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The wombat says: Thunderkick slot Esqueleto Explosivo is based on the Day of the Dead celebrated in Mexico and other countries in Central and South America. These geniuses are the people behind the amazing Toki Time slot and Babushkas.
Anyway, on the Day of the Dead, people remember friends and family who have died and cook up gifts of sugar skulls and other snacks for the dead to enjoy – just in case the souls of their loved ones decide to pop in for a cuppa that day.
Meet Enrico Mortis and his famous mariachi band, The Boners, who celebrate the Day of the Dead by exploding their heads off to give you some chunky wins.
Hence the name; Esqueleto Explosivo – which is Spanish for Exploding Skeleton. If this is all too much for you, try the Joker Pro slot machine for a more traditional game!
Look and Feel
‘Bari-bara, orrrrie, guitarra, aa-aa, ai-ia, la-la-la, ii-ii’ – that’s the delightful ditty that The Boners sing as they (quite literally) lose their heads on the reels.
This wombat is a fan of the cheerful Mexican fiesta music and was singing along with the dead Mariachi band in no time. So a thumbs up for the soundtrack…
The graphics are good too, and this nicely animated slot is set in a Mexican pueblo with tequila, candlelight shrines, flowers and guitars in the background. The reels are made up of 5-guitar playing skeletons (hang on, one has a trumpet) and as you start to spin, brightly-coloured and heavily moustachioed Sugar Skulls pile up on top of each other to create the reels AND to make combos on its lines. Nice work Thunderkick, the best thing we’ve seen since the Turning Totems slot! What do you feed your designers?
With 5 reels and 17 pay-lines Esqueleto Explosivo slot uses dropping symbols instead of symbols that spin. This means that winning icons from each winning combo disappear, and are immediately replaced by new ones. Which gives you the chance to win more than once on EVERY single spin, nice! Plus, with each consecutive win, the Mucho Multiplier goes up a notch, starting at x2, then x4 and x8, and goes on until 32x – if you get really lucky!
Your symbols on the reels are the different band members, the dark blue skull with the massive tache, the light blue skull with all its teeth missing, the green lady skull with a flower in her hair (?), the orange skull and the romantic pink skull with the rose between his teeth. The ladies man pink Sugar Skull will pay out most the most, giving you 2.5x your bet.
Keep your eyes peeled for the Explosivo Wild symbol, too – it’s the yellow skull dude in aviator sun glasses that will automatically blow up the closest 8 symbols next to it when it lands, replacing them with a fresh batch of sugar skull symbols.
Who said you can sleep when you’re dead? This band of happy skeletons are party mad, and prove that you can have fun even if you’re no longer alive. There are no Free Spins or bonuses here, it’s all about the multipliers and exploding wild symbols instead, but we like the simple and rewarding game play. Give it a spin, and even if skeleton Mariachi bands aren’t your thing, they soon will be!
Wombat score: 5/5
Muy, muy bueno!