RTG launched another musical video slot in 2018 and it is based on legendary and famous American singer, guitarist and songwriter of the 50s, Ritchie Valens. The game is a tribute not only to the musician who died young, but to the lifestyle of the era he lived in.
The slot is set in a classic American diner with checkered black and white floor and red vinyl chairs. Boasting excellent graphics, themed symbols and Ritchie’s catchy melodies this slot will have you singing and dancing even before you’ve collected a maximum possible prize of 2,000x your bet.
Play Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba
All symbols are theme-related and those taking up the upper part of the paytable are a badge with Ritchie’s picture, awarding 1,000 coins for landing 6 and a guitar, paying out 500 coins for 6 of a kind. The TV, gramophone, shoes, an autograph book, Ritchie’s pictures, tickets and a radio are the remaining symbols awarding from 120 to 250 coins. Wild is represented by Ritchie with his guitar while Scatter is a record with his biggest hit La Bamba on it.
Since this is an All Ways Pays slot which pays both ways, your chances of winning are much higher. The symbols just need to be on adjacent reels.
How to Play
This slot has 6 reels, 3 rows and offers 729 ways to win. You can customize your bet size to suit your budget and wager from $0.30 to $15 per spin.
Since there are no paylines to select, the only thing left to do is click Spin and look out for a hefty win.
However, if you are not in a mood to do it yourself, you can always get the reels spinning automatically by choosing Autoplay.
Strategy & Tips
Ritchie appears as an expanding Wild on the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 during the main game and replaces all symbols including the Scatter.
Each time a Wild appears, it doubles the prizes and expands across the reels, covering them before the prizes are paid.
Scatters hitting the reels will trigger free games. Landing 4 Scatters grants 20 free games with a 1x, 2x or 3x multiplier.
If 5 Scatters activate the feature, you will receive 20 free games with extra expanding Wilds added to the reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
With 6 Scatters triggering the round, you will face multipliers and the first and the last reel occupied by expanding Wild.
Let the cheerful sounds in this slot follow you around while you play it on your smartphone or tablet or get rock’n’rolling while you’re spinning the reels at home.
Either way, if you’re a nostalgic, you will enjoy this magnificent slot for sure.