Developed by Betsoft and released on November 26, 2018, ChilliPop is a non-payline html5 video slot whose themes include Mexican culinary spices, personified symbols, emojis, and piñata art. ChilliPop is one of Betsoft’s four pop-branded games; the other three are SugarPop! (June 2017), SugarPop! 2: Double Tipped (July 2020), and Monster Pop (March 2020).
ChilliPop’s rival games include Chilli Gold (February 2014) from Lightning Box, Chilli Heat (January 2018) from Pragmatic Play, and Extra Chilli (April 2018) from Big Time Gaming. Eight symbols (orange chili, yellow chili, purple onion, orange bell chili, red bell chili, green bell chili, red tomato, and garlic) require 3+ clustered (detached; horizontal or vertical) winning combinations.
ChilliPop Game Characteristics
ChilliPop has a translucent gray 5X3 grid (may reach 8X8) that is set in a mountainous Mexican village. The non-partitioned grid is framed in a fruit-embedded Mexican embroidery. There are ten symbols, eleven total bets, locked symbols, +1 win multipliers, grid’s expanding row and columns, bonus wins, thirteen sets of five to 26 free games, grid-enlarging collectible mules, buyable free games, a side game, and lowly payouts ranging from $0.02 to $12.00.
ChilliPop has three special symbols and six ordinary symbols. Special symbols: the substituting wild is a human-faced star piñata; the free games-offering scatter is a smirking sombrero-wearing mule in an embroidered harness; and a side game-associated golden coin.
The ordinary symbols have feminine and masculine faces, and display different body language: orange chili; yellow chili; purple onion; orange bell chili; red bell chili; green bell chili; red tomato; and green garlic.
The ChilliPop bet sizes: $0.50 (minimum bet), $1.00, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $5.00, $7.50, $10.00, $12.50, $25.00, and $50.00 (maximum bet).
The $50.00 bet attracts these ChilliPop payouts for every spice in 3+ winning combinations. Each: orange chili, or yellow chili pays $12.00; purple onion pays $7.00; orange bell chili pays $6.00; red bell chili pays $5.00; and green bell chili, or tomato, or green garlic pays $2.00.
Scattered mules offer these free games: three mules offer five free games; four mules offer six free games; five mules offer seven free games; six mules offer eight free games; seven mules offer ten free games; eight mules offer twelve free games; nine mules offer 14 free games; ten mules offer 16 free games; eleven mules offer 18 free games; twelve mules offer 20 free games; 13 mules offer 22 free games; 14 mules offer 24 free games; and 15 mules offer 26 free games.
In the free games, winning clustered mules are relocated to the suspended ropy red-and-white rail-like trail—it pops up along the left margin—whose numbered circular and rectangular mats indicate the mule collections needed to add either a row or column to the grid. Collected mules change the regular 5X3 grid to: 5X4 after five mules; 6X4 after ten mules; 6X5 after 17 mules; 6X6 after 25 mules; 6X7 after 35 mules; 6X8 after 45 mules; 7X8 after 55 mules; and 8X8 after 70 mules.
Star piñatas may entirely fill the dynamic 5X3, 5X4, 6X4, 6X5, 6X6, 6X7, 6X8, 7X8, and 8X8 grids to offer these (based on the $50 bet) maximum bonus wins, respectively. Star piñatas: 15-of-a-kind offers $2500.00; 20-of-a-kind offers $3750.00; 24-of-a-kind offers $5000.00; 30-of-a-kind offers $10000.00; 36-of-a-kind offers $15000.00; 42-of-a-kind offers $20000.00; 48-of-a-kind offers $30000.00; 56-of-a-kind offers $40000.00; and 64-of-a-kind offers $50000.00.
In the payout-doubling or payout-nullifying gamble game, played via the “2X double up” icon, players guess if a heads or tails coin will come up. The buyable 10 free games cost X49 the bet: between $24.50 (if the bet is $0.50 bet) and $2450.00 (if the bet is $50.00). ChilliPop’s non-progressive jackpot is $110,000.00.
The good ChilliPop software features: quickspin; 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, and 100 autospins; and supports desktop and mobile gadgets. Sound effects: grito calls, pinging, snapping, rhumba shakers, twanging harp, and Mariachi music. The animated 3D graphics include exploding symbols, dolly zoom, glistening, flipping coin, tiny fireworks, and cascarones confetti.
Luck in ChilliPop
ChilliPop is a game of chance whose RTP rate is 95.38% and its house edge is 4.62%.