Day of Dead 

March 17, 2022

Pragmatic Play’s Day of Dead

Day of Dead is an online slot machine game produced by Pragmatic Play. Launched in October 2021, this game is available in both mobile and desktop platforms.

Theme and Setting 

It is the first midnight of November, and you find yourself all alone in a haunted graveyard somewhere in Mexico. It is cold, it is dark, and it is creepy. 

Suddenly, the tombstones are illuminated by candles, displaying a more vibrant atmosphere, the dead coming back to life. Reward your fortitude by matching symbols in this exciting slot machine game. 

Graphics and Sound 

The festive Día de los Muertos serves as the inspiration behind this slot machine game. The graphics and audio take a page out of animated movies like Coco and The Book of Life. 

The game opens with trope horror sound effects. The background music starts playing once a spin is made. There are also separate audio cues for payouts. 

The Free Respin round features a different kind of ambient music, as the mood changes with a fast-paced background tune that will excite the player. 

The symbols range from card suits to traditional images of the holiday that inspired this game. 



Gameplay and Bonuses 

Day of Dead is played on a 5×4 board that is used in both the base and free respin games, making it less complicated compared to other slots. 

Match at least three similar symbols consecutively and horizontally from the leftmost reel to form one of 20 winning paylines. Payouts would depend on the number of matching symbols that connect. 

There are two WILD symbols in play. The WILD symbol with the green background fills gaps to match symbols for a winning payout. The tombstone WILD activates the Walking Wild reel, where the expanding WILD moves leftward of the screen every spin until it disappears. 

Getting a SCATTER on the first, third, or fifth reel triggers the Free Respin Feature that provides two expanding Walking Wild reels. This can also be played by buying it for 100x the current bet. The bonus feature ends once there are no more WALKING EXPANDED WILD symbols and collectable WILD icons (symbolized by a plain tombstone).  

The maximum amount players can win on Day of Dead is limited to 4,500x of the bet. When that limit is reached, the round automatically ends. 


The System Settings menu gives players the option to play according to their tastes, such as playing with faster spins and saving battery life. The Information Screen of Day of Dead has all the details about the game, from the payout prizes of symbols to the winning payline patterns, as well as rules. 

With a normal RTP of 96.49% (the Buy Free Respins feature has 0.01% higher RTP), Day of Dead is a game made for beginners to enjoy (and win big) with its WILD symbols and high amount of paylines. 

This was tested thrice using Autoplay with 100 spins and a maximum bet. This is what came out: an average of 23%-win percentage, two of the runs generated the Respin feature, two-thirds of the runs went over the initial credit, with one of them peaking at more than four percent of the credit. 

All in all, the RTP, bonus symbols, and paylines make it possible for easy (and possibly, big) wins. For those who want to have a sure way to win, this game is for you. 

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