Swedish online slot developer Thunderkick is well-known for its original, quirky themes. Luchadora Slot, based on the Mexican wrestling sport of the same name, is no exception.
Presenting five reels, four rows and 30 set-in-stone Paylines, it is set in a wrestling ring, which we observe from a bird’s eye vantage point. The background is a wall plastered with various wrestling posters.
How to play
Expect to find four star wrestlers among the higher-value icons, including El Serpiente (The Snake), El Pantera (Panther), El Rayo (Lightning), El Toro (Bull), alongside La Luchadora and the Misterioso Campeon (Mysterious Champion or Underdog) characters. Bag five of the Luchadora icons to enjoy 250x stake.
Meanwhile, some traditional Mexican vegetables, including chillis, differently coloured peppers and the like, are among the less lucrative values.
As usual, you’ll need three similar symbols to create a winning combination.
Luchadora Slot special features
There are a couple of bonus symbols here – the Lucha Scatter and the Lucha Smackdown, both of which display during the base game.
Equally, there are Wilds, doing their usual thing of replacing all icons apart from the Scatter and Smackdown symbols.
During the base game, should a wrestler land in a ring corner position, he converts into a Wild, while transforming any other visible wrestlers in the same colour.
The corners, as shown by a gold square, are the first and final spots on Reels 1 and 5.
The golden square is removed, and, once the spin finishes, the Wilds turn back into wrestlers. Bear in mind that this feature is the only time Wilds are active.
This Smackdown icon appears only on Reel 5 during the main game to enjoy between seven and 15 free spins when it triggers the bonus feature or a nice little multiplier which could be as much as 15x. The same happens should you land this icon during the Lucha bonus round.
What’s more, it can happen on multiple occasions, so you enjoy stacks of free spins.
Finally, this symbol can claim an unclaimed corner at random to turn a wrestler Wild for however many free whirls remain.
Free spins bonus
Activate this by bagging between three and five of the Scatter icons anywhere on the reels – your reward is seven, 11 or 15 freebies depending on the number of Scatters. The Ring Corners feature described above is active again now, turning wrestlers who land in corners Wild for the duration of the round, not just the spin.
So you can potentially enjoy up to 15 freebies with a quartet of Wilds. If you do have four Wilds, the Underdog icon becomes the more lucrative La Luchadora, paying, as mentioned, up to 250x stake for five.
Return to Player (RTP)
RTP (Return to Player) is marginally above Thunderkick’s average for its slots, at 96.2%.
Admittedly, Luchadora Slot isn’t the only Mexican-themed slot on offer. But this feature-rich game provides plenty in the way of entertainment value and is up to Thunderkick’s usual superlative creative standards. It looks excellent, while its theme is typically original and quirky. (Who knew Mexican wrestling would make such a great slot?)
Finally, it retains a nice simple feel, although there is a lot going on. Grapple with it yourself! And tell us how you fared.