The latest episode of Beyond the Reels sees Vera Motto, business development executive at Habanero, join SBC Noticias’ reporter, Fernando Noodt, to discuss the company’s fruit-themed slot title – Hot Hot Fruit.
Launched back in 2019, Hot Hot Fruit is a 5×3, 15-payline slot that offers a high volatility level and a standard RTP of 96.74 per cent.
On the company’s latest slot, Motto noted that, over the years, the company realised that the market continued to demand classic slots, “in particular, fruit-themed ones”, and because of this, Habanero decided to create its own version.
She noted: “We gave it a retro-style touch and it’s been very exciting. Until today it’s been one of our best titles on a global scale.”
With Hot Hot Fruit being among Habanero’s top five titles in Latin America in 2021, Motto narrowed its success down to the fact that “it is a very familiar theme for the players”, as well as “being very classic, as well as the volatility of the game”.
She explained: “In this case the volatility is very high and this level is working very well in the Latin American territory.
“Furthermore, there are other factors – I would say technical ones – also. For example, the size of this slot is only five mega. This means that even in territories where there is limited connectivity, it guarantees an experience for the users that is very, very fluid and, thus, more enjoyable.”
She added: “Like all of our slots from our portfolio, it can be used for mobile and portrait mode also. This is very important in territories where mobile penetration is very high.”
Talking about how Habanero managed to create the slot in a way in which it would stand out from such a saturated market, Motto noted: “We think of a combination of popular themes with solid mathematics behind the game. This way, players can enjoy high-quality graphics, a popular theme and very engaging sounds, I would say.
“At the same time, it’s a simple game to understand but with attractive characteristics and the chance for very big wins.”