Lucha Maniacs is powered by Yggdrasil Gaming and is a 5 reel, 20 payline slot which can be played from 20p to £100 a spin on desktop, mobile and tablet devices. With a Mexican wrestling theme, it comes with a Golden Bet feature which gives you 1 extra feature when you enter the Free Spin Mode feature. Here, you can start with up to 30 free spins with mini features including wilds, sticky wilds, multipliers and stacked wrestlers – there’s also a Poster Game feature which gives you cash prizes or access to the free spins.
Visually, Lucha Maniacs takes you to Mexico with masked wrestlers – symbols on the reels include hearts, spades, clubs and diamonds as well as 4 wrestlers. It all looks superb. The Lucha Maniacs symbol is the wild and replaces all other symbols except the wrestling ring bonus symbol.
The game comes with a Golden Bet feature which costs 5 coins more per spin – so if you were playing at minimum stakes (20p a spin), it would therefore cost you 25p per spin. Basically, when it’s enabled, you will get 1 additional mini feature in the Free Spins feature when you trigger it.
The Free Spins feature is triggered by getting 3 or more Bonus scatter symbols anywhere on the reels – 3 will give you 7 free spins with 3 mini features whilst 4 will give you 15 free spins with 3 mini features. If you get 5, you’ll get 30 free spins (again with 3 mini features). If the Golden Bet is activated, you’ll get 4 mini features. Prior to the free spins commencing, you will choose from a set of tickets to award you mini features – these include:
- 2 or 4 extra free spins
- 1 or 2 randomly placed wilds on each free spin
- 1 sticky wild in the middle position on 1 of the 3 middle reels
- 3x multiplier on 1 wrestler symbol
- 1 wrestler symbol acting as a wild
- 1 wrestler symbol becoming stacked on all reels
- The 2 highest value wrestler symbols merge into 1 symbol to create a tag team symbol
- The next 2 high value wrestler symbols merge into 1 symbol to display a tag team symbol
Now, in reference to the last 2 mini features, all cases of those 2 wrestler symbols transform into the tag team symbol – if you get a 3x multiplier on 1 of them, or 1 becomes a wild or stacked, the tag team symbol also benefits from these. Finally, only 1 wrestler can be stacked and 1 can benefit from a 3x multiplier.
Furthermore, just 2 bonus symbols will retrigger the Free Spins feature and give you at least 1 extra mini feature. 2, 3, 4 or 5 bonus symbols appearing during a free spin will give you 1, 2, 3 or 4 more free spins as well as 1, 2, 3 or 4 picks. This can result in plenty of extra free spins and wilds on the reels.
Lucha Maniacs also comes with a Poster Bonus Game feature which is played is played when you get just 2 Bonus symbols in the base game – this will give you access to the all-important Free Spin Mode feature or a cash prize of up to 4 times your total stake.
Overall, Lucha Maniacs is a colourful and entertaining slot with plenty of bonus features – it’s all about the Free Spin Mode feature as you can benefit from lots of free spins as well as wild wrestlers, 3x multipliers on certain wrestlers, stacked wrestlers and tag team symbols for enhanced wins. Variance wise, it’s medium to high with maximum wins of 3,000 times your stake on each free spin with a 3x multiplier for a wrestler symbol. If you like the theme, Thunderkick’s Luchadora is recommended.