Golden Calaveras Review
Day of the Dead is a beautiful celebration that takes place from the end of October until the start of November each year. The event honours the life of the dead and pays tribute to them through a lively and colourful celebration.
Naturally, this event is only spoken about towards the end of the year but many want to experience Day of the Dead all year round. With Silverback Gaming's Golden Calaveras, players can get a unique Day of the Dead experience whenever they want.
Published through Relax Gaming's Silver Bullet scheme, Golden Calaveras is a Mexican slot that plays on 5-reels with 10 paylines but is all about huge multipliers, big free spins and even greater wins. If this sounds like the slot for you, then jump on over to Golden Calaveras.
Day of the Dead slots are always vibrant and bright with this game being no exception. The background of the slot is a quaint street in Mexico but there are bunting lights around the streets signalling the coming of the Day of the Dead.
On the reels, players will find sugar skulls, candles, guitars and mariachi hats to evoke a Mexican theme. Even the lower-paying symbols have a unique style to them that feels distinctly accurate to the theme.
As soon as the free spins round hits, the visuals turn to nighttime and the celebrations really begin. However, we did feel like the developers could've gone further at nighttime with more colours as it does seem quite muted compared to other slots within this theme.
The music and overall audio for this slot are absolutely perfect with a lively mariachi theme that just gets you excited for the slot. It's expected but that does not mean that it's not welcomed.
Both the base game and the free spins round have a huge amount going on. It's worth mentioning that all the bonuses are available in the base and bonus games but with added perks in the free spins round. This is exactly how a slot should do bonuses and makes the free spins round feel entirely worth it.
The overall user interface of this game is quite straightforward with the bet level and free spins round at the bottom. The general multiplier bar can be seen throughout spins so players will know exactly which multiplier they are on.
The RTP for this slot will vary between 93.67% to 96.43% which is a big difference. During our playthrough, we encountered the 96.43% RTP and found it to be fairly generous with wins. It paired well with the high volatility level which gave us big wins, but less frequently.
Now, the most appetising element of this slot is easily the maximum win of 50,000x the stake. There aren't many games that go this high so it's always refreshing to see. The biggest wins can be achieved through the free spins round with the multipliers increasing on every spin. Whilst players may not reach the high 50,000x the stake, they will certainly gain big wins through the multipliers.
There are so many Day of the Dead slots out there, that we were unsure what to think with this one. Thankfully, Golden Calaveras won us over with the charming gameplay packed full of multipliers and unlimited free spins.
Sadly, our only critique was the lack of colour and vibrance during the free spins round as we were hoping for a huge transformation. Despite this, the gameplay, features and overall win potential were absolutely spectacular and make the slot well worth a spin.