Hot to Trot
It is the juiciest of the fruits – Cherries, Oranges Apples and Grapes – that occupy the first rung of the prize ladder in Flaming Hot, and these all pay at the same denominations: 8 coins, 40 coins and 100 coins for spinning three, four or five on your reels.
The second set of fruits to consider is the Banana and the Melon, and these pay out some tasty rewards too: 20 coins for three, 80 coins for four and 200 coins for five to be precise.
Then there are two more main game symbols to look out for: the BAR, which earns 30, 100 and 300 coins for a trio, a quadruple and quintuple, while the lucky number 7 pays a prize for spinning two (4 coins), three (60 coins), four (200 coins) and five (1,000 coins) matches.
The Gamble feature is on hand to help players stretch their money further. If you spin winning combinations totalling less than 1,400 in a turn, then you will have the option of gambling your prize for a chance to double up.
So when you spin a win take the time to celebrate, and then think about what you want to do next: Collect or Gamble, which are represented by the two buttons on screen. If you collect your winnings will be added to your balance and you will spin on. If you choose to gamble, then you will have to guess the correct colour of a playing card. Guess well and you will earn a 2x multiplier on your main game win.
Dollar Signs In Your Eyes
As ever, there are two additional symbols to keep your peepers peeled for in Flaming Hot. The Wild, which will appear on the second, third and fourth reel, substitutes for all symbols on the game board apart from the scatter. This will help you to unearth winning combinations on paylines that otherwise wouldn’t be there.
And then the scatter, which is the Dollar Sign, pays some particularly lucrative prizes. Those are 80 coins for matching three, 800 coins for four and a huge 20,000 coins for the full set of five. The biggest disappointment is that there is no free spins round to be triggered, and so while the top prize in Flaming Hot – 20,000 coins – is a great one, players don’t have the ability to enjoy the brilliant cumulative payouts that the freebie round affords.
Play Your Cards Right
The redeeming feature of Flaming Hot is the Jackpot Cards game. This gives players the chance to win one of four jackpot payouts that are highlighted at the top of the screen, and best of all there are no triggering requirements and any wager amount qualifies for the game. So players have a chance of winning a decent sum; which helps to negate the absence of a free spins round or any kind of bonus feature.
Players are presented with 12 cards in a pick field lying face down. You will then need to pick cards one after the other, and when you have accumulated three of the same suit (don’t worry, you can’t lose!) then you will win the corresponding amount at the top of the screen.
Hot or Cold?
And that’s your lot with Flaming Hot: it takes a very simple formula and sticks to it with military precision.
There are no bonuses, no special features, no exciting surprises… just routine slot gaming that pays. The top prize – 20,000 coins – is a strong one of course, and the Jackpot Cards would be a huge result for players of all budgets.
But the lack of a free spins round takes away a fantastic opportunity for players to accumulate some additional prizes, and that is a big disappointment.