Slot machines haven’t always been about trips to foreign shores, pirates and link-ups with TV shows and movies. For a long time, the symbols in slot games were dominated by fruit, bars, 7’s and bells. Well this game takes us back to those times and a bit of retro is always enjoyable unless it’s to watch appalling soap operas like ‘Albion Market’ and ‘Eldorado.’ Thankfully, unlike those two shows, this slot is totally entertaining and gives its players some great chances to get wining combinations.
There’s an important task to perform before you can start playing ‘Hot Chance.’ You need to fill in the Reality Check Interval feature by setting a time, for example 15 minutes. When that time is reached (it’s best not to set too high a time interval), the game is suspended and you are shown just how your game has been going. If it’s not been going too well, you can stop playing. It’s a handy tool for responsible gambling.
Just as most of the slot games were back in the day, ‘Hot Chance’ has just the three reels and three rows of symbols. It wasn’t until technology allowed that the games with much larger numbers of reels and pay-lines came along. This game has just the five pay-lines but that’s more than most games used to have when one seemed to be the norm. That’s not a fixed amount though so you can play with as many as you like. To set how many you want to play with and your stake, click on the menu button which is above the spin button to the right of the reels (no control buttons underneath the reels here). The minimum cost of playing with all the pay-lines activated is just 0.10 and the maximum 100. Work out a budget and only wager cash you can afford to lose.
The game has a rather basic retro look to it with no fancy background on show. The symbols are the traditional cherries, lemons, oranges, and plums. Then there’s other symbols that have cropped up many a time in the past such as 7’s, stars, an X and bars. You’ll love it when a good winning combination comes along and the symbols catch fire (hence ‘Hot Chance’).
There’s no wild or scatter symbols in this slot which is a bit of a shame. Often modern companies do produce retro games but also add in some modern-day features to create a satisfying hybrid. That’s not the case here though but there is one feature in this slot that can bring about some big wins.
The Hot Chance Feature is triggered when any nine-of-a-kind comes along. That sees you earning a 400,000 coins win to start with so happy days. However, you can double that with help from the bonus wheel and keep on trying to do that. The top win is 3,200,000 coins but you’d have to be very brave to do that.
The gambling continues with the gamble feature. This comes up after you get a winning combination and the control button for this is to the left of the reels. You don’t have to take up the gamble if you don’t want to, just press collect on the right-hand side and then get on with the next spin. If you do take up the gamble it’s the usual job of trying to correctly guess the colour of the next playing card. Get the choice right and your win is doubled and there are more chances to further double your win. A wrong choice sees you losing your win so be careful with this.
This isn’t the most complicated of games but a bit of research is always handy before playing any slot game. You can have some free games to see just how the various features work. Also have a good look at the paytable. That is packed with information about the game including how much all the winning combinations will pay out and how the bonus games work.
This game forms part of the ‘Hot’ series so why not also try out the Novomatic slot ‘Hot Target.’ That has nine pay-lines and also offers its players the chance to boost wins thanks to its gamble feature. Also try out ‘Sizzling Hot,’ another retro style game from Novomatic that has three reels and doesn’t contain any bonuses but can still provide players with some big wins.
If you are looking for a break from all the complicated games out there, then this is a great game to play. It’s not that sophisticated and its retro look will appeal to many out there. The Bonus Wheel can prove very but don’t overdo the gamble features in this slot as that can result in some good wins being lost.