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Pamplona is a matador-themed slot from IGT, and is based in the famous bull-running Spanish town of - you guessed it - Pamplona. Read our review to find out how to land free spins with 20x multipliers...
A high variance five-reel slot with 1,024 ways to win, Pamplona brings the famous Spanish bull run event to life.
Launched back in 2013, the graphics of this slot show their age a little, but the slot is aesthetically charming. A dusty Spanish street is visible in the background, while the symbols on the reels are mainly filler, with 9 through to A represented alongside five themed symbols.
The decent range of bet limits should appeal to most players, while the high volatility (variance) will be especially tempting to high rollers who don’t mind waiting a while for bigger payouts as opposed to the little and often wins that come with lower variance slots.
The lower value symbols on the reels of the Pamplona online slot machine from IGT are represented by the traditional card symbols, 9, 10, J, Q, K, and A. Each of these symbols offers the same payouts of 5 coins for three on a payline, and 100 for five, while the K and A symbol pay 20 coins for four and all others pay 10.
The matador plays the part of the wild symbol, substituting for any symbol apart from the bull to aid in making winning paylines. Appearing on reels 2, 3, 4, and 5, the matador will double any wins it is a part of.
Three or more bull symbols won’t only give a nice payout, they’ll also take you through to the El Toro bonus feature. Here, you will have a choice of matador banners, with each having a different number of free spins with an attached multiplier.
The lower the spin number, the higher the multiplier maybe, with up to 3x attached to 30 free spins, 5x attached to 20 spins, a maximum of 10x multiplier for 15 spins, and finally five free spins can provide a multiplier of up to 20x on every win during the feature.
Depending on how the reels spin, each of these different combinations can be very lucrative, especially if you manage to get the higher end of the possible multiplier for each number of free spins. The free spins feature can be retriggered a maximum of three times.
Pamplona isn’t the most popular IGT slot amongst mobile players, so it can be quite difficult to find compared to the likes of Cleopatra. However, it is available at some online casinos, both via downloadable apps and directly from your browser.
Android and iOS users can access this fast-loading title (if they can find it!) and will enjoy all the benefits of the desktop version of the slot. The autoplay and bet limit settings are the same, the multiplying wilds are in play and, of course, the free spins feature is also available on the desktop version of the slot.
Old school feeling classics like Pamplona are the order of the day for IGT, a licensed software developer that also boasts the epic Cleopatra and the evergreen Da Vinci in its constantly growing collection.
Providing slots for land-based casinos, IGT hasn’t had quite the same impact online as many of the providers' slots feel a little old fashioned. However, the likes of Wheel of Fortune On Tour (part of a popular series) and Texas Tea (which boasts an RTP of over 97%) show what IGT can do in terms of modern slots, this is just a developer that prefers the traditional, and does it with style!
Pamplona is a slot with a unique theme, although it is based more on bullfighting than the actual running of the bulls that the town of Pamplona is better known for. Unique theme aside, the design shows its age and doesn’t stack up against modern offerings, from IGT and other developers.
Where Pamplona really saves itself is in the gameplay, 1,024 ways to win ensures small wins are fairly frequent, and the multiplying wilds and free spins features provide the potential for some big wins on occasion.