Our Day of Dead Slot Review - Pragmatic Play

Let the Day of Dead slot from Pragmatic Play be your go-to Halloween title this year. It features free spins, re-spins, expanding wilds & more! (Image from pragmaticplay.com)

Pragmatic Play is raising spirits with its new video slot release, Day of Dead. This video offers 5-reels, 4-rows, 20-paylines, a theoretical RTP of 96.49%, and a max win of 4500x your stake.

In an eerie Mexican graveyard, the dead are resting, but they will rise again in celebration of Día de Los Muertos. The reel set is full of Mexican instruments and creepy dead faces, but come across the dead mariachi, and you know it is time for some free spins action. As you head to an abandoned Mexican town, the mariachi plays his Wild guitar, moving across the screen bringing epic wins.

Wild Gravestones, high paying symbols, and 20 pay lines will keep the base game balance ticking over nicely, but getting to the free spins bonus is where the big money is at. During the free spins, you will have a Mariachi Wild on every spin until the feature finishes. Use the buy feature option to raise the Mariachi Wild, and trigger the bonus feature at any given time.

Pragmatic Play will welcome Day of Dead to its library, with this video slot now adding to a continually growing collection. Recent additions like Piggy Bank Bills, Bigger Bass Bonanza, and Cash Bonanza, prove that the provider is going for quality, as well as offering quantity.

Highlights: Day of Dead is a 5×4 video slot from Pragmatic Play. This title comes with a max win of 4500x the stake, a theoretical RTP of 96.49%, and it has 20 pay lines. You can spin the reels on this high volatility slot, from between 0.20-100.00 per spin. Highlights Include Scatters, Free spins, Wilds, Expanded Wilds, Re-spins, Moving Wilds, Bonus Feature Multipliers, and a Buy Feature.

Day of Dead Reels
4,500x Top Payout

Day of Dead Slot Gameplay – Deadly Wilds is the key to Big Payouts!

The themed symbols are the highest paying symbols throughout the game. Two types of Wild can both link up with other paying symbols to create more winning opportunities during both the base game and the bonus feature. The Green Wild will stay in one position on the reels, whereas the Gravestone Wild will expand to reveal a Mariachi Wild and fill the entire reel. After each spin, it moves one place to the left.

Scatters will land on reels 1, 3 and 5 in the base game, and landing 3 of them will trigger the free spin re-spin bonus feature. During the bonus feature, there will be at least 1 Mariachi Wild on every spin that will move across the reels. Once no Gravestone Wilds or Mariachi Wilds are remaining, the feature will end. You can also trigger the feature at any time using the Buy Free Spins Re-Spins option at a cost of 100x the bet.

All Features on Pragmatic Play’s Day of Dead

  • Skull Scatters: Can land on reels 1, 3 and 5, and will trigger the bonus feature when 3 land anywhere in view.
  • Green Wilds: Substitutes for all symbols except scatters and also carries a payout value.
  • Gravestone Wilds: They will immediately expand to reveal a Mariachi Wild during the base game, but they will be collected during the bonus feature round and distributed at random.
  • Mariachi Wild: Will expand to fill the entire reel. After each spin, the expanded symbol will move one place to the left, substituting for all paying symbols on the way.
  • Free Spins Re-Spins Bonus: Bonus round featuring an expanded Wild on every spin. A multiplier will be added to every win.
  • Buy Free Spins Re-Spins: For a cost of x100 the bet, you can trigger the bonus game at any time, and enjoy a slightly improved RTP of 96.50%.

Day of Dead Free Spins Re-Spins Bonus Feature

Once you have triggered the bonus feature round by either landing 3 scatters during the base game or using the buy feature option, you will be immediately awarded 2 Wild Gravestones in escrow above the reels. When the reels start to spin, 1 or more of the Wild Gravestones in your collection will zap a reel at random and turn it into a Mariachi Wild that fills the entire reel. That Mariachi Wild then moves one position to the left on each subsequent spin until it falls off the reels.

Once there are no more Mariachi Wilds or Gravestone Wilds left, the feature will end. You add more Gravestone Wilds to your collection as and when they land on the reels. Plus,  there is also a multiplier in place that will increase at random and will be applied to any winning combination on that spin.

Want to play for free? If you wanted to see this spooky theme for yourself, enjoy the Free Spins, Respins, Multipliers, and all the other features this slot provides, the Pragmatic Play website offers you a demo version you can test out foe free!

Expanding Wilds with Respins
Symbols & Payouts

There are 12 paying symbols in Day of Dead, including the Green Wild. Creating wins involves landing a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 matching symbols across an active payline starting from the leftmost reel.

Symbol Payout
Green Wild Min 1.50x / Max 15.00x
Green Raised Dead Min 1.50x / Max 15.00x
Blue Raised Dead Min 1.00x / Max 10.00x
Orange Raised Dead Min 0.75x / Max 7.50x
Raised Dead Dog Min 0.60x / Max 6.00x
Vihuela Guitar Min 0.50x / Max 5.00x
Bongo Min 0.40x / Max 4.00x
Maracas Min 0.35x / Max 3.50x
Blue Diamond / Green Club Symbols Min 0.25x / Max 2.50x
Pink Spade / Red Heart Symbols  Min 0.20x / Max 2.00x
Rounding Up Day of Dead – Urn Big by Raising the Dead!

One reason we believe this slot will appeal is the Día de Los Muertos theme. It has been used successfully on several other slot releases and is sure to attract players. Aesthetically, this title will also please due to great animations and a chilling soundtrack that emphasises the mood. In terms of gameplay, having the Mariachi Wild throughout the entire game gives the potential for good payouts, but you can see its true power during the bonus feature.

There is an indefinite number of re-spin possibilities in this feature, and that will provide entertainment and opportunity in equal measure. The buy feature option will appeal to many players, but especially to high rollers who can head straight for the feature action, which is what they look for in a title. Considering the 4,500x max at stake; it is easy to see why.

Where to play? If Day of Dead is the Halloween slot you’ve waiting for, then you will find it at all reputable online casinos that feature titles from Pragmatic Play.