Hot Flame comes via Merkur and it is a classic in several ways, though it also has more active lines than you’d expect from a fruit themed game. Not exactly the sort of slot I’d want to see launched in 2018 for the online industry, as the graphics are more in line with the 90s.
3x3 reels, forming a standard setup for a game of this type, are employed in Hot Flame. What’s unusual is that there are 27 ways to win/lines available in this game area. The slot makes use of multipliers to boost payouts to as much as $1,600 per combination formed, and that’s about the only feature that is available in this game.
Betting and Prizes
The game doesn’t seem to take into account the number of lines/ways that are available inside, so it just allows you to pick a total bet that will activate everything. The smallest available setting is $0.10, while the biggest one is $20. Check out the paytable to find out how much each wager value gets you, as the values change dynamically.
For the big prize, you have a $400 combination that’s going to be formed when you have three red 7s on the three reels. It’s going to be improved with the help of the multipliers that can be added to the various symbols, and that’s how you get to as much as $1,600 from the right three symbols.
One other element that will tell us just how profitable this game can be, is the average RTP, a theoretical number that’s calculated by Merkur for the slot’s entire life. They mention that they expect a 96% Return to Player over such a period, which is what you get from a lot of online slots these days. Don’t count on that RTP being necessarily true for you though. You could get a significantly higher one, just as you could get a much smaller return from the money you invest in its spins.
Hot Flame Slot Features
For the features of Hot Flame, there is really only one that you could get, and it doesn’t even come through its own symbol. Rather than use a wild symbol to deliver a multiplier and to make things easier for you, Hot Flame will simply add a multiplier in a corner of some of the symbols, at random. The combinations in which those symbols participate will benefit from those multipliers. These could be 2x, 3x or 4x multipliers, which improve wins accordingly.
Another element that makes the game different is the use of so many lines, on a system with just 3x3 reels. This is basically a ways to win system, which it uses the highest number of lines possible.
Theme & Design
The theme and the design of Hot Flame don’t have much to do with flames, being classics most of them. What this means is that you have on the reels images of red 7s, of silver bells, colored gemstones (blue, green and pink), along with watermelons, plums, oranges, lemons or cherries. These are all part of many classic slots of the past, so there is nothing unique here. The graphics style is quite dated as well, and overall I found little reason to give the game points in this area.
Hot Flame has no flames, dated graphics and only one feature, so it’s not doing a very good job at taking players away from other slots with better arguments in their favor.