Fortunes Of The Dead Slot Review, RTP & Free Play

Fortunes of the Dead Slot Review

Fortunes of the Dead has been produced by Side City Studios, a fledgling casino software provider, but one who are starting to make a considerable name for themselves in the world of online slot machines. As you may have guessed from the title of this slot, the main theme behind this game is the Mexican celebration, Día de Muertos, more commonly known in English as the Day of the Dead.

Look & Feel:

Día de Muertos is known to be a colourful and energetic celebration of those which are no longer with us. It is not uncommon to see people celebrating the lives of the dead by dressing up as skeletons and ghouls. All of that has come across rather wonderfully with the graphics which appear in this simple but likeable, mobile-friendly slot machine game.

Played over 5 reels, the Fortunes of the Dead slot offers up 50 paylines, though none of these can be adjusted by players. Instead, players have limited options in terms of their bets, but can wager anything from 50p up to £500 per spin.

There are so many skeletons on the reels of this game that it can be hard to keep them in check. Wilds appear as skeletons with bulls, and these are important since they can substitute for all other icons save for bonus icons. Those two bonus icons are the skull, and the skeleton riding a horse.

Bonus Features:

Randomly Triggered Bonus: The randomly triggered bonus feature in this game will award players a free re-spin. This is no plain Jane re-spin, though, since players can pocket up to 4 wilds on the reels during it. Moreover, players are also guaranteed to win at least half of their total bet, which is better than nothing.

Skull Bonus: Triggered via three devil skulls (the one with horns) on the first, third and fifth reels, this feature offers players the chance to select one of them to pocket an instant win cash prize.

Free Spins Bonus: The skeleton riding a horse scatters can appear on the second, third and fourth reels and you will want to land them on all three to trigger a free games bonus. In this feature, players can pocket 5 free games. However, wilds are added to the reels progressively over those spins, and they remain in place for the duration of the bonus round.

Fortunes of the Dead RTP:

Fortunes of the Dead has a modest but acceptable return to player (RTP) rate, which stands at 95.79%. This RTP rate can help along in trying to win the non-progressive jackpot in the slot machine game, which stands at 500x your total bet in all.


Fortunes of the Dead is exactly the type of video slot you will be hoping for if you like your Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead slots. Microgaming’s Beautiful Bones is a pretty solid challenger to this title, and there are others out there, but this is not a bad effort by any stretch of the imagination.