For fans of Evolution Gaming, a Sweden-based live casino content supplier, it has been an eternity since the company announced a new live casino game. The wait is finally over after the company declared that the much anticipated Extra Chilli Epi Spin would soon hit online live casino sites.
Extra Chilli Epic Spins is a unique title that perfectly blends the experiences of online slots and live game shows. As the name suggests, the game draws inspiration from Extra Chilli, a hugely popular slot machine from Big Time Gaming. Note that BTG is part of the expansive Evolution conglomerate, which includes other top developers like NetEnt, Nolimit City, Red Tiger, and Ezugi.
In an official press release, Evolution says this game offers players a "real-time slots with friends" online gaming experience. That's because Extra Chilli Epic Spins combines the popular six-reel Megaways slot action of Extra Chilli with live game show entertainment. The bottom horizontal secondary reel can house 'WILD' symbols that can replace any symbol, increasing the likelihood of forming a winning combination.
The live slot action takes place in a bustling, colorful Mexican market. The action starts with a Base Game, where all players participate in the same round after receiving five consecutive spins. By aligning the letters "HOT" on the reels, players can also receive additional multipliers and start with up to 16 free spins.
That's not all. Players can participate in up to four further Free Spins and gain even more multipliers during the Gamble Wheel phase of the game. This feature offers the possibility of enormous potential payouts. The game host will spin the two actual wheels where gamers can win a life-changing prize.
Commenting on the game, Todd Haushalter, Evolution's Chief Product Officer, remarked:
"Since our acquisition of BTG, Nick Robinson [BTG founder] and I have been brainstorming ways in which to combine the worlds of live and slots. Our first collaboration has come together here in a unique game that, once again, redefines online gaming. Playing online slots can be a solitary experience and we wanted to make it more communal and sociable. We know from our live game shows that players love the 'with friends' experience, as I call it, and now we've brought that gaming experience to one of the world's top slots".
"This new game is packed full of fun, including two physical bonus wheels, as well as the drama of the game host smashing open a Piñata with a bat. It was important to us that we offered physical, in-studio experiences that are not possible in a standard slot game – and that's what we've done. Extra Chilli Epic Spins is all alone in a new slot category, and I think players are going to love it".