Make way for the madness and mayhem of the three Taco Brothers who face down the evil Captain Diaz in order to return the tacos and pesos to the people. Another high quality video slot with amazing graphics and a fun theme from Elk Studios, this game will not disappoint. The relatively new game development company, founded in 2012, is committed to making slot games geared toward mobile devices primarily, though, the slot is playable from computer as well. Viva La Tacos! Because really, who doesn’t love a good taco?
“For Tacos and Freedom!”
From an intro video we learn that this Taco Brothers slot is set in Mexico 1881 in Santa Maria. The brothers, Paso (smoking a cigar), Pepe (playing guitar), and Pepe (holding dynamite), are determined to free the town and liberate tacos everywhere for consumption by the common folk. The graphics are fun and cartoonish, and the background music is the gentle yet lively strum of a guitar.
Once the intro fades, a 3-row, 5-reel, 243 fixed payline slot is revealed. With 243 ways to win, an RTP of 96.3%, and tempting chance to win up to 150,000 coins, this game will not disappoint despite its limited left to right gameplay. The RTP is the same as DJ Wild from ELK Studios.
There are 12 betting options at LeoVegas with 0.10p as the minimum and £50.00 as the maximum. Though the total cash bet is adjustable by clicking a stack of coins in the lower left hand corner of the screen, with Taco Brothers the total coins per bet is fixed at 100. Players can easily keep track of wins and losses by viewing the cash balance located in the lower left corner of the game screen.
Starting with the first reel, 3+ symbols left to right yields a win. The type of symbol and bet level determines the payout. Special symbols include the Golden Bell Wild symbol (replaces any symbol except the Safe and Taco Bros Wild), Captain Diaz (puts Running Wild brothers in jail), Senorita (sets the brothers free and restarts Running Wild bros; grants free spins), and Running Wilds (the three brothers). These symbols are all involved in the Free Spins bonus game (see Taco Brothers bonus features for details). Additionally, there are the safe symbols (trigger Wild Escape), and the Taco Brothers Wild symbol (two or more triggers a Re-spin). The Regular symbols include Paso, Pepe, Pico, Guitar, Cactus, Whiskey, and Lantern with shovel.
Auto play advanced settings give 4 options that range from 10-100. Hit the pause button to stop it at any time. 100 may seem low to players who are used to a higher max, but is still a decent range.
There are 3 Betting Strategy options unique to many Elk Studio online slots. It allows for a new dynamic and depth to betting options not seen in other video slots. The first is the Jumper. This strategy will raise the cash bet by 1 level after each win automatically. It will stop when the base bet is increased 10x. The Leveller strategy will automatically increase the bet by 2 levels after a 5 spin losing streak. It will also stop raising the bet when the base bet has been multiplied by 10. Finally, the Booster strategy will raise the bet 1 level after a spin that results in a loss. Again, the bet will stop increasing when the base bet is 10x the amount. Review each carefully before selecting one if you are unfamiliar with Elk Studios slots. Advanced game settings allow for control of ambience and game sound effects.
Taco Brothers bonus features
Re-Spin is triggered by the appearance of 2 Taco Brothers Wild symbols. It gives players the chance to collect three Safe symbols and trigger the Wild Escape bonus game.
Wild Escape is a free spins bonus game triggered by the appearance of 3 Safe symbols. An Exploded Safe Multiplier is featured and enables all free spins winnings to be doubled or tripled before the game ends. This bonus is hugely entertaining to watch.
Running Wilds can occur during the Wild Escape Game. There are Wild symbols featuring the brothers that can move a single reel per spin (reversing gameplay right to left) and replace all symbols (except for Diaz and Senorita). Diaz can capture all the Running Wild brothers and end the Bonus Game. Senorita works against Diaz by freeing the Running Wilds.
Summary table Taco Brothers
|Software developer||ELK Studios|
|Supported on mobile devices||Yes|
|Release date||September 2015|
|Payout Percentage RTP (?)||96,3%|
|Volatility / variance (?)||Medium|
|Features (?)||Free spins, Wilds, Multipliers and Wild Escape bonus game|
|Roles / pay-lines (?)||5 / 243|
|Min. / Max. bet||0.10 up to 50|
|Max. prize||150,000 coins|
Will you save the town? Grab a taco to go?
Elk Studios is an emerging leader in slot games due to its consistently stunning graphics, entertaining backstories, commitment to mobile usage, and innovative betting strategies. Low value of symbols aside, the maximum payout and RTP are favorable enough to speak for themselves. I would highly recommend giving Taco Brothers a try if you love entertaining slots. And, if you love this game you should definitely check out more Elk Studio slots.
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