Hot Sync uses the classic symbols as the basis for its theme, and so on the reels you will not find the kind of graphics that would normally impress. It’s not even a high end design, like it’s the case with other slots, but luckily they make up for that with features. It’s a Quickspin slot machine, but not one that I’d call typical for them in terms of quality, being below average.
You will get 20 fixed bet lines for each round, while spinning 5 reels, making this a modern game despite the choice of theme. Winning a prize of $5,000 is a possibility in Hot Sync, but the game holds additional surprises for you. Whether it’s wild symbols, synced wilds, bonus scatters or free spins, there are some good features available inside.
Betting and Prizes
With the 20 lines that you are using, you need to choose a bet which is between $0.20 and $100. For that kind of total bet range, the line bet would be between $0.01 and $5. No need to worry much about it, the paytable is updated to reflect the wager that you’re using.
A top jackpot in Hot Sync would provide you with a prize of $5,000 at most, which is only 1,000x the line’s bet.
Hot Sync Slot Features
The regular Wild, which has a simple yellow logo, is among the game’s more regular features. The ideal situation is when you get an entire bet line occupied by five such wilds, which would trigger the top jackpot, worth up to $5,000. As an alternative, the wild can also be used in a combination together with a regular symbol, if this helps it get you a new win. Wilds are never replacements for other feature symbols, not in this game at least.
Another symbol that looks interesting is the one with the Hot Sync Wild logo. Besides being a wild symbol, obviously, this is also the trigger for the Hot Sync Respin. Two or more symbols of this type are required to get there. The reels on which these wilds land become hot, receiving additional wilds and triggering a respin. The hot reels show identical symbols during the respin, so there are improved odds of getting wins.
Another side of the game comes via the Bonus Game, the scatter. You don’t care where these symbols land, provided that you have three of them, on the middle three reels where they can make an appearance. Having those three symbols will bring you 8 free spins. Should you get any Hot Sync Wilds to appear during free spins, the reels in question will become hot and will remain that way until you’re done with the feature. Once again, you get extra wilds and the symbols on the hot reels will be identical. A downside is that you can’t get another set of free spins while you’re playing through the current ones.
Theme & Design
Considering the amount of work that has gone into the features of Hot Sync, I would’ve expected for the graphics to get more attention as well. They went for the easy and boring theme though, relying on the classics for their symbols. That’s why you’re going to notice on the reels symbols with diamonds, 7s, bells, stars, cherries, plums, lemons or watermelon. They don’t even have that great of a look, and I did see plenty of examples of these old symbols with modern looks.
Hot Sync provides the player with a good mix of features, but the graphics and the theme are the parts that hurt it the most.