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New Habanero Online Slot: Taberna De Los Muertos
While some people around the world celebrate Halloween at this time of year, many more celebrate the Day of the Dead. It may sound a bit on the morbid side, but it is, in fact, a celebration. The Mexican holiday – a version of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day – is a chance to celebrate the memories of family and friends who have died.
This year, the Day of the Dead will be celebrated from November 1 through November 2.
Habanero Games is celebrating this year with a new online slot game for players around the world. Aussie online casinos are offering the game as well, a chance to absorb and celebrate the culture and memories of the Mexican people.
Habanero released Taberna De Los Muertos this week on October 27 with two gaming modes.
Overview of Taberna De Los Muertos
Since the Day of the Dead is a celebration, it makes sense that Habanero combined the skulls with the festivities for a celebration at a tavern.
The setting for the game is a classic Mexican town, one with beautifully constructed old brick buildings against a night sky. The purple and yellow buildings boast of crisp colors and detailed graphics. The skulls are strategically placed in windows and bricks, and the shooting stars in the background create the perfect highlight.
The soundtrack of horns and guitars serves as an ideal background for Taberna De Los Muertos. The celebratory tone is a bit understated and relaxing.
There is a standard version of the game and an “ultra” mode. The standard mode represents a medium-volatility option that most players enjoy, as there are more wins with average payouts. Ultra, on the other hand, is a very high-volatility version that offers a lower frequency of wins but larger payouts when they happen. Players can choose their preference.
Taberna De Los Muertos Payouts
The 5×3 grid offers 25-101 paylines. It begins at 25 lines but increases by winning spins.
- Win on 7-19 paylines to unlock paylines 26-40.
- Win on 20-24 paylines to unlock paylines 41-50.
- Win on 25-39 paylines to unlock paylines 51-60.
- Win on 40-49 paylines to unlock paylines 61-70.
- Win on 50-69 paylines to unlock paylines 71-90.
- Win on 91-101 paylines to unlock paylines 91-101.
The RTP (return-to-player) varies with 92.34% to 98.03% for the standard mode and 92.01% to 97.95% for ultra.
Players can get a taste of Taberna De Los Muertos for as little as $0.25 per spin, which is the lowest betting level with a $0.01 value. Bet levels can increase from one to two, five, seven, and 10. Coin levels start at $0.01 and increase to $0.02, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.50, $1, $2, $5, $10, and $20. By setting the bet level to ten and the coin to $20, it puts the max bet at $5,000 per spin.
Habanero clearly welcomes high-limit players!
As for the symbols and their worth, these are the numbers based on the lowest bet possible and five symbols on a payline:
- Wild = $10.00
- Main face-painted woman – $25.00
- Pistol = $10.00
- Green tequila bottle = $5.00
- Taco = $4.00
- Dice = $3.00
- Red heart = $2.00
- Green diamond = $1.50
- Blue club = $1.00
- Purple spade = $0.75
Taberna De Los Muertos Gameplay and Features
The wild symbol is a bit complicated in this game. There is a simple “wild” banner, and there is a masked man. When this male character appears on the reels adjacent to the female character, they merge into a heart and create two wilds that will land on random spots on the grid. In fact, little birds carry the wild symbols to their spots and hold the banner over the symbols until the next spin.
There are some important caveats about the wilds:
- The masked man and wild symbol can substitute for all symbols except the masked woman.
- The masked man only appears on the second and fourth reels during the base game.
- The masked man only appears on the first, third, and fifth reels during the free spins.
- The wild may overlay even the masked woman.
- The wild pays the same as the masked woman if it lands on her.
The masked woman is more than just a high-paying symbol; she is the scatter that triggers free spins. These can be very lucrative, and scatters can trigger even more free spins during the free spins.
- 3 scatters = 10 free games
- 4 scatters = 20 free games
- 5 scatters = 40 free games
- 3 or more scatters during free games = 10 more free games
At the end of the bonus round of free games, the total amount of the win may even be doubled, but this is a random feature; it may or may not happen.
Interestingly, if two masked women hit the reels, the player will know that a third one will trigger the free spins. In the hopes of that happening, two skeletons (holding drinks from the tavern) will gather around the other reels as they spin.
Where to Play Taberna De Los Muertos
Habanero offers the chance for players to try out their newest games for free on their website. This goes for Taberna De Los Muertos – both the standard version and the ultra. Players can see if they prefer the medium or high volatility before depositing money and playing the games for real money at online casinos.