There’s no shortage of slots inspired by the grand old Mexico, and many of them are really well done too. It’s always interesting to see what a new game in this popular genre can come up with, and Chili Heat makes a good first impression with its cheerful atmosphere and mariachi soundtrack. You’ll benefit from a Money Respins feature here, as well as 3 different fixed jackpots and a bonus round with the possibility of endless triggers.
The reels are set in a typical Mexican street with chilies and cacti, as well as Mexican-style houses. Everything takes place on 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 ways to win. You can place bets between 25 pence and £125 per spin on all platforms and devices. This is a medium-volatility game that is mainly aimed at casual players who don’t want to take too much risk.
The game’s RTP of 96.5% is slightly above the industry average and offers a house edge of 3.5%. You can get up to 1,000 times your stake if you win the biggest jackpot. This can only happen in the Money Respins feature. The gameplay here is quite entertaining as the bonus features are well balanced between the base game and the free spins bonus round.
What are the symbols?
The jolly guitar playing guy is the highest value symbol here, but there is not much difference between the premium symbols. Each symbol represents various well-known items of Mexican origin, and you also have the royal symbols with low value. Here we present you the paytable for Chilli Heat slot:
- Guitar playing guy – Pays 8x for 5 on a payline.
- Chihuahua – Pays 6x for 5 on a payline
- Tabasco Sauce – Pays 5x for 5 on a payline
- Tequila Shot – Pays 4x for 5 on a payline
- Royal Symbols – All pay 2x for 5 on a payline
What are the bonus features?
The game logo is the wild symbol here and substitutes for all regular symbols to maximize your wins. It cannot substitute for the scatter or money bag symbols, which we will discuss next.
There is a Money Respin feature that you can trigger when you land at least 6 money bag symbols on the screen at the same time. The respins take place on a new set of reels, and this is where all the triggering money bags become sticky and thus frozen in place.
You will then get 3 respins to play and only empty symbols or money bags will land. Each new money bag you land will also become sticky and you will get 3 more respins. This feature will continue as long as you keep adding money bags to the win cluster or until the entire screen is filled with nothing but money symbols.
Free Spins in Chilli Heat
You need to land 3 sunshine scatter symbols on the same spin to trigger the game’s free spins bonus round. The scatter symbols only land on reels 2, 3, and 4. This gives you 8 free spins to start with, but you can retrigger the feature with no cap if you land 3 scatters again.
You will also benefit from the fact that only higher value symbols are in play here, as the royal symbols are removed. You can even trigger the Money Respins feature within the bonus round, which can really work like a miracle for your total payout here.
What is the jackpot (maximum win)?
If you manage to fill the screen (all 15 positions) with only money bag symbols during the Money Respins feature, you will win not only the amount of money collected, but also the Grande Jackpot displayed above the reels. This is a fixed jackpot of 1,000 times your bet.
There are also two other fixed jackpots that you can win here, and these are the Major Jackpot of 100x and the Mini Jackpot of 30x. The money bag symbols can land all the time, even during the base game, and sometimes they land with a mini jackpot or a major jackpot instead of a cash prize. So you can win these 2 smaller jackpots during the game.
Money Respins feature
3 different fixed jackpots
Free spins with only premium symbols
Medium volatility and 1,000x grand jackpot
Not really for serious players and high rollers