A trio of Mariachi-style ghouls compete for the attention of a skeleton princess in Graveyard Shift, a 5 reel, 25 payline slot from Pragmatic Play. Based on the Day of the Dead festival, this Mexican-themed game comes with instant win pick’em prizes and a bonus feature that awards up to 100 free spins. Pay your respects from between 25p and £125 per spin.

Ornate, gem encrusted skulls and Mariachi-style skeletons dominate the reels in Graveyard Shift. There are 8 standard symbols in all. The 3 hat-wearing skeletons and the princess are the most lucrative – landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 of the female ghoul will get you an impressive haul of 10, 50, 500 or 3,000 coins. Joining the standard symbols is a wild – this does all you’d expect it to, replacing everything apart from the scatter and bonus symbols.

3 treasure chest bonus symbols anywhere on a payline will trigger the Bonus feature which is a pick me round. Just choose 1 of the chests and you’ll pocket a prize. The precise numbers depend on how many treasure chests activated the feature:

  • 3 treasure chests and you’ll win between 24 and 120 coins.
  • 4 treasure chests and you’ll win between 120 and 600 coins.
  • 5 treasure chests and you’ll win between 1,200 and 6,000 coins.

The Jack O’ Lantern pumpkin is the game’s scatter – it doesn’t award any pays but it does unlock the second feature, the Free Spins feature. 3 pumpkins give 7 free spins. 20 are on offer with 4 pumpkins. A full 5 scatters will get you a mighty haul of 50 free spins. You can re-trigger more free spins, up to 100 in total, from within the feature too.

The design in Pragmatic Play is excellent – the cartoon images work a treat, backed by a classic Mariachi style soundtrack. It all comes together very nicely. The features are typical of a Pragmatic Play slot. They’re not especially innovative but who’s complaining about a pick’em feature and up to 100 free spins? Not us.

We found the features slightly harder to trigger than in some slots from this developer. We’d put the variance in the medium range. There’s plenty to enjoy in this Mexican slot. Well-designed and offering classic features, it’s a fine overall package. If you enjoy the Day of the Dead, you may be interested in Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo.