Beautiful Bones Introduction
This pokie is based on the traditional Mexican festival of Day of the Dead, or Dia de los Muertos, in which celebrations are held to honour those who have passed away. It is believed that the spirits visit their loved ones during the festival and so food is offered and altars are decorated.
Masks depicting skulls used to be worn during this tradition but this evolved into revellers painting their faces to not only celebrate the lives of those who had passed, but to show that they are not afraid of death also. Although it seems quite a sombre event, Day of the Dead is a vibrant celebration and one that this pokie has adopted well.
How to get started
The whole screen is lit up with bright and colourful imagery and sugar skull painted faces act as the symbols. If you prefer to look into the rules before you spin, you can click the options icon on the left which will bring up the paytable and the importance of each symbol shown. Back on the main screen you can increase or decrease your bet amount by choosing between $0.30 and $30 per spin.
This pokie offers a Wild Spin Again feature in which a re-spin will be triggered should you land three of the same symbols either horizontally or vertically. During this free spin, the centre reel will turn wild. The wild symbol, which is shown on a red heart, will act as a substitute for any other symbols minus the scatter so you have more chances to win.
On the left side of the screen sits a meter which you will hopefully get a chance to fill. Each time you see a sugar skull symbol on the first or fifth reel, a sugar skull will be added to the meter. You can choose to collect at 10 or 20 skulls or continue to fill the meter until it reaches 30.
If you choose to collect at the lower levels you will receive 10 or 20 free spins with a multiplier of 3x or 4x. Be patient, and if you manage to collect 30 sugar skulls you will trigger 30 free spins with an impressive 5x multiplier. It’s a great feature which helps you to see exactly what you are playing towards.
Free to play
The great thing about this pokie, and the others at Online Pokies 4U, is that it is free to play. You don’t need to part with your dollars, you can just try whichever pokies you fancy at no cost. You are also able to play using your desktop, mobile and tablet so you aren’t restricted in your gameplay. Beautiful Bones by Microgaming is a great visual pokie which has some great features too. Go ahead and join in the celebrations while you give those reels a spin.