Can you take the heat of Mexican hot chillies? Then spin the reels on the slot from Betsoft to witness hilarious vegetables turned reel explorers as they form clusters to award you some scorching wins. Colourful pinatas and smiling mules will roam around as well acting as wild and scatters. Trigger the free spins to see the game window expand from 5×3 to a 8×8 size that can lead to wins of up to 2,067 times your stake.
Chilli Pop is a video slot in a 5×3 format in default mode with tumbling reels and cluster pays. Pays are awarded per symbol when minimum three appear in a connected cluster. The game window can increase up to a 8×8 size in the free spins. Tasting the hot chillies on desktop or mobile devices will cost your from 0.50 to 50 credits per spin. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 95.38%.
A typical 19th-century Mexican village complete with bodegas and cantinas on a bright sunny day is the fitting background to a quirky cinematic game which is all about those hot chili peppers. Together with other animated vegetables, they dominate the reels in different shapes and colours. A catchy soundtrack will have you salsa-ing throughout your session.
The pay symbols are a range of animated vegetables and chillies. In ascending order you will find leeks, tomatoes, green, red and orange bell peppers, garlic heads as well as yellow and orange chillies. Pays per symbol range from 2 to 12 coins (we’ll explain that in a moment).
A colourful pinata is the wild symbol, appearing super stacked at all times and substituting for all symbol bar scatters. Pinatas will award a win only when you fill the entire screen with them, starting with 50x your bet when the slot is the 5×3 default size and peaking at 1,000x your bet in the 8×8 size that can be reached during the free spins feature. However, it will double the payout when it is a part of a winning cluster. Scatters are smiling mules, within minimum three needed to trigger the free spins.
Tumbling Reels and Coin Pays Explained
Chilli Pop is not your traditional slot with spinning reels. Instead, symbols tumble from the top into position at the start of a spin sequence. Hit cluster of three or more directly connected matching symbols to score a win and see it explode for new symbols to drop into place. The sequence continues as long as a new winning cluster appears after a drop. Scatter symbols will not explode and stay on the screen until the end of the spin sequence and trigger then the free spins should you have sufficient in view.
Pays are awarded per symbol, calculated on your coin denomination for the bet. For example landing a cluster with three orange chillies will pay 12 coins for each symbol, equaling 3 x 12 coins = 36 coins. If your bet denomination is at 0.10, then that will convert to 3 x 12 x 0.10 = 3.60 credits.
The maximum in the base game with the 5×3 grid are clusters of 15 symbols, taking the maximum win on a spin to 15 x 12 coins = 180 coins or 18 credits with a 0.10 denomination (3.6x total bet). The maximum win in the free spins should you manage to open the grid to an 8×8 size comes in at 64 x 12 coins = 768 coins or 76.80 credits with a 0.10 denomination (15.36x total bet). Having a wild symbol in the cluster will double the win.
Chilli Pop Slot Features
The chillie party is about to reach its climax. Accumulate 5 to 15 scatters in view by the end of a spin sequence to trigger 5 to 26 free spins, which cannot be retriggered as the scatters will have a different effect during the feature. While the free spins play out in the same way as in the base game, you will see a mule trail on the left of the game window. Any mule scatter landing on a free spin will be added to progress you on the trail that will reward you with a progressively larger game grid, going from 5×3 to a maximum of 8×8 and providing that vital extra potential to hit big wins.
Contrary to the base game, mule scatters will explode during bonus feature to make room for new symbols to drop in place. The game grid will expand after you collected defined numbers of mule scatters:
- 5 mule scatters: game grid increases to 5×4
- 10 mule scatters: game grid increases to 6×4
- 17 mule scatters: game grid increases to 6×5
- 25 mule scatters: game grid increases to 6×6
- 35 mule scatters: game grid increases to 6×7
- 45 mule scatters: game grid increases to 6×8
- 55 mule scatters: game grid increases to 7×8
- 70 mule scatters: game grid increases to 8×8
Having big win potential is not the only reason why we spin the reels on slots. We also want to be entertained, even when we lose our balance as it happens in most sessions. Chilli Pop will do just that, entertain you, win or lose. The quirky atmosphere plays quite well while multiple tumbles in a spin can quickly add up to a hot mega win.