Esqueleto Explosivo 2: Demo
Esqueleto Explosivo 2 Theme/Symbols
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 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.