|Min Bet Per Line||0.01|
|Bet Range||0.20 - 100|
|Game Features||Wild Symbol, Scatter, Free Spins|
Mexican wrestling is a very special event in its home country, and it’s also a highly flamboyant and entertaining spectacle. Participants dress in colorful and provocative costumes whilst wearing the obligatory masks; and to match this, software developer Yggdrasil has released the online slot game Lucha Maniacs. There are one or two other offerings out there that focus on Lucha Libre as their theme, but this particular title would make the others sweat if they faced each other in the ring. The graphics here are of very high quality, as we’ve grown accustomed to seeing with Yggdrasil games, and once the game loads you will find yourself in the ring with a sea of cheering fans surrounding you. The wrestlers on the reels look mean and ready to kick some bottoms, and there’s a great soundtrack to accompany all of this, too.
The layout in Lucha Maniacs is pretty conventional, featuring 5 reels and 3 rows, and there are a total of 20 active paylines for you to bet on. However, the paylines are fixed and for that reason you will not have the opportunity to regulate them. Therefore, the minimum bet in this title is 20p per single spin. The biggest wager you will be able to make on these reels will set you back a total of £100 per spin.
Lucha Maniacs comes with a Golden Bet feature which you can choose to activate at any point during the game. It will cost you an additional 25% of your stake, but in return, you will get a 4th mini feature for the Freespins Bonus.
Lucha Maniacs comes packed with an abundance of special features, including one called the Poster Bonus. You will be able to trigger it with the help of the Wrestling Ring Bonus symbols. You will need to land only 2 of them anywhere on the screen to enter a pick me game where you will need to choose one of 4 posters. Your pick can reveal either a cash prize or 7 freespins.
Look out for the logo symbol landing anywhere on the five reels, as it is the game’s Wild, and as such it has the capability to substitute for all other symbols except for the Bonus icon. Thus, the Wild can help complete winning combinations and boost your winnings.
By landing 3 Bonus symbols at the same time, you will trigger the Freespins Feature, and this will award you the minimum of 7 freespins. However, if you activated the feature with more than 3 Bonus symbols then you can benefit from more freespins; 4 Bonus symbols will give you 15 freespins, and if you land 5 Bonus symbols then these will award you a hefty 30 freespins. Also, keep in mind that all freespins come with 3 mini-features.
Before the freespins begin, you will first need to take your pick from a selection of tickets in order to determine what the mini features are going to be. The options include:
- 2 or 4 extra freespins
- 1 or 2 random Wilds on each freespin
- A Sticky Wild on reel 2, 3, or 4
- A 3x multiplier for one of the Wrestler symbols.
- One high value symbol can act as an extra Wild
- One high value symbol can appear stacked on the reels
- Two of the high value Wrestlers can team up to become one symbol, combining features and payouts
Lucha Maniacs has plenty of special features and entertainment to go around, and it comes with terrific visuals which doesn’t hurt either. All in all, the variance is in the medium to high range, which promises big winning potential.