Pragmatic Play has released its fifth new slot title of the month, with Day of Dead, its own eye-catching version of Día de los Muertos, the popular Mexican ‘Day of the Dead’ holiday celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November.
The highly volatile, 5-reel, 4-row video slot has an RTP of 96.49 percent and a max win of 4,500 times the stake and plays in a spooky old graveyard to a festive soundtrack.
Regular pay symbols make up the lion’s share of the 20-payline game’s symbols, with lower values consisting of card icons spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs, while maracas, drums and guitars are in the mid range. Winning combinations are formed by landing three or more matching symbols or wilds from left to right in a payline, starting from the leftmost reel. Four different characters comprise the higher value symbols, including a female skeleton, a woman and a man each holding a candle and a dog, which are worth between 6 and 15 times the stake for five of a kind winning combination.
In addition to a Skull Scatter, the green wild replaces all standard symbols when part of a winning combination, while a tombstone is an expanding wild, and when one lands, it expands turning that entire reel wild. It also activates the Walking Wild Respin feature. When that happens, a respin is awarded and the expanded wild “walks” one reel to the left. The respins continue until no other walking wilds remain on the reels. Additional walking wilds can land during a respin.
Landing three of the Skull Scatters on reels 1, 3, and 5, in the base game activates the Extra Game feature. A meter located above the reels collects special walking wild symbols. The main bonus round starts with two walking wilds, with one dropping onto to reels for the first respin, walking across the reels toward reel 1. During the round, collectable wilds that land are added to the meter.
The wilds that are collected can either drop down onto the reels randomly, or when there are no more expanded wilds remaining on the reels. Whenever a new gravestone wild lands, the value of a multiplier also increases. That multiplier’s value is displayed to far left of the reels. Respins continue until no walking wilds remain on the reels.
Depending on the jurisdiction, players can choose the Buy Feature, which will cost them 100x their stake and trigger the Extra Game feature on the following spin.
Feast for the senses:
Commenting on the new release in a company presser, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said…
“Dia de Muertos is a very unique festival that has some very eye-catching visuals associated with it, therefore we wanted to create a title that provides a true feast for the senses.
“We are thrilled with how Day of Dead™ has shaped up, with its dazzling graphics and unique mechanics combining to bring something entirely new to our portfolio.”
Slots & deals:
The provider’s latest video slot launch joins other recent releases the vault-inspired Cash Bonanza with increasing ways respin feature, Mystic Chief and another vault-inspired title, Piggy Bank Bills.
Day of Dead also follows Pragmatic Play’s multi-vertical content deal with LuckSports in Brazil. The tie-up with the sports betting site, which is operated by Curaçao-licensed G2Egames NV, will see the provider’s slots, live games and virtual sports product offering to its new games lobby.