Chilli Pop Pokie
Chilli Pop Pokie Review
Laughable and lovable, this 5-reel cluster-type pokie by Betsoft is about cooking perfect salsa and getting happy and rich in the process. While cooking salsa, an Aussie will enjoy cluster-exploding wins, up to 26 free spins, Wilds multiplying base wins by x50-x1000 or up to $50 000, an extending grid and a gamble feature. The rules may look a bit too complex but actually they are not. Read the tips below and cook your perfect salsa with spicy Chilli Pop!
Gameplay: A Cluster Type Game
If you get used to paylines and their math, you will be disappointed: there are no traditional paylines in this pokie. But this is a happy disappointment: the gameplay is very easy and truly enjoyable and clusters are as good as paylines. All you need to do is to set a value of coins; a bet per spin is 50 coins so changing a value of coins from $0.01 to $1.00, you regulate your total bet per spin between $0.50 and $50. A pretty nice range which may look a bit narrow for high rollers but it fits perfectly the Aussies looking for a good time in an online casino.
Clusters are combinations of at least 3 matching regular symbols (be that horizontal or vertical but not diagonal). There are 6 regular symbols, all featuring essential components of salsa. Landing at least 3 of them on adjacent positions pay from x2 up to x12 per symbol. So the smallest winning cluster of 3 matching icons pays up to $36 at a $1 coin value while the biggest winning cluster earns up to $180 at a $1 coin value.
Moreover, winning clusters are exploding ones: each winning cluster pays and then explodes leaving empty spaces for new icons to fill in and possibly combine into new winning clusters and so on. Thus a single bet may trigger a very long row of winning clusters which explode and are replaced with new ones until there are no more winning clusters. This may earn a lot and it in fact does and does generously due to a special role which a Wild symbol plays in this game.
Piñata is a king of fiesta and a Wild symbol in this pokie. It substitutes for all non-feature symbols except for Scatters (a Mull). It is also a multiplier: a win of clusters made with a Wild is multiplied by the number of Wilds involved in a winning cluster +1. This means that at least 1 Wild in a winning cluster multiplies a payout by x2; in case of 2 Wilds a multiplier is x3 and so on. If a whole grid is made of Piñatas (that is, there are 15 Piñatas at once), a Wild multiplies the total bet by x50 and earns up to $2,500 at a $50 bet.
During a free spin mode the grid can expand (see below) and feature 64 positions instead of the initial 15. If you are lucky enough and land 64 Piñatas on the expanded grid, your total bet gets multiplied by x1000 and your win jumps up to $50,000 at the maximum bet.
A Mull: Free Spins, Expanding Grid and More
A Mull is a Scatter that awards free spins. You will need to herd at least 3 Mulls to trigger free spins; Scatters count in any position on any reel. As soon as you succeed in herding Mulls your luck is going to present itself in full. Firstly you are awarded free spins the number of which depends on the number of Mulls in a triggering spin: 3 Mulls award 5 free spins, 4 Mulls give 6 free spins and so on, up to 26 free spins for 15 Mulls.
In a free spin mode a Mull Trail feature activates; all additional free spins earned during free spins are not added to the initial number of free spins awarded, but instead they are collected and make the grid expand. So, 5 Mulls give 1 extra row; 10 Mulls award 1 extra column and so forth until 70 collected Mulls bring you an incredible 8×8 grid, that is the 64-position reels! This is how you may earn as many as 64 Wild icons which would multiply your total bet by x1000 and make a huge payout of up to $50,000 at the maximum bet. Cook you salsa and collect Mulls: the more Mulls you collect the better chances are to win it huge!
Make It Hot: A Gamble Feature
You see that salsa with Chilli Pop is going to be crazy hot and maybe the hottest among other pokies available online. It is even hotter if you notice a small Double Up button among the controls. This is exactly what you suspect: a gamble feature activator. Each win in a base round may be doubled with a feature. You may bet a whole win or half of it on Heads or Tails within the course of a simple yet unbelievably engaging coin tossing game. With no limits on the number of tries you are free to enjoy it as long as you like or as long as you may stand the thrills.
Chilli Pop is a 5-reel PC and mobile friendly video slot featuring a cluster pay principle, Wilds paying up to $2,500 in a base mode and up to $50,000 in a free spin mode, Scatters awarding up to 26 free spins and a gamble feature. Graphics, animation and ambience are engaging, happy and set to win hearts of Australian gamblers and earn fortunes for those who play for real money.