Hot Shot is an old-school style slot game from Novomatic. It has been designed to look like an actual physical slot machine that would be featured in a casino! When zoomed out, you can see the whole slot machine and when zoomed it, you can see the game more clearly. Hot Shot has a top game and a base game. It’s bright, it’s colourful and it’s super exciting to play. Flashing lights feature in this game – especially when you get wins – which makes this game even more exciting for your eyes! You’ll really enjoy playing this slot game if you’re a fan of classic games. The bottom game is simple and played on only 1 win line. The top game is a bit more special and can be played on up to 5 win lines! There are tons of special features in this game so it takes a while to get used to. For beginner slot players, the extra features might be a bit confusing. It would be better for a total beginner to play an even simpler game, like Golden Reel or Fruits n Sevens Deluxe, before Hot Shot. Only to get used to how a slot works, before introducing anything complicated or different. There are fruit symbols and other conventional slot symbols, like stars, sevens and bells. Novomatic make several comparable slot games and these include: Club 2000 Casino, 7’s Gold Casino, Simply Wild, Multi Dice, Power Joker and Random Runner.
The symbols differ slightly between the base game and the top game in Hot Shot. In the base game, the symbols are: the cherries, lemon, orange, pear, plum, grapes, watermelon, red seven, gold bell, blue and white star and the golden crown. On the base game, there is only one payline that runs across the middle positions on the three reels (left to right). Each symbol gives a payout for x2 matches (on middle positions of 1st and 2nd reel) and x3 matches (on middle positions of all 3 reels). The only exception is the crown. This symbol also has payouts for x2 and x3 matches but they can pay from any position (left to right). The wins from the base game are paid in coins, they can be gambled and either transferred to your balance or sent to the ‘supermeter’. If you choose to send your wins to the ‘supermeter’, once there are enough coins in there, you can start the top game.
In the top game, there are mostly the same symbols as the base game but some of them are different. You’ll find: orange, pear, plum, grapes, watermelon, red seven, gold bell, star and the Hot Shot symbols. There are 5 paylines on the top game (3 reels) and these also pay left to right. Unlike the base game, you have to get three of a kind (across a payline) to get a payout, not just two. The top game can be played on a bet of 5, 10 or 15 coins. All of the wins (three of a kind for every symbol) are displayed to the right and there’s a column that corresponds with each bet. When you play with 5-coin bet, the yellow Hot Shot symbols are added to the reels. When you play with a 10-coin bet, the orange Hot Shot symbols are added to the reels. When you play with a 20-coin bet, the red Hot Shot symbols are added to the reels. If you match up three of these symbols (one on each reel) when you’re playing the top game, you’ll get a mystery win! The corresponding column will light up (yellow, orange or red) and whichever symbol the light stops on, that win will be paid to you! So Hot Shot symbols can pay out minimum wins or maximum wins – it really all depends on your luck! The other symbol the top game has that the base game doesn’t is a Wild symbol. This can act as a substitute for other symbols if it can help award a win.