Feed Your Pokies Appetite With BTG’s Spicy Meatballs

Learn more about the BTG online pokie known as Spicy Meatballs

Something tells us the folks at Big Time Gaming are a hungry bunch. The Australian pokies developer released Beef Lightning a couple of weeks ago and is launching Spicy Meatballs any day now. Yes, a meatball-themed machine coming to an online casino near you!

Spicy Meatballs Fundamentals

Big Time Gaming has a reputation for producing fun, easy-to-play pokies that seem to lack visual creativity. Spicy Meatballs follows that trend. The game is, indeed, fun, but the game is nothing to look at. It is not ugly by any stretch of the imagination; it is bland.

The Megaways engine is under the Spicy Meatballs hood, which gives you up to 117,649 ways to win. Cost per spin starts as low as $0.10 and increases up to $20. The 55,210-times your bet maximum win equates to $5,521 at $0.10 per spin and $1,104,200 at $20 per spin.

Variance is always high in Big Timne Gaming pokies so expect plenty of barren spells when playing Spicy Meatballs. Conversely, prepare yourself for some epic wins, too.

The game’s RTP stands at 96.57% for a house edge of 3.43%. This is better than average, although only just.

What Are The Spicy Meatballs Symbols?

You should not be surprised to learn most Spicy Meatballs symbols are food-related. Royals from nines-through-aces represent the lowest value symbols. They pay between 0.1 for matching three and up to 0.9 for matching six.

Capsicum peppers and chilies are one tier above. Match six of the latter for a 1.5x win. Tomatoes payout up to 3x your bet, with eggplants awarding 10x your stake if you land six.

The game has two different wilds: a chef’s hat and the titular meatball. The chef’s hat lands on reels 2 to 5 and substitutes for all regular pay symbols. Meatball wilds randomly appear from one of the four boiling pots at the top of the board. They increase the multiplier by +1 per drop in addition to increasing reaction wins.

What Are The Game’s Features?

Spicy Meatballs uses the Megaways engine, which is a feature in itself. It makes up to 117,649 paylines available, plus the engine features reaction wins. Winning combinations disappear, and new symbols replace them. The process continues until no more winning combinations occur.

The Spicy Meatballs Wilds Feature can lead to some big prizes. Each meatball comes with a multiplier in addition to taking the place of other regular pay symbols. They start on the top row and drop down one row per reaction win. The multiplier increases with each level it drops.

Reaction wins fill up meters shown on the right-hand side of the base game’s board. Five consecutive reaction wins triggers the free spins bonus round. At least eight free spins are all your should you manage to trigger the bonus. Any multiplier pots accumulated along the way are in play throughout the free spins round.

Furthermore, at least one Spicy Meatballs Wild is guaranteed on each free spin, with extra spins awarded for five or more reaction wins. The feature can take a while if your luck is in, but the potential prizes are worth it.


Big Time Gaming continues the trend of producing a well-oiled machine that is difficult to criticize. The food theme is a little out there, but it somehow works. The titular Spicy meatballs add an element of fun to the game and are responsible for some extremely large potential wins. It was nervewracking to see the balls drop down the screen and the multipliers add up.

Spicy Meatballs is worth your time, especially with a 55,210x maximum win possible. Our only complaint was that the constant food symbols made us hungry, and our craving for balls of meat was very real!