Aristocrat is one of the leading slot machine developers in the world. Some of their games are infamous with players, and More Chilli is one of these. Its popularity is easily compared to Wicked Winnings, Buffalo and even IGT’s Cleopatra slot machine. The game uses a Mexican theme and comes equipped with Tequila, Sombreros, Chilli and the Sun, all representing sunny Mexico.
The More Chilli pokie / slot machine is available to all users, including land-based casino players, online and is also featured on mobile devices – such as iPad and Android. You can opt to play this game for free (see below) or try your luck playing with real money.
More Chili comes with twenty five pay lines and five reels. The bet per line varies from two cents up to $3.25 with a max bet playing all 24 lines ranging from 0.60 to $94.50.
Symbols and Theme
More Chilli has symbols that revolve around Mexican elements and this includes; Chihuahuas, Tequila, a man with a Mexican sombrero, a Chili Stand and also the Sun. The game also consists of other symbols like chickens, a sack of dollars and the traditional Aristocrat cards from 9 to ace.
The game commences with a smiling Mexican man greeting the players, this man also later appears on the reels. The sound effects given to this game are upbeat.
Wild and Scatter Symbols
The Mexican man in the game yelling ‘Hola’ is the wild symbol. It has the power to substitute any other symbol on the reels except for scatters and the red chilli pepper symbol.
More Chilli pokies also has a Chilli Pepper symbol which has the potential to increase your wins during the free games bonus feature (as explained below).
The scatter symbols are represented by the Bag icon. Scatters pays are low, only paying out 2 x the bet placed regardless of the number of scatter symbols you receive, however the lack of payout is more than made up by the free games feature.
The highest paying symbol in this game is the Mexican man, who can award up to 2000 credits x bet when you collect 5 or more symbols.
Free Spins Feature
Players can trigger the free spins feature when you collect three or more scattered symbols. This bonus round is available randomly and can hit at any time after you’ve spun the reels, regardless of whether you collected the scatters. The number of spins you win is dependent on whether you’re playing the +5 EXTRA.
- 15 free games are awarded when you play +5 Extra
- 12 free games are awarded when you play without the +5 Extra
When the free game bonus feature is triggered, players will receive an additional 2 reels, whereby the free games will commence.
If you collect the red chili peppers during the free games, an additional set of reels will display. This part of the game can get confusing, but is definitely lucrative. Each time the chilli pepper shows up during the free games round, a point goes towards the chilli meter. Once you’ve collected 9 chilli peppers, you will play three sets of reels. Once this happens, the symbols on reel 5 are replaced with the Mexican man (your wild). If you are able to collect 14 red chili peppers, you will play 4 sets of reels and the Mexican man (wilds) will appear on reels 4 and 5. If this has confused you at all, give the free version of More Chilli a go above. This feature is similar to playing Aristocrat’s Wonder 4. Meaning that three sets of reels, means you get to play free spins on 3 screens…and 4 sets is 4 screens.
Finally, if you are lucky enough to hit 30 chilli peppers, you will be able to play 4 sets of reels with the wild symbol replacing all symbols on reels 3, 4 and 5.
To play the +5 EXTRA feature, you need to play 5 x the minimum bet per payline with maximum lines played.
+5 EXTRA has an RTP of 95.691% whereas playing the game without the extra feature has an RTP of 89.167%.
More Chilli Gamble Feature
The gamble option is available after each win. Players will be given a variety of choices, similar to all other gamble options. To play this feature, simply press the ‘Gamble’ button and select red, black or guess the suit. If you guess correctly, your gamble bet is doubled. If you guessed the suit correctly, your win is multiplied by 4. You are only able to gamble four times in succession. The max amount available to gamble on is $800.