Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy is a November 2017 culinary art-based video slot from Nolimit City. Themes: law enforcement, cooking method, native American outfit, spiritual realm, grilling, cuisine, beef, lump charcoal, barbeque ingredients, condiments, personification, and bounty. Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy is the developer’s second installment in its Kitchen Drama duology who first installment is Kitchen Drama: Sushi Mania (April 2017).
The Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy’s rival games include Lucky BBQ (January 2020) from Capecod Gaming, Super Hot Barbeque (February 2019) from Zeus Play, and Korean BBQ (August 2018) from Triple Profits Games. “BBQ” is a truncation of “barbeque”. Thus, Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy is a slot game adaptation of the hysterical American-style barbeque, an outdoor cooking style associated with grilling. Nine symbols (chili pepper, chunk of red meat, corn on the cob, bell pepper, eggplant, mushroom, and three lumps of charcoal) require three, four, or five winning combinations.
Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy Game Characteristics
Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy has a partitioned gray 5X3 grid that is set on a wood-handled charcoal barbeque grill fitted with a chopping board (holding barbeque sauce, knife and meat fork), on a green Texan lawn; 20 fixed paylines, eleven tumbling symbols, 15 total bets, three wilds, two special features, three substitutes, ordinary symbols that transform into wilds, a walking sheriff wild that can reduce win multipliers or progressively increase by one, X2 to X15 win multipliers, free spins and extra free spins, fixed odds, and regularly pays from X4 to X200.
Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy has three special symbols and eight ordinary symbols. The legged special symbols: a human-faced wild-and-substitute chili pepper in a two-feathered Native American headband; a spirit spin-triggering wild-and-substitute round yellow sheriff’s badge; and a human-faced wild-and-substitute chunk of red meat in a flaxen sheriff’s hat and dark sunglasses.
The legged ordinary symbols: a human-faced chunk of red meat; a human-faced yellow corn on the cob; a human-faced green bell pepper; a human-faced eggplant whose tongue is sticking out; a human-faced brown-and-cream mushroom; a wide-eyed human-faced lump charcoal; a slit-eyed human-faced lump charcoal; and a head tilting lump charcoal.
The Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy total bets are: $0.20 (minimum), $0.40, $0.60, $0.80, $1.00, $2.00, $4.00, $6.00, $8.00, $10.00, $20.00, $40.00, $60.00, $80.00, and $100.00 (maximum).
Three, four, and five winning combinations attract these Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy payouts. Chili pepper, or chunk of red meat pays X10, X50, and X200. Corn on the cob pays X9, X40, and X175. Bell pepper pays X8, X30, and X150. Eggplant pays X7, X25, and X125. Mushroom pays X6, X20, and X100. Any of the three lumps of charcoal pays X4, X10, and X60.
Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy’s two special features: Fiery Chili Spirit Spins and Wild BBQ Spins. The sheriff’s badge can appear on the grid, thereby setting the stage for the wildly shooting “Red Meat the Sheriff”, who precedes the Fiery Chili Spirit Spins. Alternatively, three back-to-back winning combinations are a gateway to the Fiery Spirit Spins. Either way, the blue bird’s head at the grid’s right side opens its beak, wherein the slot’s symbols start appearing one after another before one of them is picked at random to become a wild designate.
Spinning can prompt the red meat or green bell pepper or mushroom (or all three)—they are collectively called barbeque ingredients—to align themselves at random along the left side of the grid, thereby offering five free spins; in every spin, every “Red Meat the Sheriff” progressively increases the win multipliers by one—these sheriff wild-related multipliers can reach X15.
The bulleted “game rules” section states that the non-progressive jackpot is $100,000.00. However, the developer’s website also claims that the simulated max payout is X1050, which ($100X1050) is theoretically $105,000.00.
The good Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy software has the usual features like: game history for the last six months; quick user guide; left/right-hand modes; turbo; and a choice of six autospin batches (10, 25, 50, 100, 250, and 1000) with win limits and between –75% and +500% balance decrement/increment.
The ambient music background comprises of chirping birds, a distantly barking dog and crowing cock, sizzling food, an eagle call, and music loop. Sound effects include: “yeeha!”, gunshots, and hysteria. The dramatic animated 3D graphics include: bullet trajectories from the firing sheriff, swirling and dissipating grill fire, blistering lump charcoal, charred symbols whose eyes fall through the grill, and billowing colorful grill smoke.
Luck in Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy
The RTP rate of Kitchen Drama: BBQ Frenzy is 96.70% and the house edge is 3.30%. A game of chance, it has volatility index 5 and a 33.33% hit frequency.