Taco Fury XXXtreme
Explore a rather strange and post-apocalyptic world full of zombies and tacos in the Taco Fury XXXtreme pokie by NetEnt. Powered on a grid with 5 reels and 9 paylines, it’s your mission to look out for Taco Wilds under special Wild Explosion symbols as this increases the Taco Wild multiplier up to 5x and awards Wild Reels, Wild Rows and Random Wilds. This will lead to re-spins giving you more chances to win. If you want guaranteed Wild Explosions, you can also go ahead and enable the XXXtreme Spins option. With an average 96.05% RTP and 533x bet max wins, read more about the game in our Taco Fury XXXtreme review. This review is accessible for everyone, but is New Zealand oriented.
Taco Fury XXXtreme Review
Taco Fury XXXtreme is everything but the average Mexico themed casino game, as the Taco Chef in this title is a green and tattooed…. zombie. This is probably also the most “extreme” thing about Taco Fury XXXtreme, to be honest, as the maths model is as far away from the original Starburst XXXtreme as one could imagine. There is only one feature to be found in this casino game, so virtually everything revolves around Explosion Wilds meant to deliver Taco Wilds. This spreads wilds to new positions in 3 different ways, whilst upgrading the Explosion Wild with a multiplier every time until the sticky wilds respin. The top win is a 533x the stake, so this low variance instalment is mainly aimed at recreational punters.
Nice to know
|Launched||5 May 2023|
|RTP||96.05%, 94.03%, 88.04%|
|Features||Buy Feature, Free Spins, Guaranteed Wild in Free Spins, Multiplier, Random Multiplier, Random Wilds/Additional Wilds, Reelset Changing, Respin Wild, Respins, Sticky Wilds, Symbol Swap, Wild|
|Min. bet/line||$ 0.10|
Review Taco Fury XXXtreme
The world still manages to surprise with the diversity of street food and Mexico is probably the best destination to enjoy some good fast food. Even the most iron stomached food lover would have some thoughts downing the delicacies offered in NetEnt’s pokie Taco Fury XXXtreme. In this casino game, a zombie chef cooks up tacos with ‘brainz’ as one of the key ingredients. Although this sounds horrific, Taco Fury XXXtreme still manages to look neat, where a skull-decorated food truck is parked outside of an amusement ground. Greatly presented, we’re still not sure why this chef reckons this will be a success.
The reputed online software developer NetEn added a new instalment to its XXXtreme series. This time, players in New Zealand and far abroad head to a zombie apocalypse, where it’s all about the survival mood. Although this free online pokie game reimagines the standard food trucks serving tasty tacos, you’ll have to feed yourself with food that contains human brains in a world ruled by monsters. A rusty truck holding the reels stands in a dusty background filled with some very strange sightings. The visuals are accompanied with hard rock tunes, making this casino game one that tries to give you the full experience.
How to Play
This brand new online pokie by NetEnt comes with 5 conventional columns, 3 rows, and 9 winning lines, which you are about to spin using the Spin button. After every winning spin, the pay symbols will disappear from the reels. As this comes with an avalanche feature, it will make place for new symbols.
- Before spinning the reels, you will probably want to adjust the total bets to suit your bankroll and your preferences. The gameplay offers several betting options, beginning from $ 0.10 and going up to a maximum of $ 100 per game.
- Pressing the Coins button will open the Taco Fury XXXtreme pokie stake selection window. To avoid needing to click the Spin function every time, you can also go for the Autoplay mode and play up to 1000 auto spins. This also comes with advanced settings.
- Click on the double arrows to enable or disable fast-play mode. Use the three-line Menu icon to access the help page and the information “i” button for the paytable.
We always recommend making use of the free demo version as this gives you the chance to test the game, enjoy the gameplay, and use virtual credits. This will make it possible to learn the rules of this pokie game and understand how it is played.
With a food/zombie game theme, the Taco Fury XXXtreme pokie takes you to an apocalyptic world where green zombies rule and own a taco food truck. With an abandoned fairground forming the backdrop, the reels are set inside the vehicle. From a visual point of view, this is one of the nicest looking pokies we’ve come across this year. The good thing is that it also comes with a catchy country soundtrack which will be to the liking of many players.
On the reels of the game, you will see not so standard, nacho-shaped A, K, Q, J and 10 symbols. Then there is what we would call a feet-filled shoes, a dentures-infused juice drink, a spiked upgraded dough roller, a bottle of eye-infused soda pop and the Chef Zombie. The Chef Zombie is the most valuable symbol with 5, 7.5 or 10x the stake awarded for 3, 4 or 5 across any payline.
Make sure to pay attention to the Taco Wild symbol that appears on the middle reels. Substituting for all symbols, a Taco Wild covered by another Taco Wild or exploding in the Wild Explosion feature will see it come with a 5x multiplier. Above the reels 2, 3 and 4 you will notice various Chef Zombie Special Sauce Wild Explosion symbols which appear on every spin. These become active if the Taco Wilds land under any of the 3 Wild Explosion symbols. There is no traditional scatter or bonus symbol found in the game.
|Symbol||Payout for 3||Payout for 4||Payout for 5|
|Taco Wild||Substitutes + pays up to 10x the stake|
Remarkably, Taco Fury XXXtreme does not feature a free spins feature. This pokie game revolves around wild explosions, and it also includes a respins feature.
Above reels 2, 3, and 4, special taco sauce symbols (also known as Chef Zombie’s special taco sauce wild explosion symbols) can land. If a taco wild lands on the reel below the taco sauce symbol, the taco sauce symbol drops down onto the taco. As a result, the corresponding modifier is activated:
- The orange taco wild increases its own multiplier by +1. Additionally, a taco wild is added to both adjacent reels.
- The red taco wild increases its own multiplier by +1. Additionally, a taco wild is added to the positions above and below it.
- The purple taco wild increases its own multiplier by +1. Additionally, 2 or 3 taco wilds are added to random positions on the playing field.
After the taco sauce symbol has performed its task, it is locked in place on the playing field by chains. Then, the player is awarded a respin, during which all positions without a taco wild will spin again.
The Taco Fury XXXtreme RTP is set at 96.05%. This is slightly above the online pokies industry average of 96%. Do note that NetEnt offers a 94.03% RTP version as well which you will always need to double check before you make your first real money bet. You can check by heading to the game’s paytable at your preferred online casino website. Low variance, at the time of writing there is no hit frequency rate information available. As for the game’s win potential, the Taco Fury XXXtreme pokie comes with a disappointing 533x stake max wins. The top payout will occur every 50 million spins on average. These are stats we would normally find very depressing, but we’re kind of used to this as NetEnt has chosen to walk a different path with all newer releases coming with these kinds of figures.
From a graphical point of view, the Taco Fury XXXtreme pokie is definitely world class. The designers of NetEnt have managed to create something unique as they’ve combined the good old zombie vibe with a food truck taking place in a distant future. As for its theme, it’s very different from what we’re used to and has HD graphics that are truly unmatched.
As for the gameplay, you’ll quickly discover that it’s all about landing the Chef Zombie Special Sauce Wild Explosion symbol as the Taco Wilds found beneath them. This will eventually result in the Taco Wild multiplier increasing by 1 as well as handing out Wild Reels, Wild Rows or Random Wilds. With re-spins to follow, it can lead to heaps of wins and a Taco Wild multiplier up to 5x. Taco Fury XXXtreme offers top wins of only 533x stake max wins which is very low, even for NetEnt. We therefore hope NetEnt will continue with the XXXtreme concept but will start to add bigger wins as there are other reasons to play a pokie than merely enjoy the graphics.