El Mariachi SlotsEl Mariachi is a 5-reel, 10-payline slot that takes place in a gritty Mexican town. This mariachi isn't just packing his guitar either. He's got a pistol and is on the path to revenge. If you've seen and liked the movie Desperado, which stars Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, then you'll definitely want to check out the following review.
GameplayDeveloped by Dragon Gaming, this slot features 5 reels and 10 paylines. The gameplay structure is rather simple. Winning combinations form when 3+ matching symbols appear in a payline, starting in the first reel. The bonus, however, adds a twist to this gameplay model. "Level 4" of the free spins allows you to score wins that go both left to right and right to left.
Graphics & AtmosphereThis game takes you inside of a low-key bar in some non-descript Mexican town. In the background, you'll see table tops, whisky, a gun, and Mexican flag. This establishment definitely looks like the type of place where a big shootout could happen. That said, Dragon Gaming has done a good job of setting this atmosphere here.
Pay Table & Win PotentialRegular symbols include a woman holding a rose, man smoking a cigar, the mariachi/desperado holding a pistol, and four card suits. A guitar case with a gun and grenades inside of it serves as the wild symbol. The woman pays the most among this group at 1,000x your line stake for five symbols. The cigar-holding, gangster-looking guy pays 450x. No information is provided on the overall maximum prize. We imagine it's worth at least 2,000x your total stake when considering that the woman pays 1,000x and there's a 2x bonus multiplier.
El Mariachi FeaturesYou trigger the bonus round when landing 3+ scatter symbols (alcohol w/ cigar) anywhere on the reels. You'll receive 10, 15, or 20 free games for three, four, or five triggering scatters. This bonus sees you move up levels by collecting extra bonus symbols, either when triggering or during free spins. You'll unlock a new level for every 4 scatters collected. Here's a look at the 5 available levels and when they occur:
- Level 1 - 1 sticky wild + 1 free spin
- Level 2 - 2x multiplier + 1 free spin
- Level 3 - 2nd sticky wild + 2 free spins
- Level 4 - Win both ways + 2 free spins
- Level 5 - 3rd sticky wild + 2 free spins