Beautiful Bones is Microgaming’s take on the popular Mexican “Day of the Dead” theme.
Visually, this pokie is nothing short of stunning, with both male and female “Living Dead” skulls and purple Sugar Skulls: colourful scatters that must be accumulated to get one of 3 free spins bonuses.
Gameplay and features
Beautiful Bones is a Win All Ways pokie; there are no fixed pay lines. Every possible winning combination of symbols from left to right across the reels will score you a win. There are no pay lines to keep track of: if you hit identical symbols on several reels in a row, you have a winning combination.
This game features 5 reels with 3 symbols per reel – 243 ways to win.
The minimum bet is just $0.30 per spin, and the maximum bet is $30 per spin.
There are 5 different skull symbols in the game, which pay out between 5 times and 10 times your total bet. Symbols can come in small clusters, so it is possible to get multiple paying 5 of a kind in one spin. These colourful skulls are beautiful to look at, even though they represent the dead. Who knew that dead people could look so sexy?
The 9, 10, J, Q, K and A symbols have also been given some Mexican design features and pay out between 3.3 and 5 times your total bet.
Win Again Feature
Whenever 3 of the same symbols line up horizontally or vertically, a wild is awarded plus a free respin. It is possible to get more than one wild on your screen, so there is some big win potential here. The Win Again Feature can be triggered both in the base game and in the Free Spins Bonus.
The Free Spins Bonus
The Free Spins Bonus is not triggered by one single combination, as is usually the case. With the Beautiful Bones pokie, you can save up for your free spins bonus. Every time a Sugar Skull appears on either reel one or reel five, the Sugar Skill meter gets filled. Once you have accumulated 10 Sugar Skulls, you are offered the option to play the free spins or to keep playing. There are 3 different free spins levels:
- 10 free spins with a 3 x multiplier
- 15 free spins with a 4 x multiplier
- 18 free spins with a 5 x multiplier
Beware that once you have made your choice, you cannot turn back. So, always ensure that you have enough credits to fill the meter up to the next level if you decide to go for the more valuable spins.
Our verdict on Beautiful Bones
We thoroughly enjoyed playing this medium variance pokie. The graphics fit the “Day of the Dead” theme very well, and both the Win Again Feature and the Free Spins Bonus will keep you entertained. Of course, we love most Dead Mariachi pokies for some reason – Esqueleto Explosivo and Grim Muerto were also exceptional releases.
In our opinion, this is one of the best releases by Microgaming in 2017.
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