Based on Halloween and Mexico’s Day of the Dead (which lie next door to each other on the calendar), Pumpkin Smash Slot from slot supremos Yggdrasil Gaming is played on a regular 5×3 grid with 20 Paylines. Its release in October 2017 came just in time for the spookiest days of the year.
Despite the creepy theme and cemetery background, it’s actually quite bright and colourful, and the vibe is more raucous fiesta than being scared witless. This game is also a fairly simple one to wrap your head around, plus it’s literally smashing fun to play!
How to play
Play Pumpkin Smash Slot from 10p a go all the way up to a high-rolling £100; equally, this game has full mobile compatibility.
In Mexico, the Day of the Dead is celebrated with sugar skulls, made from a paste called alfeñique which includes hot water, lemon and, of course, sugar. These skulls are found here in green, purple, blue and red.
These are your most lucrative symbols – the four standard playing-card suits are the less rewarding values.
Pumpkin Smash Slot special features
The game’s Wild symbol is decked out in a sombrero, and it does its standard thing of replacing all other standard icons, bar the bonus symbol, which here is a grinning pumpkin.
Pumpkin Smash bonus round
This is the game’s most attractive element, in terms of both entertainment value and financial reward. Scoop a pair of bonus symbols during the base game to activate it – you then receive the same number of pumpkins as triggering bonus icons.
Your task is to smash the pumpkins, in turn, to find and flip over the tokens contained inside and reveal your reward – you will find at least two up to 20 prizes in each pumpkin you’ve smashed to smithereens!
You could be in line for any combination of these goodies:
- A coin win of 2x – 375x original wager
- Seven – 30 free whirls on landing at least a trio of bonus icons
- A 2x – 7x multiplier awarded to a particular symbol and to apply to the next free spin, again on landing at least three bonus symbols
Match up to five bonus symbols in free spins mode to trigger the bonus screen in the same way described above – i.e. three bonus symbols gets you three icons.
Goodies contained within the smashed pumpkins include:
- Up to 16 free whirls
- A 1x to 6x multiplier
- Between 80 and 14,000 coins
Here, you will enjoy between two and 10 of these prizes.
The top win in Pumpkin Smash Slot is a hefty 100,000 coins, which should at least partly make up for the lack of a progressive jackpot.
Return to Player (RTP)
You should find Pumpkin Smash Slot a mid-variance offering, while RTP or Return to Player is set at 96.2%, which is perfectly fine and roughly average for a slot of this kind.
The visuals and sound effects are every bit as impeccable as players have come to expect from this provider. And, as when playing all Yggdrasil’s slots, you’re in for a unique experience since there’s no other game quite like Pumpkin Smash. It’s also one that can be pretty lucrative.
So give it a whirl in free demo mode today – and do let us know what you thought.