The wombat says: Well, here’s one to play when Mrs Wombat goes out to do the weekly food shop. And ‘why’s that?’ you might you ask. Well, this Microgaming slot is based on two rather foxy (and buxom) females; one lady is a hot policewoman attempting to keep the streets free from crime in a low cut top, while the other is a sexy masked bank robber hell bent on causing chaos in a skin tight catsuit. There’s more flesh on display here than on the Forbidden Throne slot which is making me go a bit hot under the collar, I don’t mind telling you!
They say crime doesn’t pay but this wombat isn’t so sure about that. I mean who wouldn’t want to rub shoulders with these two? Speaking of shoulders the cop lady looks like she could take a wombat like me down with one hand.
Perhaps I’ll stick to the slots instead…
Look and Feel
The Heat is On slot is all about cartoon-style graphics and we quite like the TV cop show theme tune that plays in the background to accompany the spinning reels.
But let’s face it Wombat fans, those furry pink hand-cuffs aren’t going to get the crime rate down any time soon. The design is not quite on the level of the Beautiful Bones slot, but it’s not half bad. We’d say it does the job.
The blonde police chick winks at you and swings those pink cuffs at you when she lands on winning payline – which made this wombat chuckle quite a bit too. That bank robber lady also has some cheeky facial expressions. is that a Roger Moore eyebrow lift we see there Ma’am? It’s all a long way from games like the Goldwyn’s Fairies slot but hey, it does what it says on the can!
Not exactly groundbreaking design, but it does the job.
The Heat is On is a 5 reel, 3 row and 45 payline slot. Your smokin’ hot symbols on the reels are made up of your usual high playing cards 10, J, Q, K & A as your low value symbols, as well as explosive bombs, high speed cop motorcycles, police cars, helicopters and suitcases full of gold bullions bars that make up your high value icons. The gold bars are the most lucrative symbol on your reels and will pay out 2,250 coins (or a rather nice 45x times your bet ) if you manage to get 5x of them on a payline.
Our highly attractive female protagonists are both wild symbols in the game and will do the usual job of substituting for all others on the reels to form extra winning combos (all except the Scatter).
The Bank icon on the gold background is the Scatter symbol, and will set off the game’s bonus so keep your beady eyes peeled for it.
Free Spins and Bonus Features
If you get 3x or of the Scatter on adjacent reels you’ll trigger off the Free Spins feature and receive 5, 10 or 20 free spins respectively (depending on the number of Scatters you had).
But there’s more! If you have managed to land 2x Scatters on reel 2 or on reel 3, the number of Free Spins you will get will also be doubled giving you 40 free spins. And, if you land 2x Scatters on BOTH reel 2 AND reel 3, then the number of free spins is multiplied by x4 giving you a criminally large 80 free spins… It’s better than robbing a bank! And much less dangerous, too
Finally, the Free spins can also be retriggered. Which makes for a truly excellent Free Spins Bonus all round. Hurrah for Microgaming!
The decent theme and the crazy good number of free spins on offer makes this game worth a play. It’s nothing this wombat hasn’t seen before, but it’s definitely easy on the eye, ehem.
Wombat score: 3/5
The Heat is On slot is no longer available at Wombat Casino. Sorry about that!