Chilli Gold is a Mexican-themed slot game by Lightning Box Games – with 40 paylines and playable from 40p a spin, this game is all about the Free Games feature which is triggered by getting a minimum of 6 chillies. There’s up to 21 free spins to get initially! There are more free spins to won in the feature and there are stacked wilds on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 which are your best chance to win big and go on a ‘hot’ streak.
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Head south of the Rio Grande in Chilli Gold, a Mexican-themed slot powered by Lightning Box Games. Available on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, it's a 5 reel, 40 payline game that comes with a combined wild and bonus scatter as well as a bonus round that offers up to 21 free spins. Play from between 40p and £200 per spin.
Lightning Box slots are usually well put together but the design team have dropped the ball slightly with Chilli Gold - symbols on the reels include playing card symbols from K to 10 as well as guitar, maracas, parrot, donkey and a sombrero wearing man. Individually they're fine but together the Technicolor frenzy can be a little overpowering. Imagine going into a fever after eating a red hot chilli.
The red chilli here serves a dual purpose, acting as both the wild and the bonus scatter - the chilli appears as stacked and is the key to triggering the game's only bonus round, the Free Games feature. You'll need to have at least 6 chilli symbols on view to be awarded the minimum of 3 free spins. The more chilli symbols on the reels, the more free spins on offer:
6 chillies rewards you with 3 free spins
7 chillies rewards you with 6 free spins
8 chillies rewards you with 9 free spins
9 chillies rewards you with 12 free spins
10 chillies rewards you with 15 free spins
11 chillies rewards you with 18 free spins
12 chillies rewards you with 21 free spins
Look out too for the extra gold chilli wilds which are added during the feature - like their red equivalents, they appear as stacked, this time landing on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5 and giving your winning chances a big boost. Land the red chillies in sufficient number during the feature and you can re-trigger even more free spins.
The variance is in the medium range with the free spins coming along at decent intervals - there's still the prospect of some good winds though. We'd like to say that a slot called Chilli Gold would be red hot - unfortunately, that's not quite the case.
There's plenty to recommend it though, especially the stacked wilds that can land in the feature and really get the coins flowing. Scorching it may not be but there's enough on offer in this Mexican-flavoured favourite to tickle most players' taste buds. If you like the Mexican theme, Esqueleto Explosivo by Thunderkick is very good as to is NetEnt’s Spiñata Grande.
Chilli Gold Slot Information
Lightning Box Games
0.40 to 200.00
Review by Chris Taylor
Chris is a slots expert that has reviewed and played over 4,000 online slots. Having being in the iGaming industry for over 16 years, he knows how slots work, how bonus features are triggered and how the RTP and variance affect the gameplay.