This Aristocrat slot is a lot more colorful and dynamic than many of their other titles. More Chilli is themed on Mexico, in a bright and happy way. Symbols include the classic mustached Mexican in a sombrero, a Chihuahua, bag of money and wagon full of chilli peppers. There is a free spins round which has an added twist compared to many other slots, you can get more sets of reels as you collect more chilli peppers during the feature. This is a live casino slot at the moment, though with so many other Aristocrat titles going online, I hope to see it available on the internet soon.
While there are some innovative features to this game, Aristocrat has made sure that their hallmark features are all included. This includes the cheesy computer-generated music, ability to gamble wins on the flip of a playing card and the distinctive clicking sounds as the reels stop. You will also find the playing card symbols ace through to nine, alongside the unique symbols of the game.
This is a 25 line slot, and you can select anything from 1 to the full 25 lines to play. You can also select the bet amount. In theory you could play 1 line at 1c per line, though I have never seen a casino allow this. The usual 25c minimum is more likely, with $60 per spin possible with the maximum bets. You can choose autoplay, which can be stopped whenever you choose or be left to run for between 5 and 500 spins.
You’ll want to see the Mexican guy in the sombrero as often as possible in this slot. This is the wild symbol (substitutes for everything except the cash bag scatters) and also has a big payout attached. The chili peppers are stacked, and Chihuahua ‘s, wagons and chickens have payouts which can add up nicely. While the playing card symbols have lower payouts, these are smaller wins and will simply keep your bankroll topped up while you wait for the feature.
Get 3 or more of the cash bag scatters, and you’ll trigger the free spins feature round. This can result in some big wins in its own right, with the combination of the wild symbol and stacked chilli symbols often giving you big payouts.
There is a sub-game which can make an even bigger difference which involves collecting chilli peppers during your free spins. As you accumulate these, you get additional sets of reels which spin together. The maximum is 4 sets of reels, which spin together for every free spin. This would produce enough wins on its own – though there is one more twist. Once you get to the 4th set of reels, the 4th and 5th reel become wild (full of the happy Mexican guy). This gives you potential for some huge wins – every 3 of a kind would become a 5 of a kind for example.
The More Chilli feature really does take the Aristocrat ‘simple yet playable’ concept and add some interest. 4 Reels, full of wilds and spinning for free is a potentially very profitable combination.
I enjoyed this slot a lot, it is a cheerful game with more colorful graphics than many other Aristocrat slots. Sure, it is not like the intricate interactive games of the latest IGT titles, the focus of Aristocrat has always been on straightforward and player-friendly games rather than the gimmicks. If you do collect enough chili peppers during the free spin bonus round, then there is the potential for some giant sized payouts.