“Muy caliente!” Join a hot celebration on a set of slot reels from Skywind Group. Spin Chilli Festival into a sizzling swirl with extra wild in three different free spins modes that can lead to wins of up to 300 times your bet on every single free spin.
Chilli Festival is a video slot with five reels, three rows and 30 fixed pay lines. Wins are awarded for three to five matching symbols on a line from left to right only. You can take part in the festival on desktop or mobile from 0.50 to 250 credits, which is a rather unusual betting structure. Normally, the bet sizes are a multiple of the pay lines. The RTP of this medium variance game is set at 96.86%.
Open the Chilli Festival slot to find yourselves in the midst of an old Mexican town where the traditional festivals and parades usually take place in celebration of saints, harvests, new year and other religious days. As expected, the graphics are in rich, bold colours with the hot chillies featuring prominently on the reels. They will also play a significant role in the bonus round. The audio is rather generic in the base game but changes to a chirpy Mexican tune in the free spins.
Look out for more Mexican items on the reels as we are going through the pay symbols on Chilli Festival. At the low end are though the usual card royals from 10 through to A, paying 1x to 1.2x your bet for a single five of a kind. They are followed at the medium level by a tequila glass, a set of Maracas and a typical Mexican sombrero. Pays are increasing for a 5OAK increase to 1.5x to 2x your stake. The premium symbols are in ascending order yellow, green and red chillies. Hitting five of them on a line will award 3x to 5x your bet.
The standard wild and top-paying symbol, appearing on reel two to four only, is a traditional skull which could come straight from the Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. During the free spins, up to three premium symbols can also appear as wild, providing the chance to hit a full screen of wild symbols. They will get you 10x your stake for a single five of a kind, pegging the top win on a single free spin at 300 times your bet. The premium and wild symbols appear in super stacks at all times.
The Chilli Festival Bonus Features
Whilst you can hit good wins in the base game due to the stacked symbols, the bigger money on the Chilli Festival slot is clearly in the free spins. The game comes with three different modes, which can be selected by you every time you enter the bonus round.
You will need to hit minimum six wild symbols anywhere on reels two to four to trigger the feature. The game will lead to a second screen, displaying three modes for the free spins round with different wild modifiers and amounts of free spins. The feature can be retriggered indefinitely.
- Yellow Chilli is wild – all yellow chilli symbols will turn wild on a free spin
- Six, seven, eight and nine scatters will get you 15, 30, 45 and 60 free spins
- Yellow and Green Chillies are wild – all yellow and green chilli symbols will turn wild on a free spin
- Six, seven, eight and nine scatters will get you 8, 16, 24 and 32 free spins
- Yellow, Green and Red Chillies are wild – all three chilli symbols will turn wild on a free spin
- Six, seven, eight and nine scatters will get you 5, 10, 15 and 20 free spins
Chilli Festival is a quirky Mexican-themed slot where you can expect the usual props like chillies, tequila glasses and sombreros accompanied by a typical soundtrack. We like the game but were a little disappointed with the low win potential on a single spin. A full screen of wild symbols should be at the minimum above 1,000x the stake, whereas on Chilli Festival it comes in at only 300 times the bet. Nevertheless, the game is good for frequent medium to big wins.