SoftwareRed Tiger Gaming
The Day of the Dead is celebrated in a big way with the Esqueleto Mariachi slot, available at Red Tiger Gaming casinos. This game is all about this holiday celebration, and you'll find lots of symbols and characters on the reels that have sugar skulls and other types of popular symbols that center around this event. The gameplay is largely feature-centered, and there are multiple random features in the regular gameplay along with a more in-depth feature that's harder to trigger. Regardless, this is a high-action game that's very exciting to play.
To give players a lot of different ways to get paid, this game follows a 40-payline layout. There are five reels and four rows that form a large grid of 20 symbols to play on. However, you cannot change the number of lines that you're playing with. In spite of that, the minimum bet size is just $0.20 per spin, and this would be like betting $0.005 on each line. A maximum wager of $500 is built into the game, but a lot of casino sites don't want bets available at this high of a level, so they'll cut it down to somewhere around the $100 stake. Even with that, players at all betting levels will have plenty of choices that fit what they are looking for.
The Red Guitarrista and Extra Wilds
On each spin that you get in this game, you'll have a chance to trigger one of three random features based on the three members of the mariachi band. First up is the red member who is the guitarrista. He summons random wild symbols to the reels, and they will fall in spots that are guaranteed to give you additional payouts on top of whatever already landed on the reels.
The Blue Trompetista and Falling Symbols
The blue skeleton band member plays the trumpet, which makes him the trompetista. Whenever his feature is triggered, he'll show up to blow a bunch of symbols off of the reels. This allows new symbols to fall down in place (much like the avalanche or cascade features from other games), and you'll get another set of payouts for any winning combinations that come as a result of this feature. It's essentially a cool twist on a free re-spin feature, and we like how they tied it into the theme of the game.
The Green Maraquero and Nudging Wins
The maraquero is in the green costume, and he'll give you a chance to get some other payouts you would have missed otherwise thanks to a special nudge feature. The reels will shake, just like he's shaking his maracas, and they will nudge in various directions to bring out winning combinations. The end result is more or less an instant win feature, but again, Red Tiger Gaming has tied the theme and concept of the game into the feature in a way that is presented extremely well and provides players with a cohesive and immersive experience.
Mariachi Spins Mode
If you pick up three of a kind of the Mariachi Spins symbol, then you'll get 25 free spins. They will be broken up so that all of them give you one of the random features, and it actually tells you on the screen how many spins you'll get with each of the three mariachi features.
Key Payouts and Wild Symbols
There are two wilds on the reels that act the same and behave the same. One is a lady dressed up, and the other is a musical note. Both pay 500x for five of a kind in any combination. You can get 300x for five of the skull with candles or 200x for the bottle. The cactus wearing a hat also gets you 140x. These are pretty balanced payouts for sure.
The prizes drop off with the card rank symbols. The orange A pays 72x, and you can get 48x for five of the red K. The purple Q, green J and blue 10 get you 40x, 32x and 20x, respectively, for five of a kind of any of the three.
The theme of the Esqueleto Mariachi slot is tied into every aspect of this game with awesome graphics and animations in a way that gives players a very immersive experience. The different features keep things mixed up and exciting, so you're never sure what's going to come next. On top of all of that, the payouts are pretty balanced, and this title has an awesome soundtrack. If you like games with a good visual and audio appeal, you should definitely give it a play.