Hot Slot

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1 Reels 5
2. Paylines 10
3. Progressive No
4. Maximum coins 10
5. Jackpot 125000
6. Maximum jackpot in coins 2500
7. Multiplier No
8. Scatter symbol No
9. Free Spins Yes
10. Betting range from $0.1 up to $500
11. Coin Bet Range from $0.01 up to $50
12. Coins per line 1
13. Bonus Game No
14. Wild symbol Yes
15. Payout percent 95.00

We get very excited when we see a new concept for an online slot, and that's because we don't get to see them very often. When a new concept comes along, particularly if it's executed well, we know that means the industry is getting pushed along with just a little bit more of upward pressure. The Hot Slot game by WMS is a good example of a game that has been built around a new concept that we've never seen before, and it's a cool way of switching up the experience for players.

Game Format

On the most basic level, this game is a 10-payline video slot with five reels and three rows, which is much like any other 10-payline video slot you've ever seen in terms of basic format. You can choose your total bet size based on how much you want to bet per payline, which is like choosing a coin size with the understanding that there will be one coin on each payline. This leads to a minimum bet size of $0.10 per turn based on $0.01 coins and a maximum of $500 per spin based on $50 coins.

Five Slots to Choose From

The basic gameplay of Hot Slot is based on an innovative concept: There are five different versions of the same slot based on five colors. You can play the blue, purple, yellow, green or red version of the game. One of them will be selected to have a payout rate of more than 100 percent, but you don't know which. This is the selected "hot" slot, and it will stay the same until you either ask to reveal the hot slot or until you change the size of the bets.

When you're playing the game, after each spin, the five slots will be ranked across the top of the screen based on which gave the best payout for that spin. The lower the number means the better the payout. The idea is that you can try to use this information to pick out which game is performing the best, but you'll never be sure if the not-so-hot slot is just on a winning streak or if you've picked the one that's actually paying out with a RTP of over 100 percent.

Game Payouts

The actual symbols of the game are based on classic slots, but they have a bit of a neon visual theme that really fits the overall theme of the slot. The top payout is for five of the golden 7 symbol, and it pays 2,500x for five of a kind. Another payout of 500x is also available for just four. Speaking of 500x wins, that's what you'll earn for five of the purple bar sign, and it drops to 200x for four. You can also pick up 400x for five of the blue bar, and that symbol pays 100x for four of a kind.

The blue and red sevens pay 200x for five of a kind each, and you can get the same 200x payout for five of the bell or the watermelon. The lemons, oranges and cherries all pay out 150x for five. What's interesting about the payout structure of this game is that it's of a medium volatility, but it still has sizable top wins and even the five of a kind payouts for the lowest symbols in the game are up there.

You'll also have wild symbols on the reels, but they don't have their own payouts.

Big Bet Games

There are two special big bet games available. On one, you can pay $10 for a set of five spins at a rate of $2 per spin, and you'll randomly be given a one in three chance of being given the hot slot. Alternatively, you can pay $15 for a set of five spins at a rate of $3 each, and you'll have a 50 percent chance of being given the hot slot. This is a cool way to incorporate the concept of the game into a bonus feature while giving players a better chance to find the actual slot that's paying out more than 100 percent.

Our Thoughts

The Hot Slot game by WMS definitely gets points for originality, and we've never seen a game with this type of concept online before. The graphics of the game are probably the weakest part of the game, though they're average at worst compared to modern video slots. The classic slot theme with neon lights and the background grid looks like something out of the Tron movies, and the soundtrack matches that to give you an exciting atmosphere to play inside of.

Overall, we think this game is something that a lot of players will enjoy, especially if you're the type of person who would really put work into trying to figure out which slot has the highest payout rate of more than 100 percent.



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