Like most slot games in the Yggdrasil Gaming catalogue, the design in Lucha Maniacs is terrific. A dusty wrestling ring is the centrepiece - there you’ll find gemstone style playing card suits plus 4 beefy wrestlers. The best of them are the pair clad in pink and red masks. They offer awards of up to 10 times your stake per payline. There’s also a standard wild that hits in the base game.
Top of the bill in this contest is the Free Spins feature which is triggered by landing 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols on the same spin. Your reward will be 7, 15 or 30 free spins. Before those free spins begin, you’ll get to pick from a selection of playing cards which can deliver a selection of modifier extras. You’ll get 3 of these extras to begin with.
On offer are 1 or 2 random wilds each free spin, 2 or 4 extra free spins, sticky wilds on reels 2, 3 or 4, 2 higher value symbols that merge and combine their features and payouts, a high value symbol that turns wild, a high value symbol that appears stacked or a high value symbol that gets a 3x multiplier.
If you’ve opted to pay the extra 5 coins per spin in the base to activate the Golden Bet feature, you’ll get 1 extra modifier feature whenever you trigger the Free Spins feature. It does increase your stake though by 25% - i.e. playing at minimum stakes of 20p per spin will cost you 25p per spin.
Anyway, retriggers are possible in the Free Spins feature too - landing 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters awards another 1, 2, 3 or 4 free spins complete with 1, 2, 3 or 4 more modifier extras.
If you land 2 scatters during the base game, you’ll trigger the Poster Bonus Game feature - here you can win prizes of up to 80 coins as well as 7 free spins with 3 features. As far as volatility goes, Lucha Maniacs is in the medium to high range with potential payouts of 3,000 times your stake on every free spin involving a trebling multiplier.
We really enjoyed Lucha Maniacs. The cartoon visuals are superbly drawn and the Latin style soundtrack matches the theme perfectly. The best action of course comes via the Free Spins feature where the modifier extras can really work some magic.
Get on a run with the retriggers and all the added modifiers and the wrestlers in Lucha Maniacs can deliver some eye watering action. If you like the theme, you’ll love Luchadora by Thunderkick.