The Mariachi 5 Slots
How much do you know about music? More appropriately, how much do you know about Mexican music? If you know your stuff, you might know a little about mariachi bands. They are colorful, engaging, and celebratory in nature, and we get to meet all the members of such a band in the new slot game called The Mariachi 5. Can you guess how many members there are? We guess you can, but we wonder what else you might correctly guess about this slot game. Let’s find out more.
Who developed The Mariachi 5?
Real Time Gaming is the outfit to thank for developing The Mariachi 5. There are a few other games based around Mexican music of this type, but we think this might be the most engaging one of all.
Can you expect to check out a demo version?
Yes, all new titles from RTG generally have a demo for people to try. The demo is available at all casinos offering Real Time Gaming titles, so you should not have any issues accessing it. You may be required to sign up for a free account (no deposit will be required) to play it though.
We have already mentioned Mexican music, so that pretty much reveals the theme right there. A celebratory tone is struck on the reels, with the backdrop providing a Mexican street setting to enjoy. We loved the background so much, we forgot to play the game to start with! It really is that good.
Game design details
You will meet all five members of the band when the game begins to load. From there, they all turn up on the reels and are associated with different prizes. While they all look much the same, each one uses a different color palette. This means you can easily spot when you scoop a prize, although the game does a good job of making it obvious as well. Color is a huge theme here too – one we think you will appreciate.
Elements of the game to consider
This is a five-reel slot and we know RTG has produced lots of successful versions of those already. It looks as though this is yet another successful addition to the mix. The paytable reveals all the details about both high- and low-paying icon combos, although you will soon spot there is no progressive jackpot involved with the game.
You can expect a wild here, showing up as a grouped version of the icon on reels two and four. Just one symbol is irreplaceable by the wild, and this is the scattered pinata icon. Pinatas are popular at birthday parties and are closely associated with Mexican celebrations too. You might celebrate if you find a few of them on the reels, for reasons we will shortly come to. Of course, finding enough of them does guarantee a scatter prize too.
How many paylines?
You won’t find paylines in The Mariachi 5. Instead, there are win ways in action here. Five reels with three icons per reel means these win ways work out at 243 in total.
How to bet on the game
Since we have win ways to contend with, we must simply select a suitable bet to place on each spin. The cheapest bet is 30 cents, which will cover all those potential ways to net prizes. You can go way higher to reach into three figures if you wish but do check your bet’s compatibility with your budget before you go ahead.
The Mariachi 5 paytable
The paytable is not instantly apparent, but you will get access to it by selecting the lines appearing in the bottom corner on the right of your screen. Once into that area, you can read through the paytable information to see what is involved. We suggest you read this before playing, even if you only want to try the demo.
Does The Mariachi 5 include any bonuses?
It does not, but don’t fret – it does have another treat in store instead.
Are there free spins included as well?
Yes, you can play some free spins whenever you trigger them by finding three scattered pinata icons anywhere in view in the same spin. A screen will then appear showing you all five band members. Each one has something to offer you. You can choose only one option, of course, and the one you select may depend on your preferences.
The idea is to choose 15, 12, 10, eight, or five free games. You’d choose the biggest number, right? Maybe… but it depends on the size of multiplier you would rather have. In each case, you get a 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, or 8x multiplier respectively. The more games you decide to play, the lower the associated multiplier would be. That makes sense and we have seen something similar in other games. We think you will enjoy the options available for you here as well.
The Mariachi 5 free spin feature also has a couple of other perks, no matter which route you choose to take through those spins. Firstly, more wilds and scatters are always included on the reels. Secondly, you get a chance to trigger further free games for finding three or more scatters during a free spin, just as you do in the base game.
What is the RTP?
This is not yet known, so we will keep an eye on this element and reveal the figure when we have it.
Our rating for The Mariachi 5 slot game
How could we rate this game without considering the dynamic nature of it, the free game options, and the great theme? We are going to give this a solid 9 out of 10 rating, which is just about as good as you can get. If you are wondering why we dropped a point, it is because we don’t have a bonus feature to try.
Any news on slot winners yet?
No, and it is likely we may never get much info in this area. Progressive slots tend to grab the headlines on prizes, while these games only hit the headlines when a player snags the biggest prize for the game at a casino offering it for players to try.
Trying the play for fun approach
We recommend taking this approach if you have never tried The Mariachi 5 before. It means you can enjoy and appreciate the game without worrying about potential wagers or what the outcome might be. Some players never progress from this method of play, while others decide to try some real bets instead.
Trying the real play with real wagers approach
If you do decide to give this a shot, don’t get started until you have a suitable budget in mind. You should assume you will lose your cash, to ensure you do not play with more than you can afford. Watch out for RTG casinos offering free spins or chips when you sign up to play this game. Such deals are sometimes available.
Mobile gaming possibilities
The game was designed to be easy to play no matter how you go about it. This means you can try the mobile version on an iOS phone or tablet or on an Android device. Choose your preferred method of access and try The Mariachi 5 slot game today.