IGT Gaming has a number of popular slots in its gaming portfolio. The developer decided to take a popular land based slot in “Red Hot Tamales” and turn it into an online slot game to see if the online version can gain the same amount of interest as the land based game.
If you are looking for huge wins, then this may not be the slot for you. However, if you are looking at consistently winnings small sums over a period of time, check this one out!
Depending on which part of the world you are from, you may or may not know what a tamale is.
So for those who don’t know – a tamale is South American and Mesoamerican dish made up of dough and steamed in banana leaf or corn husk!
Anyone who has ever played a classic slot machine will be familiar with how the online version of Red Hot Tamales works. There is a bit of a Mexican twist to things but beyond that, there is no special theme going on. The only other reference to the theme in the game is that the background is completely red and that there is a plate of blazing hot tamales beside the reels. The background music also feels like eating at an open cantina in Mexico.
The game features a classic grid of three reels and three rows. Normally, with this set-up, there is only one payline. Fortunately for players, IGT has decided to be generous and give out 27 paylines. The game has a simple combination rule of three symbols making up a winning combination.
The game’s symbols are the original slot machine staples, bars, and lucky 7s. The 7s have a flaming tamale beside them and are made in different colors. The game surprisingly has a wild symbol so players have a better chance at a win. The problem is that the biggest win is only as high as 3.7 times the player’s stake. Players do have the chance to win more due to the game’s low volatility.
The game does have a special jackpot feature. Considering there are only nine spots on the grid, a player who gets yellow lucky 7s on all of them in a single spin can get 37 times their stake. The red lucky 7s are more rewarding, giving players 185 times their stake.
Overall, this Red Hot Tamales game is a pretty simple one. For fans of the original, this is a great way to experience it outside the traditional setting of a land based casino.