with a whole screen full of wilds.
And then there’s the fact that you can trigger more free spins by finding a singular skull candle symbol, which will appear randomly throughout your spins giving you around 3 more free spins at a time. We’ve managed to get as many as 22 free spins, though more could be on the cards.
This slots free spins round has the potential to give you a max win of 2,500x your total bet.
Obviously that is the ideal situation, mostly you’ll be happy with wins over 100x, we unfortunately have only managed around 10 – 20x our bet on multiple occasions, but they do show up often enough that you don’t mind.
An energetic and fun slot theme provides you with a medium variance machine that whilst you will need to be a little careful with your budget, comes with plenty of smaller wins thanks to that 96.51% return to player rate.
A betting range of 0.20 up to 100 per spin provides big betters a chance to bet high, whilst the smaller betters amongst us can gamble a little lower for elongated game play.
Add the fact that you get expanding wilds in the base game, two ways to trigger the free spins, with more wilds and more chances of expanding wilds, and this online slot machine will keep you dancing to the beat of fiesta till morning.
Go try it for yourself and see just how deadly fun these five reels can be.Play Now at Casumo »
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