There have been plenty of suggested substitutes for gold over the years. Black Gold springs instantly to mind. But Chilli Gold? Lightning Box Games (off of gaming development giant NYX Gaming Group) certainly feel as though chillis could be worth their weight in gold in the Chill gold online slots game; an entertaining five reel, 40 pay-line adventure set in Mexico. Well, they do like things spicy over there.
Any game set in Mexico should ooze a fiesta atmosphere, and right from the off Lightening Box ticks those boxes with a lively Mexican musical intro. This musical feast continues when we score a winner across the game’s 40 pay-lines, the music suddenly springing into life and stepping the game play up a pace. Chilli Gold’s betting interface is nice and easy to grasp, spread out neatly under the reel case so our betting options are literally available at the touch of a button.
Maracas shake with every spin, and with bright and lively design work going on around the reel case Chilli Gold sets our sun and sand scene perfectly. Our symbols are all key characters in this narrative – a Cabrone in a sombrero, a bright turquoise Macaw, a Guitarrón, some Maracas and a Mule. Our low-symbols are limited to 9s through Kings, leaving the Aces up the sleeves of the bonus features.
The chillis are the stars of the show and so Chilli Gold‘s bonuses are all about these fiery peppers. Red Chillis are our Wilds during the base game, spinning Stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4 and substituting for all symbols. These Wild Chillis are also our Scatters and therefore key to the game’s main bonus feature, triggered when we land 6 or more Wild Chilli symbols
Landing between 6-12 Wild Chillis launches the Free Games bonus feature, which will see us pique (aha) up to 21 Free Games. During the bonus games, Stacked Wild Gold Chillis now appear on reels 2, 3, 4 and 5, pepping up this spicy offering that will leave our tongues tingling in one way or another. The Free Games feature can be re-triggered during the bonus game, so we’d better make sure that we’ve got a glass of milk or an ice cream ready with which we can cool down our pockets.
Lightening Box weren’t kidding when they promised that these chillis are worth their weight in gold. Fortunately, all our winnings from this title aren’t paid in chillis, gold or otherwise. We can withdraw them from our accounts as normal without having to don a special set of gloves.