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A Halloween Fiesta Awaits: An Introduction to Pumpkin Smash

Yggdrasil Gaming's Pumpkin Smash slot machine features five reels and twenty paylines and in today's Genie Picks article we’ll be bringing you a comprehensive review of the ins and outs of this game. (For a how-to-play guide, please explore the Pumpkin Smash game page). 

This Day of the Dead game, which can be played on all devices for 20p a spin, has a Pumpkin crush Bonus feature in the base game where you can crush pumpkins to win up to 30 free spins, cash awards up to 375 times your stake, and multipliers up to 7x on single symbols for a single spin. In addition to receiving more free spins (up to 16 each time), cash awards up to 875 times your stake, and single symbol multipliers up to 7x, the Pumpkin Smash Bonus feature can also be triggered during the Free Spins feature. But, at the end of the day, is this pumpkin party a full-on fiesta or a total siesta? Keep on reading to learn our thoughts.


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Pumpkin Smash Game Information

Game Name: Pumpkin Smash

RTP: 96.2%

Game Provider: Yggdrasil

Reels: 5

Theme: Halloween, Horror/Monster

Paylines: 20

Feature/s: Bonus, Free Spins, Win Multiplier

Min & Max Bet: 0.10 - 100

Volatility: Medium

Biggest Possible Win: £10,767

 

First Wish: Does Pumpkin Smash’s Gameplay Offer Spooky Fun?

There are a lot of Halloween-themed slot games out there, but how does the gameplay offered in Pumpkin Smash shape up? Visually, players will see a traditional 5x3 video slot format, with the reels set in the heart of a Day of the Dead fiesta. A traditional UI is found at the bottom of the screen where players can configure their wager, and tinker with settings such as sound. Pumpkin Smash is a medium volatility game which should be accessible to players of most skill levels, and the vibrant nature of this game certainly adds to the entertainment factor. 

Second Wish: Do Pumpkin Smash’s Game Theme and Symbols Enhance the Theme?

The Halloween-themed slot genre is pretty packed these days, and there are tons of games with vampires and werewolves, but the Pumpkin Smash slot brings us something different. Inspired by the Mexican festival of the dead called ‘dia de los Muertos’, Pumpkin Smash is packed with vibrant colour and of course, tons of pumpkins. There are other Day of the Dead slots out there, but it's definitely more of an untapped subject than your classic ghosts and ghouls. Because of this the Pumpkin Smash slot both perfectly fits the Halloween season, but can also be enjoyed all year round without feeling too out of place.

Regarding the symbols, all have been given Yggdrasil’s patented artsy style, with even the low-paying card suit symbols being given a vibrant makeover. The premium symbols on the reels include 4 pumpkin sugar skull symbols as well as a bonus and wild symbol thrown in for good measure.

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Third Wish: Are the Pumpkin Smash’s Features Smashingly Good?

The Pumpkin Smash slot game technically only has one bonus feature, but it players out a bit differently whether activated during the base game or free spins.

Pumpkin Smash Bonus Game (Base Game)

The Pumpkin Smash bonus game will start in the base game if you manage to land two to five Bonus symbols on your reels. The number of Bonus symbols that activated the bonus will match the number of pumpkins awarded. Players smash open the pumpkins on screen in order to reveal prizes such as:

  • 7-32 Free Spins 
  • 2x-7x multiplier (only awarded if you also won Free Spins)
  • 60 - 7,500 coins

Pumpkin Smash Bonus Game (Free Spins)

To start the Pumpkin Smash Bonus Game during the Free Spins mode, you must land one to five Bonus symbols. The number of pumpkins you get will be the same as it was in the last iteration of the bonus—that is, the number of Bonus symbols required to activate the feature. The following prizes can be awarded when the bonus is triggered at this stage:

  • 1-16 Free Spins 
  • 2x-7x single symbol multiple (the multiplier can be combined with multipliers won)
  • 80 -17,500 coins

Genie’s Farewell

If you love Halloween slot games and want a game with a dash of spooky that you can play all year round without feeling too out of place, then you’ll definitely enjoy the fiesta of fun that the Pumpkin Smash slot has in store for players. Pumpkin Smash is just one of lots of other great pumpkin-inspired slot games that you can play, and you’ll discover more in our article entitled; Pumpkin-Spiced: 5 Autumn Slots to Try.

Have a Bash and Play Pumpkin Smash on Spin Genie

If you love the inventive style of Yggdrasil, love spooky season, or are intrigued by the unique nature of the bonus games offered in this slot, then sign up and play the Pumpkin Smash slot machine today at Spin Genie.

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