Lava Loca, launched in May 2018, is a slot game from Booming Games; it has a Hawaiian coastline theme and incorporates the Hawaiian mythology. Spade Gaming’s Lava Island, Novomatic’s Lava Loot, and Lucky Lava from Multimedia Games are among the game rivals of Lava Loca.
The name “Lava Loca” is a seemingly shortened form of “lava location” since the setting, Hawaii, is located in an active volcanic activity zone. Four of the Lava Loca symbols require two, three, four, or five combinations; the other five symbols require three, four, or five combinations.
Lava Loca Game Characteristics
Lava Loca has a 5X3 grid, containing twenty adjustable pay lines. The nine Lava Loca symbols consist of two special and seven ordinary symbols. The special symbols are: the blue brand name “Lava Loca” (the Wild and substitute); and a red “Free Spins” (Scatter) sign on black molten lava.
The seven ordinary symbols comprise of: three Tiki gods namely fertility/peace god Lono (has blooming plants signifying agriculture) with a blue background, creator god Kane (has a gem on his forehead) with a green background, and sea god Kanaloa with a purple background; a flowery purple A, a flowery green K, a flowery yellow Q, and a flowery blue J.
The Lava Loca starting page shows the game’s three major features: the expanding symbol, the mystery multiplying Wilds (has X2 and X4 wins multipliers), and the free spins.
The coin values (also the total bets when using a single pay line) of Lava Loca are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, and $5.00 (note: the original software has $10.00). The minimum total bet is $0.01.
The total bets are dependent on the selected number pay lines. For example, using ten pay lines has this average betting range: $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, $30.00, $50.00, and $100.00. Using all twenty pay lines offers this highly betting range: $0.20, $0.40, $0.60, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $100.00, and $200.00 (maximum total bet).
The payouts depend with the staked amount. For example, the $200.00 maximum bet is associated with these Lava Loca payouts. Two, three, four, and five combinations: “Lava Loca” brand name offers X150.00, X600.00, X2000.00, and X10000.00; the blue god Lono pays offers X100.00, X400.00, X1500.00, and X5000.00; the green god Kane pays X50.00, X150.00, X500.00, and X2000.00; and the purple god Kanaloa offers X30.00, X100.00, X400.00, and X1500.00.
Payouts for three, four, and five winning combinations: the “Free Spins” symbol pays X400.00, X4000.00, and X40000.00; either As or Ks pay X40.00, X150.00, and X600.00; and either Qs or Js pay X30.00, X100.00, and X400.00. More than three “Free Spins” symbols offer ten free games.
The non-progressive jackpot of Lava Loca is X4000 the staked amount, which, (for versions accepting $100.00 maximum bet) is theoretically $400,000 or (for versions accepting $200 maximum bet) is $800000.00.
The Lava Loca software is good and the ambience sounds are melodic. The graphics are colorful, especially the animated caricatures of stone gods, the lava vents, and the grid embedded on a Hawaii beach hut.
Luck in Lava Loca
The return to player rate of Lava Loca, a game of luck, is 96.3% and the house edge is 3.7%.