From Dusk Till Dawn is a Novomatic-powered slot with 5 reels and 50 paylines that is based on the iconic film written by Quentin Tarantino. Playable from 50p to £10 a spin, you get to travel to the borders of Mexico in this movie themed title where there are plenty of bonus features include random wilds, symbol transformations, multipliers up to 25x, free spins with dancing wilds and xtra stacks. It also comes with a Mugshot Bonus feature where you get free spins with 4 symbols to win cash prizes of up to 5,000 times your stake. Finally, there’s 2 progressive jackpots to be won!
With the desert in the backdrop, it has a superb rock soundtrack as you spin the reels. Symbols on the reels include A, K, Q, J and 10 playing cards, cards, Mexico road signs and 4 characters from the film – you will see Kate Fuller (played by Juliette Lewis), Richard ‘Richie’ Gecko (played by Quentin Tarantino), Jacob Fuller (played by Harvey Keitel) and Seth Gecko (played by George Clooney). The latter appears 3-high on the reels and will give you 5 times your stake for 5 across a payline. There’s also a wild which replaces all symbols bar the scatters.
In the base game, you can randomly trigger 1 of 3 bonus features – they are as follows:
- On The Run Bonus feature – a getaway car speeds across the screen tuning a random number of symbols into wilds.
- Everybody Be Cool Bonus feature – all Kate, Richie and Jacob symbols transform into the higher-value Seth symbol.
- Cash Explosion Bonus feature – if your win is the same or higher than your stake size, there’s an explosion and a multiplier of between 5x and 25x is applied to your winnings.
You also need to look out for the Bonus Twister scatter – this is the polite name of the infamous bar which is called Titty Twisters in the movie. Anyway, 3 of them will give you access to the Bonus Twister Wheel – here, you spin the wheel to win cash prizes or access to more bonus features.
If you land on a cash prize, the value of other prizes increases for the next spin. You carry on spinning until you win 3 cash prizes in a row or you stop on the Pick A Bonus segment. If you land here, you get to choose from 2 bonus features – they are as follows:
The Dancing Bonus feature will give you 10 free spins – you will see different symbols on the reels including neon hearts, clubs, spades and diamonds, dice and dominoes, tequila bottles and shot glasses, albino snakes and Razor Charlie (played by Danny Trejo).
You will also see Santanico Pandemonium (played by the beautiful Salma Hayek) – she acts as a dancing wild symbol which substitutes for all symbols. On every free spin the dancing wild can alter her size and position and cover between 2 and 12 symbols on the 3 middle reels – this means you can get 3 wild reels on every free spin. Look out for flames blazing on reels 1 and 5 as this will trigger the Xtra Stack feature – both reels turn into Xtra Stacks that display the same symbol. Combine this will 3 wild middle reels and the results can be explosive.
The other option is the Mugshot Bonus feature where you begin with 3 free spins – playing with 15 single reels, Seth, Richie, Change or Level Up symbols will only appear. Each time a Richie or Seth symbol stops, a prize is awarded – the symbol then locks in place for the remainder of the feature – the number of free spins also resets to 3.
When a Change symbol stops, all held Richie symbols become Seth symbols – when a Level Up symbol appears, the value of the symbols increase with a total of 5 levels on offer meaning the value of Seth and Richie symbols can quadruple. The feature continues until you have no more free spins or you have a full screen of symbols – the maximum you can win here is 5,000 times your stake!
Finally, From Dusk Till Dawn comes with 2 jackpots – the Dusk Jackpot and Dawn Jackpot. Triggered randomly on any base game spin, the Dusk Jackpot is guaranteed to pay out a minimum of 100 times your stake whilst the Dawn Jackpot will give out a minimum of 21,000 times your stake. If playing at less than maximum stakes, you will win a proportional amount.
Overall, From Dusk Till Dawn is a superb slot – it has lots of bonus features and allows you to relive 1 of the most popular cult films ever made. The question is whether you’ll survive the night! If you like movie themed slots, there’s plenty to choose from including Playtech’s Terminator Genisys and NetEnt’s Planet of the Apes.