Based on Bonanza Megaways, Extra Chilli is another Megaways slot from Big Time Gaming, the developer that came up with the game-changing mechanic, though with a higher RTP and updated graphics and gameplay features, it offers a potentially attractive update.
The slot is played with six reels and thanks to the Megaways features, it offers a theoretical maximum of 117,649 paylines. If you land three matching symbols or more on the reels, the winning symbols disappear to be replaced by new icons, a process that can repeat for big wins.
The game can be played from NZ$0.2 to NZ$40 per spin, and there are plenty of customisable options, including the handy Autoplay, which gives you the freedom to play up to 100 spins automatically. There is also the facility to set up a single win limit and a loss limit to help you play more responsibly, which is important given that this is a high volatility slot, though the 96.2% RTP is a slight improvement on the 96% RTP for its predecessor, Bonanza Megaways.
As the name suggests, Extra Chilli has a Mexican theme, and the visuals are impressive. The reels are set against a backdrop of a Mexican market, and the bright graphics and engaging sounds help to make a fun and entertaining gameplay experience.
On the reels, you will see some of the traditional playing card symbols representing the lower value payouts, along with some crystal-influenced chillies. Of the four chillies, the best value is the purple chilli, which can generate a payout of x50 your original stake if you line up six in combination.
In addition to the entertaining based game, there are some handy player-friendly features, including the Free Spins bonus. This is triggered when you bring up the symbols H, O and T, which are illustrated in gold. These will give you eight free spins and any extra letters you land subsequently will add another four free spins to your total, leading to some potentially big wins. Your collection of free spins will also be boosted by four or eight if you land a combination of the chilli bowl symbols.
Another interesting feature, which is becoming more common in the slots gaming world, is the Gamble option. After a Free Spin, you will have the option to spin the Gamble wheel. The Free Spins Gamble Feature initially is a straightforward 50/50 chance, and if you win, you can land 24 free spins, but if you lose, you will have none. You can spin the Gamble wheel more than once, and each subsequent spin has a 60% chance of landing in your favour and increasing your free spin tally.
Big Time Gaming have shaken up the slots gaming world in recent years, and this is another classic example of their approach. The bright, colourful presentation is boosted by some potentially lucrative features and the possibility of landing a win that is worth x20,000 your original stake. We were also pleased to see the player safety features which should be standard across all games.