Extra Chilli Slot: Overview
Bonanza 2 Extra Chilli, is the follow up to one of the most popular online slots ever to be released - Bonanza. Big Time Gaming dropped the bomb during the London iGaming conference earlier this year, announcing the upcoming release of Extra Chilli. News of new Big Time Gaming releases is generating an incredible amount of interest amongst both players and operators, and the Australian iGaming studio has more or less become the equivalent to Apple in the iGaming industry, with every new game hyped beyond belief.
Bonanza 2 Extra Chilli is a videoslot from Big Time Gaming, a provider known for it's crazy high volatile slots unlike any others. It's played with 6 reels and a large number of paylines that can expand up to 117,649 Megaways. Players can bet from 0.20 to 50 EUR, which means the max bet is a bit higher on this game compared to the original Bonanza slot. Just like on the original Bonanza it features symbol drops, replacing winning symbols with new ones, something that can result in repeated wins. While there's some freshness to the main game, Big Time Gaming seem to have focused more on making the bonus game even more intense than before, giving it a major boost in volatility and action. More on that further down, so keep reading.
The title seemed a bit awkward when first announced and didn't make any sense being a follow up to Bonanza, but it turns out the miner quit his job to pursue his lifelong dream opening a Chilli stand (makes perfect sense actually). The background displays a Mexican food market with chilli and garlic on both sides of the play area. In Extra Chilli, the low value symbols are pretty much the same as before, but the diamonds and gems have been replaced by 4 different types of crystal chillies, with the purple one being the most valuable and paying 50x for 6 of a kind. There's a wild symbol as well, the Fireworks symbol, which does the usual job of replacing all symbols but the Scatter.
Extra Chilli Slot: Features
Carrying on the tradition of Bonanza, the rows change with each individual spin, with an extra row present under (switched position from the top as displayed on the original Bonanza) reels 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Just like us, you've likely spent a frustrating amount of time chasing the D in Bonanza. In Extra Chilli the hunt for G.O.L.D has been replaced by a more traditional way of triggering the bonus (well sort of). The Scatter symbol is represented by a gold letter symbol spelled H.O.T, and it takes 3 of these anywhere on the play area to trigger the bonus which starts with 8 free spins. Any extra golden H.O.T symbols will award the player 4 extra free spins.
During the bonus, a win multiplier increases by 1 on every win cascade - with no limit. Players also need to look out for the bowls of chillies which appear under the main play area. If 3 or 4 of these land, another 4 or 8 free spins are added to the bonus. When the re-trigger hits, players can gamble (V-gamble system) to try and win more free spins. A successful spin on the gamble wheel can award you with up to 24 free spins. The downside is that if you lose, you'll end up with no extra free spins at all.
Extra Chilli: Verdict
Extra Chilli is a phenomenal follow-up to Bonanza that all fans of Megaways will enjoy. The addition of the gamble wheel make it a real roller-coaster ride. It is great when it works your way, brutally devastating when not. As such, this is a game for true thrill seekers rather than those who just want to kick back and relax. All in all, Extra Chilli proves to be one of the better slots ever made, in particular for hard-core gamers looking for a rush of adrenaline.
Extra Chilli re-creates much of the same intense action that made Bonanza so incredibly enjoyable, while differentiating the gameplay enough for it to stand on its own.