Taco Brothers

Taco Brothers is a madcap Mexican-themed online slot from Elk Studios that features a band of brothers (Pico, Paso, and Pepe) whose town has been robbed of all of their precious tacos by the local law enforcement officer, Captain Diaz.

Both brave and loveable, the brothers can be found breaking into Diaz's vault in a taco-inspired heist before escaping across the reels and awarding free spins with Running Wilds as the Captain tries to catch them. While the evil captain does his best to thwart you and the trio from making off with his valuables, his daughter is on hand to help you out by releasing any brothers that her father captures to allow them a second chance at escaping. 

There's also a Re-Spin feature that gives you a second shot at triggering the bonus game. You can get a taste of the Taco Brothers slot for as little as 10p per spin and as much as £50 per spin.

More about the Software Provider

Swedish-based online slots developer, Elk Studios has been creating fun games since 2012. Its mobile-optimised titles often feature cheeky characters such as Wild Toro (a bull who gives a matador the run around), Bloopers (a game about animated film crew members who each come with a special effect), and Electric Sam (a slot that revolves around a troll with an electricity obsession). Taco Brothers is one of Elk Studios' most successful slots to-date, and it's even inspired a sequel called Taco Brothers Saving Christmas.

Appearance and Sound Effects

Taco Brothers starts off with a video introduction which explains how, in 1881, a new and unwanted resident moved to the sleepy Mexican village of Santa Maria. As soon as he arrived, Captain Diaz set about stealing everyone's tacos, leaving the townsfolk heartbroken and hungry. So, three brothers (Pepe who plays the guitar, Paso – "the smart one", and Pico who loves to play with TNT and dynamite) decide to take back their tasty tacos by breaking into Captain Diaz's vault.

The game is set in the centre of the village, and you can see the brightly coloured bank basking underneath the midday sun while a gentle Mexican tune plays in the background.
The paytable symbols include the three brothers, cactuses, guitars, shovels, safes, bottles of tequila, the game logo, and gold bells. You'll also encounter Captain Diaz and the Senorita in the Free Spins Bonus.

Bonuses and Special Features

The Gold Bell is the wild symbol, and it can make winning combinations by substituting for any symbol except the scatter and the game logo.
The Taco Brothers logo is also a wild, and when two appear on your screen, the Re-Spin Feature gives you a single re-spin for a second chance to collect three bonus symbols. Three bonus symbols (the Safes) start the Wild Escape Bonus Game which comes with a Running Wilds Feature.

With each free spin, one of the three brothers drops onto the fifth reel and acts as a wild symbol (which can replace any symbol except Captain Diaz and the Senorita) while moving one reel to the left with each spin. If all three of the brothers escape, the bonus feature ends. However, if the Captain Diaz symbol lands on the screen, he immediately locks up any of the brothers who are currently on the reels, and if all three get taken to jail, the bonus ends. The Senorita symbol releases any brothers who are locked up, allowing them to recommence their Running Wilds feature. The safe that you get to explode at the beginning of the Wild Escape Free Spins Bonus also awards a multiplier of x1, x2 or x3 on all wins.

Within the Settings Menu, you can optionally select one of three Betting Strategies – Jumper, Booster or Leveller – which raise or lower your current bet based on pre-determined conditions. For example, Booster raises the bet level by +1 after every losing spin until it's four levels higher, and resets after a winning spin.

Paylines/Reels

Taco Brothers uses five reels, three rows of symbols, and two hundred and forty-three paylines. It also has a high RTP (Return to Player Rate) of 96.30%.

Mobile Compatibility

The game is designed to work with desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets, and includes mobile-friendly game controls when played on mobile devices.

Our Verdict

If you love to play light-hearted slots with fun or quirky themes and bonus features, your mouth will be watering at the prospect of tucking into Taco Brothers. With re-spins, free spins, Running Wilds, regular wilds, and three different betting strategies to take advantage of, you'll be making money in Mexico in no time at all!