Paco and the Popping Peppers Slots is a well done slot that has a strange theme and manages to be more charming than you’d expect given that it’s a bunch of creepy floating faces on produce items. It both pays and plays well, and there isn’t much to fault on it, other than our lingering wonders if it is a parody of itself. We thoroughly enjoyed the time we spent with it, mostly wishing that they’d pushed the parody angle more, and made the Paco character happier looking. Why’s he down? It’s not like he has to work.
If you like slots and want something a little different with a dash of Mexican, this is a game up your alley. Skip this review and get to spinning!
The premise of Paco and the Popping Peppers Slots is produce. And Mexico. We’re not sure how that came together, but here we are in the world we’re living in where Paco and the Popping Peppers Slots is a thing. Despite the odd beginnings of this game, it still looks and plays great, and manages to have a personality all its own in lines with a parody or a low end Pixar movie.
Graphics in Paco and the Popping Peppers Slots are funny and irreverent. Everything is crisp, clear, colorful, and compelling to look at, which makes your time spent playing all the easier because of how easy they are on the eyes. The 3d renderings are very well done, and the facial expressions look authentically emotionally. We’re not sure how we feel about that given that it’s about produce, but we’ll live with it.
Paco looks kinda sad, but we’re not sure why. Maybe he’s hungry? Either way, they did a great job with the graphics, which are unlike anything we’re used to seeing. Maybe the potatoes are a little shiny, but that’s about it. If they’re potatoes. They’re kinda ball like so we hope they’re not meatballs Paco left out because that’s the wrong culture.
Gameplay in Paco and the Popping Peppers Slots is standard. At 5 reels and 30 pay lines, it does not break the mold there, chosing instead to keep things classy in ways we can respect.
Betting here ranges from two pennies to $1, making this an accessible slot that anyone can jump into in hopes of winning a lot of money without worrying about necessarily breaking the bank in the process. Max bets cap out at $150, which tends to be how we rolled when we played it a bunch for our review. The Hi-Low Bonus round is okay, but really, all bonus rounds in these games are kind of the same. You win more money, which is great, but it’s nothing new.
+ Odd parody theme
+ Great graphics
+ Solid and classic play mechanics
+ Decent payouts
- Why’s Paco down, devs?
- Gameplay is not very innovative
- Can be a little addicting at times for obvious reasons
Who is this Game For?
This game is suitable for players of all types. In particular, it should appeal to:
* Players new to digital slots and looking for something relatively accessible
* Moderate intensity players that have gotten their feet plenty wet in the online slots world and are looking for something a little more involved
* Jaded slot vets
* People that mostly want to win a bunch of money playing digital slot games
* Players looking for slot nostalgia for the similarities and differences this slot has to other games
* People more used to normal video games that are looking to get their feet wet in the world of online slots
Who is the Game NOT For?
Although we enjoy this slot, it is not for everybody. In particular, it may not be your cup of tea if this describes you in any fashion:
* Averse to winning money online
* Looking for something truly innovative in the genre
* You find the theme in any way offputting
Is it Buggy?
In the time we spent playing this game, we did not encounter any bugs, problems, or errors. The same cannot be said for all slots of this genre, so we commend the developers for a job well done on that. We also encountered no issues in processing winnings or payments, and everything ran very smooth just like you would expect across many varied devices in a variety of ecosystems and operating systems.
Paco and the Popping Peppers Slots is the weirdest Mexican themed produce game you’ll play all year. It looks great and has a quirky sense of charm that will stick with you as you win spin after spin. It’s lite on features, but high on pay lines and pay outs.
If you like what’s in the crisper, and Mexican art, and money, this game was made for you. You’re an odd one, but we can relate to that.