Blueprint Gaming must know that we love zany characters, tonnes of bonus rounds and luchadoras. Because all of these things come to life on the Newark studio’s El Jackpotto Slot, another one to swing off the top ropes into Blueprint’s top slots portfolio. Sombreros, burritos and a Wild chilli with a moustache – it’s all systems Mexico on this five reel, 20 payline El Jackpotto slot. Arriba, arriba!
Somewhere in a little Mexican town, El Jackpotto, the main hero of the slot, sets up his vending cart. With maracas on one side and a selection of sauces on the other, we’re all ready to spin away. Stereotypical Mexican themed items appear as the high paying symbols. This includes a Champion’s Belt (because who doesn’t love luchadoras?), a Piñata, Musical Instruments and a Day of the Dead Sugar Skull. The lower value symbols are a very colourful depiction of the Ten to Ace card values. And who’s that cheery looking red chilli? Why it’s the Wild, or Chilli Wild as he’s called, complete with sombrero, burrito and moustache.
It’s all action stations when we start spinning the reels. A cavalcade of colours appearing before our very eyes. El Jackpotto jumps out to initiate the base game bonus by squirting different sauces on the reels. A fanfare with trumpets on screen when we make a “Grande Win” – that’s big win for our non-Spanish speaking friends. And there’s a whiff of Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo in the air as every win we enjoy is accompanied by fun mariachi type music. Classic Mexico, classic Blueprint.
At random times during the game, El Jackpotto might announce “anyone want a burrito?” before jumping out to the front of the screen and squirting the reels with various sauces (or farts!). There are various benefits to each sauce, for instance, Mustard gives us Mustard Wilds – a Stacked Wild. Tomato Sauce transforms symbols into matching symbols and, Blueprint being Blueprint, we also get a Colossal Fart Spin and a Fart Shuffle.
Fans of Blueprint’s Ted slot will no doubt recall the Wheel of Fartune bonus, so this is one slot studio with a clear penchant for toilet humour. Then there’s the Ultimate Luchador bonus which is triggered when we get three or more of the Wrestler symbols. We spin a wheel of fortune and then trigger one of five bonus rounds. This includes a Spank That Ass feature where we pick a piñata for a prize; El Jackpotto Rocket Free Spins and the Big Money bonus which gives us Free Spins, a spin of the Super Wheel and then more piñata bashing. It’s manic! And it’s amazing! Even better, if we land five of the Wrestler bonus symbols, we go straight to the most lucrative Big Money bonus in which we’re guaranteed a wrestling match to remember.
Blueprint has already given us Ted and Top Cat which both are filled with base game bonuses. And El Jackpotto joins the family as the long-lost Mexican cousin. It’s frenetic action from the first spin and practically each spin has the opportunity to give us a bonus of some sort. And did we mention the cute little chilli with the moustache?