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Up to 117,649
0.20 (0.40 Super Stake)
10 (20 Super Stake)
Hold onto your Sombrero, because Stakelogic are taking us to Mexico for Hot Chilliways!
Hot Chilliways might look familiar to some – it certainly wouldn’t be our first time to meander through the sun-soaked streets of Latin America with festive bunting, local food and upbeat music, and we’re sure it won’t be our last.
Extra Chilli Megaways from Big Time Gaming is a timeless example of this kind of theme, and others have seemingly followed in its footsteps, hoping to make a lasting impression like it did all those years ago.
Extra Chilli Megaways hasn’t aged too well given the advancements in slot design over a few short years, so if you’re looking for something aesthetically pleasing then Hot Chilliways is looking pretty good already. However, can it step up where it really counts?
Let’s have a little fiesta and find out.
Hot Chilliways is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbol type land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 (£/€0.40 with Super Stake active) per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€10 (£/€20 with Super Stake active) per spin, with plenty other options in between the two. Hot Chilliways has a theoretical RTP of 96.01%.
Hot Chilliways features Cascading Reels. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from the reel set and new symbols will drop down from above. Once a Cascade occurs, there is a chance that more winning combinations will form which will result in more Cascades.
In terms of symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Hot Chilliways is the Skull, followed by the Sombrero, Cactus, Corn and Tomato. Lowpaying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. There is also 2 Wild Chilli symbols present which substitute for all symbols except Scatters.
During both the base game and Free Spins, 2 Chilli symbols can appear in any position on the reel set. The Red and Green Chilli symbols both offer up something different. More on these below.
Whenever a Green Chilli symbol lands on a reel, it changes the number of ways by increasing the reel positions to 6 high. The current 3 positions on the reel will Split and Double up, including the Green Chilli Wild.
Whenever a Red Chilli symbol lands on a reel, it also changes the number of ways by increasing the reel positions to 7 high. The current 3 positions on the reel will drop to the bottom and 4 additional symbols are added to the reel from above.
Once this happens, the Red Chilli symbol will become Wild and a Multiplier of x2 is awarded to all winning combinations for that spin. All reel alterations will be reset with the next spin and the Multiplier is removed.
Before you can begin spinning, you will have the option to activate the Super Stake Feature.
Choosing to activate the Super Stake feature Doubles your current bet but with this comes certain benefits. Once the Super Stake is active, more Scatters are added to the reels making the Free Spins round more likely to trigger.
Landing 3, 4, 5 or 6+ Scatters in any position on the reels triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 12, 16, 20 and 24 Free Spins respectively.
Before the Free Spins round can begin, you will be met with a Gamble Wheel. This allows you to Gamble your current amount of Free Spins for more should you choose to.
Landing the needle in the Green section of the Gamble Wheel means your gamble has been successful and you win the extra Free Spins. If you happen to land the needle in the Red section of the Gamble Wheel, your gamble has not been successful and you will either lose your additional Free Spins or leave with none at all.
Gambling your current Free Spins for more is always a risk so be sure to choose wisely.
During free spins, whenever a Red Chilli symbol lands it will award a random Multiplier between x2 and x100.
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
Stakelogis gives players access to the Free Spins round for 100x your current bet.
Hot Chilliways is a perfect blend of spice with features that gives you that kick you’re looking for.
Green and Red Chilli Wilds in the Base Games turns up the heat with frequent and exciting wins, but as ever, Free Spins is where the really spicy stuff is.
Stakelogic has once again made use of their diverse Super Stake Feature to give players a choice on how they want to play, and a better chance at triggering Free Spins if you do utilise it. The Red Chilli in Free Spins is crucial and better than ever before with the potential to land huge multipliers, and if they land you’ll be having a little fiesta of your own.
In terms of potential, Hot Chilliways is made of all the right stuff yet again. 30,000x is pretty huge even by today’s standards, and it alone makes Hot Chilliways well worth a go.
Overall, if you’ve got a soft spot for something a little seasoned, then Hot Chilliways has exactly what you need.