You can start the reels spinning on Extra Chilli for as little as 20 cents, whilst the maximum stake is €40. Big Time Gaming have added a lot more staking options on this slot, notably between the ranges of €1 - €3.
It is possible to achieve the maximum megaways of 117,649 ways to win, for this to happen you need each reel to hold the maximum amount of symbols possible, reels 1 and 6 have a maximum of 7 positions and reels 2 -5 have a maximum of 6, the added symbols on the extra reel underneath increase reels 2 -5 by one extra position.
Extra Chilli has a Mexican theme and the top paying symbols reflect that, I have added the paytable below if you would like to view the values of each symbol.
Following in the same style as Bonanza, Extra Chilli also has cascading reels if you achieve a win during your gameplay, every time a winning combination is made the symbols that make up that win will disappear and be replaced with new symbols.
This can result in several cascades and give you some big sized wins if you get lucky, you can also trigger the feature from this if the letters HOT fall in, additional feature spins can also be added if a +4 symbol also lands in view.
Unlike Bonanza where you need to land 4 letters to trigger the feature, Extra Chilli's feature is initiated by landing the letters HOT anywhere in view, additional +4 symbols can also land to award you with extra spins.
For triggering the feature you are rewarded with 8 free spins, the interesting part is that you have the option to gamble your free spin amount.
If you choose to gamble your free spins then the first and second gamble wheels carry the most risk, the first wheel is split into 5 winning sections and 5 losing sections, if you make it past that wheel then all further wheel gambles are 6 winning sections and 4 losing sections.
The first and second wheel gambles are the most risky as if you lose then you will receive no free spins and the feature will end before it has even started, below are the possible outcomes of the wheel gambles.
During the free spin feature every time you get a win your multiplier will increase by 1, this can lead to some mouth watering sized wins if you have a high multiplier and hit any symbol multiple ways.
The free spins can also be re-triggered by 3 or more of the pots of chilli rolling in along the extra reel, 3 pots will award you 4 additional spins, 4 pots will award you 8 additional spins.
Big Time Gaming have chosen to add the feature buy and feature drop to Extra Chilli that is also on the slot White Rabbit, there is however a big difference, to buy the feature on Extra Chilli it will cost you 50x your stake, where as on White Rabbit it is 100x your stake.
Look out for the BTG coins that land on the reels during your play in the base game, these will reduce the cost of buying the feature, if the feature buy reaches 0.00 then the feature will automatically drop in on your next spin.
Once this happens or if you choose to buy the feature, then the buy price will return to the full amount for the given stake that you have bought it on, if you sign out or end your gameplay the feature buy price will be stored and still the same amount the next time you sign in and play again.
I'm a huge fan of Bonanza and Big Time Gaming so was really excited about the release of this slot, with the feature being the same as Bonanza there is certainly potential to hit a massive multiple of the stake you are playing at.
The extra reel now being along the bottom takes a little getting used to, but does add a little more tension if you have a good set up on the free spins and need a wild or two to make a connection on a premium paying symbol.
The option of being able to gamble your free spins is going to appeal to some players whilst others will despise this new feature, 8 spins can seem not quite enough but I would certainly err on the side of caution before choosing to gamble, especially if you have chosen to buy the feature, it could get very expensive very quickly.
I always suggest that you have deposit limits in place at every casino you play at. This is a slot that if you don't have your limits set you could regret playing.