Dia De Los Muertos 2 does not work like your average slot online. Although the board looks familiar with 6 columns and 5 rows, there are no traditional reels, paylines, or anything of the sort. All you have to do to win is hit 8 matching symbols anywhere on the table. The symbols’ positions are completely irrelevant, which is why we’re saying that there are no “reels”, per se.
Payouts are based on the number of matching symbols that appear on the same time. The more you hit, the bigger your reward. Prizes are essentially divided into three “tiers” based on the number of symbols hit in the combination. You can find more details about this in the Payouts section of this review.
For now, we’ll also mention another Dia De Los Muertos 2 feature that’s crucial to the base game – Cascading reels. Essentially, every winning symbol is removed from the game, and new ones fall down from the top of the board to replace them. These new symbols can then form additional winning combinations. If you want more information about this feature, check out our guide to cascade features in slots.
The base payouts for most wins in this game are quite small, and it places a lot of emphasis on multipliers. Multipliers in Dia De Los Muertos 2 appear as flower-shaped symbols. They can land anywhere on the table and display a multiplier value of 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 15x, 20x, 25x, 50x, 100x, 250x, or 500x. The bigger values are less common, as you might expect.
Multipliers activate at the end of a cascade and multiply any winnings by the displayed amount. They produce no further tumbling, but all winnings accumulated from all winning combinations in that round get multiplied. If two or more multiplier symbols are present, their values are added together before multiplying winnings. They also provide additional bonuses during free spins, which we’ll explain below.
Dia De Los Muertos 2 Free Spins
The base game also contains a special Bonus symbol. On its own, it’s a highly valuable symbol. However, hitting 4 or more instantly grants the player 15 free spins. Hitting more than 4 does not grant additional spins, but it does increase the payout you receive for hitting them.
Hitting 3 or more Bonus symbols during free spins will grant an additional 5 spins.
More importantly, the functionality of multipliers is improved during free spins. In addition to their standard bonus, every multiplier hit during free spins adds to a running counter you can see at the top left. Every multiplier that boosts a winning combination adds its value to the counter. These values are accumulated and last until the bonus round ends. Every multiplier in free spins adds this accumulated bonus to its value. Essentially, every time you get a multiplied win, the win is multiplied by the sum of the multipliers on the board and the accumulated multipliers from the counter. This results in multipliers that progressively increase as the bonus round lasts, resulting in potentially massive returns.
However, multipliers that appear during the free spin round but aren’t accompanied by a winning combination are not added to the counter. Moreover, winning cascades that end with no multipliers on the reels don’t apply the accumulated multiplier and are instead calculated as usual.
Feature Buy & Gamble
If you don’t want to wait around to get lucky to trigger free spins in Dia De Los Muertos 2 slots, you can simply purchase them. The Feature Buy button can be seen to the left – Endoprhina calls it Bonus Pop. Clicking this button allows you to instantly trigger Free Spins at the cost of 173x your stake.
Every time you win, you can also opt to gamble your winnings again for a chance of increasing them. Click the red card button in the lower left corner after receiving a payout. This feature is quite straightforward – you can see a single dealer playing card and four face-down cards. Your job is to simply pick one of the face-down cards. If your card has a higher rank than the dealer’s, your payout is doubled. If not, you lose the whole thing. You can repeat the process up to 10 times per win.