Day of the Dead Slot Machine
Don't be fooled by it's somber title - Day of the Dead is a traditional Mexican celebration aimed at gathering friends and family to assist loved ones, who have passed away, in their spiritual journey. Dancing, laughing, marigolds, sweetness and skulls are all on order for the day and this is reflected in IGT's Day of the Dead. Full of vivid colors and catchy background music, this game pays tribute to this internationally recognized festival with its cheerfulness and charm. The unusual hexagonal shape of the reels provides the player with 720 ways to earn, with winning combinations from left to right or right to left.
Traditional Day of the Dead necessities are represented on the reels and a lively mariachi tune keeps the player in a fiesta state of mind. It is suspected that homage is paid to La Calavera Catrina (Lady of the Dead) in the form of the beguiling bonus symbol. While there aren't a staggering amount of features in the game, it will certainly bring out the fun side of every player.
- Launch: 2013
- Slot Type: Video Slot
- Genre: Festival
- Software: IGT
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 720
- RTP: 92.52%
- Wilds: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- AutoPlay: Yes
- Multipliers: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Mobile Play: Yes
Bonus Rounds and Payouts
A Free Spins Feature is triggered as soon as you land five yellow bonus symbols on consecutive reels. The symbols are of a beautifully made-up skeleton who will coyly blow you a kiss, if you're lucky. The Free Spins Feature rewards you with 8 free spins but it is possible to increase this number to 96 if you score more than one winning bonus combo. If, during your free spin rounds, you land five blue bonus symbols, you will receive another 8 free spins.
Additional Game Features
Day of the Dead is not your typical slots game in terms of its shape. The hexagonal shape means that there are three rows on the 1st and 5th reels, four rows on the 2nd and 4th reels and five rows on the 3rd reel giving the player a whopping 720 ways to win. This allows for combinatons to be won from left to right or from right to left, increasing the player's chance of winning big.The RTP is 92.52%, which, while not in the higher percentages, is still not a figure to be sneezed at. Dancing or instrument-playing skeletons are also a common feature in this game so keep an eye out for them if you're in the mood for a good laugh.
Marigolds, sweet skulls, mugs of atole(traditional corn based drink), pan de muerto(traditional bread), fruits, dancing skeletons, skeletons playing instruments as well as a mask scatter symbol
The wild symbol is a set of three colorful coffins.
The bonus symbol are the yellow/blue skull symbols which will activate free spins once you land 5 of them consecutively on the reels.
- Free Spins
This is triggered by landing 5 bonus symbols on the reels consecutively.
The general consensus is that this game pays out small amounts constantly. The unusual shape and right to left or left to right combos allow for a player to trigger free spins fairly often. There is no progressive jackpot, nor is there quickspin. However, you are guaranteed to have fun playing this game with its comical animations and feet-tapping music.
One is transported to Mexico, with the scent of marigolds in the air, candied sweetness on the tongue, joining in lilting laughter and making merry with the mariachi band. With no complicated features, the beauty of the game lies in its simplicity as well as its entertainment value.