Welcome to the high octane, larger than life world of Mexican wrestling! The famous masked Luchadores of Latin America are folk heroes to millions of people of all ages, bringing an intoxicating mix of action, theatre and high drama to wrestling rings up and down the country.
Take part in that exciting world with the Lucha Rumble slot game by Eyecon, which translates all of that into a game that also lets you win life-changing sums of cash. So is this game a fitting tribute or a pale imitation? Let’s find out in our Lucha Rumble review.
Come to think of it, Luchadores are the perfect muses for slot games: they’re fun, colourful, mysterious and they get into all sorts of exciting and interesting situations. That’s what Lucha Rumble tries its best to capture with its cartoonish graphics and wacky animations, and thanks to some great design and animation work from the Aussie developers you really get a sense of the glamour of the show-biz side of the sport.
Frenetic animations, flashing lights and a cast of colourful characters help to set the scene, as the crowd wait expectantly for the show to start around the ring that forms the background on the reels. There are no generic symbols here either, with one of the mad masked warriors representing each winning symbol in the game, alongside some other icons of Mexican culture such as piñatas and sugar skulls. Animated battles between the wrestlers sometimes interrupt your spins alongside the roar of the crowd and the sounds of combat, deepening your immersion.
The Lucha Rumble slot game is slightly unusual in that it makes use of five reels and four rows, more than the usual three, but is fairly uncomplicated in most other respects. The betting range is low, falling between £/$/€0.10 and £/$/€12.50 while the maximum payout is also not great in the main game, reaching just 5x your stake for five of the most valuable wrestler symbols in a line. On a more promising note, the RTP is very high at 97.07%, which usually means that there is gold to be found in the bonus rounds, and that’s exactly the case in this game.
The first bonus actually takes place in the main game, and it’s not a hard one to land. All of the wrestling characters have gold counterparts that occasionally land on reels one and three at random, and successfully landing them on both can trigger instant wins of up to 100x your stake. It’s random, but it goes a long way to making up for the low wins to be had from the standard rounds.
There is also a free spins feature to be found, and landing between three and five scatters can trigger up to 25 of them. On top of all that there are also exciting wilds in the game, which not only substitute for other symbols but also add a random multiplier of two or three to your win on that spin, seriously boosting your prize pot.
Lucha Rumble does a great job of capturing the magic and excitement of the wrestling ring, bringing the uniquely Mexican tradition to life through colourful art and frenetic animation. While the prizes in the main game leave a lot to be desired, there are always the bonus rounds in store to help keep your bank balance looking healthy!