What’s hotter than hot? Well, of course, it’s Chilli Heat Megaways, a slot that will make your life super spicy. Walk the lovely streets of Mexico which are filled with the traditional festivity spirit. The mariachi bands are playing and people are ready to party. With a sip of tequila or a bite of chilli, the decision is in your hands, but just know, that this will be one heck of a night. All you need is a good mood because this Megaways slot will take care of the rest.
When it comes to Megways, Pragmatic Play are there on the top, producing a fairly large quantity of these games. Next in line is Chilli Heat, receiving a new Megaways overhaul. The original Chilli Heat was a decent slot on its own, but clearly Pragmatic wanted to return to it, for some reason. With more lines and bigger payouts, it seems like the original game wasn’t hot enough, so Pragmatic added a few chillies. These slot trips to Mexico are almost always cheerful and fun, so that’s what we are expecting from Chilli Heat Megaways. Fingers crossed for no disappointments.
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We can’t help but to compare both game versions, how else you will understand if the new Megaways version truly is better? From a visual standpoint, there have been few changes, as it still is the same festive street somewhere in the heart of Mexico. The buildings have different colours, and it looks more like a day than afternoon, but other than that, both games are really similar. The quality on Chilli Heat Megaways seems a bit better, but that’s what you would expect from a 3-year gap. We especially enjoyed the festive background music, although it could have been more authentic, perhaps, a bit more of that mariachi style.
Clearly, most of us are here for one reason and that’s Megaways. The layout now consists of 6 reels and 2-8 Rows. Previously we had to use a 5 by 3 layout, so this one is definitely more exciting. Thanks to Megaways, the payline amount skyrockets up to 200,704. On Chilli Heat Megaways, the symbols can appear in a larger 2-row size, which is also visually more appealing. Speaking of visuals, all the previous symbols are brought over to the new Chilli Heat Megaways slot. At your disposal, we once more have 10 regular symbols. The typical 9-A are a bit boring, but the shot of tequila, chilli, mariachi dog and man help to create this wonderful atmosphere. You almost wish you were there.
We recently talked about Red Tiger’s Power Reels and how they don’t improve payouts the same way Megaways do. Well, thankfully we are dealing with Megaways, so we can expect those numbers to rise. They do rise, but not extremely, as we go from 1,000x max win to 5,000x. It’s a five times increase, so still pretty decent. Due to this, the volatility also has been cranked up. Chilli Heat Megaways RTP remains the same, so 96.50%. Chilli Heat Megaways runs nicely, same as it was before, fancy Pragmatic animations included. The bet range for this slot is 0.20 – 100.
Besides the Megaways tumble mechanism, Chilli Heat Megaways are mostly focused on the Respin feature. This also means that Free Spins have been stripped away, which surely is disappointing news for some. The Respin Feature is triggered when 6 or more Money symbols land at once. These Money symbols contain random cash values. The value range, of course, depends on your bet size. This Respin Feature is very similar to the more common “hold and win” feature, although it’s not entirely the same. You do start with 3 Respins and they do reset after each new Money symbol, but the values of these symbols can be collected on every spin, instead of only the end of the bonus. This bonus game contains only special Money symbols and the 1st and 6th reel is locked at the beginning. These reels can be unlocked with special Unlock symbols. Besides these symbols, Chilli Heat Megaways also contains symbols that can extend the reels, instantly collect Money symbols and multiply the active Money symbols. If you got a buck to spare, then Chilli Heat Megaways also offers a chance to buy a bonus straight away for a price of 100x.
The addition of Megaways rarely ruins the game, and that also hasn’t happened with Chilli Heat Megaways, but it’s not an entirely complete package. The game focuses on tumbles and respins, so the absence of regular Free Spins might be a sad sight for some. The potential is much better and the graphics have seen an improvement, but perhaps more could have been done for this to be called a really strong remake. We did enjoy the pleasant Mexican festivity vibe and the gameplay is fun, so surely Chilli Heat Megaways is the better slot out of two.
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