This fun slot features the Mexican character Paco, who stands at the side of the screen throughout your gameplay. He randomly announces that he is ‘taking a siesta’ and slums down with his hat over his face. If you wait too long to spin he urges you along with ‘andale amigo!’ If you hit a win, Paco leaps up and gets his guitar out. This character adds a great touch of fun to the gameplay.
The betting here is similar to many other Betsoft slot games. To choose your bet, you need to select the number of credits you want to play per payline from 1 to 5. You also need to pick your coin size from 0.02 to 0.50. As there are 30 paylines to play all of these with the minimum bet with takes 0.60, which is quite a high amount for lower rollers. The max bet per spin is 75 so this is great for higher rollers looking for risky betting. Plus, as the volatility is medium in this slot, you will always get a good balance of risk to reward.
Taking a Siesta
Paco and the Popping Peppers has some good payouts with the best award coming from the pineapple which awards up to 1000 credits for 5 symbol. The second-best icon is the tomato which awards up to 750 credits for 5 matches. The coconut pays up to 500 credits and the papaya awards up to 250 credits. The peppers award up to 125 credits and the onions award up to 50 credits for 5 matches.
The colourful donkey piñata is the wild symbol in the game. This icon awards up to 2500 credits if you manage to hit 5 on the screen together. This symbol acts as wild, so it stands in for the other symbols in the game to create more possible wins.
The Mexican hut is the bonus symbol. If you hit 3 of these or more on the reels you will trigger the ‘higher or lower’ bonus bound. Simply choose whether the next card will be higher or lower – just like in Brucie’s Play Your Cards Right! You can play up to 10 game rounds to keep boosting your cash. But once you hit 3 losing rounds the game ends.
There is also a ‘pop multiplier’ which gives extra boosts to your payouts. On any winning spin where you match 3 or more symbols, the winning symbols ‘pop’ and disappear to be replaced by new symbols tumbling down from above. You can keep doing this to get more and more wins from the same spin. Every time this happens you enjoy an increased multiplier with up to 10x multipliers available for maximum pops!
Gamesys Offers Similar
For more slots fun with a similar style to Paco and the Popping Peppers, you could check out Run Chicken Run and Freaky Fruits, which are both slot machines from Gamesys. These games both have a medium variance for well-balanced gameplay, along with a range of similar features, such as 30 paylines, wild symbols and a fun bonus game.
Musical Mexican Fun
Paco and the Popping Peppers is great visually with 3D graphics and the funny Paco character laughing, snoozing and playing his guitar throughout the gameplay! The music really adds to the fun of the theme and keeps everything feeling energetic. Wild symbols help your payouts and the tumbling reels feature with multipliers means there are some hefty winnings available for the luckiest spinners.