Based on the Mexican wrestling form Lucha Libre, in which intimidating masks (and capes!) are pretty much mandatory, the superb-looking Lucha Maniacs Slot is a 20-Payline five-reeler from slots geniuses Yggdrasil Gaming.
The setting is a ring rigged up outside in the main square in a Mexican town, with streetlights and a massive audience in the background – and there are some nice sound effects to complete the atmosphere, too.
How to play
Spin away from 20p a go, up to a £100 maximum. And, as you’d expect, Lucha Maniacs Slot is a mobile-friendly affair. You’ll need to set your bets in the usual way, choosing Autoplay if you wish, then you’re all set to enter the ring.
You win for landing between three and five similar symbols on a Payline, with payouts working from left to right.
Among the symbols are the standard playing-card suits in spades, clubs, diamonds and hearts, then you have the four wrestler characters, all sporting different colours. The red-clad one is the most rewarding, at 200 coins for five in a row.
Lucha Maniacs Slot special features
The game logo acts as your Wild, replacing other symbols (bar the Scatter) as usual. Meanwhile, the wrestling ring serves as the Scatter.
Scoop Scatters to access this round, which works like this:
- A trio of Scatters bags you seven free whirls plus a hat-trick of mini features
- Four Scatters bags you 15 free whirls plus, again, three mini features
- Five Scatters bags you a generous 30 free whirls plus three mini features
While playing the round, you can retrigger more lovely freebies just by grabbing a couple of Scatters, which puts you in line for a minimum of one further mini-feature, up to a max of four further free whirls and four bonus mini perks, according to how many Scatters you’ve scooped.
Take your pick from a series of tickets as the round kicks off to learn what mini-features are in store for you.
The line-up includes:
- Two to four extra spins
- Up to two random extra Wilds for every one of the round’s free whirls
- A sticky Wild in the central row of Reels 2 to 4
- A 3x multiplier applied to a wrestler symbol
- A wrestler converts to a Wild
- A wrestler becomes stacked on every reel
- The two most rewarding wrestlers combine to create a Tag Team symbol
- The second highest-value fighters blend to create a Tag Team icon
Where you’ve got a Tag Team, any perk applicable to one team member, such as a 3x multiplier, extends to the other wrestler as well.
Golden Bet option
This one comes with a five-coin price tag, and grants you improved bonus-round wins plus an additional mini-feature during the free spins one (i.e. four rather than three).
It means, for example, that, if you were playing for the lowest stakes, the price would be 25p a pop rather than 20p.
Poster Bonus game
Match two bonus symbols to enjoy this perk, which offers an array of goodies including seven free whirls plus a trio of mini-features (or four if you’re playing with Golden Bet) and 20 to 80 coins.
The jackpot in Lucha Maniacs Slot is 90,000 coins, based on playing at maximum bet.
Return to Player (RTP)
The variance here is medium to high, and so unlocking some of the wins may take a little time and patience. RTP or Return to Player may not be the highest, but it’s still not too shabby at all at 96.2%. (It will vary slightly depending on whether you’ve activated the Golden Bet.)
Meanwhile, the hit rate is more than one in three at 35%.
Mexican-themed Lucha Maniacs Slot packs a hefty punch. There are also some great perks to get excited about in this entertaining, colourful game.
But give it a go and see for yourself whether the fight is worth it.