Players should ready themselves for some spicy spins with Wild Hot Chilli Reels! The title is as well-designed as you might expect from a Red Tiger game. We thought it would be an attractive game with polished graphics, and we were not wrong. However, the art design is not particularly inspired, and some might find the overall aesthetic somewhat lacking. From the simple build to the straightforward gameplay, there is little unexpected here.
Wild Hot Chilli Reels features a 5×3 grid that is simply designed. The background of the board is a dark green checker print that calls to mind pool table felt. The grid is framed by a polished frame that shines in the light. The words “Wild Hot Chilli Reels” adorn the game’s top in bright colours and bold fonts, giving the title some stylistic flair. There are no over-the-top quirks with Wild Hot Chilli Reels, and you will not find surprise animations on the board itself save that of the wild, which we discuss further below.
The slot offers cheery symbols that are familiar but not boring. The purple stars and blue diamonds seem to have flames dancing behind them, which is a nice touch, and the bells and lemons are easily identifiable. The cherries are also suitably red and plump and add a nice bit of colour to the spins. The most interesting symbol is the wild Super Spicy wild. The gold, shimmering chilli pepper is 1×3 in size and takes up the entire reel when it lands.
Sometimes slots pair an intricate background with a simple slot, but Wild Hot Chilli Reels opts for something a bit more on the theme. This is our favourite part of the design! Flickering flames climb behind the grid until a wild lands, at which point they swell enough to encompass the board’s frame. Speaking of the wilds, they are suitably attractive, and they flicker with their own internal fire.
In terms of sound design, there is not much to discuss here until a wild appears. At that point, a guitar riff bursts in and maintains a suitably twangy beat to recall visages of cowboys and the open plains. As soon as the wild is involved in a winning combination, the music ceases, and it rolls out of view.
Wild Hot Chilli Reels is available to play on mobile. Fans can play on desktop, on tablets, on their smartphones, via iOS and Android apps, and even via certain TV models!