Sat, Jun 23, 2:17am by Ethan Anderson
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:41pm
A Lively Mexican Themed Slot with Multiple Reels in the Bonus Game
More Chili is a bright, lively slot full of clichés about Mexico. You’ll find a classic Mexican on the reels, complete with hat and moustache. There is also a cart full of chilis, a chicken and a strange blue donkey – which I’ll assume represents a piñata.
This is another online pokie game from the Aristocrat back catalogue. It does show signs of age with the design – though remains an entertaining pokie. You can enjoy it online or in live settings.
Other than the classic Aristocrat style of play, there are some pretty good features that are included in the More Chilli pokies. Here’s the top 3 list:
Before you spin, you can choose to play 5 extra coins on top of the 25 you’ll play to cover the win-lines. This makes a difference to the free spins bonus. Instead of the usual 12, you’ll get 15. As you will see, this gives you more time to collect chilis, earning those extra sets of reels.
You need 3 of the special bonus symbols to start this feature, these show money bags.
Next, you’ll see a short cartoon animation, where a Mexican guy appears on the reels and shouts ‘more Chilli!’. You then see two separate reels, which spin at the same time. Wins on either count towards your total – and the bonus can be retriggered on either.
During this feature, red chili peppers (which also appear in the base game) have a special function. If you collect 9 of them anywhere on either set of reels, you’ll earn a whole new reel set. If you then collect 9 more, you earn a 4thand final reel set.
Wins from all 4 can accumulate fast – and you can retrigger this bonus on any of those sets.
Like many of the older Aristocrat pokies, More Chilli uses win-lines instead of the reel-power system. There are 25 win-lines crossing a regular 5×3 grid. You can bet from 1c per line and up. If you add the extra 5 coins, you’ll not only get more free spins – the bonus feature can be triggered at random at the end of any spin too. If you don’t want to play with real-money, thats ok! Most of Aristocrat’s pokies are available to play for free, including More Chilli! Scroll up the page to play for free.
The More Chilli winning symbols are cartoon-like and tongue in cheek. The highest paying symbol is also the wild. This is a Mexican guy, with patterned hat and jet-black moustache. He is smiling and will jump for joy when involved in a win. As the wild he will substitute for the regular symbols, though not the money bag bonus symbols or the special red chilis. Line up 5 of these wilds on a win-line, and 2000 coins are coming your way.
Next comes the strange looking blue creature, worth 1000 coins for 5 of a kind. Like the wild, this symbol gives prizes for just 2 from the left – the other symbols need a minimum of 3.
Unique symbols are completed by a chicken, cart full of chilis, blazing sun and a bottle of tequila. Playing card filler symbols make up the smaller and more regular wins.
Above the reels of this free online pokie, you’ll see a dusk sky, with bright red rocky mountains on either side. The backing of the reels is a plain beige, which highlights the brightly coloured symbols nicely. The farmer guy is stands out, grinning at you from the reels and jumping in an old-style animation when involved in winning combinations. The red chili symbols don’t play a role in the base game – though they certainly look good enough to eat.
Just when you think this machine is plain, the bonus feature brings it to life. You’ll get a full-size Mexican introducing the feature, and a monster giving you your win total at the end. The setting of the bonus game is a town, you can see the rooftops and country beyond.
There is also a Mexican guitar tune playing in the feature, which contrasts with the standard Aristocrat pokies beeps and clicks. When you collect chilis, an animation sends them to the top of the screen. The bonus reels are small, though I’m sure those extra wins will more than make up for their size!
Another classic poker machine from Aristocrat. This game is fun, lively and certainly has the potential for big wins. The base game is ordinary, though you’ll find plenty of extra wins with the wild symbols. It comes to life in the bonus game. Here you start with 2 sets of reels – and collect chilli peppers to earn up to two more.