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Ladies and Gentlemen, in the left corner we have weighing in at 30 pay lines, an RTP score of 96.2% and an undefeated 25,000 in cash – Luchadora! In the right corner we have gambling connoisseur, possibly addict, potentially obese, with very little else to do with their time – You! Ding, ding!
Both challenges step into the ring and it looks like it’s going to be a messy fight, the button is pressed and … oh my god… Luchadora is sent spinning to the canvas.
We could have dragged the commentating out for about a week but we have more pressing matters to hand, as such, telling you about Thunderkick’s Luchadora slot and boy, oh, boy it’s good. Based, obviously, on the Mexican sport of wrestling, Luchadora is a blistering game that graphically is very subtle, but uniquely amazing at the same time.
Set within the 4x5 grid we have the challenger’s symbolised, El Toro, El Rayo, El Serpiente and El Panteraaaa! All competing to take on Misterioso Campeon, newsflash, it’s LA LUCHADORA!
Aside from these wrestlers, the reels are packed with chillies and peppers, all adding to_the_hot_action! (The line was worth deleting but it works!). The graphics are genius in their basic design and look like 90’s cartoon animation. The backdrop to this game is the room’s floor, the slot itself is the ring, which we look down upon from high up.
First noticeably standout of the game is the highlighted corners of the reels. Each corner plays a pivotal role in helping you pin down further wins. When a wrestler lands within a corner it will substitute all wrestlers showing in the reels as the same one and turn them into wilds!
This effect of transformation from symbol to wild works on all 4 wrestlers. Another noticeable point is the symbols animation, when transforming into a wild the wrestler changes to become fiercer and will have a burst of colour behind them.
Bonuses and Rewards
Let’s get this games features into a headlock and examine the detail more closely.
Lucha Bonus: The belt symbol triggers this round, 3 or more are required to activate the free spin game and you can receive anything from 7 to 15 free spins. During this should a wrestler transform into a wild it remains throughout the bonus game until it has ended. If all wrestlers have been transformed the Misterioso Campeon Symbol becomes replaced with the that of La Luchadora.
Lucha Smackdown: The symbol is the bell and the feature triggers during normal play and will grant one reward from the following prizes, Free Spins 7 to 15, or a Bet Multiplier 2 to 15.
Now if this bell appears in the Lucha Bonus, then you’ll be granted the same rewards but at different values; Free Spins 2 to 7 and Multipliers of 2 to 15.
This is a fun game, unsurprising really, Thunderkick don’t tend to hold back with the entertainment aspects of slot development. It plays very well, visually perfect and it’s a very cool theme and game, highly enjoyable and somewhat addictive because of it.
To experience the game within a casino environment then head over to one of the following operators; Royal Panda, Casumo, Kaboo, Mr Green and Videoslots.