|Game Type:||Video slot|
|Whats hot:||Whats not so hot:|
|Visuals are sharp and colourful||Lacks depth|
|One of a kind 3-Reel set|
|Multiplier wilds of up to 5x|
|Suitable to low rollers|
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Hot Chilli is a medium-variance Asian themed video slot designed by Pragmatic Play with 9 paylines, and 3 reels. There is something about Asian-themed 3D slots that drives us wild. Maybe it’s got to do with all the hype that surrounds them. Pragmatic Play’s Vampires vs Wolves didn’t make the cut, because it lacked the usual oomph (Free Spins) players look for in slots.
Upon closer inspection, it looks like Pragmatic Play brought the heat to the table with this release. Hot Chilli offers a top jackpot (non-progressive) of 888x (€39,960) your stake, features multiplier wilds of up to 5x, and an unusual reel structure which makes it the ideal slots for low rollers. The game is now live at our top Mobile Casinos from €0.09 to €45 per spin.
The main actors in this game’s show are the multiplier wilds, and despite the lack of a Free Spins feature, its visual styling makes it a winner. The Paytable situated to the left of your screen adds another dimension to the slot machine. An innovative streak we like is that winning combinations are plucked from the reels by the chopsticks. Symbols on the reels are salmon, flaming red chilies (Wild), tomatoes, tofu dice (scatter), and ham rolls. The premium symbol is the salmon, and 3 of them on the reels pays 11,11 your stake. Scatter pays are awarded when more than one scatter pops up.
Hot Chilli has an average return to player percentage (RTP) of 96.52%, or House Edge of 3.48%.
Since there is no Free Spins feature the Wild symbol is the main protagonist in this chilli show. To rope in the big wins, you’ll need a few of them on the reels. The flaming red Chilli replaces adjacent symbols except the tofu scatter. Furthermore, attached to it are multipliers that range from 2x, 3x, 4x to 5x.
The only caveat we have is that 5 of a kind chillies can’t appear on the reel set because the wilds only pitch on the centre reel. However, a payout of 555.55x your stake occurs when you hit a wild cocktail combo of 2x, 5x, 2x. Now, when the wild combines with the other high-paying symbols, you’ll bag the jackpot of 888.88x your stake. By no means is it the biggest jackpot, yet it’s not too shabby because it’s played on a 3×3 reel set.
Hot Chilli’s structure is unique and odd at the same time. It is clear that Pragmatic Play veered off the beaten track and we commend them for it. Unfortunately, just like Vampires vs Wolves, it is still devoid of all the big-name features (Free Spins, higher volatility, sticky wilds, and big multipliers) that makes slots a crowd favourite.
For the decent payouts, Hot Chilli relies heavily on the multiplier wilds that seldom appear. With no mechanical depth, it’s a bog-standard 3D slots played on a unique reel set. If you are looking to play a game with more exciting features, we high recommend Microgaming’s Sherlock of London.
Hot Chilli Pragmatic Play FAQ’s
Does the game have a Free Spins round?
No, it does not have a Free Spins feature. Play pivots around the multiplier wilds of 2x, 3x, 4x, and 5x. Since Hot Chilli slots only has 3 reels, 5 of a kind wilds can’t appear, which takes the shine off it by a large degree.