Luchadora slot review (Thunderkick)
In the shoes of a Mexican wrestler, you can step into the ring in search of wilds, free spins and hot peppers!
With the Thunderkick’s Luchadora slot release, we are not surprised to find Mexican wrestlers at the centre stage of the game.
Thunderkick does things differently. While other casino game developers keep recycling Irish Luck, Oriental slots or Dragon themes, quirky Thunderkick does whatever they like. And rightly so!
In Luchadora, you step straight into the ring and battle with 5 Mexican wrestlers: El Toro, El Pantera, El Baya and El Serpiente. Lovely names for such tough guys. The 5th wrestler goes by the name Misterioso Campreon. Behind this mysterious masked wrestler hides the toughest of them all: La Luchadora.
This symbol can also become wild, but you can only unlock it during the bonus game. If you manage to do so, then it will reward you generously.
What is the variance and payout rate of Luchadora?
The slot has low to medium variance. There are stacked symbols which can turn into wilds and result in attractive profits. The payout rate is 96.2%.
If there is a critical note to be made about Thunderkick at all, it is about them sneakily lowering the lower payout rate of their new releases. In the past, Thunderkick slots often used to have a Return to Player of 97% or even 98%, whereas now, they, slowly but surely, move towards 96 %.
How does the Luchadora slot work?
You play Luchadora on a screen with 5 reels and 4 symbols per reel. The number of paylines is 30.
The slot is full of features and fun inventions. You pay a fixed amount per spin for all paylines. Players who prefer small bets are also catered for. The minimum bet is $€ 0.10, and the maximum bet is $€ 100 per spin.
The symbols consist of a mix of the wrestlers mentioned above and a wide range of hot peppers. All symbols are stacked.
The wrestlers are much more valuable than the hot peppers: the wrestlers award you between 15 x and 25 x your total bet for 5-of-a-kind on an active payline. The peppers have to make do with 2 x to 3.5 x your total bet.
Luchadora comes with several bonus features.
The Lucha Smackdown symbol plays a special part. It can drop on the reels during the base game as well as in the bonus round. In the base game, this symbol indicates 1 of the following prizes:
- 7, 11 or 15 free spins
- 2 x, 3 x, 5 x or 15 x your total bet
The Luchadora bonus round: unlock free spins and wilds
Luchadora’s main bonus is a free spins bonus. You can activate it in 2 ways:
- By winning free spins during the Lucha Smackdown
- By spinning three or more scattered Lucha Bonus symbols for 7, 11 or 15 free spins.
During the free spins bonus, you are supposed to turn the wrestlers into wilds. You can do so by getting the four different wrestlers to land in the four corners of the ring. Can you unlock all wrestlers? Then the mysterious La Luchadora will turn into a wild symbol, too.
The Lucha Smackdown symbol can also drop during the free spins to get credits, extra free spins, and help you unlock a wrestler.
As you can see, the more wrestlers you turn into wild symbols, the more cash you win with the spins, especially once you’ve unlocked La Luchadora – which hits the reels more frequently.
Our verdict on the Luchadora slot?
The Luchadora slot proves to be yet another excellent, entertaining Thunderkick slot.
What a joy, after the terrible Well of Wonders slot. Thunderkick is still alive and kicking (pun intended), and they are good at their job. Extremely good.
Extra Picante! Luchadora is well worth the stars we shelled out.
4 out of 5 stars.
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