Theme and graphics
Microgaming always releases only the highest quality video slots for their players, and La Cucaracha is no exception. This game takes you to Mexico, and the main characters here are a cockroach and a chilli pepper. In the background, you’ll see a deserted area with birds flying across the sky and a small house on the right side of the screen. At the bottom, below the drums, are all the control buttons. It’s also worth giving credit to the soundtrack that makes you want to play again and again. La Cucaracha loads very quickly and doesn’t slow down at all. You don’t need to download anything, you only need a web browser. If you’re looking for a thrilling medium variance slot, this is a game worth trying. It will suit beginners and veteran video slots players alike.
Gameplay and Paylines
High-paying symbols in La Cucaracha include cockroaches, cacti and tacos. Depending on the number of identical icons in a combination, lines with them can bring you winnings of between 15 and 5,000 coins. The low paying symbols here are the traditional A, K, Q, J, 10 and 9. Payouts for combinations that can be made from these symbols range from 5 to 150 coins. Before you start the game, you need to bet. You can do this by using the -/+ buttons at the bottom of the screen. You can bet between 0.01 and 2 coins per spin.
In La Cucaracha you will have 25 winning lines, giving you plenty of opportunities to make winning combinations on each spin. You need to catch at least 3 of the same symbols in one of the lines to get your payout.
Pay special attention to the cockroach in the glass – it’s the best symbol in this game. For 5 of these icons you can get 5000 coins.
Special symbols and bonuses
Heady tequila, fiery maracas, enormous cacti, fiery chilli, tasty burritos, wide-brimmed sombreros and guitar rhythms are just some of the things that come to mind when talking about Mexico. Along with these symbols, the reels of La Cucaracha slot also include playing cards from nine up to ace.
Wild (a chilli pepper with a wicked smile) and Scatter (a cockroach with a guitar) symbols have special abilities in the game.
• Wild itself can’t make combinations, but it can make them up from the other symbols and replace them (apart from the Scatter). It also doubles the winnings in such cases.
When Wild reels two, three and four hit at the same time, the Chilli-Ow!-Meter bonus round starts. Here you can win a decent amount of money, as well as free spins.
• Scatter differs from the other symbols in that it pays in any position on the screen. The payout is calculated by multiplying your stake by x2, x5, x15 or x100 (for two, three, four or five Scatters).
Three of these symbols entitle you to ten free runs, during which all payout odds are multiplied by a factor of six. The bet and the number of lines set in the previous spin apply.