Chilli Pop is a slot game that aims to give the player a taste of Mexico, complete with colourful cartoon graphics depicting a town full of cactuses and saloons, to the reels with red, green and yellow pepper icons on them and the Mariachi background music. As the name indicates, the theme of Chilli Pop is the hot cuisine of Mexico and playing this innovative and exciting five-reel slot from Betsoft Gaming will put you in the mood for a spicy bowl of chilli and a fiesta!
Chilli Pop is a simple game to play. All you have to do to get started is set the size of the bet you want to make using the button labelled ‘choose coin’ and then start spinning the reels. The maximum bet you can make is £1 and the minimum 1p. You just need to get a set of any of the reel icons in a row to trigger a payout, which means that Chilli Pop is almost guaranteed to win you some cash. So far, so standard for a slots game, but Betsoft has added ingredients to the Chilli Pop pot that make it stand out from the crowd.
Cluster pay lines
This game features cluster paylines, which means that when you get a minimum of three of the same icons in a cluster it will pay out in coins, before sending a new set of icons down as replacements. This is a feature that can multiply your payout following that first win without you needing to do anything and the only time it doesn’t work is if the icons that cluster together to create your initial win are the mule ones.
Wild and Scatter icons
There is a Wild icon in the Chilli Pop slot that can stand in for missing ones to create winning clusters and it is the piñata. Furthermore, if you crack this piñata open it activates a multiplier and if you manage to get several of them on a reel it turns into a stacked multiplier that can take your payout to over 12,500 coins. This is a great feature for boosting your winnings.
The Scatter is the pack mule icon, which activates the Free Spins bonus round. That is something you will definitely want to try to do, because it can potentially win you 25 free spins – and a chance to really maximise your payout. A row of the pack mule icons also takes you to the game called Mule Trail. This employs technology unique to Betsoft to work out how many of the mules wearing sombreros you have collected during your free spins. A minimum of five leads to the grid getting bigger and adding to the paylines, with the maximum it can increase to being 8×8 rows, if you collect 70 of these mules.
Chilli Pop is a lively and entertaining slot that captures the fun and flavour of Mexico in its graphics and its game-play. While it may not boast as many bonus games as some other slots on the market, the cluster paylines, free spins and innovative Mule Trail technology certainly make it a slot that keeps the coins rolling in.