Spice up your Halloween celebrations with Pumpkin Smash, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Scandinavian developer Yggdrasil Gaming. Taking inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, it comes with a smashing (excuse the pun) bonus round that delivers free spins, multipliers and potential payouts of some 875 times your stake. Play on all devices from 20p per spin.
Classy colourful design is a given with Yggdrasil Gaming video slots and that’s what on offer in Pumpkin Smash. You’ll see the usual player card suit symbols alongside 4 sugar skulls, a wild and a bonus.
Land at least 2 of the bonus symbol on the same spin and you’ll trigger the Pumpkin Smash Bonus feature. You then head to a new screen and, well, smash up some pumpkins. Each bonus symbol from the triggering spin awards 1 pumpkin and 2 prizes.
Land 3 or more bonus symbols and you’ll be guaranteed to trigger the Free Spins feature. The goodies on offer when you smash the pumpkins include between 7 and 30 free spins and multipliers of between 2x and 7x. Depending on how many bonus symbols you landed, awards of up to 375 times your stake can be had.
You can also trigger the Pumpkin Smash Bonus feature from within the Free Spins feature – in fact, you need only a single bonus symbol to do so. Again, each pumpkin delivers 2 prizes. Between 1 and 16 free spins are on offer here, again with potential multipliers of between 2x and 7x. The top prize on offer if you trigger from within the free spins rises from up to 875 times your total stake.
There’s usually little cause to grumble about the design of Yggdrasil Gaming titles and Pumpkin Smash ticks all the right boxes. The bonus round looks a little unusual at first glance but it’s basically free spins with some potentially chunky multipliers. No gripes there either. If you like super volatile action then this probably isn’t the game for you as we found the variance to be on the low side of medium.
The Day of the Dead has become an increasingly popular setting for a video slot. We still like Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo a little more but Pumpkin Smash is a very playable game if you’re looking to spice up your Halloween partying.