Fri, Oct 26, 2:42pm by William Brown
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:35pm
Spice Up Your Gambling with the Revamped Classic
If you ever enjoyed the original More Chilli poker machine, then the Mexican guy from the all-new More More Chilli will be instantly recognisable. In this updated game, he comes to life like never before. You’ll see him spinning two pistols, and even dancing while shooting at the ground.
Graphics are not the only thing that has been given a huge upgrade for More More Chilli. The bonus games are also bigger and better than ever. With this poker machine housed in a tall Helix XT cabinet, it is possible to hit 24 sets of reels in the bonus game. You get 2 wild reels on each of these, giving you some huge win opportunities.
Here are the key things to know for this hot new pokie:
Adding extra sets of reels was the key feature of the free spins in the original older version of this game. Compared to the new More More Chilli, things were a lot less spicy!
The games are triggered in the same way. You need 3 or more of the money bags anywhere on the reels. These have a big dollar sign on them, and open to reveal piles of gold coins. You get an animated sequence involving the Mexican bandit before your free spins start.
Instead of the single set of reels, you now get 2 across the screen. Under each you will see your total wins for the bonus games count up. There is also a giant chili under the reels. This is where any chili peppers you collect while enjoying you 15 spins go.
As you collect peppers, more reels start to appear. You get 3, then 4, then 8 – and if you collect enough chili symbols – 3 rows of 8 reels appear, 24 in total. Each one spins at the stake you use in the base game. You can collect more free spins along the way. Money bag symbols can add 1 or more spins to your total, though only on occasion.
Things get even better when you take the wild reels into account. After 3 games, the 5th reel goes wild (shows the bandit). If you get to 4 reels, 2 of them are wild (4 and 5). It would be better to have these on the left-hand side. Even so, normal wilds and regular symbols can help to connect some big wins with these wild reels.
You can play this game in 1c, 5c and 10c denominations. You can also choose the number of win-lines to play. These combine to give you the total cost of each spin. For example, if you choose 5c and 25 lines, you’ll spin for $1.25c, while the 10c and 50 lines lets you spin for $50.
The setup for the base game is the same as on the original, only with better animations. There are 3 rows of symbols on each of 5 reels. You’ll find the bandit guy is the wild, connecting wins with other symbols (this is where having more win-lines can help!).
Also on the reels you will find cacti, a blazing sun, a Mexican style house and a lot of the standard Aristocrat pokie playing cards.
This game has a polished feel. The symbols and main character are instantly recognisable for anyone who enjoyed the original, though much better quality. You’ll see a Mexican setting behind the reels, and lots of small animations when the symbols are involved in wins.
My pick is the animation which comes before and after the bonus feature. You’ll see a huge version of the Bandit. He will speak to you – and spin his pistols before shooting into the ground and dancing to the classic Mexican style tune which plays.
With some sequels, you need to have played the original to ‘get’ some of the action on the reels. More More Chili is an exception. The game is simple, the cartoon style graphics enjoyable and the bandit is on hand to keep you entertained.
When you hit the bonus round, things get hot fast! If you collect enough chili peppers to hit all 24 reels, each with 2 wild reels on them, then the sky is the limit for your wins!