Pamplona slot review
Pamplona is an intriguing slot release from online slot developer International Game Technology (IGT) that holds a Spanish theme where bulls and matadors set the tone of the game.
1,024 Ways to Win!
Pamplona is a 5 reel, 1,024 ways to win slot where there is so much opportunity to win. The game was previously released as a popular land-based slot and it is great to finally see its arrival in the online genre. In a historical context, Pamplona is the capital city of Navarre in Spain and has become a world famous destination because of the San Fermin Festival that runs from 6th July to 14th July every year with the running of the bulls being the main attraction. You've probably seen footage on YouTube or a candid camera television show where some poor runner gets absolutely nailed by the raging bull. Funny to watch, not so funny to be on the receiving end of those horns!
This slot plays on the popularity of this festival with a lot of imagery and iconography from the festival appearing during the game play. This includes the symbols consisting of Bulls, Matadors, Red Cape, Fans and Flowers.
Earn up to 30 Free Spins or a 20x Multiplier in the El Toro Bonus
The Bull symbol represents the scatter and has the potential to trigger the El Toro Bonus features if you manage to hit three or more of the Scatter symbols across the reels. You have the chance to select either 5 free spins with a 20x multiplier, 10 free spins with a 15x multiplier, 15 free spins with a 10x multiplier, 20 free spins with a 5x multiplier and 30 free spins with a 3x multiplier. There is also the chance to re-trigger the free spins if you hit the Scatter symbols across the reels during the free spins. These free spins can be re-triggered up to three times.
Ole! The Matador is Wild!
You can also hit some big prizes with the Wild symbols that are represented by the Matador symbol. These substitute for all other symbols except for the scatter to complete winning combinations. The pay outs on these winning combinations that include the Wild are also doubled.
Pamplona is a welcome addition to the online slot scene and it will certainly be a popular slot with those players that have enjoyed it in a land-based casino. However, whether it will stand the test of time is yet to be seen. It is a game that will deliver some big wins and the chance to select your own bonus will be a pleasing feature for players. It might prove to be as successful as the Egyptian-themed Cleopatra 2 but it does not have the innovative feel that Sheriff Gaming’s heist-themed Amsterdam Masterplan or Betsoft Gaming’s 3D slot game It Came From Venus possess. This is one more for the traditionalists and that is not necessarily a bad thing.