On the surface, Hot Shot looks like a simple re-tread of a classic fruit machine. Look a little closer and you’ll find a 5 reel, 20 payline slot that offers plenty of features and some seriously large multipliers and progressive-style jackpots. Play from between 20p and £400 per spin. It’s powered by Bally Technologies.

Hot Shot has the look of an old school brick and mortar fruit machine. The reels are filled with a series of very familiar symbols including single, double and treble bars, bells, dollars and 7s, double 7s and blazing 7s. The biggest payer in the base game is the blazing 7. Find 5 in a payline and a massive payout of 5,000 times your line bet awaits.

There are no standard wilds to speak of in the base game but look out for the other game logos which act as the scatter. Find three of these scatters and you’ll be awarded the mini-game feature.

There are 5 mini games in all Double Jackpot, Diamond Line, Triple Jackpot, Blazing 7s and Blazing Sevens Seven Times Pay Jackpot. Once the 3 scatters hit, the game shown on each one will play out on a set of mini reels, each containing 3 reels.

Each mini machine will spin once offering a prize. The prizes and bonuses are different for each set of mini reels. For example Double Jackpot can give you 2x or 4x multipliers. Triple Jackpot offer 3x and 9x multipliers. The Blazing Sevens Sevens Times Pay Jackpot can give 7x and 49x payouts.
Of course the want you want to hit is the Blazing Sevens Seven Times Pay Jackpot. If you manage to find the 3 Blazing 7 symbols related to this feature you can win 10,000 times your stake so a 20p could turn into an enormous £2,000!

There are no traditional bonus rounds on offer in Hot Shot – the real action comes in the mini games which can offer some massive payouts. Despite its simple looks, Hot Shot is actually pretty complex. It takes some time to work out precisely what is going on in those mini reels. Throw in the high variance and you really should try it in play mode before risking your hard-earned cash.

If you like volatile slots and the chance to win big then Hot Shot should appeal. It’s not for the faint of heart though. Certainly expect some dry spells. If the Blazing 7s work their magic, Hot Shot can be a scorching slot. I also recommend Lady Robin Hood and Thunderhorn which are both Bally slots and a little more traditional in terms of gameplay.