The Luchadora Slot
If you’re a fan of the famed dramatic sport of Mexican wrestling, or indeed, you just like your slot play dramatic and full of colour, then why not give Thunderkick’s Luchadora a spin?
The Luchadora slot from the makers of the Fruit Warp slot is themed around the crazy world of wrestling – Mexican style! Here the fighters dress themselves in elaborate masks to disguise their faces, and don outrageous wrestling costumes to take on their equally colourfully-clad colleagues in hand to hand combat! I had to give the spandex a whirl and check out this lively slot!
This is a game that isn’t shy about giving you plenty to keep you busy on the reels, with a Bonus game with free spins, a smackdown, and more!
You know you’re headed for the spit and sawdust treatment when you see the setup of the reels! The background is a bird’s eye view of the wrestling ring, the floor strewn with the evidence of a wrestling match with promo posters of fighters and confetti.
I can’t do this game justice without a word about the soundtrack. La Luchadora slot has a brilliant soundtrack of feel good salsa music with rhythmic horns and strings beating out an up-tempo beat. It really does make you feel like you’ve been transported to the hot and spicy Mexico! At different points during play you get some fun crowd sounds to up the tension and the referee shouts out thing like “Ay Picante!”
La Luchadora is a five reel, 4 rows, and 30 payline slot with a soundrack that’s even better than the Ted Slot machine.
The reels themselves are covered in a colourful assortment of wrestling dudes – all with a crazed look in their eye. They look even meaner than the Ice Maiden off the Valhalla slot and that’s saying something! These fighters wearing different coloured masks are the high value icons of play. They are the authentically named, El Serpiente, El Rayo, El Pantera, El Toro, the picture of each wrestler’s head is presented alongside their names just like a real wrestling poster.
There are also two other faces to watch out for – the La Luchadora symbol (this is a scary skull-masked shouting competitor), and the allusive Misterioso Campeon.
The Mexican theming is great, with the lower value icons being represented as a selection of volcanically hot chilli peppers in yellow, red, orange and green.
In the base game there is a fun Bonus icon of a champion’s belt which is the game’s Scatter and the Lucha Smackdown symbol, the all-important bell to end the bout.
Each corner of the reels represents the 4 corners of the wrestling ring; you’ll see the golden box around each reel position (on reels 1 and 5 at the bottom and top).
Just like a real wrestling match, these corner positions are important. If you get one of the four wrestlers to land on the corners which haven’t yet been claimed by another one of the gang landing on it, then your fighter stakes a claim on that corner and turns into a Wild. Watch out for the Wild transformation from poster boys to shouting competitors! This can be particularly lucrative as it sticks in place for the rest of the round if you’re already in the Bonus game when this happens.
Are you ready for a smackdown?
No one wants a smackdown right? Wrong. If you have the power to land the smackdown bell icon in the base game on reel five then prepare for some tasty free spins – to a maximum of 15 or a generous x15 multiplier- you can hit me with that anytime!
Free spinning fun!
If you’re lucky enough to get 3, 4, or 5 of that cheeky Lucha Bonus anywhere on the reels then you can win 7, 11, or 15 free spins respectively. Remember, those exciting corners are live now and if you get your fighters to land on these four spots then they get Wild (and a bit scary) until the end of your round.
If you get all those wrestlers to take up the four corners of the ring then the allusive Misterioso Campeon will be transformed into the highly lucrative La Luchadora- that skull-faced competitor!
So let’s be honest, who doesn’t have time for some high-octane action. I loved this wrestling slot, it looks and sounds the part with bells on. There is loads to keep you busy and in the game – ay caramba!