Euro Games Technology or EGT, for short, brought these kinds of games into the casino. The slot machine with fruits as its symbol? Check it out, maybe EGT made those! But that’s not all. Because of the long standing expertise of EGT staff, they had put their land-based casino online! And, today, we’ll be looking at one of their more famous series of online machines – the online Flaming Hot Slot Machine!
EGT follow a certain pattern. If their slot machine became famous, they do multiple releases of it. Of course, with every release, comes with new updates and new features. The Flaming Hot Slot is an example of this. Coming from a long line of the “Hot Series” like 40 Super Hot or 20 Super Hot, the slot machine Flaming Hot is a member of the fruits genre. There’s not much to say regarding it since it has all the themes and tropes of a classic machine, so let’s go into the review!
What Makes it Hot?
With the easy access from the Internet, Flaming Hot can be played from almost anywhere around the globe. It may not be available in the Apple or Google Play Store, as long as your mobile has Adobe Flash Player, you can play this game anytime! Of course, the game can be played for free. But, to win real money, you have to pay real money to bet. Another added feature is the Autoplay option. As long as you bet lower than your current gold coins, it will keep rolling! It has 5 reels with over 40 fixed playing lines. Unlike most of the slot machines, instead of having three paying rows, it has FOUR paying rows. This makes it easier for you to win and win big! But how would you know if you won if you don’t know the symbols? Since it follows EGT’s fruit series, it uses the following symbols:
- A Dollar ($) Symbol (Scatter Symbol)
- A Seven (7) Symbol
- A Wild Symbol
- A Bar Symbol
Regular symbols can give big payouts depending on your bet. The highest payouts are when you have a Seven Sign and have two or more symbols of a kind in a paying line. Another high payout is when you get the Dollar Symbol, which works as a scatter symbol, and have any three or more symbol combination. It can give the most coins, if you’re lucky – an amount of 20,000 coins. If you managed to hit the most scatters in a spin (5 scatters), you can win around 500x your original bet! If that’s not a win, I don’t know what is! The Wild Symbol, on the other hand, is quite limited as it only appears in the second, third and fourth reel. Although it is limited, it can still help in making more combinations to win.
But because Flaming Hot came from a long line of EGT’s fruit themed slot machines, it also lacked several principal features of the newer machines. Firstly, it doesn’t have free spins or win multipliers, it simply lacked them. It does however, have a Gamble feature. After you win from any combination, you can keep it or risk it by playing a mini-game of guessing the playing card color. Guess it correctly and your win is doubled, guess wrong and you lose your winnings.
Another feature is the triggering of the Jackpot Cards. It can be called a Bonus Round as it is randomly triggered. It will change screens for a mini-game of guessing three playing cards of the same card suit out of 12. Guess correctly and the jackpot of the chosen card suit will be awarded – it can range from 500 gold coins to 10,000 gold coins.
Rate My Burns
Because of the familiar feel of the fruit’s genre in casino, the graphics of Flaming Hot were spot-on and can guarantee that most of the players will easily relate to it. It had a cartoony graphics to cater to those familiar to the genre. Also the entire screen, the UI, the background all felt simple but that is so that players can easily identify if they won a Wild or a Dollar symbol. In essence, the graphics usage was effective.
Truth be told, the music wasn’t quite appealing. It did not appear to be enticing. However, because of its quite catchy tune, it does serve well.
Using the fact that it has four paying rows instead of the three, you might think that this machine can be won easily. However, because it doesn’t have what newer games have (win multipliers, free spins, etc) it is quite featureless. You can still win from this because of the stacked format which is better for simultaneous wins.
The Final Sizzle
Because it’s part of the “Hot” series, I think that it would always be compared to its predecessors. I do think that this is the best slot in its series. However, that does not mean that it is a good pokie. Although the grand prize is respectable, it is still part of the lose-more-and-win-less kind of slot machine. It can provide regular payouts but not of hefty amounts. If you want to try these kinds of retro casino games, try it either online or in a real casino!