As we mentioned above, the safe is the game’s scatter symbol. You need 3 of these safes to appear anywhere in view on reels 1, 3 and 5 to play the free spins feature. This feature offers a little bit more than most free spins in slots and can provide plenty of chances to win big prizes. You need to keep your eyes peeled for the ‘running wilds’ during this feature, which takes place on a separate set of reels.
The narrative story of the feature is that the brothers are trying to ‘escape’ from the right-hand side of the reels to the left. You will see this action unfold as the bonus feature progresses. On each spin, one of the three Taco Brothers will drop onto the fifth reel and act as the running wild. After each of the free spins, they will jump one reel to the left as they try to escape. The free spins will continue until all three brothers have escaped across the reels.
There are 2 other symbols that you need to watch out for during the free spins feature. These are:
- Captain Diaz
If the evil captain appears he will imprison one of the Taco Brothers on the reels. If he captures all 3 of them then the bonus feature will end. No one wants this taco-stealing swindler to spoil your fun, so make sure you keep a sharp eye out for the skipper.
This sexy senorita is the daughter of Captain Diaz, but she has a very different attitude towards the brothers than her father does. She is trying to help the brothers in their quest to save the tacos from Diaz.
In pursuit of this aim, la Senorita will release any trapped brothers when she appears on reels. Any brothers that are on the reels will get pushed back 1 or 2 spaces (if there’s more than one brother on the reels and they are on different rows), or all the way back (if there are two brothers on the same row).
You will also benefit from a multiplier that is paid on all the wins generated by the free spins feature. This multiplier is set when the safe explodes at the start of the bonus round and can run as high as x3.
We found that triggering the feature happened fairly regularly when we played the game, something that probably reflects its medium variance. There is certainly plenty of action on the screen when the bonus round kicks in. The graphics and sound get really busy and the feature feels genuinely exciting. It helps to reinforce the impression that this is a fresh, fun game that does not take itself too seriously.
Keep Your Eyes Peeled for Respin Symbols
There are also Taco Brothers wild symbols to look out for. These occur in the base game and can help you trigger the feature or pick up more wins. If 2 of these symbols appear anywhere on the reels you are given a free respin. The reels where the Taco Brothers wilds are situated will not spin during this free spin, though. It can still result in a win, though, or trigger the bonus feature.