Esqueleto Explosivo Review
Esqueleto Explosivo is a 5 reels and 17 payline NetEnt slot that plays off in a place in town square where Enrico Mortis and his mariachi band “The Boners” are playing. They are surrounded by candles and photographs of their dead family members.
Esqueleto Explosivo is Spanish for Exploding Skeletons for those of you who wonder. The name in itself has to be one of the reason why you decide to try out this slot. The theme is based on the Mexican holiday named the day of the dead. This slot is themed around the Mexican holiday “Day of the Dead”, it is tradition that on this day Mexicans celebrate and remember their dead relatives and although it has nothing to do with zombies it does give this slot a very eccentric feel.
The slot has 5 main symbols and these are the different band members who will be represented by the coloured skulls. What makes this slot even more fun is the fact that every time you land a wild, the band will sing a part of a Mexican song.
Look and Feel:
With Blue, Pink, Green and Orange skulls taking over your reels to bring you the best Day of the dead festival you can rest assured that NetEnt has yet again excelled in bringing you the best graphics to date. The Skeleton body stays at the ground as the heads fall with each spin. NetEnt must have had a lot of fun designing this game, or I hope they did because that is the feel of the game. You cannot play this game without being completely entertained.
What I absolutely love about this slot is the fact that the theme and the symbols have been designed to match perfectly. The symbols break away from the norm as it is has been transformed into animated skulls. And boy are they little charmers.
The colours from the background up to the symbols are bright and festive and similar to colours you will normally see on the celebration of the day of the dead.
The wild symbol has a special twist to it – you’ll know it when you see it as it is represented by a yellow skull with glamorous sunglasses.
NetEnt has definitely made sure that the look and feel fit the theme perfectly. The way the skulls fall to the ground with each spin is massively entertaining in itself. Prepare for a Day of the Dead festival to remember.
Sounds and Score:
Mexican Festive music anyone? Yes! Playing the Esqueleto Explosivo slot is like attending a life music concert. The soundtrack is Festive Mexican songs and as mentioned earlier the band starts playing a part of a song each time you land the wild.
One of the amazing things about the sound of this slot is that it doesn’t stay the same. Meaning you don’t have to get annoyed after hours of playing and still hearing the same soundtrack over and over again. Instead the tone and the music in Esqueleto Explosivo changes quite often. Giving you a bit of a variety in music to listen to.
The celebration along with sounds such as crackers exploding in the air genuinely puts you in the mood for one big party. And best of all is the way the sounds was created so that you hear different parts of the song from each of your winning combination Skeleton heads.
Gameplay and features:
Cascading reels are the best reels. The reason I say this is because on each win the symbols explode and tumble down from above. Much like NetEnt Gonzos Quest slot. Each successive win also makes the multipliers go higher. It starts and one and can go all the way to x32. If the fact that there were no free spins saddened you I promise this makes up for it. You still have multiple chances of winning.
The Glamorous Wild:
The Gold Skull wearing the really glamorous sunglasses is the wild symbol in this slot. As any other wild its main purpose is to replace other symbols on the slot in order to give you more wins. What makes this wild symbol unique is the fact that it doesn’t only substitute the symbols on the reels. It explodes all eight symbols next to it whenever it appears. This increases the multiplier as it explodes the symbols which ultimately leads to giving you more wins.
Is it worth playing?
Yes. Esquelito Explosivo is a solid deal when you want to have an amazing time while winning some great bonuses. It seems almost impossible to keep the sheepish grin off your face as the little skeletons sing you close to the 32 times multiplier. Once you’ve finished this slot and you feel yourself hinting towards something quite similar you can check out NetEnt’s Spinata Grande as it has a very similar theme and exquisite thrills.