Taco Brothers: Saving Christmas Slot Review

taco-brothers-saving-christmasTaco Brothers: Saving Christmas is the hotly anticipated sequel to the ELK Studios hit, Taco Brothers.

This time the crazy brothers are at it once more, defending Christmas and attempting to defeat Captain Diaz with the help of their trusty sidekick, known only as Señorita.

The slot has been very carefully timed to launch in the run-up to Christmas, with ELK Studios no doubt hoping that the timing will give it a good run and some popularity.

As for the slot machine, itself, Taco Brothers: Saving Christmas isn’t that different from other slots we’ve seen before from ELK Studios if we’re being honest. There are a few new and nifty features to enjoy, but nothing that is totally unexpected.

ELK Studios seem to have chosen to play it safe when it comes to this slot, so don’t expect a great deal of originality. None of that should really matter, though. What most of us have been waiting for is a sequel to the hugely entertaining first slot, and now we have it. It can’t fail, surely?

How to play it

This video slot has been carefully designed to appeal to mobile users, as one can quickly tell by looking at the betting options displayed to the left of the reels. Big bold buttons are also predictably ideal for mobile casino gamers.

All the same, you can use those buttons to choose total bets which range from $0.10 per spin, up to $50 a spin all. Various betting strategies are also available if you like to modify gameplay based on your wins, but we’d recommend avoiding them and increasing or decreasing your bets yourself.

How much can you win?

According to the paytable on the Taco Brothers: Saving Christmas slot, it is possible to win as much as 150,000 coins playing this slot machine game. We wouldn’t know about that since we didn’t get anywhere near this figure. We’ll have to take their word for it.

We did win a couple of hundred coins several times. To win the top prize, you will need to line up 5 of the Paso symbols on any payline in the game, and there are 243 of those to help you win.

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Special symbols

Wild symbols: The Christmas bell is the wild symbol in this slot machine game. When it appears on the reels, players will see it substitute for all other symbols, save for the safe and Taco Brothers wild symbol.

That Taco Brothers wild symbol can trigger a re-spin, giving you a second chance to bag the bonus round. To do this, it must appear twice on the reels of the slot.

Scatter symbols: Scatter icons take the shape of safe. When players land 3 of the safe symbols anywhere on the reels, they will trigger a Wild Escape bonus round. As we’ve mentioned, it is possible to trigger the bonus with just 2 scatters, courtesy of the Taco Brothers Wild Re-spin bonus – the aforementioned second chance feature.

Wild Escape bonus: Once 3 safe icons have been found, a free spins bonus begins. Exploding safe symbols can see you win 1x, 2x, or 3x multipliers on top of your winnings in this feature. During the bonus, the Taco brothers can drop one at a time onto the fifth reel, releasing running wilds.

These running wilds make their way to the left as the reels spin, and can substitute for all other icons, save for Captain Diaz and the Señorita. Once all the brothers have made it across the reels, the bonus will end.

Alternatively, Captain Diaz may imprison a brother, and if all three brothers end up locked up the bonus will end. Meanwhile, Señorita can free the brothers and issue new free spins to players, so she’s a very handy icon to have on the reels during this feature.

Overall experience and final thoughts

Taco Brothers: Saving Christmas is a fun-filled slot, and its features are certainly entertaining and rather sizeable if we’re being honest. There’s nothing terribly new here like we’ve said, but one must admire the gutsiness of ELK Studios to make a sequel to a hugely popular slot a Christmas-themed one.

We enjoyed spinning the reels of this Christmas-themed sequel, and we’d imagine that any lover of the original Taco Brothers slot will also be over the moon with what it has to offer.

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