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Lucha Maniacs Slot Review

Software   Yggdrasil | Reviewed   21 May 2018 | Updated   21 May 2018

One of the latest releases by Yggdrasil has made Mexican wrestling style the focus of their main game play. These wrestlers are the trademark of their culture and way of life, and have been known to attract the attention of fans worldwide. Calling upon this fact, Yggdrasil have created a slot that should appeal to this fan base and at the same time increase global interests regarding this tradition.

Those of you willing to participate in the Lucha Libre can feel free to pick one out of four wrestling symbols present on the slot’s reels, but picking everyone instead of one is in your game play’s best interests. Learn all there is to know about the slot’s grid and features, and make use of each benefit coming your way – there is no doubt they are numerous.

Lucha Maniacs Slot Details

To start off with the slot’s grid and its compounding elements, players should know that the main slot game appears on a wooden-like backdrop structure which supports the reels and their symbols. What is more, the left and right top corners of the wooden frame feature a pair of speakers each. This is used to further emphasize the effect of the ‘lucha’, or wrestling matches, between the maniacs and the excitement they create.

Speaking of these characters, there are four such symbols on this slot’s reels. The red and purple one are considered to be the good guys, while the blue and green one are on the malicious side. Due to this, the former pair are more valuable than the latter, although they are both worth a lot more than the four card symbols which are also present on the slot’s reels. The Bonus Scatter is represented by the Ring symbol, while the Lucha Maniacs Wild replaces all regular symbols. Additionally, you will encounter other Wilds along the reels, but these are related to specific features of the slot, and not the overall game play details.

All in all, players can activate up to 20 paylines on this 5-reel and 3-row slot grid, and place bets from as low as £0.08 to £100. While it is considered to be a game of medium variance, these characteristics make it one of the top gaming options for a whole range of various player types.

Lucha Maniacs Slot RTP%

Related to the matter of bet sizes and payouts is the slot’s RTP percentage. Namely, considering that the slot rewards players for three of a kind of more on the active paylines, the highest paying symbols – red and purple lucha maniacs – offer maximum payout of 200 coins for five on a line, while the less valuable pair of characters – 175 coins max payout. In the base game, the slot’s RTP is estimated at 96.1%, which is still great considering that it is higher than the industry average of 95% by over a percentage. When using the Golden Bet option, explained below, this percentage becomes 96.2%. 

Lucha Maniacs Slot Features

The Lucha Maniacs slot is packed with features that make the player experience as rewarding as possible. Read on to learn all about them – what makes them unique, the different ways they are triggered and the best ways to make them work to your advantage during a round or two.

Lucha Maniacs Free Spins

The Free Spins round is triggered by the Bonus symbol, in this case the wrestling ring as another indicator of the ‘lucha’. Depending on the number of bonus rings on the reels, players are eligible to receive various rewards.

  • 3 Bonus symbols trigger 7 Free Spins with 3 features;
  • 4 Bonus symbols trigger 15 Free Spins with 3 features;
  • 5 Bonus symbols trigger 30 Free Spins with 3 features.

When the bonus round is triggered, players are first invited to pick three of the following list of features, and once they do, these will appear on the reels during the round of 7, 15 or 30 free spins:

  • 2 additional Free Spins;
  • 4 additional Free Spins;
  • 1 wild each FS, placed randomly;
  • 2 wilds each FS, placed randomly;
  • 1 sticky wild, placed on the 2,3 or 4th reel;
  • 1 wrestler as a wild;
  • 3x multiplier on 1 wrestler;
  • 1 wrestler symbol stacked on the reels;
  • The 2 highest paying wrestlers merge into a single symbol – tag team, and remaining symbols on the reels do the same;
  • The 2 second-highest paying wrestlers merge into a single symbol – tag team, and the remaining symbols on the reels do the same; plus, the tag team adopts any features such as multipliers or free spins were awarded to either of the individuals on the team.

While all these potential outcomes may seem too complicated to be fun, you should now that you only get to pick 3 each Free Spins round. Plus, there are only two exclusive scenarios – if one wrestler receives the stacked or multiplier feature, the three others that contain the same feature are disabled.

Lucha Maniacs Slot Golden Bet

The Golden Bet feature is activated manually, and can be turned on and off between each spin in the base game. One major benefit of the Golden Bet feature is the increase in the slot’s payout percentage (96.2%), while the other is the fact that you get to pick 4 instead of 3 features during the Free Spins bonus round. Naturally, these perks come at a higher price – the Golden Bet feature costs 5 coins more per spin.

Lucha Maniacs Slot Poster Bonus

The bonus round is triggered by three or more symbols, but landing 2 bonus symbols on the reels rewards players with the Poster Bonus game. Here, you can receive one of two rewards – either 7 free spins with 3 features, or 20 to 80 coins.

Lucha Maniacs Slot Wild Types

Aside from the regular Lucha Maniacs Wild that replaces regular symbols, there are three other wilds that may appear on the slot’s grid:

  • Random Wild – during Free Spins, on any reel;
  • Sticky Wild – during Free Spins, on 2, 3 or 4th reel;
  • Wrestler Wild – during Free Spins, replacing one type of wrestler, not all symbols. 

Lucha Maniacs Slot Verdict

The Mexican-inspired release by Yggdrasil is definitely one of the more rewarding products available on the online gaming market. Players can enjoy all kinds of combinations and special features at low stakes, and on both desktop and mobile platforms. Convenience and player satisfaction are Lucha Maniacs’ main achievements.

Are you ready to participate in the Lucha Libre? Pick a wrestler and get started with Lucha Maniacs!

Game Details

 Game Name Lucha Maniacs Slot
 Software Yggdrasil
 Game Type Slots
 Progressive? No
 No. of Reels 5 Reels
 No. of Rows 3 Rows
 Paylines 20 Paylines
 Coin Values £/€0.01 to £/€5.00
 Bet Stakes £/€0.08 to £/€100
 Jackpot £/€60,000
 Payout (RTP%) 96.10%

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