Spice up your wins on the slot from Pragmatic Play. Hot Chilli is taking you on a traditional reel journey to the Far East with multiplier wilds and high line pays on a 3×3 game window. Hit the chillies in the right order and you could win up to 888.88 times your bet in a single spin.
Hot Chilli is a video slot with three reels, three rows and nine pay lines. Wins are awarded for three matching symbols on a line from left to right only. Spinning the spicy reels on desktop or mobile will cost you from 0.09 to 45 credits per round. The game has medium to high volatility (3.5/5) with a factory RTP of 96.52%. Some operators can choose a lower RTP setting of 95.53%, make sure to read the help files to find out which version you will be playing. You can use Quick Spin or Turbo Spin to spin the reels at 2x and 6x the default speed respectively.
As with any Asian themed slots, expect bold colours with lots of deep red and gold. The fabled Chinese dragons are not missing either as they encompass the odd-shaped round game window. The full paytable is displayed on the left of the game window. An Asian soundtrack completes the slot design.
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The slot has five regular symbols, one scatter symbol and a variety of wilds. In ascending order they are a single red tomato, a yellow and red tomato, a bundle of green, yellow and red tomatoes, Kobe beef slices and salmon sushi bites. The lowest pay is awarded for any mix of three tomato symbols, awarding 0.55x your bet. The top pay comes in at 11.11x your stake for three sushi bites.
A piece of fermented tofu is the scatter symbol awarding scattered pays whenever one, two or three land. You will pocket 0.22x, 0.55x and 1.11x your stake respectively. Wilds can appear as x2, x3, x4 or x5 multiplier wilds, paying between 111.11x to 555.55x your stake, based on which combination of multiplier wilds are part the combo.
The game has not bonus, random or free spin features. It is simple, but fast-paced slot play, angling for the big pays. The maximum you can win in one spin is 888.88x your bet. As to be expected since the number eight is the lucky number in Asian culture.
After reading the title, I was looking forward to some hot reel sessions with some fiery chilli action and tons of features that will spice up the gameplay. Instead, we got a rather bland 3×3 format where you sit and see your balance slowly (sometimes not so slow) vanish without any interruption since the slot has no features. You will have to rely on the multiplier wilds to fall in place to win anything decent and my gut tells me that won’t be happening that often.