What is “Havanna Cubana” mobile slot about?
Bally Technologies are based in the Las Vegas home of slot machines, and have a range of online games with interesting themes. Havana Cubana is no exception, being a Cuban themed mobile slot available to play on Android and iPhone smartphones as well as tablets. The game offers less in the way of free spins than other options, but makes up for it with an interesting take on wilds, which focuses on direction as well as the more traditional substitutions.
Look & Feel
The rich gold colouring and tropical colour theme emphasis the Cuban theme of the game, which is carried across the reels with suitably themed symbols, from cigars to cocktails, and bottles of rum. Even the wilds in game fit the theme: they take the form of a sultry woman with the flower in her hair. The game is still traditional in its layout, however: five reels are set above a betting bar with player adjustable options, and the winning sound effect is the old fashioned synth chime.
Game and Winnings
Havana Cubana offers players 5 reels and 4 rows, for a total of 40 paylines. The number of paylines is set at 40 for all games, and is not adjustable. The betting range is from 0.01 to 10 coins per line, or 0.4 to 400 coins per spin, with a total possible jackpot of 27,000 coins. It is possible to autoplay spins in multiples of 5 up to 25 spins at a time, and autoplay can be disabled at any time during these spins.
There are more limited opportunities for free spins than in other slots: the free game symbol, when it appears 3 or more times across reels 2, 3, and 4, will activate 5 free spins with a 3x multiplier, but free spins cannot be retriggered during the initial 5.
The wild symbols are one of the more interesting aspects of this game. As well as a traditional substituting wild (a pretty woman who does not replace bonus symbols when she appears) there is a “directional wild” which appears as a compass. If the compass appears on reels 2 or 4, this activates the directional wilds bonus, and the compass will start spinning. When it stops, any symbols in the direction it is pointing will turn into the standard wilds, giving the player a better chance of winning on that spin, unless the compass points off of the reels. The directional wild bonus can be triggered during free spins, and backgrounds for the wild symbol will change colour based on the initial position of the compass arrow.
Screenshots for Havana Cubana Slot
Havana Cubana Slot Details
This is a simple but well designed mobile video slot that sticks to its theme. The betting range is wide enough to appeal to a variety of players despite the fixed number of lines playable, and the fast-loading HTML5 means that it is easy to play on a range of devices.