Extra Chilli Slot
Extra Chilli is the successor to Big Time Gaming’s (NYX) fan favourite Bonanza online slot. It takes all the magic of the Megaways system and adds it to a casino game set in a colourful and energetic Mexican outdoor market. If you’re looking for something spicy then you’ve come to the right place.
Theme, Sounds and Symbols
Mexican themed online slots are always popular as the culture lends itself to bright colours, energetic music and a sense of whimsy. Extra Chilli Megaways has all of the above in spades.
Take a moment to listen to the game, and you will hear a musician thrumming a guitar, birds chirping, and a marketplace alive with negotiation and conversations. Spinning the reels causes a cacophony of sounds to erupt. The mellow guitar is replaced with frenetic Mariachi playing and exuberant yips and whistles! It is guaranteed to make you smile!
The game board itself is designed to look like a market stall draped in garlic, carrots and of course bright red chillies. The front marquee is used as the location for the extra reels which are a staple of the chilli megaways engine.
The high-value symbols are simple yet colourful with glossy purple, red, blue and green chillies offering the highest payouts. The low-value symbols are the common A, K, Q, J, 10, nine decorated in gold and bright colours to match the chillies.
There are also three special symbols on the reels. Three lit rockets act as the Wild, gold discs spelling H, O, T act as Scatters and finally gold baskets of chillies as unique Free Spin Scatters which only appear exclusively on the extra reel.
Extra Chilli is 6 Reel video slot built on Big Time Gaming’s Megaways engine which is why it offers an amazing 117,649 ways to win.
These incredible number of pay lines are achieved in two ways. You will notice that the reels are not symmetrical as in most slots. This is because some reels have been subdivided into smaller size symbols to allow for more winning paylines on the screen.
The other necessary addition to the base game is the inclusion of the extra four reel row below the base game. In Bonanza, this was placed at the top for the Carts. Here it serves the same purpose of adding additional rows and allow the additional Reaction to take place for more winning chances.
Extra Chilli online slot is available to both the casual punter and the hardcore jackpot hunter thanks to a wide range of stakes. Extra Chilli stakes start as small as €0.20 per spins and can be maxed out at a fiery €40.00 per spin!
As always Big Time Gaming has taken the time to style the features you know and love to fit the theme of Extra Chilli and thrown in a few of their special treats to turn up the heat.
Extra Chilli comes loaded with cascading reels which Big Time Gaming call Reactions. Rather than a simple drop-down the cascade, as you find in games like Gonzo’s Quest, Extra Chilli has dual cascades. Winning paying symbols in the base game disappear and new symbols drop down to take their place opening up new winning opportunities. While at the same time any winning payline symbols from the extra row also disappear, but their replacements shift in from right to left. The combination of these dual Reactions can have fantastic jackpot results for the lucky punter.
The Wild symbols are available to replace any high value or low-value symbols on a potential winning paylines. The only symbols they can’t replace are the Scatters, and you’ll see why below.
Spelling the word HOT in golden letters on the reels activates the Free Spins feature where you get to spin 8 free games.
To be fair 8 Free Spins isn’t a high number but from the start, you are offered the option to Gamble your free spins in the hope of winning up to 24! Take care; this is a gamble mini-game so you could also lose them all.
Reactions are your friend in Free Spins mode as for each winning pay line (Reaction) the base win multiplier (which start as 1x) increases by 1! In addition to this Free Spins Scatters appear on the extra reels, land 4 of these and you will receive eight additional free spins.
The ability to win additional free spins during Free Spins mode means that the win multiplier is unlimited! The luckier you are, the hotter your payout will be!
Extra Chilli Feature Drop
Big Time Gaming has added Feature Drop to Extra Chilli as they did with Bonanza. This feature allows you to pay to activate the Free Spins feature rather than playing for it. The cost to activate Feature Drop start at 50x the stake level you’re on, however as you uncover BTG Coins on the reels they reduce the cost of activation by the size of the coin (multiplied by the value of your stake).
Extra Chilli is a high variance slot, so be careful that long play sessions don’t tempt you into overpaying to unlock a feature as this is a fast way to burn through your budget.
Play ‘On The Go’
Big Time Gaming will never leave you out in the cold; you can take this hot slot with you wherever your travels may take you. The controls, features and payouts are the same across both desktop and mobile so you can easily switch between them with zero learning curve.
CasinoWow Game Verdict
Big Time Gaming has done a stellar, creating a casino game that immerses you in the Mexican market theme with Extra Chilli. From the bright colours to the market chatter to the Mariachi music, it all feels authentic.
The gameplay and bonus features are equally as entertaining; the only downside is that this is a high variance slot which will mean long play sessions before you see any meaningful wins. However, that can be addressed by playing at the €0.20 stake level as the game itself is entertaining enough to make those dry spells fly by.
CasinoWow highly recommends trying out this game in Extra Chillis slot free play.