The theme of this slot machine is how you’d imagine it to be – thanks to its name. The reels are solid white and are set on a flaming design that resembles flickering flames. Either side of the reels are five orange buttons – these highlight the 5 paylines featured with this game. There is a control panel to the lower of the screen offering a message bar with encouraging messages, while you plat, your current credit and last win.
Beneath this is where you will find the paytable, autoplay feature, bet adjuster, gamble feature and start buttons.
Symbols featured are in-keeping with the theme, which are; double red 7s, double golden stars, double watermelons, double grapes, double plums, double oranges, double bells, double lemons and double cherries.
There are 3 reels and 5 fixed paylines to Always Hot Deluxe. Minimum bets start at just 0.40 a spin whilst maximum bets can be increased to 100.00 a turn – perfect for high rollers.
Spin in a trio of double red 7s and you will unlock the non-progressive jackpot of 60,000 coins – this is awarded to those playing maximum stakes. The second highest paying symbol on the reels is the double golden stars, offering a 40,000 coin payout.
Three of a kind of the double watermelons offer 20,000 coins whilst a trio of double grapes offer 16,000 coins. All remaining symbols will award 8,000 coins for matching three of a kind.
There is but one feature that is present with Always Hot Deluxe slot machine and that is the gamble feature. While playing the slot, you have the ability to trigger this feature by spinning in any winning combination on your reels. You have a limited time in which to decide whether to gamble or not – take too long and the slot machine will credit the initial winnings to your account.
Should you decide to gamble, you will be taken to a new screen where there will be flickering playing cards to the left and right of your screen. To the top of the screen there will be a history of cards that have been produced, allowing you to try and guess what colour suit the next card will be. Guess correctly to double your initial win. You can continue for as long as you are wining, but guess incorrectly at any stage and you will lose everything in this game of chance.
Unlike the other classical slot machines from Novomatic, Always Hot Deluxe is a slight disappointment. You will find one bonus feature that only allows you to gamble your line bet and requires no skill at all to play.
Sounds and graphics wise, we were pleasantly surprised, especially when a winning combination fell onto the reels – as the symbols start to burn with lashings of hot flames.
There are plenty of base game wins which keep your ban balance topped up in this medium variance slot machine. Classic slot lovers will enjoy the lack of features and the increased non-progressive jackpot that can be won – compared to the Always Hot slot machine that offers up to 30,000 coins.
There is a return to player (RTP) percentage of 95.66% with Always Hot Deluxe.