Hot Fiesta Review
Hot Fiesta is a video slot with 5 reels, 3 rows and 25 fixed pay-lines. You can play the game with wagers in the range of 0.25 to £125, but when using the Ante Bet mode, you can wager up to £175 per spin.
The RTP of the game is 96.56% and 96.53% with the Ante Bet. The volatility of this video slot is maximum high – 5 out of 5. The jackpot in a spin in the game is 5,000 times your stake.
Hot Fiesta includes wild multipliers of x2, 3x and x5. They become sticky roaming symbols during the free spins. You can win between 9 and 27 free games. Use the Ante Bet, which increases your bets by 40% to have better odds at triggering the free spins.
Hot Fiesta is colourful and vivid with a festive and jolly spirit. On the dark purple reels, you will land card symbols, which are decorated thematically. There are also accordions, guitars, green cocktails, maracas. The purple pinata donkey, mariachi musician and attractive senorita add to its charm.
The images and the background around the grid are in the orange and brown colours in the base game. They change to purple colour tones during free spins. The background shows a Mexican town decorated for a street celebration. The fiesta spirit is perceivable and creates a festive mood.
Hot Fiesta Gameplay
Hot Fiesta has 25 pay-lines and getting 3, 4 or 5 matching symbols on any of them left to right from reel 1 gives you a win. The symbols include 10 to A cards at the low end. More rewarding are the glass of tequila, maracas, guitar, squeezebox and the senorita symbols. The most rewarding of all is the mariachi musician symbol. It pays 2, 6 and 3 times the stake for 3, 4 and 5 symbols in combinations.
The pinata donkey is the wild, which substitutes for all other standard ones. This symbol pays 2, 10 and 40x stake for 3, 4 and 5 on a line respectively. The wild can also land with a multiplier attached to it with values of x2, x3 and x5. It gets applied to all wins the wild takes part in. In case you have more than one wild, your payout will be boosted with the total values of all wild multipliers participating in it.
The scatter is the trio of fireworks, which appears on reels 1, 3 and 5 only. Hitting 3 of these symbols on a spin activates the free games and awards a win of 3 times the bet.
Hot Fiesta Features / Bonuses
Hot Fiesta offers free spins, wild multipliers and a feature buy – the Ante Bet. Getting 3 fireworks scatters pays 3x bet and activates the free spins. Before the start of these, a grid of 3×3 pinata explodes one after another. Each of them reveals a different number, which is summed up and gives you a total of between 9 and 27 free games.
While the free spins are played all wild symbols that hit on the grid remain on the reels. They simply change positions between rounds. These sticky roaming wild symbols have a random multiplier of x2, x3 or x5. They increase the wins they take part in during free spins. More wild multipliers taking part in the same paying combination means huge boosts. You cannot retrigger the free spins since the bonus symbols don’t appear during these rounds.
There is a feature buy in Hot Fiesta called the Ante Bet. It costs a 40% increase of the bet and grants double as many chances for landing 3 scatters triggering the free spins. On the other hand, the Ante Bet slightly decreases the RTP of the game to 96.53%
Hot Fiesta is a decent game with pleasant features and design. It includes moving wild multipliers, free spins and a buy feature. The top payout is 5,000 times the stake, which is not bad for a highly volatile game like this one. Some players can use the Ante Bet for a more rewarding and exciting experience.