Fortunes of the Dead : Add-On Wilds, Sticky Wilds and Skull Icons Bring Good Fortune!
Fortunes of the Dead online slot by Side City Studios celebrates Mexico's traditional Dia delos Muertos or Day of the Dead holiday. Here, skeletons of popular Mexican figures such as that of a Gringo, a Torero, of Mariachi Artists and of Day of the Dead tokens appear as reel elements. The images though, may seem garish in their bright red, yellow, orange and purple colors. Although unconventional as a Halloween color palette, the presentation captures the exact colors of a Mexican Dia delos Muertos celebration.
Still, the more important aspects of this game are the bonus features, of which there are three (3). A random bonus feature called “Once in a Wild” awards a respin, whilst placing four (4) Wilds in random positions. The Free-Spins Bonus is also Wild-enhanced as each free-spin brings one (1) Sticky Wild that remains in place throughout the free bout. A guaranteed cash prize is sure to come once the Skull Symbol triggers the Pick Bonus Game.
The Fortunes of the Dead Game Logo awards the most pays. When 3. 4, or 5, land as winning combinations in any of 50 paylines, the longest arrangement pays 50x, 100x, or 500x the Line Bet. Although multiple Wild Symbols may appear simultaneously, only a 5-symbol Wild payline-win, garners a reward equal to 500x Line Bet.
Fortunes of the Dead Online Slot: “Once in a Wild” Feature
The Skeleton in Red Torero Cape represents the Wild Symbol. Once in a while, during any base game spin, four (4) ghouls may appear and fly across the screen. After which, the reels spin at no extra cost, while each ghoul places a Wild Symbol in random positions.
This “Once in a Wild” occurrence guarantees that the four (4) Wild Symbols will bring winnings equivalent to at least 50% of the Total Bet. The feature though, is not available during free games.
Fortunes of the Dead Online Slot: Free-Spins Bonus Round
A skeleton of a Horse-Riding Gringo labeled as Scatter Symbol can activate the free games. The icon emerges only in reels 2, 3, and/or 4. When all three reels return after a paid spin with a Gringo Scatter image, five (5) free-spins will come into play.
Sticky Wild Bonus Feature – Each bonus spin is sure to produce and place a Wild in any row or reel. Every Wild coming into view, stays glued to its position until the end of the round. This denotes that as the bonus round progresses, the number of Sticky Wilds held by the 3 center reels, increases.
However, a round of free games though cannot be retriggered.
Fortunes of the Dead Online Slot: Skull Bonus Game
This special segment is a Pick-a-Bonus Game triggered by three (3) Skull Symbols simultaneously in Reels 1, 3, and 5. Players need only to select and click on one of the Skull images to receive a bonus prize.
Fortunes of the Dead online slot awards guaranteed bonus wins by way of three special features. A random base game event called "Once in a Wild" awards a respin boosted by 4 Wilds. A Pick Bonus Game that occurs in both base and bonus games, brings surefire wins. On top of those, is a Free-Spins Bonus Round in which each of the five spins awarded adds a Sticky Wild that stays on until the end of the free round.