A Mexican market is the setting for Extra Chilli. The reels are set within a stall and flanked by bulbs of garlic and rows and rows of chillies. The lower value A to 9 symbols are joined by a quartet of higher paying chilli symbols. The tastiest of these is the purple chilli which will get you an award equal to 2, 5, 10, 25 or 50 times your total stake if you land 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 on adjacent reels. The fireworks symbol is the wild.
Extra Chilli comes with symbol drops. After a winning spin, the successful symbols are blasted away and new ones drop in the replace then. The symbol drops keep on coming as long as a new winner lands. The number rows on each reel changes with each spin. This means the number of ways to win in play change on each spin too. The number of MegaWays on each spin is shown above the reels.
Extra Chilli comes with a Free Spins feature - this is activated by landing gold letters that spell out the word HOT. You can then look forward to 8 free spins. Any extra gold letter on the triggering spin adds another 4 freebies to your total meaning you can begin with 16 free spins.
After you’ve triggered the Free Spins feature, you can spin the bonus wheel and try and increase the number of free spins you’ve been awarded – this is known as the Free Spins Gamble feature. Get lucky and you could get 24 free spins. If the fortune gods aren’t smiling, you could lose the lot. If you don’t want to wait, you could activate the Feature Drop feature which costs you 50 times your stake.
Once the feature begins, the free spins come with an expanding multiplier that increases by 1 with each symbol drop win. The multiplier drops back to its usual 1x following an unsuccessful symbol drop. Bowls of chilli can appear under the main reel set. You’ll receive and extra 4 or 8 free spins if you land 3 or 4 of them on the same free spin.
Extra Chilli is extremely volatile. It’s not the best-looking game you’ll see but that’s understandable given how many moving parts are in play with the MegaWays game engine. That somewhat frantic nature becomes even more evident with the madcap mariachi soundtrack. Saying that, you can win a whopping 20,000 times your stake on every spin/free spin so its worth trying.
If you like Mexican slot games, the MegaWays game engine or just fancy some super high variance spins, Extra Chilli can deliver some pretty scorching action. Keeping with the theme, Taco Brothers from ELK Studios is a great option whilst I recommend Bonanza (from Big Time Gaming) as this was the original MegaWays slot game.