If you fancy getting your summer of football off to a flying start, then the newly released Hot Shots mobile slot could be the way to go. Just don’t expect anything too series from this iSoftBet developed slot.
The game takes some of the stronger countries from this year’s World Cup showpiece event and uses their national animals as characters and thus symbols on the reels. Notably, iSoftBet chose the bulldog for England, instead of the lion. Small inaccuracies apart, what else do we know about the slot?
Hot Shots has been developed using a newly revamped wagering menu bar, which breaks from the usual display we see in iSoftBet slots. All the lines are fixed in the game, but there are other betting options open to players.
As for the game itself, iSoftBet have improved the quality of the graphics in this game, and where we usually see something a little on the cheap side from them, Hot Shots looks rather flashy.
How to play
As mentioned, you have some betting options open to you in this game, although nothing terribly flexible. Using the betting options, players can expect to wager anything from $0.25 up to $125 a spin on the game. None of the 243 paylines in this 5-reel mobile slot machine can be adjusted, but that is to be expected.
T&Cs Apply 18+
Wild symbols: Wild symbols are limited, in that they can only appear on the second, third and fourth reels of the slot. However, wilds can expand both horizontally and vertically on the reels, whilst replacing all other symbols barring scatters.
Scatter symbols: These show up as the game’s title logo. The symbols can dish out scattered wins when they crop up 3, 4 or 5 times, with winnings consisting of 4x, 6x and 10x total bet multipliers. Scatters will also trigger a free spin bonus when at least 3 appear on the reels.
Free spin bonus: Players will start the bonus round with 10, 15 or 20 free spins, depending on how many scatters they located in the base game. During the bonus, anything you happen to win will be tripled, courtesy of a 3x multiplier. Wilds appear more frequently during the feature, too, although there is nothing else particularly special about this bonus round, and it is the only bonus round in the mobile slot.
Wild symbols don’t pay anything at all on their own, so the best-paying symbol in the game happens to be the Russian bear. Landing 5 of these symbols on any payline in the game will result in wins worth 2,500 coins. Given that this is a 243 ways to win slot, you only need to land a bear on each reel to win that prize, which makes things easier than hoping to land 5 symbols on a specific payline pattern.
The idea behind Hot Shots is indeed inventive, and the graphics are sharp. However, once you take the glossy paint of this game, the slot is rather simplistic. The wilds are the only genuinely original aspect of the slot’s features worth checking out. The free spins bonus is basic and customary at best, although that doesn’t make it any less efficient at handing out wins.
T&Cs Apply 18+