|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Unlimited amount of free spins||Only one bonus game (free spins)|
|High up on the volatility scale||High value symbols offer 'meh' payouts|
Where to play?
La Bomba is a Mexican themed NextGen Gaming medium to high variance video slot with 25 paylines, 5 reels and pays as much as 7,945x (non-progressive jackpot) your stake on a single spin.
The slot machine’s setting tees off in a sleepy little village of San Perezoso centred around the protagonist the beautiful miss Guadalupe. She has a rather peculiar infatuation with a wide array of bombs whether it’s to blow up stuff or merely for their pyrotechnic display we’ll never know, let’s just leave it at that for now.
To get the ball rolling eh sorry bombs, players can spin the reels from £0.25 up to £62.50 per spin on PC desktops (Apple Max, Windows) and mobile devices (Androids, iOS, tablets). The graphics and animations are satisfactory and not over the top. The free spins feature is played when 3 La Bomba wilds pitch on the centre reel, 5 free spins are awarded but more free spins are added to your tally every time the La Bomba wild pitches.
Against the backdrop of the reels is the town of San Perezoso. Encased in cartoon like visuals symbols are kegs with powder, cactus plants, bells, cherry bombs, dynamite, Molotov cocktails and Señora Guadalupe.
The symbol that pays 20x your stake for 5 of them on a payline at the maximum bet is Señora Guadalupe. The symbols don’t appear stacked and the main game does not have any bonus rounds. For lack of a better word ‘Base Game’ play is as dry as a bone. NextGen Gaming did not disclose the RTP (return to player percentage) we believe it be in the vicinity of 95.3% to 96%.
The wild is represented by the ‘Bomba’ symbol, winning combos are completed when it substitutes adjacent symbols bar the scatter. However, it does make its presence felt especially when it pops up on reels 2, 3 and 4 and during the free spins. Three wilds any position on the reels pays 75x your stake.
La Bomba Free Spins
The game only has one bonus round namely the free spins feature that’s activated when 3 Bomba symbols appear on the middle reels – you’ll get 5 free spins. It’s an unconventional free spins feature because the number of free spins given is displayed above the reels. For instance, if it is above reel 2 twice the amount you won is placed above the third reel while three times the cash prize you’ve won is slotted in above the fourth reel. For every 2 Bombs that pitch an additional free spin is awarded and 3 of them awards 2 more free spins. From what we can see is that the free spins is feature is a ‘cash prize’ bonus of sorts and it’s triggered quite often.
La Bomba could have been a better slots had NextGen added another bonus round. The action centres around the free spins where payouts can be decent providing 5 of a kind symbols with 3 wilds pitch. There is a glimmer of light though; the free spins feature is triggered frequently offering wins of around 5x to 250x your stake.
The shiny exterior hides a fairly simplistic slots that has the propensity to wear off pretty quickly, at the end of the day it’s barely ‘just an alright’ game. We rather recommend Polterheist, it’s awash with gorgeous visuals, it’s high variance, pays a mammoth jackpot of 250,000 coins, has a RTP of above 96% and a re-triggerable free spins bonus with multipliers of 5x. (https://casinowhizz.com/slots/polterheist-slot-review/)
La Bomba slots frequently asked questions
How can I win more free spins?
The free spins is the only bonus round La Bomba has as such the shallowness of the game begins to show through. Initially it’s triggered when 3 or more wilds show up on the middle reels which gives you 5 free spins. Extra free spins are won when more Wilds pitch an unlimited amount of free spins can be gained in this manner.