Grim Muerto slot is the latest product coming from Play ‘N Go creative kitchen. This five-reel slot with 20 fixed paylines is themed after Dia de Muerto, a famous Mexican festivity during which people build altars and offer sugar skulls, flowers, food and beverages to the deceased, while praying for their departed friends and family members.
The reels are set on one of those colourfully decorated altars, while the mariachi accompany you during this festivity, making playtime much more fun and enjoyable.
Since this holiday is celebrated in the beginning of November, you will have plenty of time to learn the customs while playing the slot and, hopefully, win some decent payouts along the way.
What We Love
Being big fans of action-packed video slots, we love the fact that this Play ‘N Go product offers several attractive special features.
Marco Siniestro proved to be a useful feature during base game, since it offers a chance to win expanding Wilds. This feature highlights one of the reels during base game, and if you manage to land a Wild symbol on the highlighted reel, it will turn into an expanding Wild and make much more possibilities for forming winning combinations.
Free Spins feature is where you can expect lucrative payouts for several reasons, but first you need to trigger the freebies by landing three Book Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5.
Once you accomplished that, you will be awarded with 10 free spins and with an improved Marco Siniestro feature, where you will get from 2 to 5 highlighted reels in every spin, and you will notice that winning combinations will come almost after every free spin.
Also, one of the selected mariachi will be turned into an extra Wild that can turn into an expanding Wild as well, provided it lands on the highlighted reel.
The fun does not stop there, since the freebies can be retriggered at any time with 3 Candle Scatters, which will reward you with additional 10 free spins, while 1 or 2 Candle Scatters provide 3 or 6 free spins.
If you land only two Book Scatters, do not despair, since you will be given a Second Chance, a card game where you pick one of the four mariachis. The selected card can award you with the third Scatter to trigger the free spins, or with a cash prize, or it can leave you empty-handed.
What We Do Not Like
Truth being told, there is not much not to like in Grim Muerto, although we did find the theme a bit odd, since it is very hard to connect Day of the Dead with a fun slot game.
If we do need to split hairs, we would mention a little remark concerning the playing cards symbols which could have been replaced with authentic symbols from the selected theme. Also, winning combinations do come often during base game, but are usually not as big as the initial bet.
Even though the theme of the game seems a bit morbid, since this is in fact a festivity for the deceased, we have to admit that we found Grim Muerto very entertaining, because of cartoon-like graphics, very good soundtrack and a number of fun special features that can be quite rewarding.
Free Spins offer plenty of opportunities for hefty payouts thanks to expanding Wilds and extra Wilds and an idea of winning countless freebies will attract almost every gamer.
So do not be afraid of the undead mariachi, since they are here to entertain you and help you boost your balance.