Fortunes of the Dead Video Slot

Fortunes of the Dead is, of course, based on the Mexican Day of the Dead. The online slot machine is as colourful as it is creative, with plenty of epic symbols and imagery appearing on its highly active reels. Developed by Side City Studios – in coordination with NextGen Gaming – this represents a pretty big title for the fledgling casino software provider and is played over 5 reels and a massive 50 paylines. The slot is guaranteed to cost you at least 50p per spin, whilst maximum bet can set you back around about £500 a game. The RTP rate is fair, standing at 95.79%, whilst the jackpot is capped at 500x your total bet.

Special features

Skeletons were bound to show up in Fortunes of the Dead, so don’t be surprised to find one riding a bull as a wild symbol in this slot. Wilds can predictably replace all other symbols save for bonus icons.

There are two bonus symbols: the first of these is the skull. Skull bonus icons landing 3 times on the first, third and fifth reels will trigger a click and win bonus. This petite bonus rounds requires players to select one of the skulls to pocket an instant cash prize.

Meanwhile, the skeleton riding a horse is the slot’s scatter. These will trigger a free game feature when 3 appear on the second, third and fourth reels of the Fortunes of the Dead slot.

A random bonus in this slot is also present. The Once in a Wild bonus can see players rewarded with a free re-spin, with 4 wilds spread across the reels. At least 50% of your total stake is returned to you with this bonus feature.

Bonus features

Players will always begin the free game feature with a small number of spins – 5 to be exact. These five free spins are played out with wilds added to the reels upon each spin. Wilds are sticky, meaning that they will remain on the reels until the bonus round comes to an end.


Fortunes of the Dead has enough about it give Microgaming’s Beautiful Bones a run for its money as the leading Day of the Dead slot on the net.