Pumpkin Smash, released on October 24, 2017, is an online game made by Yggdrasil Gaming. The slot game’s storyline concerns commemorating dead people the Mexican way; Yggdrasil describes its game play as beginner-friendly and yet a go-to game for players seeking back-to-back rewards. Baron Samedi (November 2018) from Yggdrasil also acknowledges the dead. Competing slot games include Day of the Dead from IGT, Calavera Fiesta from Platin Gaming, and Esqueleto Explosivo from Thunderkick.
Pumpkin Smash is based on a November holiday called Day of the Dead, whereby Mexicans commemorate their dead loved ones. The symbolism includes skull pumpkins: skull images stenciled on pumpkin fruits, which Mexicans call calavera. Alternatively made of sugar and frosting, these ornamented skull artworks are called sugar skulls. The skull pumpkins in the bonus game are literally shattered explosively, thereby revealing randomly awarded coins . The players’ main aim is matching three, four, or five sugar skulls or card suits.
Pumpkin Smash Game Characteristics
Pumpkin Smash has a volatility rating of 40. Its 5X3 grid consists of 20 fixed and one-way pay lines. There are 15 symbols in total: four high-value, four low-value, and seven special. The high-value symbols are: a flowery red sugar skull with golden earrings and tiny hearts suits in its eyeball sockets; a flowery purple sugar skull with tiny spades suits in its eyeball sockets; a green sugar skull with tiny clubs suits in its eyeball socket; and a blue sugar skull with tiny spades suits in its eyeball sockets.
The low-value symbols: a red-and-golden hearts suit, a purple spades suit, a green clubs suit, and a blue diamonds suit. The special symbols are: a purple-and-golden substituting “Wild”; three different “BONUS” symbols that trigger the bonus round; a green (extra) “Free Spins” coin; a blue sugar skull/card suit multiplier coin; and a golden coin.
The starting page emphasizes the bonus round, symbol multipliers-oriented free spins, and a non-progressive jackpot of 36000 coins. The Pumpkin Smash coin values are: 0.005, $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.04, $0.05, $0.07, $0.08, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.40, $0.50, $0.70, $0.80, $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00, and $5.00. The Pumpkin Smash bet values are: $0.10 (minimum bet), $0.20, $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $1.40, $1.60, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $14.00, $16.00, $20.00, $30.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum bet).
The respective Pumpkin Smash payouts for three, four, and five matching symbols are showed below. The red-and-golden sugar skull pays X50, X200, and X1000. The purple sugar skull offers X40, X150, and X800. The green sugar skull has X30, X120, and X600. The blue sugar skull gives X20, X100, and X500.
The hearts suit has X8, X30, and X100. The spades suit pays X6, X30, and X90. The clubs suit has X6, X20, and X80. The diamonds suit pays X4, X20, and X70. Getting more than three skull pumpkins give between one and 16 free spins; the multipliers range from X2 to X7; and there are from five up to 2000 golden coins.
The Pumpkin Smash software is good. The ambience sounds remind of a Day of the Dead music festival. The realism in the 3D graphics are demonstrative, ranging from the star-studded night and mysterious moon to the candle lighting to the fruity altars and deathly artworks.
Luck in Pumpkin Smash
A game of chance, Pumpkin Smash’s RTP rate is 96.2% and the house edge is 3.8%.