The design in La Bomba is terrific. With a traditional Mexican village scene in the background, you’ll see cherry bombs, Molotov cocktails, sticks of dynamite and barrels full of explosives. They’re joined by cactus plants, bells and Guadalupe. Land 3, 4 or 5 of her in the same payline and your reward will be 1, 6 or 20 times your overall stake.
The bomb is the game’s wild. It appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only and substitutes for all other symbols. Land 3 of these on the same spin and you’ll win a 75 times stake payout as well as triggering the Free Games feature. Once triggered, you can look forward to 5 free spins.
Above the middle 3 reels you’ll see 3 boards, each of which has a cash value attached. If you land a wild on that reel, you’ll win the amount shown on the board as a bonus prize. This comes in addition to any wins you amass on the main reels.
The cash on the boards are calculated in relation to what you won on the triggering spin. The reels 2, 3 and 4 amounts are equal to 2, 3 and 4 times the winning amount from the trigger.
The colourful visuals in La Bomba are top notch. As is the catchy, salsa-style backing track. No complaints about the look and sound of La Bomba. The gameplay is pretty simple. La Bomba can live up to its explosive name in the Free Games feature though, especially if you manage to trigger the feature with a healthy win.
The volatility is in the medium to high range with potential wins of 7,945 times your stake on every free spin. We enjoyed La Bomba. It’s not the most complex game you’ll see but the combination if high spec design and relatively high variance make for a potentially explosive mix. If you fancy heading to Mexico, I recommend you ELK Studios’ Taco Brothers or Play ‘N Go’s Grim Muerto which are also high on the variance side.