We’re fast approaching the “spooky season” and Swedish software provider Yggdrasil is hosting its own Mexican Day of the Dead celebration by way of Calavera Crush, where features include avalanches, buy bonus, free spins, gambles and bonus buys and the max win is €750,000!
Players will immediately get into the spirit of the Latin American holiday tradition when they hear the soundtrack infused with lively Mariachi music in this high volatility video slot played on a 6-column, 5-row game panel where wins are formed here by landing at least 8 matching symbols anywhere on the reels. When that happens in both the base and bonus game, the avalanche mechanic kicks in, and winning symbols are removed from the reels and new ones drop down to fill the empty space. This process continues until no new wins are created.
According to the developer, the hit frequency is 41 percent and the RTP 96 percent. Playable on any device, bets range from 20 p/c to £/€100 per spin, however, players may be able to activate the Golden Bet, boosting the stake by 25 percent and doubling the chance of activating free spins with a win multiplier.
Once winning spins are removed form the reels, a special wild symbol randomly lands in one of the empty spaces. These wilds can take the place of any pay symbol, and every wild that appears on an empty space increases the win multiplier by +1, +2, or +3. During base gameplay, the win multiplier only resets when back-to-back wins are no longer.
The action really amps up whenever at least four scatter symbols appear during the base game, which activates the free spins feature where players are awarded eight free spins. Prior to the start of the feature, players are given a choice to either take their free spins or gamble them to try and win up to 18 more. Gambles that are unsuccessful, result in the loss of all the free spins.
Unlike in base gameplay, the win multiplier does not reset between free spins, and can increase by up to +10 rather than +1-3.
Moreover, depending on the jurisdiction, players can buy a regular 4, 5, or 6 scatter triggered bonus round for the cost of 100x the stake or a six-scatter trigger is guaranteed for 400x the bet.
Potential Player Favorite
Enthusiastic about the new game launch, Stuart McCarthy, Head of Product and Programs for Yggdrasil, had the following to say via a company news release…
“This epic Day of the Dead-inspired release will have players going loco thanks to its thrilling features and memorable mechanics.
“Not only is Calavera Crush fantastically designed with great winning potential, but it has all the makings to become a real player favourite leading into spooky season!”
The new game is the latest title from the Malta-headquartered developer and is powered by Yggdrasil’s state-of-the-art GATI technology, which allows partners to leverage the preconfigured, regulation-ready, standardized development toolkit proven to produce cutting-edge content consistently followed by speedy distribution.