Day of the Dead in Mexico: The Best Slots of 2020
Halloween is over, and many gamblers got enough out of the thematic slots. But developers continue surprising players and prepared a new collection of games related to ghosts and spirits. This time is all about the Day of the Dead in Mexico. What slots will make the holiday more attractive? GamblerKey prepared an overview of the best Day of the Dead slots in 2020.
Mexican believe that nobody leaves this world forever after death. One time in a year, souls come back to the world of the living to visit their families and close friends. It happens on November 2, and Mexican build special sanctuaries of death where they leave photos, clothes, and other things related to the dead person. The main symbol of the holiday is a decorative bright human skull or Calavera, which is made of sugar or clay.
Unlike the rest of the world, Mexican treat the meeting with ghosts with humor and joyful anticipation. They don’t mourn the dead but celebrate it having a lot of fun. The celebration turns into a loud carnival where Mexican put on traditional attire and make their faces up.
The game developers couldn’t come around this massive event, which is well-known not in Mexica only but all over the world. Many studios released thematic slots dedicated to the Day of the Dead. Let’s take a close look at them.
Esqueleto Explosivo 2 by Thunderkick
Thunderkick didn’t waste its time and released the sequel of one of its most successful slots at the beginning of this year – on 22 January 2020. The release of the first part of Esqueleto Explosivo took place in 2014 and became a huge hit. The game is still popular nowadays in the world of gambling, and the second part has enough potential power to replace the predecessor from the top of the ranking.
Talking about the mechanic, it has no differences in comparison with the previous game. For the venturous adventure, there are 5 reels and 99 lines for the payout. But many changes in terms of the graphic were introduced, and it was improved significantly. Meanwhile, the developer left the charming symbols in the form of skulls, which sing when the gambler has a winning combination.
One of the highlights of the game is a cascading symbols feature: the images that are included in the winning combination disappear and are replaced with new ones. In concurrence with this, the multiplayer increases and can reach up to x32. In the bonus game, it can be x32.
Esqueleto Explosivo 2 is a slot with high volatility and RTP of 96,2%. The maximal winning is x5,000 from the bet of 100 USD.
Diablo Reels by ELK Studios
ELK Studios released Diablo Reels long before the Mexican holiday as well. The release date was on 4 August 2020. The game developer put efforts to make this game special and beyond the thematical standards. Besides the traditional Mexican atmosphere, the presence of El Diablo adds something special to the plot of the game. This slot is the 7th in the list of titles by ELK Classic. As in other studio’s games, here there is an option to connect one of the four integrated strategies of the game.
The game takes place on 6 mini-reels with 3 symbols on each. In the main mode, only three reels rotate, but additional options allow the gambler to activate the whole playground. The attractive game process provides free spins, re-spins, Wild symbols, and Jokers. The range of bets is pretty wide: from 0,2 to 100 USD on the line. Meanwhile, the maximum winning reaches x 2,500. The developers provided the slot with high volatility and RTP of 96,3%.
Noche Oscura by Mancala Gaming
Mancala Gaming is a provider that has been on the market since 2019. The game developer already released a few successful game titles. And Noche Oscura, which was launched on 21 October 2020, got a worthy position in its portfolio.
The game starts in a cemetery, and the player experiences fear and anxiety from the first breath. On the right side, there is a grave decorated with flowers and candles to the Day of the Dead. On the left side, the player can see a real skeleton wearing Mexican traditional attire that constantly tosses up the Calavera (a decorative human skull) and smoking a cigar.
The playground consists of 5 reels and 10 lines for forming winning chains. The slot has a feature that is loved by many gamblers – cascading symbols, which, in past, provided unbelievable success to Gonzo’s Quest by NetEnt. The developer also added a bonus game with an opportunity to get a fascinating multiplayer and increase the winning up to x32.
Noche Oscura is a slot with a relatively low RTP of 95%, and at the same point, it has a worthy winning potential. The maximum that the player can get is x5000, and a permissible bet is up to 90 USD.
Taberna De Los Muertos by Habanero
Habanero made its contribution in the collection of the games to the Day of the Dead, on 27 October 2020. The title of the slot resonates with the Spanish name of the holiday and means The Tavern of the Dead. Indeed, the gameplay begins at the unusual tavern, where the skeletons sit at the table, drinking tequila, singing the songs, and giving the winnings.
In comparison with other game developers, Habanero used the popularity of this event and additionally implemented the original mechanic by Line Boss. According to this system, the game starts on the playground with 25 lines. Collecting winning combinations on certain positions, the player has a chance to increase the number of lines up to 101. The slot offers to win up to 40 free spins with unlimited double wins.
The developer came to the issue of volatility substandardly. The slot is available in two modes: Standard – with medium volatility and Ultra – with high volatility. Moreover, RTP is pretty high (96,67%).
Fortuna De Los Muertos by Spinomenal
Spinomenal released a blazing game right on the holiday – on 2 November 2020. The name of the slot “Fortuna De Los Muertos” means “The Luck of the Dead”.
The starting point of the game is at one of the Mexican streets. This is exactly the place with 5 reels and 100 lines for the payout. The playground of the game features the main attributes of the holiday, including sugar Calavera, the dead La Calavera Catrina, maracas, and sombreros.
Oddly to say, the slot has a lack of bonus functions. There are Wild symbols and Scatters as additional options. The game developer focused on the design and plot of the game but forgot to add pleasant and original bonuses.
The player can reach a maximum of x1,000 with a maximum bet of 1,000 USD. The volatility of the game varies between medium and high, and RTP is 95,6%.
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