A trio of moustachioed Mexicans are the stars of Tres Amigos, a 5 reel, 20 payline video slot from Novomatic. The highlight here is the bonus feature which awards an initial 10 free spins with all payouts doubled. Land the sombrero during the feature and you can add extra free spins, increase the multiplier up to 10x and cash prizes of up to 50 times your bet. Playable on all devices, stakes start at 40p per spin.
Not all Novomatic game are things of beauty but Tres Amigos is a pretty good looking game as the visuals have a light-hearted cartoon style which works well with the theme. Joining the lower value playing card symbols on the sandy coloured reels are tacos and bottles of tequila which pay up to 15 times your total stake per payline.
The cactus comes next, offering awards of up to 25 times your bet. The best of the standard symbols is the smiling donkey which will get you 0.5, 5, 50 or 100 times your stake if you land 2, 3, 4 or 5 on a single payline. The red hot chilli is the wild – it doesn’t offer any pays but it does substitute for all other symbols bar the scatter.
The sombrero hat is that scatter – land it on reels 1, 3 and 5 on the same and you’ll trigger the Free Games feature. Like many game from Novomatic, it’s a free spins round with some funky extras thrown in.
You’ll start the round with 10 free spins, complete with a 2x multiplier. There are opportunities to add to both of these though – when the sombrero scatter lands on reel 1, you’ll have 2 more free spins added to your tally. If the sombrero lands on reel 3, you’ll get an instant cash bonus – this could be worth 2, 3, 5, 10 or even 50 times your stake. A sombrero on reel 5 boosts the multiplier by 1 – this can reach up to a maximum of 10x.
The base game in Tres Amigos is pretty vanilla but the free spins round has the potential to be a cracker thanks to the cash bonuses and more importantly the multiplier. Get on a good run with the re-spins and these friendly Mexicans can serve up some very tasty action. If you like the Mexican theme, Thunderkick’s Luchadora is recommended.