Hot Pepper (Pragmatic Play) slot REVIEW
Hot Pepper (Pragmatic Play) ReviewThe Chili theme is up there with evergreen and popular genres like wild west, pirates and vikings, and Pragmatic Play has added another spicy and volatile addition to the mix with Hot Pepper. The wood-framed 7x7 grid is set against a desert valley sunset, and it’s filled with limes, tacos, piñatas, and what looks like a very happy amigo with a sombrero.
Pragmatic has clearly been inspired by their own Fruit Party 2 when making this game, as it comes with a similar upgradable multiplier wild system. The wilds spawn in empty positions after each tumble win, and you get only wild multipliers from the highest level in the bonus round. The 10,000x potential has been doubled, however, and the win cap probability is a far better 1 in 119,190 spins as well.
Hot Pepper Slot - Reels Screen
Hot Pepper Slot Features
You win by landing between 5 and 15+ matching symbols in a cluster, and 5-oak pays between 0.1 and 1 x your stake. Winning clusters of 15+ symbols pay between 10 and 50 x your stake, and all winning symbols are removed via the Tumble mechanic.
A Wild Multiplier chilli symbol with a random multiplier value is generated per removed winning cluster, and new and/or existing symbols then drop down to fill the gaps. The chilli wild can help complete new wins, and those wins are boosted by the wild multiplier. The multiplier value is determined by a level system, and you level up for every 3 chilli multiplier wilds that partake in a win in the same tumble sequence:
Level - winning clusters with 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, or 11+ symbols awards wild multiplier values of x1, x2, x4, or x8, respectively.
Level - winning clusters with 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, or 11+ symbols awards wild multiplier values of x2, x4, x8, or x16, respectively.
Level - winning clusters with 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, or 11+ symbols awards wild multiplier values of x4, x8, x16, or x32, respectively.
Level - winning clusters with 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, or 11+ symbols awards wild multiplier values of x8, x16, x32, or x64, respectively.
Level - winning clusters with 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, or 11+ symbols awards wild multiplier values of x16, x32, x64, or x128, respectively.
If more than one multiplier wild is part of the same winning cluster, the multiplier values are added together before being applied to the win. The level you have achieved is always reset between base game spins.
You need 3 scatters in view in the same tumble sequence to trigger the Bonus Round, and this awards 12 free spins. The multiplier wilds you get in the bonus round are always from level 5, and you win +5 extra spins when you land 3 scatters in the same tumble sequence. Non-UK players, and anyone eligible, can purchase the bonus round for 100x the stake.
The 200 Spins Hot Pepper Slot Experience
You get to see a few decent tumble win sequences, before we purchase the bonus round at 1:15 into the 3:16-minute highlights video. The feature plays out for the remainder of the video, and you can check it all out for yourself by hitting the play button below.
We like this Mexicana presentation better than what you get in the more generic Fruit Party 2, but the gameplay is fairly similar. Hot Pepper comes with a wild multiplier level up system that’s somewhat different, and the top multiplier is a bit lower than the fruity predecessor. You’ll soon forget about the lower top-tier wild multiplier though, once you take a peek under the hood to admire the math model.
The 10,000x potential is twice what you get in FP2, and perhaps even more significantly; the max win probability is 1 in 119,190 spins. This is a significant improvement from the almost 1 in 500K you get in FP2, so we have no doubt about which release we prefer. Things heat up when you always get wild multipliers from the top shelf in the bonus round, and this is a highly entertaining grid slot that we give both thumbs up.
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Fruit Party 2 - is the fruity predecessor installment from Pragmatic Play, and you get multiplier wilds that increment in value per tumble win they are part of. They can go as high as x729 in the bonus round, and this can lead to payouts up to 5,000x your stake.
Fruit Party - is the original Pragmtic Play release, and it comes with an increasing multiplier symbol that can go as high as x256. This symbol is not wild, however, and you can win up to 5,000x your stake. The max win probability is an even more solid 1 in 95,891 spins.
Hot Chilliways - is a Mexican-themed installment from Hurricane Games, and you get red and green chilli wilds that expand the grid to give you up to 117,649 ways to win. The red chilli increases the win multiplier by up to +100 in the bonus round, and this can lead to payouts up to 30,000x your stake.
Hot Pepper (Pragmatic Play) Slot FAQs
What is the RTP of Hot Pepper?
The top-tier Hot Pepper RTP of 96.45 % is a bit above the industry average. However, operators can adjust the RTP down to 95.02 %, as they see fit.
How volatile is Hot Pepper?
This is a high volatility installment from Pragmatic Play, and it scores 5 out of 5 on the in-game volatility scale.
What is the biggest win possible?
You can win up to 10,000x your stake in Hot Pepper, and the max win probability is a solid 1 in 119,190 spins.
How does the Wild Multipliers feature work in Hot Pepper?
Chilli multiplier wilds are spawned in empty positions per removed winning cluster, and they come with random multiplier values within the range of 5 different levels (x1 to x128). You level up for every 3 wilds that are involved in a win.
Is there a free spins mode in Hot Pepper?
Yes, you get 12 free spins, and all spawned multiplier wilds come from level 5 (x16 to x128) in the bonus round.
How many winning ways are available?
You win by landing 5 to 15+ matching symbols in a cluster anywhere on the 7x7 grid.
Can I play Hot Pepper Slot for free?
Yes, you can try the free Hot Pepper demo game at the very top of this page (UK players must verify age first). Up there, you’ll also find casinos our scan has confirmed to carry this title.