Ritchie Valens Live At Realtime Gaming Online Casinos

March 19, 2018


A while ago, Realtime Gaming had launched an online pokie titled The Big Bopper. The pokie was a tribute to J.P. Richardson (a.k.a. The Big Bopper), who was one of the legendary trio of Rock and Roll. All three tragically died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, which is known as the Day the Music Died. Now Realtime Gaming has honoured the second of the trio, Ritchie Valens, in its new online pokie. Ritchie was a singer, songwriter and guitarist best known for his hit La Bamba. The video pokie is known as Ritchie Valens La Bamba and is already live at Australian online casinos like Fair Go, Majestic Slots and Ace Pokies.

The reels are set in the background of a 1950s bar, probably a recreation of The Levee, which was a Rock and Roll haunt. While the reels spin, you can play one of three Ritchie songs from We Belong Together, Come On Let’s Go and Donna. Ritchie Valens La Bamba is an all ways online pokie in the 6×3 structure with payouts being made both ways. The six of a kind combination pays only once.

Ritchie is an expanding wild symbol that appears only on reels, 3, 4 and 5 in the base game. It doubles payouts when substituting in winning combinations. It substitutes for the scatter symbol as well, but the expanded wild counts as only one symbol here. The La Bamba record is the scatter symbol. Three scatter symbols pay an amount equal to the total bet. Four or more scatter symbols award the free spins feature. The scatter symbols also have to be aligned left to right or right to left. The symbols awarding line payouts include Ritchie button, guitar, Ritchie on TV, shoes, phonograph, poster, autograph book, speaker and tickets. Line payouts are awarded for combinations of three or more symbols. The highest line payout is 1000 coins without wild multiplier.

Four scatter symbols trigger up to 20 free spins. Each free spin will have a randomly assigned payout multiplier that could be 1x, 2x or 3x. If five scatter symbols trigger the feature then there will be an added benefit. Extra expanding wild symbols will be added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 to improve payout potential. With six scatter symbols in the trigger, expanding wilds will be added to reels 1 and 6 as well. Any retrigger will add 20 free spins.