Jumpin’ Jalapenos is a slot release from WMS Gaming that sets the tone through its title. This is a Mexican themed slot that will have you on your toes from the very start of play. The eagle-eyed readers may have realized that Jumpin’ Jalapenos is a Konami slot in land-based casinos. A licensing deal between the two companies has seen this game and a few others such as the Norse Warrior slot released online.
This 5 reel, 50 pay-line slot stays very true to the approach WMS Gaming has with its slots. It must be fun, it must be frantic and it must be exciting. Jumpin’ Jalapenos certainly lives up to this mission statement.
One of the immediate aspects of Jumpin’ Jalapenos that is different to most slots is that instead of having five symbols on all five reels, it only has four symbols on the 1st and 5th reels. The symbols include Jalapeno Chilli Peppers, Cacti, a Mexican Guitar, a Bull and a Mexican Man. If you haven’t been to Acapulco then you will definitely feel like you have after playing this slot!
The Mexican Man acts as the Wild symbol in Jumpin’ Jalapenos. He substitutes for all other symbols during regular game play except for the Jalapeno Chilli Peppers scatter symbol in order to complete winning combinations.
It is the Jalapeno Chilli Peppers scatter symbols that are the key to triggering the Jumpin’ Jalapenos Bonus feature. This is triggered when you hit three of the scatter symbols anywhere on reels 2, 3 and 4. Once the Jumpin’ Jalapenos Bonus feature is triggered, you will be awarded with 12 free spins.
There is one really cool feature in the Jumpin’ Jalapenos Bonus feature and that is the impact that the Mexican Man Wild symbol can have on your game. If you manage to hit the Mexican Man Wild symbol during the free spins phase of the game then the reel that the Wild symbol has appeared in will nudge until the entire reel is Wild. This adds an extra element of excitement to the free spins round with you also having the opportunity to re-trigger the free spins during the free spins round if you hit the three scatter symbols on reels 2, 3 and 4 on a free spin.
WMS Gaming rarely disappoints with slot releases. The mythical Greek themed Kronos and Irish themed Leprechaun’s Fortune are just a couple of slots that have become big hits at Jackpot Party. Jumpin’ Jalapenos is very much a game for fans of WMS Gaming slots. Even if you have little to no experience of those slots then it is worth trying because of the thrilling bonus feature alone.