It is getting hot in here or is it just us? Lightning Box presents another game in their Stellar Jackpot series with Chilli Goldx2, a 5-reel slot machine with 40 paylines and a novelty Mexican theme. Providing the spice are some hot bonus features including stacked wild symbols with doubled wins and up to 21 free spins. Plus, players who spin the reels of this video slot will also be in with a chance to win one of three progressive jackpots courtesy of the Stellar Jackpots side game.
Get out your poncho and don your sombreros because this 5-reel video slot will take you on a trip to the heart of modern day Mexico, where you will experience a culture of heat, colour, and music. The 5x4 reels are presented within a scorching desert landscape of magnificent rock formations and flowering cactus plants. Accompanying the players on their journey is a Hombre Loco, wearing the traditional Mexican garb, along with his trusty donkey companion. On the reels themselves, spinners will come across plenty of colourful icons that are indicative of the Central American country, such as musical instruments like maracas and guitars as well as a beautiful blue parrot. Chilli Gold also lives up to its name by presenting a couple of symbols which will spice up the gameplay – stacks of wild chilli icons that will substitute for other game icons and also trigger free bets whenever six or more appear on the second, third and fourth reels.
Overall, the aesthetic of this game is suitably vibrant and lively to match its theme. With cartoon like illustrations and simple animations, the slot machine has a light hearted vibe to keep things entertaining. Plus, the game also has plenty of sound effects to transport players to the exotic land of Mexico.
With 40 paylines lined up over the 5 reels of this slot machine, players are sure to come across a fair few wins on their spinning travels through the Mexican desert. However, when players come to selecting their wagers (ranging from line bets of 0.01 to 2 credits) they will notice that the total bet will be more than their line bet multiplied by 40. That is due to the fact that the game adds an extra 8 lines worth of stakes to the total bet to account for the three progressive jackpots that are presented at the top of the reels. But more about that later.
Right now, all you need to know is that wins are award whenever matching symbols align from left to right. In such cases, a line bet multiplier will be applied, as shown in the table below:
Those wins are not the biggest that this game has to offer, because whenever one of those wild chillies is involved in completing a winner, the payout will be doubled in value. So, players could potentially line up wins worth 1,000x their line bets. That will certainly spice things up a little.
In fact, those wild chillies have the potential to be very rewarding indeed since they also act as the scatter icon to award some bonus free spins. The number of free games that are given depends on how many of the icons appear stacked on the reels: 6 chillies = 3 free games 7 chillies = 6 free games 8 chillies = 9 free games 9 chillies = 12 free games 10 chillies = 15 free games 11 chillies = 18 free games 12 chillies = 21 free games
And during these free games, a new golden chilli will be introduced on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 for extra chances to find double wild wins.
At any time of Stellar Jackpots with Chilli Goldx2, players could be taken away to play a randomly activated side game. This bonus round is far away from the heat of the desert since it is set in outer space, where players can play through a series of games to win one of three progressive jackpots of “mini”, “minor” and “major” proportions.
This slot machine might just spice up your life with its novelty Mexican theme and literally stellar range of bonus gameplay elements. The 5-reel video slot is fun, vibrant and hot with loads of sights and sounds to excite the senses. But the best thing about Stellar Jackpots with Chilli Goldx2 is the fact that it gives every player a chance to go for the big wins, whether it is through stacked wilds with double payout prizes or the randomly triggered progressive jackpot bonus game.