Extra Chilli Slot Review

Are you looking for a flaming hot time? Welcome to Nyx’s Extra Chilli video slot. This is the follow-up to the hugely popular Bonanza slot, featuring the same Mexican miner, though nowadays he runs a chilli stand.

Extra Chilli offers a cool 117,649 ways to win thanks to the Megaways game engine similar to the one used in Bonanza. With this game mechanic, each of the 6 reels can feature between 2 and 7 symbols which means that the number of ways to win changes every single time you spin the reels. There is also an Extra reel below the main reels that adds symbols to create even more wins and bigger payouts. 

Extra Chilli is stacked with features such as Free Spins, Win Reactions, a  Feature Drop feature, Increasing Multipliers, and a Gamble option. We aren’t giving you any milk to take the edge off the spice in this slot, but we are giving it our top four-star rating!

Extra Chilli Symbols and Visuals

With a catchy mariachi-style soundtrack, Extra Chilli takes place in a lively Mexican food market full of bright colours and sharp detail. The reels of the game are cleverly placed inside of a market stall with chillies and garlic framing the sides. 

Symbols consist of a variety of different coloured Chillies along with your standard card  A– 9 symbols. The animations are well designed, as symbols speed up and down the reels quickly and then proceed to burst when forming part of a winning combination. 

Extra Chilli Paylines and Paytable

Win up to 20,000x your stake at any given spin, which amounts to a cool one million coins when you play maximum stakes. The main symbols of Extra Chilli are an assortment of chillies in different colours. The low paying symbols are the cards, 9 through to Ace, while the high paying ones are the four ‘crystal’ chillies. The purple chilli pays out the most at 50x for six in a payline.

The number of current ways to win always appears in real time in the top indicator. Watch out as well for the Wild, which is a firework. It substitutes for all others except for the scatters, which are gold letter symbols, spelling out H.O.T. 

Extra Chilli Features

Dual Reactions

Extra Chilli is a cascading reel slot, where winning symbols are burst to remove them from the reels, and new symbols fall to take their place opening up new winning combinations. These are called Reactions. However, to make things interesting while the base game symbols fall down, any symbols removed from the extra row due to a Reaction will be replaced by the symbols moving from right to left, creating a Dual Reaction on the reels.

Feature Drop

This feature allows you to trigger the Free Spins bonus round by paying for it. If the price is reduced to a zero balance, then the Free Spins feature will automatically trigger.

Free Spins Bonus Round

Three golden H.O.T symbols trigger the free spins feature, and awards eight spins with an expanding multiplier that starts at 1x and increases with every successful Reaction. It reverts to 1x when a Reaction does not occur.

For every additional HOT scatter symbol, another four free spins are awarded. Also, look out for the chilli bowls under the main set of reels as three of them will earn you four free spins, and four awards eight spins. During those free spins, you can also use the Gamble feature to obtain more. A winning spin can bring you up to 24 free spins, but if you lose, you’ll lose all of them.

Our Verdict

Nyx has undoubtedly cranked up the heat in Extra Chilli, and the Megaways format also keeps things spicy with reels changing on every spin, so no two spins are ever the same. With plenty of features, Megaways and an original theme, Extra Chilli is well worthy of four shiny stars.