- Provider: Microgaming
- Reels: 5
- Paylines: 243 ways to win
- Coin Value: £0.01-£1
- Maximum Bet: £30
- RTP: 96.55%
- Maximum Payout: 25,000 coins
- Wild: Yes
- Scatter: Yes
- Bonus Game: Yes
- Free Spins: Yes
- Multipliers: Yes
- Mobile: Yes
Beautiful Bones Slot Review
Bienvenido a Mexico! You are just in time for the Dia de Muertos festivity, which is the theme of Microgamings latest release, called Beautiful Bones. The Day of the Dead is a holiday when people all over Mexico gather and prey for their deceased friends and family. It is a custom to create a kind of an altar and offer favourite food and drinks of the dead. Well, Microgaming will not offer you food and drinks, instead they offer lots of possibilities for hefty payouts to all gamers in this five-reel slot that offers 243 ways to win. For a starting price of £0.30 per spin, gamers can benefit from two additional features, including Free Spins and Wild Spin Again.
Another important custom during the Dia de Muertos festivity is face-painting, and plenty of people paint their faces so as to look like skulls. This is why Microgaming decided to use five different people with their faces painted like skulls as high-value symbols: a beautiful Red Haired girl, an attractive Brunette, a gorgeous Blonde, a handsome Man in a green suit and an inevitable Mariachi. Note that all female symbols tend to land in stacks when appearing on central reels. Standard 9-A playing cards are used as low-paying symbols. The Heart represents the Wild that substitutes for all regular symbols, while the Sugar Skull is the game’s Scatter and is crucial for triggering the Free Spins feature.
Rules of the game are as easy as pie and players will be spinning like pros in no time at all. Betting is fixed at 30 coins per spin, but you can change the coin value, which goes from £0.01 to £1. The lowest you can wager is £0.30 per spin, while the maximum possible bet is set at £30. Since the slot features a 243 ways to win system, all you need to do in order to win payouts is land matching symbols on successive reels, beginning from the far left reel. The minimum for low-paying symbols is three of a kind, while high-paying ones will also pay for two of a kind. Those of you who like when a machine does all the hard work better visit Autoplay and activate up to 100 automatic spins.
The first special feature we will talk about is the Wild Spin Again feature. Once you manage to land three matching symbols both horizontally or vertically, you will trigger the feature and get a free re-spin, while the symbol in the central position will become a Wild. If you repeat the action, you will get another re-spin, and so on.
Now, the Sugar Skull Scatter is the most important symbol of the 2017 release, since it triggers the Free Spins feature. As you land the Skulls on the reels, you will actually be collecting them. Get ten Scatters and you will win 10 freebies with a 3x multiplier. Twenty Skulls will get you 15 free spins and a cool 4x multiplier, while thirty Skull Scatters will reward you with 18 freebies, accompanied by a 5x multiplier. So watch the Sugar Skull Meter and keep track of how many Scatters you collected.
We already mentioned that the female symbols tend to land in stacks on central reels, but we failed to inform you that all three of them pay equally, 10 times the bet for five of a kind. Even though we also have two males among high-value symbols, they are not that generous, since they pay five times the bet for the maximum combination. Expect huge wins during the Free Spins feature, since you can get up to 1,000 times the bet on each freebie. The slot’s RTP is 96.55%.
Beautiful Bones on Mobile
The good people of Microgaming made the Beautiful Bones slot available across all devices, so all gamers can experience the Dia de Muertos festivity, either from their desktops, laptops, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices. The gameplay is completely the same on every device, so mobile gamers can access game’s controls just as easy as desktop players.
+ Great visuals
+ 2 additional features
+ A cool Free Spins feature with up to 18 freebies and a 5x multiplier
– Additional features are not triggered easily
– The Free Spins feature cannot be retriggered
– Not a very wide betting range
First of all, we need to say that Microgaming deserves a pat on the back for a job well done in the graphics department. The visuals fit the theme perfectly, as well as the soundtrack. The Wild Spin Again feature proved to be very handy during the base game, and it really helped us land more wins. The Free Spins feature is simply awesome and can reward players with amazing wins, but it is pretty hard to trigger it. The collection of Sugar Skulls is a very slow process, so prepare to invest time and money if you want to your luck with the freebies.