How Do You Like Your Hot Potato Slot?

There are so many delicious ways to use potatoes. You can bake them, mash them, fry them, and roast them. You can make chips and crisps and those tornado things that you get at the fair. Did you know that you can even donuts with potatoes? Don’t knock it until you try it. And don’t get me started on the condiments.

Now that I’ve got your mouth watering, let’s look at the Hot Potato slot from Thunderkick and see if it’s worth holding on to.

Step into the kitchen

Unlike a payline slot, Hot Potato slot utilizes cluster pays. Wins are, as a result, awarded for any cluster of five or more of the same symbols that appear. The symbols need to be connected either horizontally or vertically to count as a cluster.


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Once a cluster pay appears, all symbols making up the cluster will disappear, allowing new symbols to fall into the empty spaces. This gives you the chance to score multiplier winning combinations on a single spin.

The slot’s exploding wilds have a dual function. They will initially substitute for all other symbols to complete winning combinations. Once that process has been completed, it will explode, leaving behind a 3×3 multiplier grid. Any subsequent win that lands on the multiplier grid will have the multiplier added to the winning amount. If an exploding wild’s explosion overlaps with an already active multiplier grid, the overlapping positions will have their multiplier values doubled. The max multiplier that can appear as a result is 128x. During the base game, the multiplier grid will be reset following each spin.

The slot’s bonus game is triggered with three or more hot symbols and awards ten free spins. During a round of free spins, the multiplier grids will remain and continue to grow through the round.


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If you’re not keen on waiting around in the kitchen for your hot potatoes, you can select to purchase a round of the slot’s free spins feature.

Is Hot Potato slot delicious or deceiving?

Hot Potato slot features very high volatility. This means that small wins will be few and far between. Instead, you’ll have to wait for a longer period than you’d like to potentially hit some nice big wins. The 10,000x max multiplier does mean that if you do manage it, your payout could be well worth it. If you’re betting at the €20 per spin maximum, you’ll be playing for up to €200,000 in winnings. The slot has an RTP of 96.16%.

The graphics for Hot Potato slot aren’t out of this world. They’re created in a cartoonish style that seems better suited for a children’s TV show than for a slot game. Nonetheless, the theme and narrative are well executed, allowing for a fun experience with the eager chef and the exploding potato. The bonus features are also engaging, and I appreciate how many are available during base gameplay. Although it’s not really my cup of tea, it is a solid little slot. I give it a six out of ten.

If you’re looking for a few Thuderkick slots that I do recommend, try out Bork The Berzerker – Hack ‘N’ Slash Edition, Lava Lava, and Turning Totems.