Celebrate Mexico’s Day of the Dead with a band of skeleton musicians in Esqueleto Mariachi. Created by Red Tiger Gaming, it’s a superbly designed 5 reel, 40 payline slot that comes with 3 base game modifiers and a free spins round where all 3 modifiers are active. Play on all devices from between 20p and £500 per spin.

The reels here have a real Mexican flavour – set against a street fiesta backdrop, you’ll see A to 10 playing cards alongside cactus plants, bottles of tequila and skulls. The mysterious masked woman is the wild and she replaces all other symbols bar the scatter and offers awards of 5, 12 or 25 times your stake if you land 3, 4 or 5 on a payline.

To the right of the reels you’ll see 3 doors – out of these can pop 3 skeleton mariachi musicians. These can appear at random and deliver a special modifier extra:

  • Guitarrista feature – this guitar player strums away on his guitar and summons extra wilds into play.
  • Trompetista feature – the dapper trumpet player blasts symbols from the reels. New ones drop in to replace them and a new payout consideration is made.
  • Maraquero feature – the maracas-playing skeleton nudges the reels vertically and horizontally to create a new winning combination.

Land 3 of the free spins bonus symbol to trigger the Mariachi Spins feature – the number of free spins is random. Regardless of the number you receive, all 3 of the modifier extras will be in place for all of the free spins. Each Mariachi feature (described above) will trigger at least once meaning you’ll benefit from extra wilds, symbol blasts and nudges.

Like most slots in the Red Tiger Gaming catalogue, Esqueleto Mariachi is a jolly affair in terms of design. The imagery and animations are as slick as usual and there’s a catchy mariachi soundtrack playing away while you spin. Also typical of a Red Tiger Gaming slot is that the features aren’t the easiest to trigger.

You can expect lengthy spells in between triggering the Mariachi Spins feature. Having the 3 modifiers in play throughout can make a big difference though. We managed to land over 520 times our total stake from a single free spin after all 3 modifiers combined to spectacular effect.

If you fancy a game that combines high spec sound and visuals, potentially explosive features and a taste of Mexico, then you’ll want to say ‘si’ to Esqueleto Mariachi. It’s medium to high variance with potential wins of 1,000 times your stake on each spin. If you like the theme, I’d also recommend you take a look at Play ‘N Go’s Grim Muerto and Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo.