Luchadora Slot Review

I must admit that I do find the preoccupation that certain parts of the world have with the ‘sport’ of professional wrestling somewhat confusing. I’m not talking about Olympic style wrestling, but more the neon-clad spandex warriors, all face-paint and baby oil, who have pre-written storylines which explains their acrobatics and antics in the ring. Still, even though I’m not the biggest fan I can still appreciate that millions of people around the world are and no place moreso than Mexico where their top wrestlers can become household names. The Luchadora slot from Thunderkick Gaming is hoping that perhaps it can do the same.

This slot celebrates everything about Mexican wrestling, from its jaunty Mariachi soundtrack, to the different symbols on the reel, this is a 5×4 reel game that has a total of 30 paylines in play on each spin. You can wager from as little as £0.10 per spin, or you can really whack up the wager to a maximum bet of £100 per game. The jackpot is 2,500 times your stake and the game is set against a colourful backdrop of Posters advertising the latest wrestling action.

There are four lower value symbols on the reels and these are the Mexican Chillis and Pepper symbols, which offer payouts of between 2x and 35x your stake. The four wrestler symbols, El Toro, El Rayo, El Serpiente and El Pantera are the higher value symbols and these offer up to 2,500 times your bet as the top base game prize. Base game wins can be sizeable but it is in the extra bonus features that the Luchadora slot really starts to come to life. Try it yourself now at Bet365 Vegas and see if you can win big.

Luchadora Key Features

When it comes to bonus features, the Luchadora slot really comes into its own as there are a number of different ones available and what is really impressive is that each of these bonus is somewha unique and have been designed to be quite different to other bonuses that you would find on other slots.

A good example of this is the Ring Corner bonus, which sees all four corners of the reels demarcated by a gold border around them. If you can land one of the four wrestler symbols on a ring corner symbol, then it will become a Wild symbol and any other examples of the same wrestler that lands anywhere else on the reels will also become Wilds. You can land two, three or even all four wrestlers on a single spin to turn more of the wrestler symbols into Wilds and if you can do this, you can land some sizeable wins in the base game.

In addition to this innovative feature there is also the Lucha Bonus scatter symbol. If you can land three or more of these anywhere across the reels then you trigger the Lucha Bonus feature. Three scatters awards 7 free spins, four gives you 11 free spins and five will give you the maximum 15 free spins. During your free spins though, the Ring Corner Bonus turns into something potentially more profitable.

That’s because during free spins when you land a wrestler in one of the four corners, that wrestler becomes Wild. However rather than for a single spin, when you trigger a wrestler as a Wild, he will remain Wild for the remaining free spins that you have in the Lucha Bonus round. You can turn all four wrestlers wild in this way and if you do then the Underdog symbol, transforms itself into the La Luchadora symbol, the highest paying symbol in the game.

Also on the reels and another key feature is the Lucha Smackdown symbol. This only appears on the fifth reel in the game and if you can land it on that fifth reel then you will receive one of two prizes. Either you will receive a cash prize that is based on your stake and which will award you a prize of between 2x and 15x the amount staked. Or, you could also trigger the Lucha Bonus feature, with either 7, 11 or 15 free spins selected at random.

If you are playing your free spins bonus game and you manage to land the Lucha Smackdown symbol on the fifth reel, then you will receive a stake multiplier of up to 15x your stake, or you could receive an additional, 2, 3, 5 or 7 free spins. Trigger the Lucha Smackdown symbol multiple times during the bonus round and you can earn yourself lots of cash bonuses and plenty of additional free spins too.

In addition, if the Lucha Smackdown symbol lands in the Ring Corner bonus slot, then it will turn one of the four wrestler symbols wild in the Lucha Bonus game, meaning that you have an additional chance to turn a wrestler wild for the duration of the free spins bonus game.


Editor's Review

Luchadora is an unashamedly Mexican celebration of the counties love of wrestling. Admittedly, we are talking more of the sport as a spectacle than as a feat of strength and skill, but regardless it is a fun and enjoyable slot played to a rather charming mariachi soundtrack. The base game is exciting and enjoyable and the clever use of the Ring Corner feature does give the slot plenty of excitement. Be warned though, like the Mexican wrestlers it celebrates, this slot can pack a punch and is definitely a more higher volatile offering than most. That said, with up to 2,000 times your stake available to be won and a number of bonus features to trigger throughout the game, this is a slot that rewards patient play and which offers plenty of excitement and enjoyment.

Where can I play?Bet365
Number of paylines:30 paylines
Number of reels:5
Is autoplay available?Yes
Game manufacturer:Thunderkick