Chilli Gold Slot from Incredible Technologies
Chilli Gold is a slot that transports you to Mexico where you’ll find a number of somewhat stereotypical symbols on the reels.
A Mexican Chilli farmer (with what is certainly the worst moustache you’ll find on any casino slot) is joined by a donkey, a parrot, maracas and a guitar as symbols, however this slot is really all about the Chillies.
In the base game you’ll find that the red chillies act as both the wilds and the bonus symbols, while the golden ones will show their face during the free spins bonus round.
How to Win on Chilli Gold
Wins come along when you can land three or more consecutive symbols from left to right on a win line, although you’ll also land a win for just two of the farmer symbols in a row. This farmer is also the highest paying symbol on Chilli Gold, worth 1,000 coins when you manage to hit 5 in a row. The donkey and the parrot pay 250 and 200 coins respectively, while the maracas and the guitar both pay 150 coins. The standard symbols are completed by the playing card symbols 9, 10, J, Q and K, unusual in the fact that there is no Ace symbol.
The red pepper is the most important symbol throughout the base game as it acts as both the wild symbol and the bonus symbol. This appears on reels 2, 3 and 4 only, although it does appear stacked so can fill an entire reel at times. As the wild it will substitute for any other symbol on the reels, enabling many additional wins.
Chilli Gold Feature Round
To enter the feature you’ll need to land seven or more red chillies anywhere on reels 2, 3 or 4. The minimum seven sees you awarded with 6 free spins, with 3 more added for every additional scatter, with a maximum award of 21 free spins if reels 2, 3 and 4 are completely filled with the wild/bonus symbol.
These free spins have one big advantage over the base game in the fact that the golden chilli now makes an appearance. This golden chilli is another wild symbol and is added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, and like the red is stacked four high. This golden chilli is wild and makes for a round where wild symbols are literally everywhere, the red and golden chillies working together well as a team!
The free spins can be retriggered during the feature. In fact, the retriggering is actually easier than activating the feature in the first place as just six red chillies will see you awarded with an additional 3 free spins, while any more will see you awarded the same amount as if you had activated the feature in the first place. In total, you can gain up to 100 free spins – which could make for a potentially very profitable bonus game.
Design and Setup
This slot has a light and comedic feel, as evidenced by the donkey and the farmer standing either side of the reels with big beaming smiles on their faces. The reels have some nice animations too, especially when you win with the farmer. You’ll also see a bunch of chillies run across the screen when you land a win which will certainly put a smile on your face. Overall this game is bright and colorful, the combination of the theme relevant symbols and the playing cards which are all different colors making for a nice contrast to the tan coloring of the reels. As you might expect at a Mexican themed slot, the accompanying sound is highly uplifting throughout, with shouts and whistles only adding to theme.
There are 40 win lines in play on this 5 reel, 4 row slot, this number being fixed. You can choose to play for 40, 80, 120, 160 or 200 credits per spin.
Chilli Gold is an enjoyable live casino slot, but whether this Incredible Technologies design will have appeal in the long term is open to question. With just a single free spins feature, there isn’t any gameplay away from the reels to keep the game fresh, although the format of the feature is a good one, promising some very profitable spins. The entertaining feel and the uplifting soundtrack does make the Chilli Gold slot perfect for a quick spin or two.