Muertos Multiplier Megaways slot from Pragmatic Play is a high-volatile slot with a lighthearted Day of the Dead theme. As you might be aware, Day of the Dead is a traditional holiday held in Mexico and several other countries to celebrate friends and family members who have passed over. The holiday is associated with bright colours, lashings of food and drink, celebratory music and specially decorated sugar skull sculptures, and we're pleased to report that — as with other popular Day of the Dead themed slots — all of those things feature heavily in this game. Read on to find out all about this slot and where to play.
Where to Play Muertos Multiplier Megaways
The Day of the Dead holiday is a much more fun occasion than the name suggests, so it shouldn't surprise you that this game is also a very lively title. Muertos Multiplier Megaways is a six-reel game, and the number of rows on each reel will be determined at random thanks to the Megaways mechanic from software developer Big Time Gaming. The middle four reels can have anything from two to six rows, with another row always in play above them. The first and sixth reels can have anything from two to seven rows. This means the maximum number of ways to win from a single spin of the reels is 117,649.
Symbols on the reels all have some connection with the Day of the Dead festival. Lower-value symbols are jewels in the shape of the playing card suits of hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades. Other symbols with higher values include a decorated guitar, a plate of nachos, a bottle of tequila, a cactus and a decorated skull. A Wild symbol can only appear on the top row above the middle four reels of the game, and a chilli pepper symbol is a scatter.
The game itself takes place outdoors, and all of the visuals have a style that does a great job of evoking the Mexican village setting. Generally speaking, the audio is also quite impressive, but the soundtrack, while having a traditional feel, does sound rather like elevator music from time to time.
This is a tumbling slot, so when you have landed a winning combination, the symbols involved will disappear. Other symbols will then fall or slide into the spaces thus created, giving you another chance to land a win, in which case the whole tumbling process will be repeated.
We have said that the Wild symbol can only appear on the very top row, which is situated above the middle four reels. When a Wild appears it will have a random multiplier value of either x2 or x3, and this will be applied to any winning combination that the Wild helps to complete or improve. That value will also be saved in a meter to the right of the grid so that it can be used to increase the value of any other wins landed from subsequent tumbles.
Should more than one Wild multiplier value be awarded in a particular series of tumbles, all of their values will be saved to the meter so that the total value can then be applied to subsequent wins. Of course, when a tumbling series ends, the multiplier meter will be reset in readiness for the next spin of the reels.
The main feature in Muertos Multiplier Megaways slot is the Free Spins round. This is triggered when you get three or more scatter symbols on the reels, but you can also click the Buy Free Spins banner to the left of the game grid and purchase the feature for 100 times your bet.
The first thing that happens when the Free Spins feature is triggered is that a green wheel will spin to determine the number of free spins you will receive. You can either Collect the free spins awarded, or you can press the Gamble button feature and risk those spins in the hope of winning more. The maximum number of free spins that you can receive is 14, but you can also re-trigger more free spins by landing two or more bonus symbols.
Free Spins take place at night when the Day of the Dead festival is illuminated by candlelight, and we're pleased to say that the soundtrack picks up pace markedly here.
Another thing that makes this feature particularly special - apart from the fact that the spins won't cost you a cent - is that the multiplier meter is in force throughout. The meter will increase in value as and when Wilds appear, as in the main game, but this time the Wilds won't need to help you win to award their multiplier.
In addition, the multiplier value will also increase for every tumble you get during free spins. The meter value is not reset between free spins, so it can soar, spin after spin and tumble after tumble. The only time it will stop growing is when the free spins feature comes to an end or you manage to reach the maximum win for the game, which is worth 10,000 times your bet.
Muertos Multiplier Megaways Slot: CasinoGuide Verdict
Overall, Muertos Multiplier Megaways is an impressive game that is well worth spending some time with at any time of the year. Its biggest weakness in our opinion is its soundtrack, which is quite bland in the main game, but of course, your musical mileage may vary. As far as its visuals, gameplay and features are concerned, Pragmatic Play have developed a fantastic title that offers plenty of entertainment value as you spin the reels in celebration of spooky season and try to win some cash in the process.