Professional wrestling is exceptionally popular in Mexico, albeit not in a way that you see from WWE productions. Where something like WWE is very professionally done, often taking place in large arenas and broadcast throughout the globe, Mexican wrestling is done in much smaller venues with little to no television broadcast. Wrestlers are called luchadors, and they wear masks to compete. While this may feature less production values than the big boys, Mexican wrestling is very skillful, and you'll see contestants flying off the ropes and completing strikes you may not see anywhere else. Yggdrasil Gaming is paying tributes to these masters of the squared circle in their Lucha Maniacs slot, which allows you to test your luck for a chance at the winner's purse.
Lucha Maniacs is a 5 reel, 20 payine video slot that takes place in the mean streets of Mexico, complete with a crowd of spectators and a blaring set of speakers. The game's symbols have canvas slot symbols in the middle of their own rings and include pink spades, red hearts, green clubs, and blue diamonds. Character symbols include a blue masked wrestler, green masked wrestler, a pink masked wrestler, and a red masked wrestler. These wrestlers also can team up for an additional symbol, which sees them becoming a tag team.
Features in the game include standard wilds, random wilds, sticky wilds, a pick'em game, and free spins. The slot also has a Golden Bet feature you can place for an extra five coins, which gets you one extra bonus feature in the free spins round. These features combine to give Lucha Madness between a 96.1% and a 96.2% return to player percentage (RTP). This is the average RTP for a Yggdrasil slot, and is competitive with what you see from other developers out there.
Lucha Madness does play very well on desktop computers, and doesn't seem to use a ton of resources in your browser. The real eye popper here is the game's mobile compatibility. The game looks absolutely stunning on my iPhone, and the buttons were deployed in a way that made them easy to reach on the smaller screen. This game doesn't lose any quality going to smaller screens.
The quality of this game is very high, and if you're a fan of professional wrestling or anything Mexican, this will be the perfect title for you. The slot has a lot of wild features, and the fact that more free spins can be triggered in the bonus means you can walk away with a lot of pesos. The bottom line is that this is a game you should test your luck with.