Gordon Ramsay: Hell’s Kitchen
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|Min. Bet||0.40 demo coin|
|Max Bet.||400 demo coin|
|Available on||Mr Play|
Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen overview
Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen was the 3rd in the series of branded slot announced at the London Ice conference in 2020 from the developers at NetEnt. The other titles were Trillionaire that ended up being taken over by Red Tiger (the sibling studio of NetEnt) and Street Fighter 2.
Although Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen is not as revolutionary as the other slots it is safe to say that it is solid and dependable. The game play is not that volatile and there are not huge pay outs on offer, however, fans of the show or casual players that are looking for some hugely entertaining game play then this highly polished slot is the one they should be looking for.
Theme & Symbols
Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen has been on TV since 2005 and there is also a high-end eatery in Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. The restaurant is sat out front with ceiling to floor windows that give players an excellent view of the strip whilst the diners enjoy their food that has been served from the blue and red kitchen which is styled in the same way as the television show. There is also a bar in the restaurant that serves the latest and most fashionable cocktails. To be fair though, it is only fitting that Gordon should get his own slot and right that it is associated with Las Vegas which is the gambling global hotspot.
When it comes to the symbols the low paying royal card symbols Jack through to Ace have been created to represent glowing grills and the higher paying symbols including sticky toffee pudding, a burger, a cocktail, and a classic English dish Beef Wellington. If you land five of a kind using the premium symbols you will be rewarded with 2.5x to 10x your stake. The Hell’s Kitchen wild can also appear on any reel during the main game and free spins to substitute for other symbols to create winning combinations.
The slot is extremely easy on the eye with the lighting turned down to provides an intimate ambience and the visuals are tasteful not flashy or in your face. The slot plays out over 5-reels and 20 pay lines and the reels are positioned under heat lamps and the colouring is a definite nod towards the red team vs. blue team dynamic. The best bit for me about this slot was the commentary, which is Gordon Ramsey himself and this adds his personality, it brings the branding together nicely and provides a real feeling of fun.
As stated in the overview this slot tends to lean further towards the casual players rather than hard core gamblers. The volatility is low and the default return to player stands at 96.07%, can be played on all devices and offers a huge bet variation that starts from just 40p per spin up to a maximum of £400 per spin, so whilst this may not be aim at high rollers the bet range could easily see them thinking twice.
Winning combinations are created by landing three or more of the same symbols on a pay line beginning from the first reel on the left.
When it comes to the features the developers have decided to stick with the tried and tested with just a few theme inspired changes to create the total Gordon Ramsey experience! The first feature is the Ramsey’s Wilds feature rewards players with 5 – 7 wilds that land in random places once the feature is activated. There is also some interesting animation going on to keep players entertained such as knives being thrown at the reels with Gordon commentating on the action.
Next up is the Team Challenge Free Spins which is activated when three or more scatters are landed on the reels. The scatters will only appear on reels 1, 2, 4, and 5 and landing 3 or 4 in view will reward you with 10 or 15 free spins. The screen then divides to provide two 5x3 reel set ups one for the blue team and one for the red. Before the free spins start you need to pick either the blue or the red team. On every free spin a special symbol appears below the reels and could be 2x or 3x multipliers or wilds in either red or blue and these are then applied to the coloured team’s grid. Land multipliers that are the same colour and the values are then added together.
When the feature comes to an end you are then rewarded with the wins from both team’s gaming grid. However, if the team you chose at the beginning of the feature wins more money or there is a tie then the Gordon’s Bonus Game comes into play, and if not, you go straight back to the main game. The Gordon Bonus Game is a pick-me style bonus where there are 15 menus take over the screen, and then you pick them one by one to produce prizes of 2x, 3x or 5x your bet plus either a 2x or 3x multiplier or “x” symbols. You can continue to pick prizes until you have unveiled three or the x symbols as this ends the round.
Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen is highly polished, and you must wonder whether the developers feared being on the end of a tirade of abuse from Gordon himself. There is no doubt that the developers took this project seriously and as, so it is a premium slot and not just thrown together. The aesthetics are superb, and the slot is complete with the perfect kitchen atmosphere and this is an enjoyable slot that could be a super start to what could end up as the beginning of a whole host of Ramsey styled slots.
Personally, for me one of the best things must be how involved Gordon Ramsey must have been from the word go and whether this was for love or money I am not sure, but the famous chef is all around with voice overs that certainly spice the play up! I was rather disappointed as the Gordon in this slot was super polite however I suppose this makes sense as you would not want to be besieged with an onslaught of blue language whilst trying to land some wins.
The math model is tame and nothing like what one may think is a fair representation of the mood swings courtesy of Gordon and it is for this reason I would hedge towards casual players looking for some entertainment rather than the hardcore gamblers looking for the heavy rollercoaster ride.
Overall, in the same way as a special dish NetEnt have produced a well presented and executed game which is high quality and sure to be a culinary delight for some.
Frequently Asked Questions Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen
What is the bet range in Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen?
The bet range starts from just 40p per spin up to a maximum of £400 per spin.
What volatility rating has this slot been given?
This slot has been rated with a low volatility.
What are the names of the other slots in this series?
The other titles were Trillionaire that ended up being taken over by Red Tiger (the sibling studio of NetEnt) and Street Fighter 2.
How many reels and pay lines make up the gaming experience?
The slot plays out over 5-reels and 20 pay lines and the reels are positioned under heat lamps and the colouring is a definite nod towards the red team vs. blue team dynamic.