MegaWays inventor Big Time Gaming has turned up the heat for this spicy video slot that comes saturated with features amid a feast of colour.
Naturally, that means MegaWays and its 117,649 maximum win ways, Free Spins aplenty and a top payout aimed at the big-win hunters.
A red hot theme deserves a red hot setting. Mexico, a country known for its sweltering climate, is the apt place chosen to host the game.
Not just anywhere in Mexico, but a street market selling all manner of local produce to passers-by - of which, chillies, of course, feature prominently.
If you’ve played predecessor slot, Bonanza (and who hasn’t?), which birthed MegaWays, you may recall the back story of José Cavadoré. He’s the successful Spanish miner who’s left it all behind to start a new life here in Mexico with his trusty mule for company.
At least that’s the context Big Time Gaming have given the slot. Whether it proves enough of a lure for a first spin is your call.
Its creator has lavished the game with vibrant colours depicting market life in scorching hot Mexico, complemented by a Mariachi-sounding soundtrack that ties it all together.
Playing card symbols between 9-A occupy the low end of the paytable, with chillies in a variety of colours - what else - at the other. Return values are on the low side to counterbalance the high potential of MegaWays.
Gameplay and Features
At the heart of the action is MegaWays, which functions by mixing up the number of symbols produced on each spin. This means no two betting rounds are the same, creating an air of expectancy throughout.
At most, it’s possible to unlock 117,649 ways to win with MegaWays fully expanded to enhance your earning potential considerably.
Whenever symbols form part of winning combinations in Extra Chilli, they disappear from view to make room for fresh symbols to drop in, opening up the possibility for profitable chain reactions. Only when no successive wins occur do reactions come to a stop.
The Firework symbol acts as the wild in Extra Chilli, performing its usual duty of symbol substitution.
Free Spins are where it gets serious, and here they’re triggered in slightly unusual fashion.
Be on the lookout for symbols bearing the letters H, O and T. Should all 3 show up during a spin, you have yourself 8 Free Spins. Any additional letters beyond this grant 4 more spins to your tally, topping out at 16.
Before the round gets underway, you have the opportunity to increase your starting haul by accepting a Gamble option. This could see you begin the feature with 24 spins at most. Lose, and you facing forfeiting the lot.
Free Spins also bring increasing multipliers into the equation beginning at 1 for every successful symbol cascade.
The bonus feature in Extra Chilli showcases MegaWays' at its best and, combined with infinite multipliers, spells some serious potential.
Finally, players can bypass base game requirements to jump straight into Free Spins. Doing so incurs a cost equal to 50x your wager, which is pretty cheap in comparison to other titles.
You might not be surprised to learn Extra Chilli’s red hot theme matches its volatility. With that in mind, prepare for frequent punishing spells where losses can mount up rapidly.
On the flipside, stretches of dry spins can be negated in an instant when Free Spins and MegaWays both reach top gear. Getting both features performing to their full capabilities is key to getting near its 20,000x max win.
Known affectionately in some slot circles as Bonanza 2, Extra Chilli has established itself as a firm crowd pleasure since hitting digital shelves.
It’s hot, it’s fiery, it packs massive potential and it’s wildly entertaining. Big Time Gaming have knitted each element of Extra Chilli together flawlessly, and the result is a game even better than it sounds on paper.
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