Oh Catrina (May 2016) is a casino game from Booming Games. Day of the Dead, a Mexican early November holiday, inspired Oh Catrina. Booming Games operates other suchlike games, including Mexico Wins (March 2018) and Sugar Skulls (October 2018). Examples of the rival games are Pumpkin Smash (October 2017) from Yggdrasil Gaming, Thunderkick’s Esqueleto Explosivo (April 2014), and Capecod Gaming’s Calaveras (January 2018).
The name “Oh Catrina” is a reference to the name of the deceased young Mexican woman who is being remembered on that occasion—both her name (Oh Catrina!) and photograph (a colorfully dressed slim beauty with a tiny waist) are printed on a banner that is hung across a Mexican residential street amid colorful embroidered tablecloths. Three of the Oh Catrina symbols require 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X combinations, while seven symbols require 3X, 4X, or 5X combinations.
Oh Catrina Game Characteristics
Oh Catrina’s 5X3 grid has 15 adjustable pay lines alongside ten expanding symbols, placed on shelves decorated with dinner napkins. Its two special symbols are: a set of three substituting and “Wild” burning candles; and a free spins-offering green-and-red flower (Scatter).
The eight Oh Catrina ordinary symbols are: a golden-brown sugar skull with flowers on the eye sockets; a cream sugar skull with predominantly green icing; a black sugar skull; a white tablecloth showing a horse-drawn carriage; a pink tablecloth showing a sombrero-wearing male skeleton; a blue tablecloth with two Mexican male skeletons; a bottle of tequila; and a framed black-and-white photograph of a couple.
The Oh Catrina coin values are: $0.01, $0.02, $0.03, $0.05, $0.10, $0.20, $0.30, $0.50, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $5.00, $10.00, $20.00, and $30.00. Its minimum bet is $0.01. The bets depend with the coin values and the active pay lines. For instance, all 15 pay lines have this bet range: $0.15, $0.30, $0.45, $0.75, $1.50, $3.00, $4.50, $7.50, $15.00, $30.00, $45.00, $75.00, $150.00, $300.00, and $450.00 (maximum total bet).
The $450.00 maximum bet attracts these Oh Catrina payouts. Two, three, four, and five combinations: the flowery golden-brown sugar skull pays $120.00, $900.00, $3600.00, and $12000.00; the cream sugar skull pays $90.00, $600.00, $4500.00, and $15000.00; and black sugar skull pays $90.00, $540.00, $2400.00, and $6000.00.
Three, four, and five combinations: the set of three candles pays $2250.00, $15000.00, and $150000.00; the green-and-red flower pays $1350.00, $2700.00, and $4050.00; the white tablecloth, or pink tablecloth, or the blue tablecloth pays $450.00, $900.00, and $1500.00; and the bottle of tequila, or the black-and-white photograph pays $150.00, $450.00, and $750.00.
More than three flowers offer the ten free games. There are both big wins and epic wins. The non-progressive jackpot of Oh Catrina is $150000.00.
The usual features are predictably located in the otherwise good Oh Catrina software. The sounds are deathly, such as the seemingly Catrina’s spirit-summoning Mexican instrumentals, the sugar skulls chattering their teeth when they are matched, and the metal clanking sound effect. Graphically, the animated caricatures seamlessly integrate with the commemoration theme, especially when symbols are matched; this includes the funny body language of the still skeletons on the tablecloths that suddenly become lively, the tequila shots, and the skeleton driving the horse-drawn carriage. The death humor is notable.
Luck in Oh Catrina
The RTP rate of Oh Catrina, a game of chance, is 95.47% and the house edge is 4.53%.