Fortunes of the Dead is a 5 reel, 50 payline slot which has been produced by NextGen Gaming and Side City Studios. Playable from 50p to £500 per spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices including iOS and Android, this Mexican themed offering has plenty of bonus features including re-spins with wilds, pick me cash prizes and free spins with sticky wilds.
Fortunes of the Dead looks fantastic I must say – with a Mexican Day of the Dead theme, it’s set in a cemetery at night and has a haunted feel to it. It’s very colourful with symbols including candles, skull candles, bowls of fruit, gold medallions and cauldrons. You also have skeletons with sombreros, a mariachi skeleton band and female skeleton. There’s a matador skeleton who is also the wild symbol and gives you 10 times your stake for 5 on a payline.
When it comes to bonus features, there are 3. First up is the Once In A Wild Bonus feature which is triggered randomly in the base game. When it does, you will receive 1 free re-spin with 4 wilds added randomly to the reels. You are guaranteed to win at least half of your stake.
Then you have the Skull Bonus feature which is played when you get the Skull scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously. You then need to simply choose 1 of the 3 skulls to reveal a cash prize. The good news is that you can trigger the Once In A Wild Bonus feature and Skull Bonus feature at the same time to maximise your winning potential.
Finally, there’s a Free Games feature which is played when you get the skeleton on a horse scatter symbol on reels 2, 3 and 4 – this will give you 5 free spins. On each free spin, 1 wild symbol is randomly added to the reels – this wild remains locked/sticky for the duration of the feature meaning you’ll have 5 sticky wilds on your last free spin.
Fortunes of the Dead not only looks great but it has the potential to pay out very nicely due to the sticky wilds in the Free Games feature. It’s colourful, fun and medium to high variance – Side City Studios/NextGen Gaming’s best collaboration to date. I also recommend you try Play ‘N Go’s Grim Muerto which has a similar theme.