Pragmatic Play has launched a sequel to its widely popular slot game, Chilli Heat. The successor, Chilli Heat, carries the lively fiesta vibe from its predecessor and boasts a visual upgrade. You will still recognize the merry Mariachi musician and his delightful chihuahua, accompanied by the familiar soundtrack.
Interestingly, Pragmatic has omitted the bonus round from Chilli Heat, choosing instead to focus on the enhanced Money Respins round. The Ante Bet option is available to reduce the time spent in the base game.
Premiums pay between 1.5x and 10x your stake for six on a payline, and game logo wilds can substitute all regular pay symbols. The wilds, which do not hold any value themselves, can only land on reels 2 to 5.
Each base game win triggers the Tumble feature, clearing all winning symbols from the grid. This is filled by existing or new symbols dropping down, and this process repeats as long as you keep landing winning combinations. The Ante Bet option, which doubles your Money Respins bonus chances, can be activated at an extra cost of 25% per spin.
To trigger the hold-and-win style Respins feature, you need to land at least six Money Symbols, which come with random values. The Respins tally begins at three, and all the triggering money symbols become sticky on the reels. Special modifier symbols can slide in on the top horizontal reel, and new money symbols that land become sticky too, resetting the Respins tally to three.
Players have the option to purchase the Respins round via the in-game bonus buy option. This will cost you 100x your stake, guaranteeing you to trigger the Money Respins feature with six or more money symbols on the subsequent spin.
Despite the immense success of the original Chilli Heat version might not necessarily captivate the same audience due to the lack of bonus rounds and Hold & Respins jackpots. Nevertheless, the Money Respins feature and its modifier symbols bring a unique dynamic to the game, promising an engaging experience for new and seasoned players alike.