Hot Spin Megaways from iSoftBet furthers the Hot Spin series that started with a humble original back in 2018. Hot Spin enjoyed a good reception from players and a sequel followed in 2019 with Hot Spin Deluxe.
A Megaways version of this game surprises no one, iSoftBet have long since adopted the Megaways Slot mechanic for their own portfolio, and it wouldn’t be the first time that an older game had a Megaways variant. A Megaways version of an older game excites many, but to some it may be a generic and predictable move. Can Hot Spin Megaways impress? and how will the exciting Hot Spin wheel factor in here?
In this Hot Spin Megaways review we’ll be looking at all of the features and statistics of this new slot to see if it’s as ‘sizzling hot’ as iSoftBet claim.
Hot Spin Megaways Theme
The theme for Hot Spin Megaways is very classic with old school fruity symbols on the reels and a spinning bonus wheel on the left of the screen. The background seems to be void of anything particularly interesting as to keep the focus solely on the reels and the bonus wheel, and the music for the game is decent with a somewhat hypnotizing dance tune.
Compared to the original slot you can definitely see that the quality of iSoftBet’s design has improved dramatically with a certain sheen that wasn’t there before. First impressions of the design of this slot come across as something that would resonate really well with those who prefer a more classic theme to a busy one with extravagant themes.
Hot Spin Megaways: Betting and Symbols
The symbol to look out for in Hot Spin Megaways is the Diamond Symbol, which acts as the highest paying symbol in Hot Spin Megaways. Following on from this is the 7, Star, and Bell symbol. Low paying symbols are the Watermelon, Plum, Lemon and Cherry. There’s also a Wild symbol, which may only appear on reels 2-5.
In terms of betting options, Hot Spin Megaways displays once again the broadness of the options available in iSoftBet Slots. The lowest available stake here is £/€0.20 per spin, and the highest option is £/€20 per spin. Megaways slots rarely exceed £/€20, but even if your preferred stake is well above this you should find the highest option here sufficient enough.
Hot Spin Megaways: The Base Game and Features
Hot Spin Megaways is a 6 reel video slot with up to 117,649 ways to win.
To form winning combinations, you’ll need 2 of the highest paying symbol, or 3 of any other symbol to connect from left to right on adjacent reels, starting from the left-most reel. Winning combinations will disappear, leaving empty spaces for new symbols to fall in via a cascade.
Cascading Megaways Slots are popular for good reason. The potential they bring in the form of subsequent hits may create a snowball effect of hit after hit, and this function becomes especially valuable in the Free Spins round where multipliers become active.
The excitement for Hot Spins Megaways doesn’t end at Cascading Symbols though – as the name suggests, the alluring Hot Spin Wheel takes a prominent spotlight once more.
Hot Spin Wheel
The Hot Spin Wheel may be activated on any spin, or if you’re outside of the UK you can buy it for 20x your stake via the Hot Bet Feature.
When this activates, one of 10 modifiers can be triggered for a single spin.
- Wild & Super Wild – 5-8 or 8-12 Random Wilds
- In Sync & Super In Sync – 3 or 6 Syncronised Reels
- Wild Reels & Super Wild Reels – 2, 3 or 4 Wilds or 2, 3 or 4 Wilds with x2, x3 or x5 Multipliers.
- Mystery Symbols & Super Mystery Symbols – 6-10 or 6-16 Mystery Symbols
- Max Megaways – Single Spin with 117,649 Ways to Win
- Bonus Trigger – Triggers the Free Spins round
The Hot Spin Wheel really diversifies this slot. In other Megaways game, you might be lucky to get Mystery Symbols or another single modifier to shake up the gameplay, but in Hot Spin there are many.
It goes without saying, but you’ll obviously want the Super versions of each of these modifiers, and when you do you can expect some great Base Game hits to go with it.
The main attraction in Hot Spin Megaways is the Free Spins round, which increases the potential exponentially and shakes up the Bonus Wheel.
Hot Spin Free Spins
Landing 4 Bonus Symbols or hitting the Bonus Trigger on the Hot Wheel triggers Free Spins.
Before the round commences, you’ll be asked to choose your Hot Spins. Here are the options available:
- 15 Free Spins with a x1 Multiplier
- 10 Free Spins & x3 Multiplier
- 5 Free Spins & x5 Multiplier
- Mystery Choice – 5-15 Spins & x1-x5 Multiplier
The Multiplier in Free Spins is unlimited, and it’ll grow by an increment of +1 for every Cascade. This alone offers significant potential, but to increase it further comes the Hot Spin Wheel once more, which looks a little different during Free Spins
Free Spins Hot Wheel
The Hot Wheel in Free Spins offers a lot to make the bonus even better with options that differ slightly from the wheel available in the Base Game.
Here is what you can get from the wheel:
- Random Wilds – 5-12 Random Wilds
- Max Megaways – Single spin with 117,649 Ways to Win
- Mystery Symbols – 6-15 Mystery Symbols
- Multiplier Boost – Awards a Multiplier boost of x3
- Symbols Removed – Removes Low Paying Symbols for a Single Spin
In contrast to other Megaways Slot Free Spins, you can’t deny that the Hot Spin Megaways Free Spins is exceedingly more exciting with this many modifiers.
This is something that iSoftBet seems to be quite good at. Royale with Cheese Megaways was a prime example of how diverse a Megaways Slot can be with the Build your Burger feature which offered some similar modifiers.
Hot Spin Megaways: Bonus or Feature Buy
Those outside of the UK are able to utilise a Bonus Buy Feature in Hot Spin Megaways.
For 20x your stake, you can have a go on the Hot Spin Wheel, or for 100x you can buy your way straight into the Free Spins Round.
Hot Spin Megaways: Our Verdict
Hot Spin Megaways looks far from anything special at first glance. In fact, it looks a little average. iSoftBet wouldn’t be the first to utilise the old school fruity theme in a Megaways setting, so we think it’s fair to say that there’s no significant stand-out aspects of the theme.
However, when you look a little closer, you’ll find out that Hot Spin Megaways is infact a bit special.
Those who have played the first couple of games will recognise the potential of the Hot Wheel, and to implement it into a Megaways Slot gives it a lot more depth than many other Megaways games can. The Base Game Hot wheel brings an abundance of features to keep you entertained, and the Free Spins round does the same thing while taking it to another level with an unlimited multiplier – which is the one and only feature in some other less imaginative slots, so you can see how much iSoftBet have packed into Hot Spin Megaways.
Statistically, Hot Spin Megaways looks just as impressive with a 50,000x win potential, and a fair RTP of 95.99%.
Free Spins can be expected once every 362 Spins, which seems like quite a lot, but Megaways Slots can be hard to bonus after all.
Overall, we don’t think you’ll be overly impressed with Hot Spin Megaways at first glance, but if you give it a chance you’ll undoubtedly be pleasantly surprised with its formidable potential and feature-rich gameplay.