Flaming Hot Slot Review
Look, I’m going to give it to you straight - I thought we were done with the fruit slots. Do we not have enough of them? I understand the nostalgia factor behind their popularity but, wow, it’s enough now. WE HAVE ENOUGH FRUIT SLOTS, GAME DEVELOPERS. Do you hear me? Please listen to me. There’s only so many times I can review different versions of what is essentially the same game without losing my damn mind, yet here I am once again. I’m not the enemy okay? I love a good fruity! I’m just asking you to change it up a little. Hell! Change the colors of the fruit even - imagine a green orange! Wouldn’t that be wild?! Mind-blowing, life-changing, iconic, spectacular - I have all of these adjectives for you but you have to give me something to work with! Seriously, change it up a little - I’m begging you.
Flaming Hot is a 5-reel, 40-payline video slot powered by software from EGT Interactive. It’s a fruit slot, so features the usual suspects as symbols albeit with some minor changes. The Wild is easily identifiable, given that it’s symbolized by the word ‘wild’ but in gold bubble letters, and a gold dollar sign represents the Scatter. Other symbols include cherries, grapes, oranges, watermelon, apples, gold bars, lucky 7’s and bananas. Nothing too groundbreaking here folks. The controls are very user-friendly, but I’ll run through them just in case. On the left you have: the balance display, sound bar, full-screen button, info center, Autoplay. In the middle: Coin credit level, ranging from 1 to 3, and preset bets, ranging from 40 to 2400 - depending on your coin credit. On the right is the display showing the latest win. Wondering why there’s no ‘spin’ control? All you have to do is click on a bet, and the reels will start spinning, not too tricky to understand right?
EGT loves a good Gamble feature, so they couldn’t resist including one in Flaming Hot. This feature is triggered after each new win and gives you the opportunity to double your winnings. All you have to do is click on the Gamble button that pops up below the win display, and guess whether the next card to be drawn will be red or black. If you guess correctly, you’ll increase your original winnings but get it wrong, and you’ll be sent back to the base game with a sour taste in your mouth.
Flaming Hot has a Jackpot Cards Mystery feature that is triggered at random, at any point in the game. It’s a randomly triggered bonus, activated when any Jackpot Cards stamped game is played. Each jackpot is represented by one of the four suits: spades, clubs, hearts, and diamonds. Just select three cards from the same suit out of a field of 12, face-down cards, and you’ll win the corresponding jackpot. Now, I LOVE this feature - I’ve earned some major moola with it and get seriously excited when I see that a game I’m playing has this feature.
As much as I bitch and moan about fruit slots, I enjoyed Flaming Hot. That’s mostly down to EGT and their incredible skill at putting together games. The graphics were great, the soundtrack was peppy and nostalgic and the game performed well on all of my devices with no lagging or delays. Not too shabby for a fruity, I’d say.
As far as fruit slots go, I’m a bit of a harsh critic. With that being said, I do have to recommend Flaming Hot. It’s just a good bit of fruity fun, and I’m not so much of a party pooper that I can’t appreciate that. So, if you’re in the mood for a trip down memory lane, give it a try. If I enjoyed it, so can you.