Hot Spin Hot Link Slot Review 2021
Hot Spin Hot Link from iSoftBet takes us back to a classically colourful setting with their popular Hot Wheel mechanic.
Hot Spin Hot Link is the 4th in the Hot Spin Series and it’s hot on the heels of their latest, Hot Spin Megaways!
Hot Spin Hot Link moves away from 117,649 ways to win, but it does have the very popular Hold & Win mechanic.
Let’s spin the wheel once more and see how their latest compares to the rest!
Hot Spin Hot Link Theme
If you’ve played Hot Spin and Hot Spin Megaways, you will notice the theme for Hot Spin Hot Link has remained pretty much the same, even down to symbols.
iSoftBet has gone to a lot of trouble to make Hot Spin Hot Link even better than those before, the visuals are more appealing on the eye and the vibrant colours stick out like a sore thumb.
The alluring backdrop in Hot Spin Hot Link works well with a classic type slot and isnt overly detailed, keeping all the attention fixed right where it should be, on the reels.
The retro music playing throughout is what you would expect to hear in a slot that has a more classic style to it. Sound effects again are typical of a Classic/Retro style of slot and tie in nicely with the theme.
The theme for Hot Spin Hot Link may look the same to the previous Hot Spin games, but how much has gameplay improved? Let’s move on and find out!
Hot Spin Hot Link Betting and Symbols
Hot Spin Hot Link has a variety of betitng options for players to choose from. For those who prefer a lower stake, the minimum bet available is £/€0.20 per spin. For those who prefer a higher stake, the maximum bet available is £/€20 per spin, with plenty of options in between the two. If your prefered bet is a lot higher than the maximum bet seen here, you should still find this bet sufficient enough.
The highest paying regular symbol in Hot Spin Hot Link is the Diamonds, followed closely by 7s, Stars and Bells. Lower paying symbols fall to the Watermelons, Plums, Lemons and Cherries.
Wild symbols substitute for all symbols except Hot Link symbols.
Hot Spin Hot Link Base Game and Features
Hot Spin Hot Link is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. To form a win you will need to connect 3 or more (or 2 or more of the highest paying symbol) from left to right, starting form the left-most reel.
If you’re familiar with iSoftBet’s Hot Spin series, you will know all about the Hot Spin Wheel and so you’ll be pleased to know that Hot Spin Hot Link has one just like it! Is it even hotter than the previous Hot Spin Wheel?
Hot Spin Wheel
Spinning idly on the left side of the screen is the Hot Spin Wheel, this can be activated on any random base game spin.
Once triggered, 1 of 3 Modifiers or an instant Hot Link Bonus can be awarded.
- Wilds – Between 5 and 10 Wilds are positioned randomly on the reels.
- Wild Reels – Turns 2, 3, 4 or 5 full reels Wild.
- Multi Win – Awards a random Multiplier between x2 and x25 to the triggering spin.
- Hot Link Trigger – Awards an instant Hot Link Bonus.
Hot Spin Hot Link Re-Spins
In order to trigger the Hot Link bonus round, you will need to land 5 or more of the Hot Link symbols in any position on the reels. Once triggered, you will be awarded 3 Re-Spins.
During the Re-Spins round, any Hot Link symbols that land in view will lock into position and Re-Spins will reset back to 3.
Hot Link symbols that land adjacent to one another (above, below and each side) will link together, to form a bigger Hot Link symbol. The bigger the symbol, the bigger the prizes!
Linked symbols can create a 2×2, 2×3, 3×2, 3×3, 3×4 and 3×5 sized Hot Link symbol.
When the Hot Link bonus round comes to an end, all Hot Link symbols will reveal their individual values.
- 1×1 Hot Link symbol – Can reveal 1x, 2x, 3x or 5x.
- 2×2 Linked symbol – Can reveal 8x, 10x or 12x.
- 2×3 Linked symbol – Can reveal 12x, 15x or 20x.
- 3×2 Linked symbol – Can reveal 12x, 15x or 20x.
- 3×3 Linked symbol – Can reveal 20x, 25x 30x or a chance at the Hot prize.
- 3×4 Linked symbol – Can reveal 40x, 50x 80x or a chance at the Hotter prize.
- 3×5 Linked symbol – Can reveal 100x, 150x, 200x or a chance at the Hottest prize.
Linking symbols to a mega 3×3, 3×4 or 3×5 in size, gives you the chance to win one of the Hot Prizes!
Linked symbols that create mega Hot Link symbols, have an independent reel with bigger value prizes and a chance at winning one of the Hot Prizes.
- 3×3 Hot Prize – 50x your total bet.
- 3×4 Hotter Prize – 100x your total bet.
- 3×5 Hottest Prize – 250x your total bet.
Hot Spin Bonus Wheel
The Hot Spin Wheel can be activated in Re-Spins by landing a Spin symbol. The Modifiers on the Hot Spin Wheel are upgraded to Boosters.
- Extra Life – Awards 3 additional Re-Spins after all spins have ended.
- Multi Boost – Increases the Multiplier by +1.
- Symbol Add – Adds between 1 and 3 Hot Link symbols to the reels.
- Prize Boost – Increases each of the Hot Prizes above the reels by 50x.
Hot Spin Hot Link Our Verdict
Hot Spin Hot Link may not look like anything special at first, with its ‘old school’, fruit machine design. In fact, it looks pretty average in comparison to other slot games. The classic theme may just be enough to put you off, but once you start spinning, the retro theme is soon forgotten and all your attention is diverted to bagging yourself one of those Hot Prizes!
Those of you who have witnessed first hand the potential of the Hot Spin Wheel in previous titles will undoubtedly appreciate this rendition of the popular mehcanic.
Stastically, Hot Spin Hot Link has a 3,000x maximum win capacity and an average RTP of 96.02%, these aren’t the best stats we’ve seen in a slot game but they certainly aren’t the worst either.
Some of you may be a little disappointed by the lack of Free Spins, instead having to settle for a Link & Win type Bonus round. These types of Bonus rounds are becoming all the more popular in slots games and so its no suprise that iSoftBet has opted for this mechanic in Hot Spin Hot Link. Before you decide to run a mile, iSoftBet has put a spin of their own into the Re-Spins, by inlcluding Linked symbols and giving players the opportunity to land one of the Hot Prizes. Believe us, these are much more appealing than they sound!
Overall, Hot Spin Hot Link is a light-hearted offering with serious potential from the ladies and gents over at iSoftBet.