If you’re someone who likes spicy food, then Chili Chili Fire could be the perfect pokie. This Konami game centres around a pair of chili peppers, in green and red, who seem to be very happy in one another’s company. Joining them on the slot reels are male and female characters in traditional Mexican dress. Other symbols in the game include a green patterned guitar, a turkey and a chest full of golden treasure.
Chili Chili Fire is certainly an interesting game, with a vibrant atmosphere. There are some interesting aspects to the game play that you won’t find on other pokies, plus some familiar Konami staples. Here are the standout features:
The Fade Away feature can occur randomly after any spin. You’ll realise that the feature has started because the reels suddenly start flaming and all of the playing card symbols (9, 10, J, Q, K and A) are set alight. These will now disappear from the reels and the symbols from above will fall into their place. Any time a new playing card symbol appears, this will be set alight too, with this process continues until none of the symbols are playing cards.
At this point the reels will evaluated, these now contain only the highest paying themed symbols, wilds and bonus scatter symbols. At this point, with so few symbols in play, there is every chance of a big win, with more chance of landing the free spins feature too.
You’ll enter the free spins bonus feature when you land 3, 4 or 5 chili pepper symbols, triggering 10, 12 or 25 free spins respectively (as well as instant wins of 3x, 10x or 50x your total stake). This free spins bonus feature plays in virtually the same way as the base game, however there is one key difference. The ‘Fade Away’ feature is many times more likely to be triggered during the free spins. Land 10 free spins and you can usually expect the feature to be triggered around three or four times.
Chili Chili Fire is a five-reel game from Konami with a total of 30 win-lines. The cost of each spin is 45 credits (30 credits to cover the win-lines and a further 15 credits for the features). The Mexican lady is the highest paying symbol, worth 250 coins for the maximum five in a row, followed by the box of gold at 200 coins. The turkey and the guitar fill the lower end of the pay table, joined by the playing card symbols.
The Mexican man appears on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and can appear stacked at any time. He acts as the wild and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter.
Action Stacked Symbols also play a part, where a large selection of symbol positions will all show the same (random) symbol on each spin. This format ensures that big wins across many win-lines are always possible.
This Konami designed gambling machine is played out against the backdrop of a cobbled Mexican street. It is clear that the smell of wonderful food permeates the scene. The reels have a fun feel, epitomised by the Mexican man, whose face goes bright red, before he breathes fire. The only indication left from the chilis is his bright red nose. The soundtrack is lively, especially when you enter the feature – you’ll literally want to dance with those chilis.
Chili Chili Fire is an exciting and high energy Konami pokie from the very first spin. With those Action Stacked Symbols and stacked wilds in the base game, you’re never far away from a win at any time. The action intensifies when the Fade Away feature kicks in, with the promise of big wins with those big symbols. Enter the free spins feature and you’ll find more winning chances than ever, as the playing cards burn up on a regular basis.