Red Hot Slot comes via Red Tiger Gaming and it’s one of the more unusual Chinese themed slots I’ve had the pleasure of trying out, the difference coming from its use of the spicy chili theme along with the main Asian influence.
You should expect to find a game that spins 5 reels and uses 20 active lines. Its best payouts don’t go past $2,664, or 888x the line bet, at least for a single winning combo. You can get a lot of free spins from the game, with other features including the Flaming Reels, wilds or the Armageddon that arrives in the form of wilds, top-paying symbols and free spins raining down from the top.
Betting and Prizes
When you decide on the bets for your games, you need to keep in mind that the amount will always cover all 20 lines. You just have to make the decision regarding the total bet, and that one starts from $0.20 and goes as high as $60. You end up using a line bet of $0.01 to $3 for each active line.
In a pretty common gesture when it comes to Asian slot machines, the best wins that you can hope for in Red Hot Slot are worth 888x the line bet, which for a game like this would mean at most $2,664. The announced RTP for the game is set to just 95.31%, which might be good if you take all slots ever made into consideration, but for a 2018 release it’s below average.
Red Hot Slot Features
Wild Hot Chilies are among the symbols that you get to take advantage of, the substitutes of Red Hot Slot that you’re allowed to include in all sorts of regular combinations. These symbols get to replace all symbols that can pay you directly, since they’re the only ones appearing along active lines. This is not the ideal way to use the Chili Wilds though, as a combination that they form by themselves will pay considerably more than regular symbols, even up to 888x.
In the case of the free spins trigger, the chosen image is that of a bowl filled with chilies, while also sporting a Free Spins logo in front. The game looks at all the symbols of this type on the reels, and each one will reveal a number of free spins. The numbers add up, and you could receive up to 100 free spins from them.
The Flaming Reels are part of the game’s list of random features. These ignite reels that are chosen at random, and on them you will get a single type of symbol. If you’re lucky and you have the rest of the required symbols on the other reels, it could get you a lot of wins that round.
Armageddon, though it doesn’t sound particularly appealing, it’s actually a cool feature. It will add valuable symbols to the reels, and they will rain down from above, filling positions on the reels with them. They could be wilds, scatters or even high-paying symbols, but the low-paying ones are excluded.
Theme & Design
It’s a very unusual theme, and I for one haven’t seen it before in slot machines. I’ve seen chili themed slots before, and I’ve seen Chinese designs, but I haven’t played any games where the two are mixed. That’s what you see in this game, with the inside of a Chinese house shown around the reels, and with red chili peppers hanging from ropes inside. Playing cards look like they were hand-painted, and they have the Chinese influence, while the rest of the symbols have the peppers in various situations.
I think that you will be able to appreciate Red Hot Slot for its unique theme, and even for some of the features it incorporates, but the RTP is not among its big pros.