La Cucaracha Slots

La-CucarachaLa Cucaracha follows the same theme like every other slot machine that is inspired by Mexico, and it’s about their partying. Including the obligatory desert and cactus plants in the background, things change on the reels, where you get things like tequila shots, music instruments and local foods. Responsible for this good looking title is a developer called Wager Gaming.

You get plenty of reasons to party while you play this slot machine, placing bets on 25 lines and getting in exchange all the features you could want, including wild symbols, scatters, bonus games, multipliers and free spins. There is also a $100,000 jackpot, an amount which is possible when the multipliers get involved.

Features of La Cucaracha

A complete line-up of features was introduced in this game, starting with the ones you see quite often at Wager slots, meaning wilds, scatters and free spins, but also a bonus game which is not as common for them.

I’ll start with the wild symbol, as usual. The mean Chili pepper can be seen in the image selected for it. Whenever you see it on the reels you can count on it doing its best to help you by substituting for any regular symbol that might be needed in the same spot where the wild appeared. Even better, whenever the wild helps out with its substitution ability, the resulting prize is worth twice as much, a 2x multiplier being responsible for that part.


A guitar singing and cucaracha playing Roach is used for the scatter feature, the only one of this type in the game. As is often the case, 2+ symbols trigger cash prizes, while 3+ give you free spins. The prizes you get directly start at 2x the wager and reach 100x for the maximum number of symbols.

Free Games Feature

You might not see scatter symbols as often as you see regular ones, but at least they don’t have to form combinations on active lines in order to give you their free spins. You only need three of these Roaches on your reels to get their 10 spins and the 3x multipliers.

Bonus Game

The wild Chili gives you access to the only bonus game available in La Cucaracha. You need the wild on the three middle reels at the same time, and you will be taken to the bonus game when that happens.

In this feature you pick various Chili peppers, and depending on how strong they are they will fill up the Chili-Ow-Meter.

Betting options and jackpots

Your wagers can be as low as $0.01 per line, or as high as $250 when you use $10 per line and all 25 lines are activated. You can use only one line if you want to, but the odds of you getting a prize out of it will be much smaller than if you activate them all.

Normally, the top payout will be at 5,000 coins/$50,000, but it doubles with the help of the wild symbol, to $100,000.

Design and symbols

Wager Gaming doesn’t always do a great job with their slot machine designs, but they did alright in this case. All the themed symbols and the background picture look great, in a funny cartoon style, which makes the tequila worm into a Mexican, and which gives the cactus plant a pair of angry eyes. They didn’t give up on the bland playing cards though.

Symbols: Chili (wild), Roach Guitarist (scatter, 100x bet), Tequilla with worm (5,000 coins), Cucaracha (500 coins), Tortilla (200 coins), Cactus Plant (200 coins), Ace (150 coins), King (150 coins), Queen (150 coins), Jack (150 coins), 10 (100 coins) and 9 (100 coins).


Is It Worth Playing?

Even with the many other Mexican themed slots already out there, this one pays very well and has all the major features that you’re used to. It also looks the part and it will make you want to give it at least a few spins.

You will find La Cucaracha at any online casino which chooses to use software from Wager Gaming, playable either for free or for real money.