There are no paylines here but, instead, wins count when you land matching symbols on consecutive reels from the leftmost reel to the right, regardless of where the symbols landed on that reel. That’s because there are 243 ways to win in this release.
The game also has five reels and three rows, so you can land a maximum of five symbols and fill the reels with up to 15 symbols. The release requires you to adjust your total bet before you start playing, as all payouts are multiplied by the total bet. You can stake between 0.05 and 100, whether you’re a high roller or low budget player.
Once you choose your bet and click on the spin button, you leave the rest to the RNG and wait for winning combinations. You can select Max Bet if you want the reels to spin with the highest bet possible, and the autoplay if you want the reels to spin without constantly clicking on the button.
The symbols you will see when playing the 243 Mexicana video slot fit the theme ideally and offer impressive payouts. The symbols that offer special features are the bonus lantern and the skull wild. The wild offers 5x your total bet for five symbols across the reels and the bonus symbol does not offer any separate payouts.
The higher paying symbols in this game are the chili and cactus, offering rewards of 5x, 3x and 1.6x your total bet when you land five, four, and three from left to right on the reels.
Next are the guitar and sombrero with payouts of 4x, 2x, and 1x your bet for hitting five, four, and three symbols on the reels, respectively.
Then, we have lower valued symbols from A and K giving players 1.6x. 0.8x, and 0.4x your total bet for landing five, four, and three symbols of a kind on adjacent reels.
Finally, you can land Q and J with low payouts of 1x, 0.4x, and 0.2x your bet when you hit five, four, and three symbols on consecutive reels.
The payouts might look low, but remember that the betting range is pretty high so you’ll be getting decent wins as you play.
The 243 Mexicana bonus features are quite thrilling and add more flavor to the already spicy Mexican-themed slot. The game features the skull acting as the wild, and it can stand in for other symbols on the reels to form a winning combination, except the scatter.
The big symbol feature can appear randomly during every spin. Here, the symbols can be as small as 2x2 and grow to symbols as big as 5x3. Only the bonus symbol is in the big symbol feature.
This scatter is the lantern symbol with BONUS written on it. You only win free spins if you can fill the reels with the scatter symbol, regardless of the position. For landing four, six, nine, and twelve scatters, you get four, six, nine, and 12 free spins, respectively. The highest is filling the entire reels with 15 bonus symbols and this offers 15 free spins.
243 Mexicana free spins game cannot be reactivated and features the big symbol. The big symbol will appear on the reels during free spins with a starting size of 2x3.
Finally, you can double your wins with the optional gamble feature. If you guess the color of the face-down card correctly, you win and get a 2x multiplier.
The 243 Mexicana Return To Player is 96.01% (but this can vary between 88,02% and 98,06% according to Synot), so it’s right on the average mark. Thus, it’s a good value and offers decent rewards. Plus, this is combined with medium level volatility so the decent rewards will arrive consistently.