People either love or hate bullfighting, so having it as a theme for a slot might seem a bit puzzling as a great deal of the target market might be alienated. But, considering how blasé we are about modern video games where protagonists slaughter people, it's tough to imagine anyone being genuinely outraged by El Toreo.
El Toreo is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot created by GameArt. It's got quite a high level of volatility and some decent win potential.
The graphics and animation are a real crowdpleaser – stunning in every respect. The sound effects and music enhance the theme nicely. The slot tries to tap into any romantic visions people may have of this brutal sport, with the backdrop being a bed of roses.
The game's thrills build superbly to crescendos with the animation and music spurring on the action
El Toreo Controls
The symbols are, no surprise, of Spanish origin. The two main symbols are of course the matador (wild) and the bull (scatter). The wild can substitute for everything, except the scatter.
The other thematic symbols are a Spanish beauty, ruby red rose and sword.
The controls are basic and everything is easy to understand. The lack of a Quick Spin was sorely disappointing. Compounding this was the fact that the Autoplay was very basic.
El Toreo Features
Three scatters activates twelve free spins which can be re-triggered. There’s a fantastic expanding wild feature in which the matador expands over an entire reel (2,3,4 only). This is also present during Free Spins and the matador then sticks in place for remaining Free Spins creating Huge wins.
There is a simple gamble option which takes place after each winning spin. Choose the correct card colour drawn and your profits will be doubled. The incorrect choice forfeits your profits.
El Toreo Mobile
The mobile version worked fantastically and was just as sumptuous to look at as the standard version.
While not laden with features, this slot does will with what it has to offer. The theme somewhat detracted from our enjoyment, but that was just due to some of our teams personal prejudice. It’s a solid new offering, with some shortcomings but still plenty of fun to be had.