Hot Shots Megaways Slot Demo Gameplay
Hot Shots Megaways Slot Review 2022
iSoftBet is up to their old tricks with another exciting instalment to add to their Hot Shots series, in Hot Shots Megaways!
Join a team of furry footballers as they pace the pitch once more in another addition to iSoftBet’s ‘Hot Shots’ series. Fans went wild for Hot Shots and Hot Shots 2, but will Hot Shots Megaways have the same impact?
Although iSoftBet has upped the ante by including the Megaways mechanic, Hot Shots Megaways has a lot more to offer than just that. Stick around as we come face to face with 3 exciting Modifiers, Mystery symbols and a cheeky Hot Shots Cup Fever Bet in the base game, along with an appealing Cash Respins bonus round!
Hot Shots Megaways Base Game and Features
Hot Shots Megaways is a 6 reel slot with up to 117,649 ways to win. In order to form a winning combination, you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.
The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 (£/€0.25 Hot Shots Cup Fever) per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€200 (£/€250 Hot Shots Cup Fever) per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Hot Shots Megaways has a theoretical RTP of 95.98%.
Like most Megaways titles, Hot Shots Megaways features Cascading Reels. Each time a winning combination is formed, all winning symbols will be removed from the reel set and new symbols will fall down from above. Once a Cacsade occurs, there is a chance that more winning combinations will form.
Looking into symbols, the highest paying regular symbol in Hot Shots Megaways is the Antelope, followed by the Dog, Chicken and Leopard. Low-paying symbols are standard Ace, King, Queen, Jack, Ten and Nine. There is also a Wild symbol present which substitutes for all other symbols except Scatters.
Hot Shots Cup Fever Bet
Before you can begin spinning, you will have the option to activate the Hot Shots Cup Fever Bet.
Activating this bet will increase your current bet by 25%, but with that comes certain benefits. The Hot Shots Cup Fever Bet increases your chance of landing the Cash Respins round by only needing 4 Scatters rather the original 5.
During any random spin in the base game, 1 of 3 unique Modifiers can be awarded. These are as follows.
- Hot Shots Cup – Awards either the Cash Respins round or a Big Win outcome.
- Max Megaways – Awards the maximum 117,649 ways to win for that particular spin.
- Goal Scatters – Once active, between 10 and 20 Goal Scatters are added randomly to the reels. This increases your chance of triggering the Cash Respins or VIP Cash Respins, but this is not always guaranteed.
During any paid spin in the base game, Mystery symbols can randomly appear on the reels.
Once this happens, all present Mystery symbols will transform into the same type of High or Low-paying symbol and contribute towards a winning combination.
Hot Shots Megaways Cash Respins
Landing 5 Scatters (or 4 if you have the Hot Shots Cup Fever Bet active) triggers the Cash Respins bonus round, awarding 3 Respins. All triggering Scatters will remain fixed onto the reel set for duration of Cash Respins.
During the Cash Respins round, landing additional Scatter symbols will lock into their positions and the Respins Meter will reset back to 3. If you manage to fill an entire reel with Scatters, the Multiplier above the reel will be applied to all Scatter symbols on the reel.
In addition to this, the once idle Jackpot Prizes are now in play during this round and can award the following amounts.
- Mini – Awards 30x your current bet.
- Major – Awards 100x your current bet.
- Mega – Awards 1,000x your current bet.
Once the Cash Respins round comes to an end, all present Scatter values will be paid and added to your balance.
Hot Shots Megaways Bonus Buy
For those outside the UK, you may benefit from a Bonus Buy option.
iSoftBet has granted players access to Cash Respins and a VIP Cash Respins round.
- Cash Respins – The regular Cash Respins round will cost a total of 100x your current bet. The RTP when purchasing this option is 96.73%.
- VIP Cash Respins – The VIP Cash Respins round will cost a total of 150x your current bet. This round plays out on a 7×6 grid with maximum Scatter positions available. The RTP when purchasing this option is 96.94%.
Hot Shots Megaways: Our Verdict
Hot Shots Megaways may have benefitted from the infamous and widely popular Megaways mechanic, but some may feel that it’s lost some of what made Hot Shots great along the way.
Quickspin’s Big Bad Wolf Megaways is a prime example of how a studio has taken a non-megaways slot, and given it a Megaways makeover with a lot of the same essence that made the original popular. Hot Shots Megaways feels more like Aztec Gold and Aztec Gold Extra Gold if nothing else, so if you were in search of features from the original slots then you might feel disappointed.
Hot Shots Megaways certainly still has appeal though with its modifiers like Max Megaways and Hot Shots Cup, but they’re rather standard Megaways features seen before in other iSoftBet Megaways slots.
All in all, Hot Shots Megaways is still something to look forward to, but it feels as if its been stripped of the personality that made the original slots so popular.