Arriba arriba! Take a trip to Mexico in Chilli Gold x2 Stellar Jackpots, a 5 reel, 40 payline slot from Lightning Box Games. This cartoon adventure offers plenty of action including double wild wins, up to 21 free spins with stacked wilds as well of course as the Stellar Jackpot prizes. Head south of the Rio Grande from between 48p and £96 per spin – this game is available to play across all devices.

There’s much to enjoy on the features front when you fire up Chilli Gold x2 Stellar Jackpots – the red chilli symbol is the key, acting as both the wild and the scatter. It only appears on the middle 3 reels but can land as stacked to fill them completely. Any winning combination that includes the red wild will be boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled.

The red chilli is also the key to unlocking the Free Spins feature – you’ll need to land at least 6 of them to trigger the minimum number of free spins (3). The more that hit, the more spins on offer, up to a maximum of 21 if you’re lucky enough to land 12 on a single spin:

  • 6 chillies trigger 3 free spins
  • 7 chillies trigger 6 free spins
  • 8 chillies trigger 9 free spins
  • 9 chillies trigger 12 free spins
  • 10 chillies trigger 15 free spins
  • 11 chillies trigger 18 free spins
  • 12 chillies trigger 21 free spins

When the free spins start, you’ll notice that a selection of stacked gold chilli wilds have been added to reels 2, 3, 4 and 5. They replace everything bar the red chilli wild. If the red chillies arrive during the feature, you can activate even more free spins.

Chilli Gold x2 Stellar Jackpots also comes with a jackpot element – triggered at random, you’ll be taken to a new screen and presented with a selection of space objects that you have to blast. If you’re successful, you’ll win a cash prize and progress to the next level. Find an X and you’ll lose 1 of your 3 lives. If you navigate your way through all 6 levels with lives intact, you’ll head to the Jackpot Level where you will pick to win the Mini, Minor or Major Jackpot.

This Mexican-flavoured fiesta is a bright and bold affair. Symbols on the reels include guitars, maracas, parrots, donkeys and a sombrero wearing Mexican. The action is complemented by a jaunty backing track that fits the party mood. It’s not the most sophisticated slot you’ll see but it works rather nicely. On the variance scale, it sits somewhere in the middle offering a balance of payouts.

Chilli Gold x2 Stellar Jackpots may not quite be a truly scorching hot slot but it offers more than enough features to make it a tasty little Mexican treat. Saying that, I do prefer the original Chilli Gold which is a classic. If you like the Mexican theme, NetEnt’s Spiñata Grande is superb.