Celebrity chefs do not come much bigger than Gordon Ramsay, with his show, Hell’s Kitchen, being one of the most famous and iconic cooking shows of all time. The British chef has 16 Michelin stars and has become a household name all over the world, and so, in this regard, it has been quite a masterstroke by the video slot company NetEnt to create a slot game based on the chef and his TV show.
Ramsay, of course, has had a long and glittering career as a chef and a TV personality, first showing up on British screens on the mini-series Boiling Point in 1998. His restaurants are spread out across the UK, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA.
The game is a five-reel, three-row video slot game, based largely on the hit show that airs on FOX in the USA, with season 20 to hit screens soon. It manages to capture the atmosphere and ambience of the show perfectly, with flying knives, pots and pans showing up on the reels in the Ramsay’s Wilds feature, where players can get up to seven randomly generated Wilds on the reels. Ramsay shows up on the game as well, with his infamous glare showing up as the game’s Scatter symbol. Three of the Scatters landing activates the Team Challenge Free Spins, where the game sets up like the TV show, with two play areas representing the Hell’s Kitchen playing area between the red and blue teams. Players have to pick one side, and if their team wins, they enter Gordon’s Bonus Game, where players can win multipliers as well as random prizes of up to five times their stake. Here, players will have 15 different menus to choose from, with 12 of them having different prizes and three having no wins, and the game ends when the player hits all three of the wrong menus, meaning that they could potentially pick up some huge wins if they land all of the prize menus in this game.
The game has 20 fixed betting lines and is a low volatility slot with an RTP of 96.07%. Some of Ramsay’s most iconic and famous dishes show up on the reels as well as the game’s high-value symbols. The Beef Wellington is the highest-paying symbol, paying out a decent amount if you manage to land five of them on the reels, while the Hell’s Kitchen Spicy Burger follows, along with Ramsay’s signature cocktail. The regular symbols are the card royals, with wins being given for at least three symbols on the reels.
This is a great example of a slot game based on a popular TV show, which also has excellent bonuses and gameplay to keep fans hooked. Fans of Ramsay’s antics and his TV shows will surely love this video slot, but at the same time, even those who are not familiar with him will enjoy the game, due to its exciting bonus features, win potential as well as innovative use of icons and situations from the show itself.