Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo 2 Slot Review

The Esqueleto Explosivo 2 slot is powered by Thunderkick and has 5 reels and 99 connecting paylines. The sequel to the iconic Esqueleto Explosivo game, you can spin away from 10p to £100 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With an RTP of 96.13%, this Mexican Day of the Dead inspired slot comes with a Dropping Symbols feature where you can win again and again with new symbols – each win increases the Mucho Multiplier up to 32x. In the Bonus Game feature, you can win lots of free spins with wilds removing the lower multipliers which increase the base multiplier for subsequent wins – the multiplier can reach as high as 64x for 5,000 x stake payouts on each free spin.

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Esqueleto Explosivo 2 Theme/Symbols

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 base game

Esqueleto Explosivo 2, graphically, looks quite similar the original – set in a Mexican street, this Day of the Dead themed slot features 6 skull symbols. There’s a cyan skull, orange skull, blue skull, green skull, pink skull and purple skull. The latter, which has earrings and roses, is the most rewarding giving you 1, 2 or 5 times your stake for 3, 4 or 5 in combination.

Connecting Pay Ways engine

The Esqueleto Explosivo 2 online slot uses the Connecting Pay Ways engine – to form a winning combination, you need to land the same symbols (3 or more) in sequence starting from reel 1, on adjacent positions.

Dropping Symbols feature

When you form a winning combination, the Dropping Symbols feature comes into play – winning symbols are replaced with new and/or existing symbols. This basically gives you cascading wins which continue as long as a new win is formed.

Mucho Multiplier feature

There’s an explosivo wild symbol, the yellow/orange skull with sunglasses – it appears only on the 3 middle reels (i.e. reels 2, 3 and 4). As you’d expect, it replaces all symbols bar the scatter. When it appears, it explodes adjacent symbols in its vicinity – between 3 and 8 symbols explode depending on where the wild lands. If it was to appear on the middle row on reel 3, 8 position would explode. All symbols bar scatters and the high value purple skull explode.

A win on a symbol drop or whenever 1 or more explosivo wilds appear, the Mucho Multiplier is triggered – the multiplier increases by 1 level each time. The multiplier can increase up to 32x:

  • 1 win increases the multiplier to 2x
  • 2 consecutive wins increases the multiplier to 4x
  • 3 consecutive wins increases the multiplier to 8x
  • 4 consecutive wins increases the multiplier to 16x

Bonus Game feature

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 Bonus Game feature 64x multiplier

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 incorporates a Bonus Game feature – this is triggered when you get 3 or more purple scatter symbols on the reels. 3, 4 or 5 scatters will result in 10, 12 or 14 free spins respectively. There’s scope to win additional free spins as 2, 3, 4 or 5 scatters appearing simultaneously will reward you with 3, 7, 10 or 12 extra free spins. If you were to get 6 scatters for example, you’d get 14 extra free spins – 2 free spins for each additional scatter.

During the feature, the aim is to collect explosivo wilds – if you collect 3, 1 extra free spin is won. Simultaneously, the lowest multiplier (1x) is removed with the base multiplier now 2x. This continues until you get a 32x base multiplier – once this happens, a 64x multiplier will come into play. Collect 3 wilds to play with the 64x multiplier.

Furthermore, each win activates the Dropping Symbols feature meaning consecutive wins will see the multiplier increase, up to 64x.

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 thoughts

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 is similar to the original, Esqueleto Explosivo – graphically, there are subtle differences. However, the gameplay is different and is better than the iconic first version:

  • RTP is up (96.13% vs 96%)
  • 99 paylines vs 17
  • Variance is significantly higher (high vs low)
  • Max win in the original was 700 x stake – sequel offers potential 5,000 x stake wins.
  • Free spins in Esqueleto Explosivo 2

The main difference is that the second game has a free spins feature which allows for bigger multipliers (64x) and bigger wins potentially. I like the fact you can collect wilds to remove multipliers and begin your symbol drops with multipliers up to 64x! This makes it more likely to win the bigger amounts on offer.

As far as sequels go, Thunderkick has done an excellent job with Esqueleto Explosivo 2 – it has a better payback %, has free spins, increased multipliers and much bigger potential payouts on each spin. If you want big wins as well as multipliers, Thunderkick’s Midas Golden Touch offers 10,100 x stake wins on every spin.

Esqueleto Explosivo 2 Slot Information

  • Game:
    Esqueleto Explosivo 2
  • Software:
    Thunderkick
  • Type:
    Video Slot
  • Reels:
    5
  • Paylines:
    99
  • Total Coins:
    10
  • Coins Range:
    0.10 to 100.00
  • Jackpot:
    5,000
  • Bonus Round:
    Yes (3)
  • Free Spins/Multiplier:
    10-?/1-64x
Review by Chris Taylor

Review by Chris Taylor

Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.