IGT's Tabasco slot machine

October 11, 2011 3:00 AM
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This 12-line, 5x max bet game from IGT is based upon the famous Tabasco hot sauce.

Even if you don’t like hot sauce you can still have a great time playing the Tabasco slot machine.

The game features symbols like pepper sauces, from tasty garlic to atomic Habanero, and foods like Cajun-stew, fish in the frying pan and goodies on the grill. Along with a ferocious Zydeco beat spicing up the game as you play, you’ll be groovin’ "Cajun-style."

An original Tabasco diamond logo is wild with the animated pepper sauce symbols and the delectable delicacies cookin’ on the reels.

The scatter is a pesky mesquito; catch three or more mesquitoes anywhere on the reels to collect bonus credits.

There are two bonus games: Tabasco Country Store and Kitchen with Claude.

When three or more Tabasco Country Store symbols land on a played payline, you go to a second screen featuring a county store in a square grid where the goal is to find three different Tabasco products among a menu of products. Uncover three different pepper sauce logos and the matched items’ credit values are totaled for the bonus award. There is even a doubler mixed in with the products.

The Kitchen with Claude bonus showcases the versatility of the Tabasco brand when the three Cajun chef symbols line up across reels two, three and four. The base game symbols fade and the two outside chefs, Squegge and Luiggi, hoe-down as the center chef symbol spins out tasty ingredients for the four Tabasco-influenced recipe favorites lining the top of the screen. Gather three unique ingredients to complete a delta-seasoned dish and zesty Chef Claude whips up a tasty bonus award.

The unique number of lines (12) makes the betting interesting. I play at least 3x line (36¢) and often more. The Cajun music is positive, happy and fun. The line hits occur often enough to keep you in the game. Wild symbols come up often and so does the Country store bonus.

My slot buddy (with an original $5 investment) was playing 2x (24¢) when he got four of the mesquito scatters and picked a mesquito worth $44.