Red Hot Tamales Video Slot Review

Red Hot Tamales: Demo

The classic one-armed bandit gets a Mexican makeover in the Red Hot Tamales slot. Created by IGT, it’s a super simple 3 reel, 27 payline game. There’s little in the way of features here but fill the screen with lucky red 7s and you can win a 5,000-coin bonus. Play this low variance game, on all devices, from between 27p and £540 per spin.

Land-based casino crossover

Like many slots in the IGT catalogue Red Hot Tamales started life in brick and mortar casinos. The design in this online version has the look of a live casino slot and the setup is very straightforward. On the 3 reels you’ll see single, double and treble bars alongside green, yellow and red lucky 7s.

You can create a winner by landing any combination of 3 bar symbols (single, double or treble) or any combination of 7s (green, yellow or red). The red 7 is the best standard symbol. Land 3 of these on a payline and you’ll pocket a prize of 3.7 times your bet. More rewarding is the wild. As well as replacing all the standard symbols it pays 7.4 times your bet if you land 3 in combination.

Blackout Wins

What you’ll really be hoping for here is to fill the whole of the reels with either the yellow or the red lucky 7 symbols. This results in the Blackout Wins feature which comes on top of the standard coin win. The yellow 7 blackout win pays 37.03 times your bet with the red 7 blackout win delivering a 185.18 times bet payout.

Low Variance

You might expect a slot called Red Hot Tamales to be a fiery affair. If this slot was rated using the Scoville Scale (which used to assess the potency of chilli peppers), then it would be near the bottom in the non-pungent category. This is a low variance slot. You can fill the reels with red lucky 7s to win 285.185 times your bet – that’s it.

Ideal for casual players

With its limited gameplay and low volatility, the Red Hot Tamales slot will be a little on the bland side for many experienced players. The low variance makes it a good pick if you’re trying to get plenty of play from your investment though. The simple recipe in Red Hot Tamales has proved very popular in live venues.

It’s not something we’ll be rushing back to though. IGT has much better slots to choose from – the ancient Egyptian themed Pyramidion would be my choice.

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