Lucha Maniacs is a sports genre based slot game developed by Yggdrasil Gaming. This game is based on Lucha Libre a Mexican version of freestyle wrestling. In this style of wrestling, all the players wear masks and use pseudonyms to hide their real identities. It is a very popular sport in South America and has produced some of very talented wrestlers which have been a part of WWE and other professional wrestling championships.
Yggdrasil Gaming has developed Lucha Maniacs slot game by adding some of the new features while ignoring some of the standard ones used in other slot games. The animations used in this game are state of the art and accompanied by a jovial tune played by a mariachi band. The characters depicted in this game are beautifully designed cartoons in the form of loony wrestlers.
The twenty pay lines of this slot are payable by landing similar symbols or one of a kind from left to the right hand side of the reels. The five reels of the Lucha Maniacs are encased in a rickety and spindly wooden frame which is fitted with blaring loudspeakers on both sides. The background of the reels is made up of the spectators, wearing cowboy hats and sombreros, standing in a purple haze while supporting their favorite wrestlers. This slot can be accessed by using different devices ranging from desktops to mobiles.
Features of Lucha Maniacs slot game
The Lucha Maniacs slot game comes with a fixed jackpot of 200x along with all the other usual features which include auto play, bonus rounds, free spins, scatters, multipliers and wilds. This slot does not provide any type of gambling option to its players.
The coin limit of this game stands at twenty five coins. The value of these coins starts at £0.04 and ends at £5.00. The minimum betting starts at £0.08 without Golden Bet feature and £0.10 with Golden Bet feature. The maximum bet can be made of £100 without Golden Bet feature and £125 with Golden Bet Feature.
The high paying symbols of this game include four different wrestlers. The other low ranking symbols are from deck of cards. The red and magenta colored wrestler symbols provides the biggest payout for this game in the following ways
- Landing five of these symbols individually or of a kind on an active pay line awards 200x.
- Landing four of symbols individually or of a kind on an active pay line awards 60x.
- Landing three symbols individually or of a kind on an active pay line awards 20x.
The green colored club and blue colored diamond card symbols provides the minimum payout for this slot with a maximum of 50x and minimum of 5x.
- Scatter Symbol: The wrestling ring with bonus logo is the scatter symbol for this game. Landing more than three of these symbols anywhere on the reels activates the Free Spin Bonus round.
- Wild Symbol: The game’s logo is the wild symbol of this game. It can be substituted for all symbols with an exception to scatter and bonus symbols. This symbol can appear anywhere on the reels and helps in creating winning combinations. There are four types of wild symbols available in this game which include regular wild, sticky wild, random wild and wrestler wild.
Bonus Rounds of Lucha Maniacs slot game
Lucha Maniacs slot game comes with three bonus features which include
- Free Spins
- Poster Bonus Game
- Golden Bet
- Free Spins: Landing three or more of the scatter symbols anywhere on the reels activates the Free Spins bonus round. The number of free spins awarded in this mode depends upon the number of scatters landed on the reels in the following ways.
- Landing five of these symbols anywhere on the reels awards 30 free spins plus three features.
- Landing four of these symbols anywhere on the reels awards 15 free spins plus three features.
- Landing three of these symbols anywhere on the reels awards 7 free spins plus three features.
Before the commencement of the free spin bonus round, the player is provided with some tickets and asked to pick out three of them. These three tickets decide the kind of features which will be provided with the free spins. These tickets include the following features which can be provided with the free spins.
- One to two random wild symbols each spin.
- Extra free spins or +2 or+4.
- Sticky wild on second, third or fourth reel.
- Two high symbols merged into one thus combining their features and payouts.
- One high symbol turns into a wild symbol.
- One high symbol is stacked on the reels.
- One high symbol gets a 3x multiplier.
Extra free spins and extra features can be also reactivated by landing at least two of the scatter symbols during the free spin bonus round. The number of free spins depends upon the number of scatters landed on the reels.
- Poster Bonus Game: Landing two scatter symbols anywhere on the reels during the base game activate the Poster Bonus game. The player is allowed to peel off one of the four posters. The potential prizes under these posters include seven free spins with three bonus features or twenty to eighty coins.
- Golden Bet: Availing of this feature adds twenty five percent to the stake value along with an extra feature in Free Spin bonus mode. This feature costs 5 extra coins per spin.