Pragmatic Play is the latest developer to jump on the Mexican themed slot bandwagon, with this release, called Chilli Heat, that’s predictably using a chilli inspired theme. The heat of the chilli is an important element in the game’s theme, but there are other elements as well, just as related to Mexico.
In Chilli Heat, you get a total of 5x3 reels, while combinations that form on its 25 lines can bring you rewards of up to $1,000. Even bigger fixed jackpots are advertised in the game, one of them even getting to $125,000. As a player of this game, you can expect to take advantage of a wild symbol, of scatters, free spins and Money symbols that can lead you to respins and jackpots.
Betting and Prizes
In the case of the 25 lines that the game lets you use, you should know that you need a minimum of $0.25 to get them covered. You can go quite a bit higher than that if you want to though, with a maximum of 10 coins of $0.50 being usable per line. With that in mind, the line bet could reach $5, while the total bet could end up at a maximum value of $125.
The regular rewards offered in the game are not too impressive, the best paying combo giving you only $1,000. The three fixed jackpots look a lot more interesting, with the Grand Jackpot offering the bigger value, of $125,000. The slot’s going to work with a relatively average looking RTP, of 94.99%.
Chilli Heat Slot Features
One of the symbols that you can find on the reels of Chilli Heat, will actually be the one that’s showing you the game logo, surrounded by flames. The wild feature of the game, this logo is usable as a replacement, being combined with symbols that don’t trigger other features.
The Mexican Sun, sporting a moustache, will be present on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th columns. Three of these symbols, when you get them all at the same time but in random positions, will trigger 8 free spins. The lower paying symbols are removed from the reels for the duration of the free spins, making it a much more profitable part of the game. You can also trigger the free spins again, whenever the three Mexican Sun symbols appear at the same time.
There is a third symbol that’s particularly important here, and it takes the form of a Money Bag. This symbol gets a different random value each round, or it gets the value of one of the three fixed jackpots. Get a minimum of six Money Bags, and you gain access to the Money Respin. The existing Money Bags are locked, while the other positions are replaced with empty spaces or other Money Bags. The reels will then respin, locking Money Bags in position as they appear. You can win the Grand Jackpot by filling all 15 positions. Otherwise, the values are added up and you win that amount when the respins stop retriggering.
Theme & Design
Chilli Heat’s theme is one that’s not unique, other slot machines using the same combination of Mexican icons and chilli peppers to make their point. It’s not a great looking design that you’re seeing here either, but the game is playable, it doesn’t have any huge issues. Symbols give you the images of Money Bags, the Mexican Sun, the game’s logo, a Mexican Mariachi, a Chihuahua, Chilli Pepper Sauce, Tequilla and four playing cards.
The game’s jackpots are the ones that will probably get the attention of most players, not the theme or the design. With the RTP being slightly below average as well, I’d say that you could do better than this game.