The development team at Play ‘N Go has created a cracking looking game in Grim Muerto - the reels have a feel of old school Mexico and come with a range of 12 different symbols. They include lower value playing cards from A to J and a quartet of skeleton musicians - Amador the accordionist, Tauro the trumpeter, Fernando the fiddler and Vincente on the vihuela - 5 of the latter in a single payline will get you 700 coins.
In the base game, 1 reel is highlighted – if the wild (the classical guitar) appears in the reel, it will expand to take over the whole reel. There are also 2 different scatter symbols. Land the book of the dead scatter on reels 1, 3 and 5 in the base game and you'll trigger the Free Spins feature and with it 10 free spins. Before the free spins play out, 1 member of the Mariachi band will be chosen at random and become an extra wild for the duration of the free spins.
Throughout the feature, between 2 and 5 reels will be highlighted - if a wild symbol lands on 1 of the highlighted reels, it will expand to fill the entire reel. You can trigger more free spins here too courtesy of the candle scatter. If it lands on reels 1, 3 and 5, you'll get the full complement of 10 free spins. Just 1 or 2 candle scatters will boost your tally by 3 or 6 extra spins.
If you land 2 book scatters in the base game and just miss out on triggering the Free Spins feature, you'll be given a second chance, known as the Second Chance feature. Pick 1 of the 4 symbols shown to reveal either a cash bonus or entry into the free spins round.
The theme of the Grim Muerto may be death but the volatility here isn't especially deadly. The variance is in the middle with balanced payouts in both the base game and free spins feature. Grim Muerto is a bright, bold fiesta that brings Mexico to your virtual doorstep. Combined with a quality free spins round this Day of the Dead themed offering is anything but grim as there are wins of up to 2,500 times your bet available on every single spin. If you like the theme, IGT’s Day of the Dead is recommended.