Anyone who knows a bit about Spanish or Mexican folklore will know the song sung in the summer by cheeky kids and daring revellers. Legend has it that singing the song will summon the creatures themselves from the undergrowth and it kind of works. But as a player, you’re going to want to be summoning something else, in the form of some hard cash, so let’s see how easy that might be.
Presented over the traditional 5 x 3 with 25 paylines, this cartoonish Mexican themed slot, La Cucaracha, is all about the hot and spicy things in life. Awash with chillies, worms, cacti and other Mex stereotypes, this game will keep you spinning from 0.30 EUR to 60 EUR or equivalent in Bitcoin, as well as having a couple of cracking bonus features too.
Pick up 20 free spins with a 2x multiplier on the one bonus, a great way to take you to a big win. The other bonus has a picking game, select from chilli stands to reveal which cash prize you can make off with.
Looks great on the small screen
Available across your devices, this game looks stunning on the smaller screen too. The cheeky yet comical theme gives you a taste of Mexico with symbols depicting piñatas, maracas, chillies, tequila glasses and cacti across the reels. NextGen has done a great job with La Cucaracha, it remains to ask if you’re ready for the hottest game of your life?
The wild in the game is predictable red chilli, this symbol will substitute all symbols to form wins and will double the prizes that you win when it helps to form that winning combo.
However, the symbol you need to watch out for is the worm in a tequila glass, as this bad boy will reward you with 5000x your line bet when you land five of them across a payline.
The features are decent too
Get three or more of the Cockroach Scatters across the reels and the Free Games feature will activate. Ten free spins will be immediately awarded, and all resulting wins will be doubled by the 2x multiplier that applies. You can retrigger this one as it runs giving you a potential 20 free spins with the 2x multiplier, a nice touch.
Get the chilli symbol in any position on the three middle reels at the same time and you’ll trigger the Bonus feature. A fairground scene will appear, with its star game the oddly-named Chilli-Ow!-Meter. Here you’ll need to choose between the three chilli stands, lifting your meter reading by between one and five points. You’ll get the relevant prize for your choices after your third pick. A nice little addition sees you potentially get 12 picks should you trigger the Bonus feature during the Free Games feature, the Free Games feature also gets retriggered and the huge wins roll in.
La Cucaracha is decent enough, it’s fun and bright and the theme is pleasant and entertaining. The variance is probably medium to low, the bonus features trigger fairly often making it feel good value for money. In all, it gives you a pleasant time, but we’re not sure if it’s going to make you crazy rich, or just crazy waiting for the big wins.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring