Chilli Heat

Someone has turned the temperature up, and things are about to get hot! On this trip to Mexico, the slot reels will be sizzling.

Don your sombrero and have a glass of milk handy, just in case, it all gets too much. The fiesta is coming to you, and it’s sure to be a wild party with some potential surprises.

Expect hot sauce, margaritas, mariachi bands and everything else from Mexican culture you can think of! Even a chihuahua pops up to say hello.

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The slot has three rows and five reels, meaning there isn’t a complex new setup for you to learn. It’s a medium volatility slot, so you can expect relatively steady wins across your spins, ranging from low to quite high.

The controls are all located in the bottom right corner of the screen. The plus and minus buttons raise and lower your bet amount, where you have options for the coin amount and the number of coins per line.

The biggest button gets you started with spinning the reels.

The information icon gets you to the paytable. You’ll need at least three of any symbol on a payline for a win. There are 25, and you can see the lines and symbol values in the paytable.

Tips and Strategy

The game has a few customisable features that you can take advantage of when playing. Head to the menu to turn on battery saver mode if you’re running out of power. You can also adjust which sounds you hear, opting for effects or music only.

Be mindful of your budget and how long you want to play for, though. Sometimes that extra time between spins is a good way to take a break and check your balance. Plus, give yourself the space to cash out while you’re ahead.

Special Symbols

The base game of Chilli Heat is a lot of fun, especially looking out for all the Mexican symbols. However, there are some extra layers on top of that, which bring the heat and get the party started.


The game logo Chilli Heat is the wild. It substitutes for all other symbols to help you make winning combinations. The two exceptions are the other special icons, the scatter and the money symbol.

Free Spins

To get to the free spins bonus round, you need to land three scatter symbols. It’s a sun (with a moustache, of course) that can only be seen on the middle reels, two, three and four.

You get eight free spins in the bonus game, which features special reels. All of the lower value symbols disappear, so you’re left with the bonus icons and Mexcian-themed characters, food and drink.

It’s possible to retrigger the free spins from the bonus round. Land three scatter symbols, and you’ll get another eight. Think of it as bottomless margaritas; there’s no limit to the number of times you can retrigger.

Money Symbols

The money symbols feature in the base and bonus games. They connect to the jackpot feature of Chilli Heat. The amounts are random or link up with the Mini and Major jackpots, which are sums displayed above the reels.

Landing six or more money symbols triggers the Respin feature. After any wins are paid, those money bags lock in place. The rest of the symbols disappear and are replaced with new reels that are empty or contain more money bags.

During your three respins, any money bags that land will stick to the reels and reset your number of spins to three. The game ends when you run out of respins, and you’re awarded the total of all bags. If you fill every spot, you trigger the Grande jackpot.


We love that each symbol has its own animation that triggers when part of a winning combo. It’s the small details that really make the slot a pleasure to play. The theme is spot on, with the bright colours, background cactus and Mexcian-feel coming across strongly.

The game mechanics work quite well, as the animations make any wins clear. The music and sound effects add to the overall celebratory feel of the slot. It’s like being at a laidback party, where there’s so much to see, do and try. It gives the game universal appeal.

Final Thoughts

We think you can handle the Chilli Heat! The Wilds, free spins, and three jackpots make this slot more fiesta than siesta. The easy controls and simple game mechanics make this an ideal slot for beginners, and experienced players will have plenty to appreciate, too. Unlimited retriggers of free spins is a particular highlight, although the vibrant representation of Mexican culture is charming as well.