Skulls UP! Slot Review – Quickspin

Well, provider Quickspin has already finished 2019, with their last game release of ‘Polar Paws‘, on December 3rd. The provider stuck with a pattern of one slot release per month all year. This could be a pattern that is continued in 2020. Quickspin has announced their first game release to start off 2020. This is one of the first game releases confirmed for 2020, which is exciting for the casino community. This new game is titled ‘Skulls UP!‘, set to release January 14th, 2020.

Skulls UP! has a theme of pirates, particularly in a setting of a tropical island and warm weather. In the background is the sea and beach along with plants on both sides of the reel set. The visuals are basic in the background, but give a good aesthetic for the set theme. Overall visuals are well made and artwork has good detail

This game has a setup of 5 reels by 3-6 rows, this includes 243 – 1,944 pay lines. Skulls UP! is a medium variance game due to the max win capped at 3,650x and set RTP of 96.26%. You can bet from £0.10 – £100.

Skulls UP! Slot Review Symbols & Paytable

Skulls UP! has 12 symbols in total, this includes 5 low paying symbols. These are represented by 10, J, Q, K, and A. There are also 5 premium symbols, these are represented by biscuit, wrench, smelly, biggie, and no-beard. There is also a skull wild and treasure chest scatter. The most valuable symbol is No-Beard, which pays 20x for 5 across a pay line.

There are two types of wilds, flaming skull wild. Which triggers the Skulls UP! re-spin and substitutes for all symbols except the treasure chest scatter. The other wild is a regular skull wild which has additional effects in the re-spin feature. This wild also substitutes for all symbols except the treasure chest scatter.

Skulls UP! Slot Review Features

One feature you will benefit from during spins is the ‘Skulls Re-Spin‘. This is activated when a flaming skull wild lands. Re-spins will continue until there are no flaming skull wilds on the reel set. Landing any new wilds will open a new position above the reel, increasing the number of ways up to a max of 6 symbols. During these re-spins, any flaming skull wilds part of wins will be extinguished before the next respin. New flaming skull wilds that land will not be extinguished.

The main attraction is the ‘Flaming Free Spins‘ feature. This is activated when you land 3 treasure chest scatters. This will award 6 flaming free spins, any reel positions unlocked in the free spins will remain unlocked for the duration of the feature. Flaming skull wilds trigger the re-spin feature from the base game. Every reel you manage to achieve max height will award an extra 2 free spins.


Overall, I think this game is a fantastic creation by Quickspin. The game plays very well and the possibility to increase the ways opens up some insane volatility. The bonus feature is the main attraction, with the increased ways on offer and re-spin feature to help create some big wins. Be sure to try the game for yourself in 2020 and check out our exclusive casino offers.

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