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Provider: Side City
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La Bomba game review
La Bomba, which is a 5-reel, 25 payline video slot that is playable on all devices from €0.25, is another collaboration between the Canadian software developer Side City Studios and NextGen Gaming. As you might have figured out by now, if you frequently visit our site, we’re not huge fans of these joint efforts as they all too often turn out disastrous.
Argh, these paytables! We’re dumbfounded as to why so many game developers stick to this old fashioned way of deliberately deceiving players. “Payline and scatter wins are multiplied by the coin value”. What!? Which coin value? Where? How? These type of shenanigans has less to do with sticking to traditions than tricking players into thinking the horrible payouts are better than they actually are.
The paytable is indeed painful to look at, not only visually. The symbols are represented by cartoonish style cherry bombs, dynamite, Molotovs, powder kegs, cacti, plants, bells, and Señora Guadalupe, the latter being worth 20 times the stake for 5 across a payline. None of the symbols appears stacked on the reels, and the lack of main game features makes it quite awful to play.
The wild is represented by a bomb or BOMBA symbol as they call it. It only appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 and plays a significant role in this game as you will see.
The free games feature is activated when landing 3 BOMBA symbols on the middle three reels, which then awards 5 free spins. The way the free spins mode is played is a bit different from what you may have seen before. The amount you win when triggering the free spins is displayed above the reels accordingly:
- Reel 2 displays the amount won when triggering the free spins, for example, €15.
- Reel 3 displays the amount won times 2, in our case €30.
- Reel 4 displays the amount won times 3, in our case €45.
Now, each time a BOMB symbol drops on either of the middle reels, the amount displayed above the reel is paid out. Furthermore, 2 BOMB symbols award 1 additional free spin, while 3 of them will give you 2 extra free spins.
The free spins game is basically a cash prize type bonus with potential for quite a lot of retriggers, which is what you need if you want to walk away with a decent win.