Put on the dancing shoes and bust out the dance moves to some lively mariachi music. Hot Fiesta is a highly volatile experience that gets somehow even spicier with Pragmatic Play’s Ante Bet feature. Enable it and experience the best Mexican party ever from the comfort of your home. You can even skip the base game by purchasing the bonus buy option and jump right into the free spins extravaganza!
Betting Options and Bonus Features
Hot Fiesta is a pretty straightforward online slot with very interesting mechanics. The gameplay grid is built on a 5x3 layout featuring 13 unique symbols and 25 paylines. To achieve wins in the base game, your goal is to land 3 to 5 matching symbols in one of the 25 win ways. The more symbols you string up together the bigger your reward.
To help you with this task, the game features a wild symbol in the form of a piñata. This piñata can act as a substitute for any symbol (except bonus) to form a winning combination. Moreover, the Wild symbol has random multipliers of 2x, 3x or 5x to further increase your wins.
The main money making feature in Hot fiesta though is the bonus game, which you can trigger with bonus symbols. These appear on reels 1, 3 and 5 and activate the free spins. But before your bonus game begins, you’ll be transported to a 3x3 piñata filled screen. The number of free spins you receive is determined by exploding piñatas, each of them revealing a number.
In the bonus game, each wild symbol that you land becomes sticky and stays on the reels for the rest of the round. The interesting thing is that they hop around to a random position with each spin. It’s important to note that these sticky wilds include their multiplier value (2, 3x, or 5x) which can result in some highly volatile rewards.
If you want to speed up the process and experience the bonus game faster, the game offers two features to help with that. First one is the Ante Bet. This is a completely optional game mode that will increase the number of scatters in your base game. Thus, your chance of triggering the bonus round is much higher but at the cost of 40% larger bet sizes per spin. The second feature is the Buy Free Spins feature that you can use anytime Ante Bet is not active. This will let you skip to the bonus game right away at the cost of 100x your current bet.
Whatever option you choose though, the game has its max win limited at 5,000x. If you manage to reach this amount your free spins round will immediately end and remaining free spins are forfeited.
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