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Ritchie Valens' La Bamba

Ritchie Valens La Bamba Slot

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After The Big Bopper, an online video slot inspired by J. P. Richardson Jr, Realtime Gaming (RTG) pays homage to another musician who lost his life in a plane crash on the Day the Music Died. He is Ritchie Valens, best known for his huge hit La Bamba. 

Valens was a forefather of so-called Chicano Rock movement and his career lasted only eight months. Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba is a 6-reel slot machine with the All Ways Pays structure allowing players to create up to 729 winning combinations in a single spin. The 2018 title boasts retro design with graphics in vibrant colours and loads of music you can play and dance to. 

It benefits from Expanding Wilds portraying Ritchie Valens himself that spread to cover all the position on the reels and double payouts from winning combinations in which they are included. They can also substitute for Scatter thus helping players trigger free spins with up to 3x multipliers. The top prize stands at 6,000x your bet.

The overall appearance of the game may remind you of the RTG 2016 release The Big Bopper as it draws inspiration from 1950s too. On the reels you will see shoes, photos, radio sets, concert tickets, guitars and other theme-related symbols that deliver high and low-value prizes. Before you set the reels in motion, set your bet by choosing a value that suit you best. The game is played at 6 reels and you have to land matching symbols on adjacent reels left to right and right to left to win a prize. If you don’t feel like spinning the reels manually, activate a preferred number of automatic spins and enjoy the performance.

Wild depicted as the great musician himself appears on all the reels except for the first one and substitutes for all the symbols including Scatters. Every time it appears on the reels it will expand to help you create more winning combinations. In addition, it comes with a 2x multiplier attached, so your prizes get doubled whenever Wild is included in a winning combo. Scatters also pay both ways, so you have to land them left to right and vice versa to trigger the Ritchie Valens free games feature. Land four or more Scatters starting from the leftmost or the rightmost position and you will win 20 free games with multipliers going up to 3x. If you trigger the feature with five or six Scatters, it can be even more rewarding,

With the RTG 2018 online video slot you can revive the memory of the talented musician whose life ended prematurely. Ritchie Valens’ La Bamba will provide you with an entertaining gaming experience thanks to its lucrative bonus features and if you are a fan of the 1950s culture, you may find yourself spinning the reels for a long time. Enjoy the game on your desktop or mobile device and look out for Wilds and Scatters to make the most of the gameplay. You may even find yourself dancing to the rhythm of the Spanish rock swing! Our rating: 88/100

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