Chilli Heat Slot
Put on your sombrero, pick up a guitarrón, and get ready to say “Ay Caramba!” as you sit down behind the new Chilli Heat slot game from Malta-based talented slot producers Pragmatic Play. The Chilli Heat video slot, like the little hot peppers themselves, will spice up your life and have your heart pumping faster thanks to its wild theme, hot bonuses, and multi-tier progressive jackpot prizes.
Despite the game carrying such a name, the theme of this colourful online slot isn’t food but rather the Mexican culture in general. In recent months, one could see many new slots that use mariachis, tequilas, and peppers for their symbols, and the Chill Heat is no different, except maybe that it also has smiling Chihuahuas in its pay table. The whole slot was designed to look like it is played at the centre of a small Mexican town, right in the middle of a public fiesta where town folk yell and cheer as traditional music plays in the background.
The centre of the fiesta is your 5 reels screen which spans over 3 rows of symbols and offers 25 fixed paylines that make your winnings. Other than paying symbols, the slot is also equipped with a few extras that can help you trigger free spins rounds, complete winning combinations, or claim yourself a jackpot prize on top of other real cash prizes. And all this is available on both laptops and any iOS or Android phone and tablet that supports HTML5, for a little touch of Mexico wherever you go.
Scorching Hot Prizes
Although it is a modern slot machine, the Chilli Heat likes to do things the old-fashioned way, allowing you not only to pick a payline bet but also choose whether you want to add more coins to a payline to reap better prizes. The starting bet in the game is 0.25 credits (0.01 per payline x 25 paylines) when you play with only 1 coin. You can bet up to 10 coins and up to 0.50 credits per payline, which can amount to a maximum bet of 125 credits per spin.
The slot pays only for combinations that start from the 1st, leftmost reel and stretch towards the right reels. There are a total of 8 base symbols in the pay table and they all pay prizes only when 3, 4, or 5 matching symbols appear on one of the paylines. The Mariachi is the most generous picture in the pay table, giving payouts of 10-200x your payline bet for 3-5 symbols, and he is followed by 3 other picture symbols (Chihuahua, Tabasco sauce, and a tequila shot) which pay 5-150x your payline bet for 3-, 4-, and 5-of-a-kind combos. The same 3-symbol payouts are given to the 4 cards symbols, all of which offer the same returns that start with 5x your line bet and can go to a maximum of 50x your line bet for 5 matching cards.
Apart from the regular symbols, other pictures you’ll get to see often during your sessions are the Chilli Heat wild symbols, which can substitute for all symbols except for the bonus symbol and scatters. The wild symbols can come very handy as they will regularly appear stacked on a full reel to help you trigger a payout when there isn’t one in the making.
The more interesting special symbol, however, is the scorching sun, which is made to look like a face with a long moustache. The symbol will only pop up on reels 2, 3, and 4 and it can award 8 free spins as well as pay out 1x your total bet if you get 3 on the screen. Once inside the free spins round, you will only play with picture symbols from the pay table, including the free spins, wild, and bonus symbols, but none of the bottom-paying card symbols. The rounds can be re-triggered indefinitely in the same way.
The final piece of extra that you can find in this slot is the special money bag bonus symbols, which appear on your reels accompanied by a random number that shows how much cash they hold. These symbols trigger the Money Re-spin bonus round when 6 of them appear on the screen. The Money Re-spin bonus starts by taking away every other symbol from the screen except for the 6 money bags, which retain their cash prizes. And then, the slot gives you 3 re-spins which feature nothing but money bags on them.
Every time a new money bag locks into a position during a re-spin, the counter is reset back to 3, giving you the same number of re-spins once again. The game ends when either there are no more re-spins left or until the entire screen is full of the money bag symbols. If you are fortunate enough to get all 15 of the slot’s positions filled with these symbols, you will get to claim the Grande Jackpot prize. The Major and Mini prize, on the other hand, are claimed with a different number of symbols.