Esqueleto Explosivo Slot Review

Celebrate the Mexican Day of the Dead in Esqueleto Explosivo (Spanish for explosive skeleton), a spectacularly designed 5 reel, 17 payline slot from Thunderkick. It comes with exploding wilds, dropping symbols and up to 32x multipliers. Play from between 10p and £100 per spin. It’s also the first Thunderkick slot to be available to play on mobile and tablet devices.

Instead of traditional spinning reels, Esqueleto Explosivo features a selection of brightly coloured skulls which drop onto Enrico Mortis and his mariachi band The Boners, five music-playing skeletons. If the skulls don’t include a winning combination, they will all fall to the floor to be replaced by another 15 skulls.

If the skulls do contain a winning combination the dropping symbol feature comes into play. The skulls from any winning payline will fall away to be replaced by the symbols directly above, offering another chance to win. In addition to extra coins, every consecutive win using dropping symbols will increase a multiplier. It starts at 1x and can go up to 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x and 32x.

The multiplier also increases if the Explosivo wild symbol appears. The Explosivo blows up the closest 8 symbols to where it hits, allowing the dropping symbols to fall into place and offer another shot at a payout. The multiplier increases by a factor of one every time one arrives.

Thunderkick slots are usually a feast for the eyes and Esqueleto Explosivo is up there with the best they’ve produced. The graphics are absolutely superb and the animations are super slick. The ‘reels’ are set against a Mexican streetscape and complemented by a classy Mariachi soundtrack.

There are no free spins on offer in Esqueleto Explosivo but that’s a small quibble as the action flows along at a rapid pace thanks to the dropping symbols and Explosivo wilds. Get on a roll and the wins can soon rack up, especially thanks to the mucho multiplier.

The gameplay is not unlike the NetEnt classic Starburst which is justifiably one of the most popular slots around. There’s no reason which this Mexican-themed shouldn’t achieve equal acclaim. Arriba, arriba! If you like Mexican- themed games, Spiñata Grande by NetEnt is also very good.