Red Hot Cherry Slot Review 2024

Get ready for some action-packed classic fruit machine fun in iSoftBet’s latest release, Red Hot Cherry!

iSoftBet love to use the word ‘hot’ in their slots, don’t they? Although not part of the series, Red Hot Cherry is the kind of fire we’re used to seeing in Hot Spin Megaways, Hot Spin Hot Link and Hot Zone Wild. 

The heat is on in gameplay, where you will be able to witness the Cherry Bomb Modifier and Bonus Wheel in action, along with the Double Up feature during Free Spins.

Will you be showered in Red Hot Cherries? Let’s play on and find out!

Red Hot Cherry Base Game

Red Hot Cherry Base Game and Features

Red Hot Cherry is a 5 reel slot with 20 fixed paylines. Winning combinations are formed when 3 or more of the same symbols land from left to right, starting from the left-most reel.

The minimum bet available here is £/€0.20 per spin and the maximum bet available is £/€200 per spin, with plenty of other options in between the two. Red Hot Cherry has a theoretical RTP of 95.97% and a max win cap of 5,000x.

In terms of symbols, the highest-paying regular symbol here is the 7, followed by the Star, Bell and Grapes. Low-paying symbols fall to Watermelons, Plums, Oranges and Lemons. Wilds substitute for all other symbols except Cherries and Double Up symbols.

Game Provider iSoftBet
Maximum Bet
Maximum Win 5,000x
Paylines 20
Release Date 08/03/2023
RTP 95.97%
Mechanics Video Slot
Volatility Mid
Reels 5
Minimum Bet 0.2

Cherry Symbols

During the base game, Red Cherry Scatters will appear with a random value between 1x and 20x your bet. Red Cherry symbols only pay during Hot Spins.

Red Cherry Scatters can land either single or stacked by 2 High on reels 1, 3 and 5 in the base game, or single or stacked by 3 High on all reels during Hot Spins.

Golden Cherry symbols can also appear on reel 5 in the base game, and can combine with 2 or more Red Cherry symbols to trigger the Bonus Wheel feature and Hot Spins round.

Cherry Bomb Modifier

During any paid base game spin, the Cherry Bomb Modifier can randomly trigger.

Once active, 1 or 2 Cherry symbols will be added to the reel set, increasing your chance of triggering the Bonus Wheel feature and Hot Spins round.

Red Hot Cherry - Cherry Bomb Modifier

Red Hot Cherry Hot Spins

Landing 3 or more Red Cherry Scatters on reels 1, 3 and 5 triggers the Hot Spins round, awarding 5 Free Spins.

During Free Spins, each triggering Cherry symbol value will be awarded with each Red Cherry during this round. During Hot Spins, Red Cherry symbols are stacked up to 3 high and can land partially or fully in view.

Double Up

During Free Spins, a special Double Up symbol comes into play on reel 5 only. This symbol is only able to land once during Hot Spins.

Once in view, the Double Up symbol will automatically Double all Red Cherry values and awards an additional +1 Free Spin. The newly doubled values of all Cherry symbols will remain like this for the duration of Free Spins.

Bonus Wheel

Landing 3 Cherry Scatters, one of those being a Golden Cherry on reel 5 will also award the Bonus Wheel. This feature can also be triggered during the Cherry Bomb Modifier.

The Bonus Wheel consists of random Multiplier values between x2 and x50. The Multiplier value won on the Bonus Wheel will multiply the combined values of all triggering Red Cherry symbols.

The Hot Spins round will be played with this Multiplier value in play.

Red Hot Cherry - Hot Spins

Red Hot Cherry Bonus Buy

Those outside the UK will benefit from a Bonus Buy option. Here you will be able to buy your way into 2 exciting Bonus rounds, as follows.

  • Bonus – Guaranteed entry into the Hot Spins round for a total cost of 60x your current bet. This will award 3 Red Cherry symbols with no win lines.
  • VIP Bonus – Guaranteed entry into the Bonus Wheel and Hot Spins round for a total cost of 150x your current bet. This will award 2 Red and 1 Golden Cherry symbol with no win lines.

Red Hot Cherry: Our Verdict

iSoftBet is no stranger when it comes to re-inventing the classic fruit machine with new and modern mechanics, but is Red Hot Cherry the ‘cherry on top’ so to speak?

At first glance, Red Hot Cherry doesn’t look like anything special, with a minimal amount of detail in the design, but underneath this classic look is a slot full of exciting features and modifiers.

The clue is in the name! Of all the symbols in the paytable, the most important is the Cherries. Unlocking the Free Spins round requires 3 Cherry symbols to land in view, and if one of those happens to be a Golden Cherry, you’re in for quite a treat.

Both these Bonus rounds can be purchased via a Bonus Buy option if you’re lucky enough to have access to it, but for those who don’t, you will have to settle for a good old-fashioned grind to get it.

The good thing is that there’s no real shortage of Cherry symbols. Cherry symbols have the ability to land either singularly or stacked on the reels, meaning that your Cherry Multiplier value will be higher during Hot Spins. The more the merrier we say!

All in all, Red Hot Cherry may not be the hottest iSoftBet title to date, but for those of you who appreciate a classic slot with a few modern tweaks, Red Hot Cherry will not disappoint!