Yearning for a Mexican fiesta-themed party? Then take a virtual trip to the northwest of the Caribbean Sea in Willy’s Hot Chillies by NetEnt. Well, it is actually more of a Chilli feria because the host, a cornfed guy named Willy, seems to be obsessed with Chile de árbol (tree chillies). Before you challenge him to a tree chili eating contest, however, let’s take a bite into one of his spicy burritos as we put up what NetEnt has created against the Scoville scale to see just how “hot” it is.
Play Willy’s Hot Chillies For Free- Mobile & PC
This one’s for the low variance slot fans and Mexican fiesta lovers. Bienvenido punters! Play Willy’s Hot Chillies for real money here or enjoy a free demo below:
- Return to Player: 96%
- Variance: Medium
- 20 Bet Lines
- Bet Range: €/£/$ 0.2-400
- Wild Substitutions & Multipliers
- Bonus Symbol
- Side Game Bonus Round
- Code: HTML5
- Platforms: Android, iOS, Mac OS, Linux, Windows, etc.
Overview, Math Model, & Paytable
Whoever came up with the idea of incorporating chillies into this one deserves a medal. Chillies are big of a part of Mexican culture as mariachis and tequila are.
On to the slot, the action takes place inside a 5X3 grid. That’s as cliché as layouts get, but perhaps the slot’s redeemed by the fiesta styling that’s so perfectly executed with cacti, sombrero, and chilli décor, not forgetting to mention the mariachi tune aural in the background.
Playable with 0.2 to 400 units of any currency across all internet-supported devices, Willy’s Hot Chillies is the kind of game that resonates well with the risk-avert player or the kind of punter who’s comfortable with a 40X win being called mega so long as it doesn’t require a lot of trouble to get to. A default return to player of 96% and a dash of volatility that leans more on the low side ensures that the game pays often taking care not to take a toll on your bankroll because you will be basically using the little you get to play through. You could be well on the hundredth spin and nowhere close to touching your bankroll, but all this comes at great cost… the profits you make here do not come close to the epic life-changing ones of a high-risk high volatility slot.
Taking a look at the paytable reveals not-so-good values as expected. There is a burrito, bottled hot sauce, piñata, coin box, and a bunch of low-pay blackjack icons, all of which pay 3X at best. The payouts are, however, made better by flaming substituting wilds, which can show up stacked on reels two to five and with win booster multipliers of up to 5X. If multiple multiplier wilds are involved in a win, the multiplier value to be considered for that win is the sum of all the win booster multipliers.
Willy’s Hot Wheel
The man of the hour, Willy, shows up on the reels as the bonus symbol. Land it alongside at least one stack of multiplier wilds to unlock the Willy’s Hot Wheel. As the name suggests, this is where things get really hot- by low-medium volatility slot standards. We were able to land wins close to 300X every time we triggered it, thanks to a one-off side game screen that’s not easy to describe by word of mouth unless you see it for yourself. That won’t stop us from trying, though.
Willy’s Hot Wheel is structured from the initial grid. The result? The first reel turns into the Chilli Multiplier Box while the other four make fire pointers that mark out rewards on the wheel spinning right above it. The rewards include varying coin values of up to 30X, additional multipliers for the Multiplier Box, additional spins, and extras that turn the non-participating reels into pointers. In case you are wondering, the initial number of spins is determined by the sum of the multipliers on the respective reels on the triggering round. Now, that wasn’t so bad!
Willy’s Hot Chillies- Our Verdict
With its low-risk gameplay, Willy’s Hot Chillies throws the kind of Fiesta you go to and wish it never ends. The gameplay is entertaining right from the word go with its frequent payouts that are oft-times lifted from the mediocre range by booster multipliers and an elusive bonus round that features a goodie-laden carousel, which guaranteed a win close to 300X for us every time. NetEnt claims that payouts can go up to 2000X on a good day here, but we didn’t get to see that; maybe you will! In conclusion, this is an average-potential slot for the casual player or the kind of punter who hates the bankroll-gobbling type of slot.
Willy’s Hot Chillies Slot Review (NetEnt)