It’s been almost 60 years since a plane crash in which musicians Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and J. P. Richardson a.k.a. The Big Bopper died. February 3, 1959, will be remembered as the Day the Music Died, but the truth is that all of them will be remembered for their unique music and songs. After the 2016 title The Big Bopper, Realtime Gaming (RTG) comes up with a new release in March, 2018. This time, the developer pays homage to Ritchie Valens, the man who invented a new music genre known as Chicano rock. It is basically Mexican folk music played in rock style and his most popular song by far is La Bamba. Although the song became planetary popular after the 1987 biographical movie La Bamba, following Valens’ life and career, it is undisputedly his signature song.
Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba follows the structure of the previous title with a 6×3 payout and the All Ways Pays mechanics. Players will win as long as they land symbols of a kind on adjacent reels left to right and vice versa. If you like the era in which rock and roll dominated popular music, you will love to learn that the RTG release comes packed with symbols that will recreate 1950s with retro gadgets and memorabilia populating the reels. The graphics and nicely drawn and smoothly animated while original songs performed by Ritchie Valens add to the overall atmosphere of the game.
The slot machine benefits from Expanding Wild and free spins. Ritchie Valens himself stands for Wild and makes an appearance on all the reels except for the first one. He will replace all the symbols including Scatter and double awards. Scatters pay left to right and right to left, just like regular symbols, and once 4 or more of them hit the reels, the free spins feature is unlocked. It awards 20 free spins with payouts subject to up to 3x multipliers. The maximum possible payout players can win while playing Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba is 6,000x bet.
The brand new RTG online slot will be launched next Wednesday, March 14, across all three platforms. Keep an eye on our gaming portal for updates on promotions you can make use of to give Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba a try.