Hot Hand

Hot Hand

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  • Category: Free Bonus
  • Title: Hot Hand
  • Type: 3 Reels, 5 Pay Lines, Wilds, and Wild Multipliers.
  • Genre: Retro
  • Bonus: 277% Welcome Bonus
  • Software: Rival Gaming
  • Summary: A three-reel slot based on a she-devil theme, can Burnadette lead you astray and towards a 112,500 coin jackpot on the brand new Hot Hand slot from Rival Gaming?
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I have to be honest and say that when I loaded up Rival Gaming's new Hot Hand three-reel retro styled slot, I took one look at the game and it immediately looked very familiar. Not the same, but to Microgaming's slot 5-reel game Red Hot Devil.

Now, that may not be a bad thing as Red Hot Devil was a good, fun slot to play, but this pared down three-reel version doesn't have some of the bonus features of that slot. Instead, Rival Gaming have taken this slot in a different direction and made it to appeal to the growing legion of retro-styled slot fans.

That's always a risk as sometimes these pared down games don't have the appeal, but with Rival putting a sizeable jackpot to be won on this slot, not to mention a trio of different Wild symbols complete with Multipliers, does Hot Hand leave you with a warm feeling, or does it leave you cold?

We decided to take a look to find out.

Overview

  • Game: Hot Hand
  • Developer: Rival Gaming
  • Reels: 3
  • Pay Lines: 5 (selectable)
  • Minimum Bet: 0.01
  • Maximum Bet: 75.00
  • Jackpot: 112,500
  • Free Spins Bonus: No
  • Other Bonuses: No
  • Progressive: No
  • Volatility: Medium

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Presentation

The Hot Hand slot is somewhat basic in terms of its presentation but is typical of a retro-styled slot. The three reels are on the right-hand side of the screen with the pay table on full display on the left, which is always a nice touch for keeping tabs on winning lines. The main controls are all at the foot of the slot.

The graphics are simple but effective and do have a resonance of the Red Hot Devil slot game from Microgaming and the sound too is basic enough. It's fair to say that the Hot Hand slot is more functional rather than spectacular, but it does play well enough for you to enjoy from your mobile or desktop.

What's on the reels?

All the symbols in the Hot Hand slot are based on a 'hell' theme and are set against a backdrop of flames. The lower value symbols are the four playing card symbols, in increasing value, club, heart, spade and diamond. Higher value symbols include the Cherry, Bell, Diamond, Lucky Seven and the she-devil Burnadette (get it?), who offers wins of up to 225 coins per line.

Wild features

There are three different Wild symbols, one on each of the three reels of the slot and these are all Wild Multipliers, which offer a chance to significantly increase the value of your win. The 2X symbol is on the first reel and this offers you the chance to double the value of your win when landed on a winning line.

The 3X symbol appears on the second reel and this offers a win of 3x the standard amount, while the 4X Wild Multiplier is on the third reel and if landed as part of a win will see you win 4x the standard amount.

Land all three of the Wild symbols on a line and that is where you can land the top prize which is 4,500 coins.

Free Spins features

As a traditional, retro-styled three-reel slot, Hot Hand does not feature any Free Spins bonus games to be won.

Other bonus features

There are no additional features on the Hot Hand slot other than those listed above in the Wild features section.

Best feature of the Hot Hand slot

There are a couple of things to like about the Hot Hand slot, firstly, it is a very simple slot game to play and if you enjoy this particular form of retro-styled gaming, then Hot Hand will tick those boxes. The Wild bonuses, with the attached multiplier for each depending on the reel, is another positive aspect and is probably the most important and exciting feature of the game. Other than that Hot Hand is a slot which has a simple set up and which will appeal to fans of older-fashioned fruit machine-styled games.

What does the Hot Hand slot lack?

It's clear that a lack of Free Spins bonuses will hurt the Hot Hand slot. Once you start playing you realize that this is as good as it is going to get and if you are used to playing slots which reward you with the occasional Free Spins bonus game, then this will be something of a disappointment. No other bonus features, such as a randomly triggered bonus, also makes the game just a little repetitive. It is also not an original slot in looks or theme, as anyone who has played the Red Hot Devil slot from Microgaming will be able to see for themselves.

Conclusion

There's no denying that Hot Hand is not the most original slot game, nor is it a game that is packed with plenty of different bonus features. However, what it does offer is an enjoyable, retro-styled romp with a very decent sized jackpot to chase and Wild symbols that also come with the bonus of an attached multiplier, which can radically increase the size of a win. It's not going to win any awards, but for a few spins now and then, Hot Hand is rather cool.

Ratings

  • Presentation: 13 / 20 - One of the nice things about three-reeled slot is that many have their pay table displayed as you play and Hot Hand does have this feature. The game is simple enough and the symbols are simplistic and a somewhat uninspired choice. The sound too is also somewhat basic but does the job. All in all, it's a typical three-reel retro slot which does the job without taking your breath away.
  • Game-play: 12 / 20 - The game play is a little repetitive as there are no additional bonus games or features you can unlock while playing the slot. The only feature is the Wild Multipliers and while these are welcome, it doesn't hugely add to the experience when playing the game. It's a standard retro-slot, so if you enjoy this older-style slot gaming in particular, then it will tick all those boxes, but more modern slot players may find that the game is a little lacking.
  • Bonus Features: 11 / 20 - The positives are that there are three Wild symbols, one for each reel and that each Wild has an attached multiplier based on the reel on which it is situated from 2x on the first up to 4x on the third. Other than that there are no other bonus features in the game which is a little disappointing.
  • Entertainment Factor: 11 / 20 - There's not a lot to say about how much fun you'll have playing this game as it depends what type of slots you enjoy. If you prefer modern slot games with bonus features and free spins, then I'd advise you to give Hot Hand a miss as it has none of these. If you enjoy simpler, retro-styled slot (as many do), then Hot Hand is appealing for its big top prize, but to be honest there's little else beyond that to keep you spinning.
  • Play Value: 12 / 20 - Hot Hand is a more medium variance slot in my view, perhaps moving towards the higher variance. Wins on the slot do come along relatively frequently but the majority of wins are lower value. You can hit a sizeable jackpot win though and that will attract lots of players, especially retro fans seeking a top jackpot prize to win.
  • Overall 59 / 100 - Hot Hand is a simple, retro-styled slot on an interesting, devilishly, hellish theme but which is perhaps a bit lacking when it comes to kerbside appeal and features. There are some nice touches, the Wild Multipliers for example, and a sizeable jackpot to chase but the game itself isn't the most exciting to play. If this theme appeals to you then there are better slots out there which offer you the same theme and lots more features to get your teeth into. All in all, Hot Hand left me feeling a little cold.

Good Luck!

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