Established in 1998, RealTime Gaming is one of the leaders in the online casino industry. When RealTime Gaming developers introduce a new title, casinos clamour to offer it on their sites because they know it is likely to be a hit. The latest one called The Mariachi 5 is no exception.
The Mariachi 5 is a Mexican-themed game with festive music and an overall party vibe. It is set to debut on Fair Go Casino for Aussie players on April 17. Other casinos like Uptown Pokies will follow suit in mid-April.
The Mariachi 5 for Eyes and Ears
The Mariachi 5 has great graphics, with the setting of a Mexican town during a fiesta immediately setting the tone. The characters in the game are certainly in a partying mood, too.
Mexican culture associates Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) skeletons with a party. Likewise, the game depicts them as fun musicians. They are wearing sombreros and playing guitars, accordions, trumpets, violins, and maracas. In Mexico, the skeletons are a form of art and are popular in celebrations.
The music sets the mood. However, the town in the background of the game, complete with flickering street lights and confetti falling from the sky, takes the celebratory feel up a notch. And the vibrant colours bring it all together.
RTG created The Mariachi 5 as a 3×5-reel slot with 243 ways on all bets. And wins can be up to 2,000 times the original bet.
The five different skeleton musicians (in different colours) need some attention to see which ones appear to create a payline. But players are more intent on seeing the “wild” symbols, as they double and can create some very big payouts.
Traditional symbols in the game include letters and numbers. However, the donkey pinata, which is also in skeleton form, is the one that serves as a scatter symbol. Two of them offer a scatter win, while three of them awards the player free games with multipliers. They can then choose from the following:
– 15 free games at a 2x multiplier
– 12 free games at a 3x multiplier
– 10 free games at a 4x multiplier
– 8 free games at a 5x multiplier
– 5 free games at an 8x multiplier
During the free games, if three more pinatas appear, more free games are added at the same multiplier. In the process, doubling the length of the original bonus round.
Aussies Get Priority Gaming
One of the benefits of Aussie internet casinos that use RealTime Gaming titles is that they are often given the first opportunity to carry new releases.
Fair Go didn’t hesitate to grab The Mariachi 5 by the maracas and has been promoting it since April 1. As mentioned, the game will go live on Wednesday, April 17, and players can find it via the downloaded Fair Go Casino site, its instant play option, or via any mobile device on both iOS and Android.
As Fair Go General Manager Rebecca Ryder noted, “Mexican culture is so vibrant and colourful and is perfectly captured in The Mariachi 5. No other pokie allows players to win big in such a party atmosphere, and we believe it will be a smash hit.”