Step up and brace yourself for a fight with this new slot from Microgaming. Lucha Legends doesn’t mess around and has a range of bonuses and features that can result in wins of up to 2200x your stake on every spin when power up mode is engaged.
Presented over a 5x3 reel setup with a modest yet standard 25 paylines, this slot gives the player a certain element of control. It’s Mexican wrestling theme is exciting and fairly different, or at least not overdone - yet. Normal and Power Up Modes join a Super Wild feature that sees wild multipliers of up to 5x or can add a further 4 wilds to the mix on any given spin involving wilds.
Looks like trouble
Its colourful cartoonish looks work well to soften what is essentially a violent and rough topic, sporting the wrestling ring as its backdrop and featuring cheering crowds accompanied by in-your-face Spanish guitar music and a Mexican cacophony of trumpets and vocal celebrations. Those who love the Gipsy Kings will love it, the rest of us head to Spotify.
High-value symbols include El Diablo, Martio, Burro and duo Sal and Pepe, whilst the lower value icons are catered for by the playing card deck running from Jack to Ace. The ring girl Violeta and referee Ricco are also present on the reels, and a wild that substitute for all other symbols to form wins, except for the scatter.
There’s a Super Wild feature, triggered at random in the base game and bringing a wild multiplier of 2x or 3x to be applied to wins, alternatively it will give you two extra wilds across the reels to contribute to wins - and all this in normal mode!
Power up the extras
Power up and things get very hot and steamy. Your stake gets doubled on the spot, at your expense initially, but worth the extra outlay. When triggered the Super Wild feature becomes much more valuable, adding a wild multiplier of 3x or 5x, or 4 additional wilds across the reels. The frequency of the Super Wild feature also increases dramatically.
Free spins get triggered by landing three of the wrestling belt scatters over reels 1, 3 and 5 simultaneously, giving you 10 free spins. Whilst the feature is running three scatters will retrigger whilst two scatters will give you an extra free spin. Any wild symbol that lands during the free spins feature becomes a Super Wild, bringing with it multipliers of up to 5x (with the Power Up Mode) or 4 extra wilds on every single free spin.
Lucha Legends is a cracking little slot game, fun and colourful with plenty of added action and suspense. There are some good solid bonus features along with the potential for huge wins in Power Up mode. The Super Wild feature works at its best in Power Up and will see huge wins of 2200x your stake and a 5x wild multiplier - though don’t write off the base mode yet, as it can also bring 960x your stake wins on each spin with that 3x wild multiplier.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring