Hot Chilli

Hot Chilli

Hot Chilli represents an exciting approach to online slot gaming. Developed by Pragmatic Play, the slot game is inspired by spicy food, at least as far as its theme goes. However, Asian food also comes into play as imagery on the reels. Leaving aside the theme, which is pleasant but predictable, it is the gaming setup of this slot which impresses the most. For starters, the game takes place in a giant cooking pot, adorned by Chinese dragons. Inside that sphere sits a 3x3 grid. 

Players will note that the 3x3 grid in the game means that there are 9 paylines spanning the slot’s 3 reels. However, whenever the reels spin, symbols don’t appear in all 9 available spots on the grid. On the contrary, they appear in different positions. This makes gameplay challenging. Hot Chilli is anything but a low variance game. Expect to find wagers which stretch from 9p up to £45 a turn on this game, with prizes capped at 555x a total bet. Like many other “classic slots”, Hot Chilli is somewhat devoid of special features.  

Special Features 

Players will easily be able to see what they can win, courtesy of a handy paytable which is located down the left-hand side of the screen. To bag any sort of win at all, players are going to need to land three identical symbols on any of the slot’s 9 lines. 

To help players with landing wins, there are wild symbols. These are capable of substituting for any you may need. There is an exception to that rule, though, and the exception is the tofu symbol. On top of acting as replacement symbols, Hot Chilli’s wild icons can also double up as multipliers. These can deliver multipliers which range from 2x up to 5x in total. 

Bonus Features 

There are no other bonus features in the game. However, there is a decent prize to be won. That is yours if you can land multiplier wilds on the reels. Ideally, you’re going to want to land a 2x wild, followed by a 5x wild and another 2x wild on the reels. This results in the best paying combination of 555x a total bet. However, it is possible to see symbols stacked, which would result in a payout of 888x a bet if the reels were filled with multiplier wilds. As mentioned, though, there is near enough impossible, on account of most spins not seeing the reels filled with symbols. 

Overview 

Hot Chilli can be fun to play, but it is at heart a basic video slot. Do not expect much from the special symbols it does have. Moreover, landing wins of any sort can be a challenge in this non-progressive jackpot slot. It is highly volatile (as are many Pragmatic Play slots these days). You’ll likely need to build up a reasonably sized balance before taking on this fiery title. Hot Chilli, quite simply, may not be every online casino player’s cup of tea.