Roll the Bones Slot from Bally
Dice games have been around for thousands of years and are said to have started independently across the globe. Early dice were made of bone and this slot plays on this theme, with a skull like figure featuring predominantly at this spooky looking slot.
The two dice feature prominently in this game, especially in the free spins feature, where the multiplier is decided by the dice – as well as when the feature will come to an end. The good news is that the free spins feature could possibly go on for a very long time!
How the Halloween Themed Roll the Bones Slot Works
The base game of Roll the Bones is a pretty standard one, with the very popular 5×3 reel set up, where the symbols pay from left to right. The symbols in the game are mainly ‘Halloween’ themed, including gravestones, the top half of a skull sitting in a pile of gold coins and a bat flying out of a cloud of pink gas. The majority of the symbols are the playing cards, with 9, 10, J, Q, K and A all filling the reels.
The wild symbol is represented by a golden cauldron which is full up with leaking green goo. This might not sound too appetizing, but you’ll be happy to see this symbol as it will substitute for all other symbols apart from the bonus ones. This wild is stacked throughout the game and can lead to some very large wins, especially when stacked wilds line up next to each other across 2 or 3 reels.
During the base game, you’ll occasionally see a small dice appear next to some of the symbols. If you manage to hit two of these or more they will roll up to fill slots above the reels and roll again. Landing a pair in this situation will see extra wilds added to the reels.
Multipliers Increase When You Roll Pairs – Bonus Features
There are two features in the game, although you can only enter the second one through the first feature, which is a free spins bonus round.
The free spins feature starts when you land the ‘Roll the Bones’ scatter symbol on reels 1, 3 and 5. You’ll now be guaranteed 5 free spins, with a 1x multiplier in place. At first this doesn’t seem particularly good, but you’ll quickly realize exactly how good this feature is. After 5 spins the feature doesn’t end. Instead, before every spin, two dice will be rolled. The only thing you’ll want to do is to avoid a total of 7, as this will immediately end the feature. However, any number apart from 7 will see another spin of the reels. This can continue indefinitely, keep avoiding those sevens and the spins will continue. As a bonus, every time you roll a pair, the multiplier will increase by 1. This multiplier can go all the way up to 5x.
During the free spins round, if you score a total of 12 across any two of the dice you’ll enter the U-roll feature. You’ll now look up and see a spooky haunted house with a series of doors, each door with a number above relating to your score with the dice. Roll the dice by touching the screen and you’ll win the appropriate prize on the door. This house has 3 levels and you’ll progress up to another level by hitting a double – the higher level you reach the bigger prizes are on offer. The top prize is a massive 25,000 coins, so this can certainly make for a profitable feature.
Roll the Bones Slot Design
This Bally slot machine has an eye catching and pleasing design. The backdrop to the reels shows a purple bricked wall, while unusually for a horror themed slot, the symbols add a nice splash of color. The playing card symbols can take over at times (too many of these and not enough themed symbols), but each is held up by a series of bones, so there is a reference to the theme. Both of the bonus features have some nice added visuals, giving a further boost to the design.
Snake Eyes or a Double-Six? Is Roll the Bones Worth a Spin?
With so many different slots out there, it can be tough to find a truly original game, though in many ways Roll the Bones slots machine has achieved this. Yes, the base game isn’t too different from your average slot, but the free spins bonus round is certainly original. You’ll enjoy the initial 5 free spins, but then you’ll find yourself shouting ‘not 7!’ at the machine when those dice start to roll, hoping for the feature to continue as long as possible.