Microgaming launched Beautiful Bones to the gaming market in June 2017. In other words, well in advance of the Day of the Dead that is celebrated on November 2 in Mexico and this slot machine is just a tribute to the Mexican tradition. The celebration is also part of the world cultural heritage and dates back to pre-Columbian times.
The celebration is one of the most popular cultural festivals in Mexico where residents take the opportunity to pay tribute to their dead. Colorful altars are made and decorated with pictures of the deceased and one offers small gifts to his dead in the form of candles, food and sweets. The sweets are often small skulls designed in sugar and colorful decorations. But it also offers tequila, bread, flowers and everything that the deceased may have once enjoyed.
There are several other slot machines with similar themes from other game developers, Thunderkick also has one named Esqueleto Explosivo and then developer Endorphina has one named Dia de los Muertos.
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About the slot machine Beautiful Bones.
Microgaming has undoubtedly managed to capture the mystery, colors and beauty that this celebration offers. But once you open the game Beautiful Bones, a confetti of colors, sugar shells with colorful drawings and everything that belongs to the festivity is sprinkled. The symbols used in the machine are a combination of numbers and letters and of course great skulls. The atmosphere created is really great.
During the game we are followed by a ballad which increases in tension and tempo as you press the spin button and you approach a win, yes the party completely takes off. It’s the guitars that set the frame for the celebration and Microgaming makes sure you have a great vibe throughout your gaming session.
How to Play This Slot Machine.
Like so many slots on the net , Beautiful Bones also comes with a five-reel and three-line layout. It offers a total of 243 paylines and ergo loads of combinations that give you extra benefits for your gaming session. But as always, before we start spinning the reels we should take a look at the bet level and adjust this to fit our gambling budget. This can be done from the button at the bottom of the game and you can adjust your bet from 0.3 € to up to 30 € or the equivalent in Norwegian kroner, from 3 kroner and up to 300 kroner.
The game’s RTP or payback percentage is 97%. This percentage gives us an estimate of how much of the money played goes back to the player over a given period of time. The machine is at around medium volatility and in other words will give you medium large gains with medium frequency.
Much of the success of this slot machine is just that graphic. The symbols are beautifully executed and are a delight for both the eye and the mind. They are detailed and colorful and sneak into your retina and burn.
Of course, the best-paying and most important symbols are the colorful skulls, which here have not taken the form of sugar skulls they have, for example, in the Thunderkick variant. In Beautiful Bones we find five skulls. Three of these are women and two are men. One of them is a musician playing guitar and the other is wearing a bowler hat. The women who are called the Catrinas can only land on reels 2, 3 and 4. But the surprise here at Beautiful Bones is that a win can be created by only getting two winning symbols on a pay line. The least paying symbols are, as usual, the ones we know from the deck, namely A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9.
The special symbols in Beautiful Bones are wild and scatter. The Wild symbol is symbolized by a heart with the word Wild written over, and the scatter symbol is a skull that explodes on your screen so it does not pass unnoticed.
Skull gauge and free spins and bonus.
Every time you get a cute little skull that explodes on your screen, which, by the way, happens on reels 1 and / or 5, this little sweet will jump over your reels and add a look at the sugar skull gauge at the bottom left of the game plan.
Once you collect the 10 skulls in this meter you will be rewarded with free spins and multipliers according to how many skulls you have collected. If you have 30 skulls you will be rewarded with 18 free spins and a multiplier of x5. If you have managed to collect 20 skulls then you will get 15 free spins and a multiplier of x4. If you have collected 10 sugar shells, you get 10 free spins, plus you get a multiplier of x3.
The special feature wild in Beautiful Bones.
The Beautiful Bones Slot Machine has a special feature where you can spin the wild symbol. This will be enabled if you have three identical symbols in line vertically or horizontally. When this function is active, the symbol in the middle will turn wild. As you probably already know, a wild symbol will replace all other symbols except the scatter symbol.