It is Elk Studios’ most popular game. But is it smart to play on it? Read it in this Taco Brothers slot Review.
According to the developers, more than 91 million spins have been played on it since the slot came out in 2015, and that number is still increasing every day.
Taco Brothers is not yet close to Netent’s Starburst, but it is certainly impressive!. We tried that game to see why this domino99 slot is a favorite. Is it a smart choice?.
Taco Brothers Slot Review
1. How Does Taco Brothers Work?
Taco Brothers has five reels with three symbols per reel. There are no paylines. You win if you spin the same symbols on at least three consecutive reels from the left.
All combinations count criss-cross. For example, you have 243 ways to win a prize (243 ways, just like the Twin Spin slot.
On the reels you see the namesakes of the slot: the three taco brothers Paso, Pepe and Pico, also some Mexican symbols (guitar, bottle of tequila, cactus) and a lantern with a shovel.
That lantern is the lowest symbol, but it comes in handy as the three brothers try to dig a secret passage to the local bank.
A bell counts as a Wild symbol (joker). Then, there is a second kind of joker: the Taco Brothers Wild. If you spin two of them, you get a free re-spin, with the Wilds remaining.
Moreover, the main symbol on Taco Brothers is a sturdy bank vault. If you spin three safes anywhere on the reels, the bonus round will start: The Wild Escape.The Wild Escape consists of free spins. On the first spin, Pico will appear on the fifth reel. Pico counts as Wild and moves each spin one square to the left until it is out of sight. Then Pepe appears on the fifth reel. He also shifts to the left. Finally, Paso finishes it.
These ‘walking wilds’ are very similar to the Wilds in Netent’s Jack and the Beanstalk slot.
Furthermore, during the bonus round, the crook Captain Díaz appears on the first reel, then the running Wilds are locked behind bars and no longer counted. Ay Caramba!.
2. The 1000 Spins on Taco Brothers
We did our 1000 spins with the minimum bet of $0.10 per spin.
Playing on the Taco Brothers slot is a party in the beginning. You will hardly know where to look, so much is happening, in terms of animations and sound.
The slot machine looks very nice and the soundtrack immediately puts you in a summery, cheerful mood.
But it soon becomes apparent that the prices in the basic game of Taco Brothers are very tight. With a bet of $0.10 it rains ‘prizes’ of $0.02, $0.05, $0.08 and $0.10. Then, you hardly get your bet back.
What’s great is that you don’t have to wait long for the The Great Escape bonus round. We got it a total of 24 times. That’s about once every 42 spins.
The Great Escape is also a lot of fun. A lot is happening, with those walking wilds that crook Díaz and the beautiful Senorita.
However, here the following applies: there is hardly anything to earn. Even if you think that the Taco Brothers are having a good time and bringing in hefty prizes, the final score is disappointing.
The three highest winnings in the bonus round: $3.65, $3.65 and $3.58. Count out your winnings. The lowest score: $0.30. Pffff.
After 1000 spins, which take quite a long time due to all the animations, our loss is $0.82. There is not much to win.
In conclusion, in our Taco Brothers slot Review, it is kind of a good game with fun animations, beautiful graphics and a very cheerful soundtrack.
For many players it is a big advantage that you do not have to wait hundreds of spins for the bonus round. That comes quite often. However, it does mean that the prizes you win are usually quite meager.