We have to give credit to the developers. The atmosphere of Dead Man’s Fingers is phenomenal. The slot is set on a tropical island. We can see a pirate ship in the distance, some palm trees, and a nearby treasure chest. However, there is also a cage with a skeleton trapped inside it. It adds a layer of creepiness to an otherwise gorgeous island view. A view that only gets creepier when you activate free spins and night falls on the island. However, we will let you experience that moment yourselves!
Available symbol designs offer several skull coins, colorful diamonds, and the ghostly captain of the ship. The five skull coins are the game’s low-paying icons. The lowest paying one is the metal coin, worth 2.4x your total stake. After the skull coins, we have blue, green, purple, and orange-yellow diamonds. The most valuable icon in this release is the Captain, worth 80x your wager.
Special symbols include an octopus Wild, a compass Scatter, a chest Money, and a skull-hand Collect. The Wild substitutes for other symbols on the board. It can replace any icon on the board except for Scatter, Money, and Collect symbols. The Scatter, Money, and Collect icons are used in their respective special features.
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Money and Collect symbols can appear during both normal gameplay and free spins. Each Money chest appears with a corresponding cash prize attached to it. The value of each chest can be 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 8x, 10x, 12x, 15x, 18x, or 20x your bet. Additionally, each chest can contain one of the four fixed jackpots. The mini, minor, major, and grand jackpots are worth 50x, 100x, 200x, and 1,000x your total stake, respectively. However, simply getting these Money icons to appear is not enough.
Instead, Dead Man’s Fingers requires you to land the Collect symbol as well. Money icons can appear on reels one, two, three, and four. Collect symbols can only appear on reel five. When Collect appears, the cash prizes of all Money icons on the board are added together. Then they are rewarded to the player as a bonus win. Prizes from this promotion are awarded immediately.
Casino members can also receive free spins when playing this slot. You trigger this special feature by landing three Scatters on the board. Alongside making the visuals much more interesting, free spins also increase the number of Money and Collect symbols. This increases the likelihood of winning something from that special feature.
Players can win additional free spins by landing three more Scatters during free spins. There is no limit on how many times you can retrigger the bonus either.
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While we enjoy this game and its special features, it is not as great of an experience as it could be. The game offers a medium-high variance. This should give us a chance at scoring big wins while still keeping semi-frequent wins and bonus activations. Unfortunately, Dead Man’s Fingers does not deliver on any of those fronts. Its top prize leaves a lot to be desired. Many medium-high variance slots offer better jackpots than 2,740x.
Another area this release is below average is in its return to player. Yggdrasil’s slot comes with an RTP of 95.2%. This is below the average for many online slots, which usually sit at 96%. A below-average RTP paired with a disappointing top prize makes recommending this slot difficult. Especially if you also factor in its low hit rate, which means plenty of dead spins before any type of win happens.
It is not all bad. The visuals in this game are great. The choice of theme and bonuses is excellent as well. However, Yggdrasil needs to offer something more substantive if it wants Dead Man’s Fingers to win players over. While not a bad slot, many better releases exist that we would recommend over this one.