Hot Potato! Slot Review 2024

Swedish game developer Thunderkick is serving up delicious food with a side order of big potential in their latest release, Hot Potato!

Get ready to feel the heat in Thunderkick’s latest food-oriented slot, where scorching wins are formed across a 7×7 grid via a Cluster Pays mechanic.

Exploding Wilds pack quite a punch and trigger special Multiplier Grids, whilst Cascading symbols keep the excitement rolling. Temperatures rise in Free Spins, where retriggers and sticky Multiplier Grids turn up the heat!

Hot Potato! Base Game and Features

Hot Potato! is a 7×7 Video Slot with a Cluster Pays mechanic. Winning combinations are formed when 5 or more of the same symbols land Horizontally or Vertically adjacent to each other.

The minimum bet available here is £.€0.10 per spin and the maximum bet available is £.€100 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. This game has a theoretical RTP of 96.16% and a max win cap of 10,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the Chef, followed by the Burger, and Fries. Low-paying symbols fall to the Soda, Donut, and Cucumber.

Each time a winning combination forms, all winning symbols will be removed from the grid, making room for new symbols to drop down from above via a Cascade feature. This continues until no new wins are formed.

Game Provider Thunderkick
Maximum Bet 100
Maximum Win 10,000x
Paylines Cluster Pays
Release Date 08/11/2023
RTP 96.16%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility High
Reels 7x7
Minimum Bet 0.10

Exploding Wild Symbol

Wilds in the form of Potatoes substitute for all High and Low-paying symbols from the paytable. During gameplay, the Exploding Wild symbol can make an appearance during any spin or Cascade feature. It can also be generated at random in a winning Cluster Pays area.

When the Exploding Wild symbol blows up, it will remove all symbols within a 3×3 Multiplier Grid around and under symbols. After this happens, certain grid positions will have a starting Multiplier of x2.

If new Exploding Wild symbols land and explode on top of an existing Multiplier position, that Multiplier value will be doubled, up to a maximum of x128 on the grid positions that overlap.

Hot Potato! Free Spins

Landing 3 Hot Scatters on the grid in the base game triggers the Free Spins round, awarding 10 Free Spins.

All Multiplier Grids in the base game are reset for Free Spins.  However, during Free Spins, all Multiplier Grids that are created will remain in play until the end of the Free Spins round. Landing 3 Scatters during this time will award an additional +10 Free Spins.

Hot Potato! Free Spins

Hot Potato! Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Thunderkick has granted players access to the Free Spins round for a total cost of 100x your bet. 

Hot Potato!: Our Verdict

Thunderkick has proved to us once again that the simplest of gameplay is by far the most exciting, with Multiplier Grids that beef up the potential whenever an Exploding Wild lands in view.

Hot Potato brings back fond memories of Pragmatic Play’s Sugar Rush and their upcoming release, Sugar Supreme Powernudge, but with a  smoking hot max win cap of 10,000x to tempt you in.

The cartoon design and refreshing theme catch our attention and the simple yet exciting gameplay makes Hot Potato! the full ticket. In the base game, you get a taste of the Multiplier Grids and what they can achieve, yet the Free Spins round shows us what they’re really capable of as Multiplier Grids do not reset between spins.

Thunderkick has catered once again to those outside the UK by throwing in a Bonus Buy option. This is a great way for players to jump the queue and grab a slice of the action for a total cost of 100x your bet.

All in all, Hot Potato! is a quality slot that is fun, exciting, and promising!