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The Wombat says: If you love nothing better than the heart stomping adrenalin of a home-run with a cheering crowd behind you (it’s an everyday occurrence for this Wombat), then Hot Shot slot might be just the game to get your pulse racing! This game takes us straight onto the American baseball pitch, and is sure to bring out your inner champion. It feels like us to be of the same kind of era as the Dogfather slot– but that one’s got some dubious canine characters in it.
So was Hot Shot going to have me pitching for the major league win, or slugging it out in the bleachers? This Wombat couldn’t wait to find out if it was going to make it to first base. Strike one!
Look and Feel
The game is set in the American baseball stadium with a green grass pitch as the backdrop, and as a smart detail, baseball bats framing the reels. This is a feel-good game with bright icons and a timeless look; the images take you straight into the good ol’ USA with fast food icons and baseballs aplenty. It’s more of a classic design than say the Dragon Dance slot, but it still gets the adrenaline flowing!
The excitement of the game is ramped up with the soundtrack of a euphoric crowd whistling and calling- would this furry fiend be able to take the heat? Or get called out on a fast bowl!
Hot Shot slot has 5 reels, 3 rows and 9 paylines and your symbols on the reels include a brightly silhouetted bat and pitcher, those iconic baseballs, a good old cup of Joe (or coffee to us Wombats), a box of fries, a hotdog and soda, candy, popping popcorn and the universal symbol of baseball – a trusty baseball cap. These familiar images go hand-in-hand with a real live baseball match – we’re loving the look of that hot dog (but sadly it gives this critter a bad case of indigestion!) This game is as bright as the Germinator slot..and some!
This game’s Wild is a fiery baseball which substitutes for any other symbols except for Scatter, appearing as a sparkling golden trophy. This Wild also acts like a transformer and can turn any icons into other symbols (except the Scatter trophy) to bridge gaps and make wins. Now that is a big hitter of a feature as far as this Wombat is concerned. Strike three!
Each bet has an opening cost of $0.25 per spin, so you need to speculate to accumulate as the Americans say. The game plays all nine lines but you can choose to play with fewer lines if that’s what you prefer to bat for.
Hot Shot Free Spins
Sadly for us all Wombat Fans, there is no bonus round in Hot Shot slot, so you’ll have to scoop those chunky pays in the base game if you want to win big… Still, the Scatters do still and you can pick up 10x your line bet by landing 3x anywhere in the reels.
Hot Shot is a cheerful slot to play and this marsupial enjoyed the sporty feel that came along with it. There’s a great vibe of a jubilant crowd which helps to keep you spinning, but we do feel that that the game is lacking in bonuses. All in all, it needs a bit more action to get you moving round the bases – but it’s still all to play for. Enough baseball puns for you wombat fans? Excellent!