Lightning Box recently launched their latest video pokie game Chilli Gold x2. This is a sequel to the previous version of the Chilli Gold video pokie with a few differences in design and payouts. The game has 40 active pay lines, 4 rows and 5 reels. The minimum bet per spin is set at $0.48 while the maximum is $400. The 8 extra cent are added to every spin and contribute to the random Stellar Jackpot. The jackpot feature is attractive because the value is fixed and it isn’t pooled over the entire Lightning Box Network. In theory this jackpot award should be much more easier to win than in most other jackpot games.
The main actors in this game are the chilli peppers which can come in red or gold color and have a doubling function when substituting in winning combination.
The red chilli peppers also act as scatters and trigger the free spins bonus game. The number of free spins depends on the number of peppers that triggered the bonus and can go from 3 to 21. Triggering the bonus with the maximum number of free spins is a guaranteed win from the start thanks to the extra wild symbol functions.
What We love
We love the Mexican fiesta theme and the cartoon like symbols. This gives the game a funny look and you can spin the reels without feeling any pressure. The bonus round is great and has the potential to pay big because the golden wild symbols can come stacked on the last 4 reels.
A Mexican on the first and only wilds on the rest of the reels is a guaranteed 1,000 x bet win. A few wins like that is something we would definitely want to see on our screen.
What we Do not Like
We don’t like the background music as you spin the reels. This music is standard for a lot of video pokie games from Lightning Box and becomes really annoying after some time. We hope that future video pokie releases from this provider will have much more original sounds. Also the pay table is pretty poor.
If you get 5 Mexicans on a pay line you will get only 500 coins which can be doubled by the wild. Still it is only a 25 x bet win and seems hard to trigger.
Chilli Gold x2 has everything you could ask for in a video pokie game. The game design is great and we’ve had some really big wins on Dolphin Gold which is basically the same game with different symbols. The bonus round can be really generous, but you really do need a lot of luck to win big in this game.
The pay table is weak, with small winnings during base play and if you don’t get the wilds often on the reels or trigger the bonus your balance will drop fast. Base play winnings can’t sustain you balance and you can only win big in the free spins. Here the situation is different.
You need to be extremely lucky to get the full 4 reels of wild symbols, but the reward in return can be huge. Big wins over 1,000 bet in the bonus round are possible and there is also the random Stellar Jackpot award. Like in all video pokies all you need is luck and persistence in order to win big.