Video slot released by IGT in 2005
OK, forgive me for the pun, but this game is HOT! Based on the ever-popular hot sauce that is part of the US heritage in cuisine and still a proud family-owned brand, this is a rare venture into the commercial world for the Tabasco family. Who would have imagined a Tabasco slot could be so good?
As far as being one of the most popular games in Vegas, the Tabasco game never quite made it, although it does have a decent following. One reason player do still like to play the game is that many of the machines have a top prize of 200,000 credits, which means you can still get a very good win even if you are playing pennies
That said, most versions we saw were 5c or 25c games and the slot does seem to be less and less common on the casino floor these days. So, if you love this game or you have never played it and would like to have a go, we recommend getting out there and playing quick before it has gone.
One place we did see this game recently was in the MGM Grand
There is also a three-reel version of the game and we have actually seen this in quite a few casinos. It may be that the biggest fans of Tabasco are actually also the biggest fans of three reel slots...
The bonus round in the Tabasco slot are fairly basic, like you would find with other games of the same era, like lobstermania, Texas tea and alien slots. In fact, the slot in general is pretty basic, but can be fun. One of the bonuses comes up when you hit three of the scatter symbols. When this one is triggered you get to pick on of the mosquitoes and that reveals bonus money behind the insect.
As you can see in the video, there is sometimes not much difference between any of the ones you could have picked and the prizes can be small too ( most of the cash gets stacked up for that big 200,000 win).
Overall, this is a basic, but enjoyable five reel slot machine - it may not have the appeal of Cleopatra or wolf run in terms of excitement during the spin play, but you do seem to get a lot of spins for your money, so can give some good entertainment