The Wombat says: NetEnt are well-known for their branded games, and we’ve seen the likes of Street Fighter, Jumnanji and Ozzy Osbourne get the slot treatment.
But now it’s the turn of foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay to become a spin sensation. Gordon Ramsay: Hell’s Kitchen slot comes with all the hot sauce and excitement that you’d expect from the controversial Brit chef. Plus Ramsay’s Wilds feature, Team Challenge Free Spins and Gordon’s Bonus Game. This one is as hot as the 9 Blazing Diamonds slot with a few effs thrown in for good measure. Or effin’ effs should we say.
But will this branded slot prove to be as volatile as the bad tempered chef we all know and love? Let’s enter the fire pit and find out…
Look and Feel
The background to your reels is the Hell’s Kitchen set in Caesars Palace (where Gordon has recently opened up a restaurant). The reels are a dark red colour and above them you’ll see the TV show’s trademark heat lamps that keep contestants’ dishes – and hopefully your game play – nice and hot.
It’s the kind of place that the little guy off 3 Devil’s Pinball would feel comfortable in.
As the reels spin you will hear Gordon’s infamous catch phrases such as ‘wow, wow wow’ and ‘that’s made with passion’. NetEnt have wisely missed out Ramsey’s more explicit phrases – which this Wombat thinks is a bit of a shame…
Still, the game looks the business and does a great job at recreating the Hell’s Kitchen atmosphere.
Full marks to the design blokes.
Hell’s Kitchen Slot Game Play
Gordon Ramsay: Hell’s Kitchen slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 20 pay-lines. Pretty standard compared to the likes of the Dragon Tribe slot: I should think Gordo is effing and blinding about that one.
Bets start at minimum bet of 0.20 and go up to a chunky max bet of 200 coins per spin. This wide range of wagers means there’s something on offer for all players here – cheers NetEnt.
As for the pay table, well it’s mainly made up of the delicious stuff you’d find on the Hell’s Kitchen menu. Beef Wellingtons, tasty burgers, cocktails and sticky toffee pudding. Plus J, 10, Q, K & A playing card royals as your lower value icons.
The Beef Wellington is the most lucrative icon in play, and will scoop you 10 x your bet for a winning combination of 5.
The wilds with the gold border will land anywhere on the reels and substitute for all other symbols to make extra wins for you. Meanwhile, the Scatter icon is the head Chef himself Gordon Ramsay, and the key to the main bonus game.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
We like this base game feature! At random, Ramsay can chuck knives, plates, or pans at the reels, which will then turn standard icons into 5 to 7 Wild symbols. Bonza!
Team Challenge Free Spins
Land 3x of the Ramsay scatters on the reels and it’s Free Spins time. Now you have to pick a team: either red, or blue. The two chef teams will now go head-to-head on 2 sets of reels, but you’ll bank all the pay outs that are regardless of which team you actually chose!
During the round various Order Up features can be activated – and these include 2x and 3x Wild Multipliers and up to 8 Random Wilds.
Last, but not least, if a 2x and 3x multiplier hit the reels on the same spin the values are added up to give you a 5x multiplier. As you can probably imagine, this is where the game’s biggest wins can be found.
Gordon’s Bonus Game
If your team wins the Team Challenge, you’ll now enter a pick ‘em bonus. Here you’ll be presented with 15 different menus. 12 of them will be cash prize wins or multipliers, but 3 will feature crosses on the other side. Click on all 3 crosses and it’s game over for you – but, if you pick the right menus, the wins will be as tasty as Gordon Ramsay’s famous cuisine!
Hell’s Kitchen slot is an absolute ripper and does a great job of bringing the TV show to life with the sound effects and slick design. But what we like best is the imaginative game play. The Team Challenge Free Spins with the split reels really feels like a unique slot mechanic.
Plus, if you get as far as Gordon’s Bonus Game you’ll be smiling from ear to ear, as there are cash wins of x5 your bet on offer.
A fun and entertaining low variance slot you won’t want to miss
Wombat score: 5/5
Hell's Kitchen FAQs
What is the max win in Hell’s Kitchen slot?
The biggest pay out possible in this game is 1,000 x your bet. You’re most likely to scoop this top prize during the free spins thanks to the combined 5x win multiplier.
How many Bonus Features does Hell's Kitchen slot offer?
There are 3 bonuses on offer. A base game extra, a Free Spins round and a pick and click feature.