La Cucaracha Slots
La Cucaracha Slots's background is a big, beautiful, if empty desert with a couple of human- like cactuses decorating the empty horizon and a lonely church in the distance. This setting is not meant to convey a hot, deadly desert but rather a beautiful, colorful place, which fans of exotic trips would enjoy (as long as they don't forget their water supplies). The reels themselves have a tiled roof, where the game's title is written, as if you are ready to spin the reels of a fancy restaurant. The menu of the 5 reels and 25 paylines has indeed a lot to offer: great bonuses, special symbols with multiple effects and a great top prize. Coin values range from 1 cent to 10 dollars making the total maximum bet for a single spin 250 dollars.
Cucaracha's Wild and Scatter EffectsThe wild symbol of the game is the Chilli symbol. It can replace the rest of the symbols in the game with the exception of the scatter when it needs to complete potential winning combinations. If a combination is finished through the wild's effect, the payout of it will be multiplied by two. The wild here has its advantages as well as little drawbacks-for instance it does not provide payouts of its own, as it is the case with many slots, but it does activate the bonus game, provided it appear on the second, third and fourth reel at the same time. The game's scatter is the Cucaracha-an extremely bossy, overly calm looking, hat-wearing bug, whose multiple pair of hands play the guitar and handle maracas in the same time. It pays in multipliers on the bet and receiving at least three of it on the reels will activate the free spins.
Cucaracha's PaytableThe wild symbol in the game doesn't offer fixed payouts. The scatter musical bug however pays with multipliers on the bet. 2 Cucarachas will return the bet with which you are joining the spin. Three of the bugs will multiply it 5 times. 4 scatter will increase it 15 times and 5 matching scatter symbols will multiply it 100 times. Then, the highest paying symbol on the paytable that has a fixed amount is a another bug with a moustache and a big red hat that is just killing time in a tequila glass, enjoying life. It also has 4 winning combinations from 2 to 5 matching symbols, paying 5, 20, 200 and the game's top prize-5000 coins respectively. Next in line are the Maracas symbol, the payouts of which are a bit disappointing because their values significantly drop in comparison to the top-paying symbol but they are still solid-2 coins, 15 coins, 100 coins and 500. The enraged Cactus symbol and the Mexican food symbol pay the same amounts and have just three winning combinations from 3 to 5 matching symbols-15, 25 and 200 coins. The other symbols are the card ones. The Ace and the King pay 10, 15 and 150 coins, while the Queen, the Jack, the 10 and the 9 deliver 5, 10 and 100 coins.
Guitar Bug's BonusesThe free spins round provides 10 free spins to the player when the feature is activated. Everything that is won during the free spins will be multiplied three times. If another Cucaracha triple combination graces the reels before the 10 spins have expired, 10 more will be awarded to the gambler. The bonus game that gets activated through the wild Chilli symbol will take the player to a new screen, where you will see 4 stands filled with Chilli. You will end up having to choose three of the four and different stands will provide different awards. With both the free games and the bonus game, there will be a so-called Chilli-OW!-Meter that will be of particular importance because points will be gathered throughout both bonus games and the more points you gather, the better awards will you be receiving.
Among all the slot games, in which the main character is a bug or an insect (musical or not), La Cucaracha is definitely the most profitable, entertaining, originally-themed and diverse slot and it is definitely worth experiencing.