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Cuba Caliente slot review

Added by Booming Games. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Expert rating:

3.5 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Booming Games

Release date:06/2018

RTP:95.28%

Volatility:Low

Max. win:bet x 1722

Mobile version:Support all devices

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Highlights

Multiplier wilds

Stacked wilds

Wilds

Scatter symbols

Freespins

Themes

Food & drink

Love & romance

Travel

Riches & luxury

Party

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RTP (Return to player):
95.28%
Volatility:
Low
Max. win:
bet x 1722

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
28
Booming Games score (compared to other slots of supplier)
27
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Expert's review Trystan Michielsen

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Cuba Caliente takes players to the sun-soaked streets of Cuba with its unique atmosphere and rich culture. Perhaps the Latino spirit will result in some big wins!

Set in Cuba with its amazing music, great weather and kind people, Cuba Caliente strives to transport its players to this fantastic place for a relaxing experience! Created by Booming Games and released in 2018 the slot boasts a whole set of original symbols as well as a fitting soundtrack.

All the symbols in the game are specifically made for the game, even though some of them are based on familiar slot symbols. It all fits nicely in the 5-reel, 3-row playing field with 25 paylines, which is quite high for Booming Games. In connection to this, and several of the features I’ll look into later, the listed Low Volatility fit my experience well.

There is a lot of movement in this slot with most of the symbols being animated when part of a winning payline. That’s been a change with other slots I’ve played by this developer, where most of the game is very static. The background is unfortunately just a low resolution, zoomed in picture of what seems to be a street in Cuba.

The music is another aspect in the game where the developers seemed to have put some effort into it. The song used is something that strikes me as typically Cuban, with a quick simple jingle for a win.

Symbols

Cuba Caliente has a series of original symbols which are made to look like neon signs you’d find above one of the many quaint little shops in Havana. Only the Wild symbol is a drawing of two people dancing in a different style. I’m not sure why the artist chose that change but it does help in having the symbol stick out.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Free Spins: With 3 or more Free Spins symbols on the screen the Free Spins mode is triggered. Max. 20x your bet with four-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Wild: Substitutes all other symbols in the game except the Free Spins symbol. Max. 20x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Red 7: Max. 12x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Cuban 7: Max. 8x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Blue 7: Max. 6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Beer Bottle: Max. 3x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Guitar: Max. 2x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Beer Glass: Max. 1.6x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Fedora: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Cocktail: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Cigar: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.
  • Pin: Max. 1x your bet with five-of-a-kind on the screen.

Due to the game’s low volatility, the payout value of even the biggest wins is very low, but that evens out somewhat due to the higher probability of getting wins. During my time playing, I found that the game wasn’t quite as forthcoming with wins as it pretended to be, however.

Features

Cuba Caliente has some interesting features that change the gameplay of the slot a little bit. Don’t expect any earthshattering innovations or special bonus games though!

The features are:

  • Wilds: Substitutes all other symbols in the game except the Free Spins symbol.
  • Stacked Wilds: Each spin, reel 3 is filled with Wilds.
  • Free Spins: Get 3 or more Free Spins symbols on the screen to activate the Free Spins mode.
  • Multiplier: Wilds can have a 2x or 3x multiplier.

I think the best feature in Cuba Caliente is the Stacked Wilds, which show up every spin on reel 3. This makes it a lot easier to get a win, requiring only matching symbols on reel 1 and 2 to get enough symbols on a payline. The downside is obviously the low payout, meaning that even a five-of-a-kind win barely puts coins back into your funds.

So how do you get big wins? You don’t really. Even getting 4 Free Spins symbols on the screen at the same time, 5 is impossible, you will only get 20x your bet back. What you really want is several wins simultaneously, stacking payouts to create something substantial.

Of course, there’s no real way to actually do this. It requires a lot of waiting that the stars will align. Reducing your bet, players can choose a bet between £0.01 and £250, will allow you to play for a longer time. That said if you’re fine with small wins that only keep your funds relatively stable than obviously you don’t need to deploy any tactics.

The free spins didn’t trigger very often for me while I was playing but once they did it would offer a nice amount. There aren’t really any special perks to getting the free spins mode, since none of the features are reserved specifically for this part of the game.

In general, I thought the Cuba Caliente features were a little more present and helpful during the gameplay thanks to the recurring Stacked Wilds, compared to their other slots.

In Conclusion

Cuba Caliente is a good-looking slot with a lot of original symbols, some nice features and a fitting soundtrack. It can’t compete with the bigger developers in any of these areas but it still delivers a solid gaming experience and there is a lot of fun to be had.

If you play slots for the big wins and that spike of adrenaline, this won’t be the slot for you. It keeps things rather calm, offering a steady stream of small wins over time. Players that enjoy slots that keep them entertained with flashy features or top-of-the-line graphics and music also won’t find that here.

All in all, the slot does its job well. Booming Games targets the player that plays a video slot to relax, seeing wins come in slowly but steadily and without too many distractions. The max. win of 1,722x your bet is a nice incentive to keep going, especially if you’re not the type of player to actively hunt for the jackpot.

Overall rating:

3.5

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):95.28%

    Volatility:Low

    Max. win:bet x 1722

    Min. bet:£0.01

    Max. bet:£250

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    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:25

    Min. lines:1

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    Languages

    You can play Cuba Caliente in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 23 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Danish, Dutch, Hungarian, Latvian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Slovak, Turkish, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Filipino, Chinese

    Currencies

    Cuba Caliente supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 06/2018
    52nd newest on Booming Games 1,348th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 95.28% 0.58% < average
    61st highest on Booming Games 2,079th highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 1722 x your bet
    44th highest on Booming Games 1,528th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 25 25% > average
    5th highest on Booming Games 915th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.01 per spin
    The lowest on Booming Games The lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £250 per spin
    27th highest on Booming Games 265th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    The most rated on Booming Games 39th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Booming Games

    Release date:06/2018

    RTP (Return to player):95.28%

    Max. win:bet x 1722

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Expert rating: 3.5

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