Chilli Pop Review

Chili Pop is basically just a 5-reel, 3-row slot. Yet it is a different game than many other slot machines. Paylines are for example called ‘cluster pays’ here. The theme is Mexican and we have seen this in other games. Think for example of ‘El Jackpotto’ or ‘Chilli Heat’. The game provider is Betsoft, a provider that has been trying to hook up at the top for a while. Below you can read everything you want to know about Chili Pop.

Chilli Pop Intro

RTP en Variance

The RTP, or return to player, for this game is 95.38%. This means that the casino returns this percentage of all bets back to the players. So not too high unfortunately. The volatility or variance is medium. A medium volatility means that the game scores on average in terms of the frequency and amount of the payouts.

The Design

Chili Pop’s design is fairly busy and cheerful. In the background you can see some colored houses and a cactus. There are all kinds of options underneath the playing field. Here you can choose your bet and find the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature. In addition, the ‘double up’ and ‘auto play’ buttons can also be found here.

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How does Chilli Pop work?

As we said in the introduction, there are no paylines in this game. These have been replaced by the so-called Cluster pays, which are quite popular. You may recognize this from other games like Aloha! Cluster Pays and Twin Spin Deluxe. You win with a cluster of 3 symbols, which must be formed horizontally and vertically. Diagonal does not count in this game.

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How do you play Chilli Pop?

Start by choosing your bet. You do this by setting a coin value. Multiply this number by 50 and you get your bet amount per spin. The minimum bet is 0.50 euros and the maximum bet is 100 euros per spin. Then you press ‘spin’ and you hope for great prizes by forming clusters. The more symbols participating in a cluster, the higher the price. Your price also depends of the symbol with which you form the cluster. Furthermore, we hope to achieve the bonus round!

The Symbols

The symbols consist of all kinds of different vegetables. In addition, some vegetables have multiple variants because they can take on multiple colors. The symbols include: Leek, tomato, green / red / orange peppers, onion, and yellow / orange peppers. The piñata creates a multiplier. 1 piñata creates a multiplier of 2x. 2 piñatas give you a multiplier of x3, and so on. The bonus symbol is the donkey.

The Prices

You receive a number of credits for a symbol in a certain combination. Below is a list of these:

  • 2 credits per leek, tomato or green pepper.
  • 5 credits for each red pepper in a cluster of at least three red peppers.
  • 6 credits for each orange pepper in a cluster of at least three orange peppers.
  • 7 credits for each onion in a cluster of at least three onions.
  • 12 credits per yellow or orange pepper.

Depending on your ‘bet per credit’ and the number of credits you earn, your price will be determined.

Cascading Reels

Imagine you have a winning cluster. The symbols you used to form these will then explode. These are replaced by new, falling symbols with which you can get even more profit. This only stops when you do not form a new cluster.

Chilli Pop Cascade

Double Up

The ‘double up’ feature gives you the chance to double your winnings. Choose heads or tails and double or lose your winnings. Note: you need to activate this feature yourself.

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Bonus Rounds

You unlock the Free spin bonus by collecting 3 donkeys. These do not have to appear in 1 cluster! With 3 donkeys you get 5 free spins. Are you able to collect even more donkeys in 1 spin? Then you also earn more free spins! This can be up to 26 free spins, but for this you have to collect the whole screen (15) of donkeys. The main difference from the normal game is the so-called ‘Mule trail’. This can be seen to the left of the slot machine and ensures that the playing field is getting bigger. You achieve this by collecting donkeys. The end of the trail means an 8×8 playing field, or 64 squares! This means, hypothetically, you can also run a cluster of 64 piñatas. With this you win 1000x your bet!

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Chilli Pop Bonus Play

Buy a bonus feature

Chilli Pop, like many other slot machines, has chosen to add a feature that allows you to immediately buy the bonus round. This will cost you 49x your bet, a special number. This gives you 10 free spins. 49x your bet is quite low compared to other games. Imagine you choose the highest coin value of 1 euro. This means that you play with a bet of 50 euros per spin, and that the bonus round costs you 2450 euros. You then play the game as if you just bet 50 euros.

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Max win & Rating

The maximum profit you can grab is a total of 103,363 euros. The maximum profit you can grab is a total of 103,363 euros. Unfortunately, the game only earns 1/5 stars.


This feature, like the ‘Buy a Bonus’ feature, was originally conceived by other providers. Many parts of the game have therefore been taken over from other game providers and the question is whether this benefits the name of Betsoft.