Fri, Oct 26, 2:42pm by William Brown
Last Updated Thu, May 14, 5:40am
The original More Chilli pokies have become a classic. With ‘More More Chilli’, Aristocrat has increased the size of the cabinet – and made the game a lot more exciting in the process.
You’ll find the familiar symbols on the reels. These include the Mexican farmer, chihuahua and rooster. The graphics and animated sequences have been given an upgrade. They are sharper, more detailed and have lively animations.
Instead of just 4 reel sets in the bonus feature. More More Chilli has the potential for spinning on 24 sets of reels. This comes with wild reels. Big win potential would be an understatement if you collect 99+ of the special pepper symbols. With 24 reel sets with 3 wild reels on each, you could easily be looking at a jackpot sized return.
More More Chilli has a new feature that was not included in the original version. This is a wheel bonus, which kicks in when you hit 7+ peppers on the same set of reels. Add in the lively Mexican style guitar music, and farmer shouting ‘More Chilli!’ and you have a sequel which is a lot better than the original.
This is a live casino pokie which needs a big screen to get the full effect. While many Aristocrat pokies (including the original More Chilli) are available online, More More Chilli is not. You can play many pokies in demo mode. This gives you a chance to enjoy the features and get a feel for the gameplay before you deposit.
You’ll bet in increments of 80 coins to spin on More More Chilli. This covers the 25 win-lines (an increase from the original version, which has 20 lines), plus the features. This is a penny slot, with 1c the smallest denomination.
The Mexican farmer with the big sombrero is a wild symbol. He will substitute for the sun, bottle of pepper sauce, cart, rooster and playing card symbols. This wild does not replace the money bag scatter symbols or the single chilli symbols.
Your biggest wins will come with 5 of a kind of wild symbols. This is worth a generous 3,000 coins. Wilds pay from 2 from the left on a win-line. All the other symbols need a minimum of 3.
Money bag symbols are needed to trigger the main bonus. These appear on every reel. On reel 5 you get a double money bag – giving you an extra shot at getting the minimum of 3 needed to trigger the bonus.
Once you trigger the bonus an animated sequence kicks in. This involves a farmworker sleeping in a hammock tied between two cacti. The farmer again gets excited, dances and shoots his two pistols.
There is an extra wheel spin bonus, which can appear in either the base game or free spins. You can win cash prizes – or trigger the main free spins feature via this wheel.
When the free spins start you have 2 sets of reels. The major upgrade since the original pokie is that you can increase these to far more than just 4 sets.
Chilli peppers trigger a pinging sound and are collected underneath the reels. As you hit certain milestones, more reels appear. You also get fully wild reels starting on the right-hand side. As you add more sets of reels, there are more opportunities to get extra chillies. If you get 3+ of the scattered money bag symbols on any reel set, an extra free spin is added to your total.
Here is how the number of reels grows:
– Collect 9 to 13 Chillies: 3 reel sets with reel 5 fully wild
– Collect 14 to 17 Chillies: 4 reel sets with reel 5 fully wild
– Collect 18 to 38 Chillies: 8 reel sets with reels 4 and 5 fully wild
– Collect 39 to 98 Chillies: 24 reel sets with reels 4 and 5 fully wild
– Collect 99+ Chillies: 24 reel sets with reels 3, 4 and 5 fully wild
In the base game, the chilli peppers don’t pay line wins or add extra sets of reels. There is a benefit to getting them if you are lucky enough to hit 7+ on the same spin.
This starts a wheel bonus. First, each pepper shows a coin amount (up to 100 coins). Next, a wheel appears, with chillies around it. An animated farmer will spin this wheel. It contains multipliers of up to 100x and some peppers that say ‘feature’, which will trigger the free spins.
Most of the time you will get a multiplier, which is applied to all the wins showing on your chillies.
This pokie does not feature any progressive jackpots. If you are lucky enough to collect 99 chillies in the free spins, you could be looking at some jackpot sized prizes. With 24 sets of reels, the last 3 reels fully wild and a few spins, there is potential for multiple big wins.
Not yet. The original Mexican-themed Aristocrat slot – More Chilli – is available online. You can play this in demo mode to check out the gameplay, or for real money. This updated version will appear online at some point – though for now is only available in live casinos, where the tall screen makes the most of your chances of spinning 24 reels at once.
Aristocrat went for the unusual 80 coins per spin for this game. This has you covered for the 25 win-lines, plus both entertaining bonus features. Unlike the original, the extra coins for the features are not optional this time.
The same gameplay can be found with a completely different theme. More More Hearts has a romance design and symbols. It includes the same collection element and ability to get to 24 reel sets with 3 wild reels. This time, you’ll be collecting hearts instead of chillies.