Grim Muerto Slot by Playtech Review
Grim Muerto is a video slot that comes with 5 reels and 20 paylines. The slot byPlay'n Go has Scatter and Wild symbols. It also has the bonus round with free spins and the mini game Second Chance. The slot is Mexican-themed. The maximum payout for a winning combination is 5,000 coins.
Game rules in Grim Muerto
This video slot is a demo version of the real game. It uses credits and coins as the in-game currency.
Click the Coin value to set the coin value which determines the total number of coins in your balance.
The coin value can be: 0.01, 0.02, 0.03, 0.05, 0.1, 0.2, 0.25, 0.3, 0.5, 0.75 or 1 credit. Depending on the chosen value, the total balance in the beginning of the game will be 25,000, 12,500, 8,333, 5,000, 2,500, 1,250, 1,000, 833, 500, 333 or 250 coins respectively.
Setting the bet
Click the -/+ buttons in the Coins section in the range from 1 to 5 coins to choose the line bet. This chosen value will affect your rewards for winning combinations. The number of paylines is fixed at 20. So, your total bet for a spin is calculated by multiplying your line bet by 20. The maximum cost of a spin is 100 coins. The Bet Max button sets this option in one click.
How to start the slot
The Spin button starts the gameplay with pre-set bet options. Clicking this button again stops a spin. The space key duplicates the function of the Spin button.
A double click on Bet Max launches one spin with the maximum bet. Click the Auto play button on the bottom left of the screen to open the auto play menu. You can determine the number of auto spins and specify conditions of stopping the Auto Play mode. The Start button confirms your choice and activates the mode. Use the Stop button to stop the reels prematurely.
The Paytable button opens the help menu. It has all the necessary information for full control of the slot, including:
- Game rules
- The pay table. The values of the table are shown as multipliers for the line bet
- The basic guide about the bonus round and a mini game
- The description of special symbols
- The payline patterns
To get a winning combination, two, three or more identical pictures must land on adjacent reels. The minimal number of symbols depends on their type. A combination must start with the leftmost reel and be on an active payline. Only the largest win on the line counts.
Symbols and multipliers of the Grim Muerto slot
The list of payouts for winning combinations will be based on the bet of one credit to make calculations clear and easy. To calculate payouts with the highest bet, just multiply the listed numbers by 5.
The slot has special symbols, which are different from others by special features. These features provide an advantage in getting a win or increase its value.
The Scatter symbol is a book with a skull. If three books land on the reels one, three and five, the round of 10 free spins is launched. Two Scatters activate the mini game Second Chance.
The Wild symbol is a Mexican guitar. It is a universal symbol that can replace almost any symbol in a winning combination. Scatter is the only exception. A combination of 2, 3, 4 or 5 Wilds produces a payout of 5, 50, 250 or 1,000 coins.
Regular symbols of the slot represent playing cards and also four skeletons of mariachi with musical instruments. A combination of 3, 4 and 5 (or in some cases 2) symbols will earn you the following rewards in coins:
- 10 and J — 5, 25 and 75
- Q, K and A — 7, 35 and 100
- A mariachi with an accordion — 2, 20, 100 and 350
- A mariachi with a violin — 2, 25, 125 and 400
- A mariachi with a trumpet — 3, 30, 150 and 500
- A mariachi with a guitar — 4, 40, 200 and 700. This is the most significant symbol of the slot. If playing with the maximum bet, five mariachis with guitars award you a payout of 3,500 coins
The Marco Siniestro feature
During every spin, one of the reels is glowing and the icon of a skull in sombrero appears in the top of the reel. If the Wild appears on this reel, all reel becomes Wild.
Mini game Second Chance
The game is activated when two symbols of a book land. After that, a small window with four hidden positions resembling four skeletons of mariachi appears.
There is a Scatter under one of the positions, which triggers a bonus round. Another position is empty and brings you nothing. The other two produce you a payout in coins.
Bonus round of free spins
The bonus round starts when three Scatters land in the main game or when choosing a book in the mini game Second Chance. It involves 10 free spins that are triggered automatically. During free spins, one of four mariachis becomes the Extra Wild symbol. This symbol additionally increases your chances to get a win.
In the bonus round, from two to five reels will be glowing in gold. As in the main game, if the Wild appears on one of these reels, it makes the whole reel Wild, that is to say, it fills it with Wilds. Extra Wilds also support this feature.
Besides, the bonus game has another additional symbol the Free Spins Scatter, which resembles a skull candle. If three skulls appear, the bonus round is launched. One or two skulls add 3 to 6 additional free spins. At the end of the game, all your winnings will be transferred to your balance.
Grim Muerto is a Mexican-themed slot with quality graphics. Your winnings are frequent but small. The advantages include the bonus round of free spins, which has Free Spins Scatter and Extra Wild symbols, and the Marco Siniestro feature.