Jumpin Jalepenos always seems such a childish theme for a slot game, big cartoon graphics of a stereotypical Mexican man at a chilli eating contest is not exactly serious fare. It’s also, in the land based casinos, a Konami slot, who are as well known, if not more so, for video games than they are for slots. To release the game online Konami turned to SG interactive and the WMS brand, using their experience and technology to develop the slot for online cash play and as a free play demo slot. The slightly dated graphics on the slot probably made it easier for it to be optimised for most devices, it’s hardly software intensive, that isn’t to say the game is overly dated though, this is a classic slot which has stood the test of time.
As this wasn’t originally a WMS game, it shares very little in common with other games in their series, there’s no ‘any way’ structure like Raging Rhino or big branded theme like the Star Trek slot. Instead this is a 50 pay-line game with a 4/5/5/5/4 reel grid, high RTP and free spins bonus. The variance is a little low for a game like this, in fact, it’s very similar to the Titanic slot level, which is highly strange for a more traditional pay-line based slot. The free spins are limited to 12 only and appear with three scatters, a prize of 500x also comes with the bonus trigger which adds a decent reward to the start of any spins round.
What sells the game to most players, is the wild stacked symbols, there are legions of videos out there where people have been on a slow steady play session and then out of the blue, hit a full screen of them for a huge win. It’s just one of those mechanics, you could sit there and wait all day and never see more than one reel go wild, then, the next day, your very first spin could be a full screen and a hand pay. Whilst it’s a rare occurrence overall, you do stand more chance of something like this than a progressive jackpot win on one of the more recent video slot titles out there. Not only that, I have to admit, the animations and sound effects for the stacked symbols and wilds are pretty fun, enough to keep you chasing them once you’ve seen them before and experienced the win potential.
As a free to play slot, I figure the branded titles carry more weight in the entertainment stakes and will appeal much more as emulators. As a cash slot however, well I confess, it might not have the most sincere theme but the wins are very serious indeed. I’d prefer a little higher volatility but the prospect of those wild stacks hitting in the right sequence will keep me spinning this game for some time to come.
Jumpin Jalapenos Slot Rating
4.25 / 5
based on 111 player ratings
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