|6.||Maximum jackpot in coins||500|
|10.||Betting range||from $0.1 up to $100|
|11.||Coin Bet Range||from $0.01 up to $10|
|12.||Coins per line||1|
The Day of the Dead is a very important celebration for a significant part of the world, and Red Tiger Gaming has brought it to life with their Esqueleto Mariachi online slot. This game boasts some pretty awesome graphics, and the theme is that there are three skeleton members of a mariachi band who will come to life and give you some tremendous features and extra ways to get paid. We like how the gameplay and theme have been completely tied together along these lines in this title.
Slot Format and Layout
Players will have lots of ways to get paid on this slot because it uses 40 paylines. There are also five reels and four rows for a slightly larger bit of screen real estate than what most games have, and this gives you plenty of room to enjoy the variety of features that this slot has to offer. The minimum bet size is $0.20 per turn, in spite of there being 40 paylines, and the maximum wager available will depend on which casino you play with. However, the programming allows for bets as high as $500 per spin, which is exceptionally high.
Wild Symbols and Payouts
You will find that there are two wild symbols in this game, but there's no significant difference in them or how they work or the payouts they give you other than their appearance. The first is a musical note with a skeleton motif, and that obviously fits the theme. The second is a beautiful woman with roses in her hair, long brown hair and her face painted up like a sugar skull.
No matter which wilds are used to make winning combinations, you can earn a smooth 500x for five of a kind. A prize of 240x can also be yours for four of a kind, and three of these symbols on a payline gets you a nice 100x payout.
Free Spins Mode
A set of 25 free spins can be yours during this game if you get three of the Mariachi Spins symbols anywhere on the game board. You'll be given one of the three mariachi features on every single one of these spins, which we detail below, to add a lot of value to these free turns compared to the regular game. The free spins cannot be re-triggered in this game.
Mariachi Band Members
The green band member is the maraquero. He has maracas, and he dances around looking all crazy while nudging reels to give you wins that you would have missed out on without his help.
The band member in the blue jacket and hat plays the trumpet, and he's the trompetista. His trumpet blasts lots of symbols off of the reels, and that allows new symbols to fall into place to give you additional payouts.
Finally, we have the red band member, and he looks like he might be having some kind of fit while he's playing the guitar very wildly. The guitarrista summons extra wild symbols to the reels in place of random symbols, and that helps you to get additional pays. It also makes it easier to hit the larger payouts for wild-only winning combinations.
Other Important Payouts
The pay table for this game has wins available at every level. The skull with candles behind it and roses will give you a 300x payout for five of a kind, 120x for four and 48x for three. You can also line up the bottle of liquor for 200x with five on a payline. Four of this bottle symbol earns 80x, and you'll pick up 32x for just three of a kind. Rounding out the top end of the symbol set is the dancing cactus with a sombrero and a mustache. Wins of 140x, 60x and 24x are yours with this symbol for five, four and three of a kind, respectively.
The card rank symbols are designed in different colors with a Mexican style of theme that fits the overall style of the game really well on a visual level. The orange A has a green streak through it and gives you a 72x win for five on a payline. Five of a kind of the red K with a purple streak through it earns you 48x as well. The purple Q, green J and blue 10 are all decorated with various accents, and they'll get you 40x, 32x and 20x, respectively, for five of a kind.
We like a lot about this game because it covers every area that a slot should have in a particularly solid way. Esqueleto Mariachi uses a great graphical style, and Red Tiger Gaming gave this title a particularly balanced pay table and style of play. On top of that, the features are very rich and offer a variety of ways to get paid. Overall, it's a solid title that we think will appeal to players who prefer many different styles of games.