Based on the 2006 movie that starred Jack Black as an unlikely Mexican wrestling hero, Nacho Libre is a 5 reel, 10 payline slot from iSoftBet. It comes with wild multiplier wins that double payouts as well as 2 free spin rounds. Enter the ring from between 10p and £30 per spin.
Given that the star of the film was Jack Black, it’s a little disappointing to see that he doesn’t actually appear in the slot version of Nacho Libre – the other wrestlers do feature though so look out for Esqueleto, Dynasty, Rosales, Sage and Ramses who is the top payer, offering payouts of 1,000 times your line bet.
The wrestler images are bright and bold and especially impressive as they can fill up entire reels. There are also lower value playing card symbols who are accompanied by a small wrestler mascot. The bell is the game’s wild. It substitutes for every symbol bar the scatter. If it forms part of a winning combination, that payout will be boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled.
Nacho Libre comes with a Free Spins Bonus feature which is triggered by landing 3 or more logo scatter symbols anywhere on the reels. The first choice will give you 15 free spins – here the wild will expand to fill the entire reel if it’s part of a winning combo. The second option is 10 free spins – the wild will remain where it lands and won’t expand but all winning paylines will receive a 3x multiplier and be trebled.
There’s also a non-progressive jackpot feature which awards a payout of 500 times your total stake – to be in with a chance of winning this one, you’ll need to land all 5 of the wrestlers in total stacked formation.
The movie version of Nacho Libre became something of a cult view – the slots version should have wider appeal. It’s very nicely designed with excellent graphics and a surreal, Mexican-style backing track. The features stack up rather well too. The double wild wins help things along but the free spins round is the best route to obtaining a knockout haul of coins.
Even if you’ve never seen the film, the free spins features make it worthwhile taking to the ring and giving the slots version a good go. If you like the Mexican theme though, I suggest you take a look at Play ‘N Go’s Grim Muerto which is excellent.