Xtra Hot Slot Review
The Xtra Hot slot is a 5 reel, 3 row, 5 bet line game created by Novomatic. It is a revamped fruit slot with a twist with classic symbols like lemons, oranges, 7s, bars, plums, cherries, Xs, and star. The number of pay lines is fixed at five and cannot be changed. What makes this game so well liked is that you can bet a very small amount and still get a nice return for your money. Betting the maximum which is £100 in total (£20 per payline) can result in a huge win of £100,000 (1,000 times your stake). The minimum bet is 5p per spin.
The lucky number 7 is the highest paying symbol, if you get 5 of them on a bet line, you will win 1,000 times your stake. For 4 sevens on a payline you receive 200 times your stake. The second highest paying symbol is the bar, get 5 of them on a payline and you will receive 200 times your stake.
The star symbol is a scatter symbol can be placed anywhere on the reels to form winning combinations. Star symbols multiply your bets by a value based on the number of scatters present on the reels. Another interesting feature when playing Xtra Hot is when the first 3, 4 or all 5 reels are all filled with identical symbols.
When this happens you will receive a win multiplier equal to the number of reels filled with the symbol. For instance 15 of a kind multiplies your payout by 5, 12 of a kind on the first 4 reels multiplies your win by 4, and finally 12 of a kind on the first 3 reels triples your winnings.
An asset of the Xtra Hot slot is that you get a winning combination with 2 of a kind on a payline but this only applies to the cherries symbols. For other symbols you need at least 3 consecutive identical symbols on a payline starting from the leftmost position to win. There is also a standard Gamble feature (like on all Novomatic slots).
Xtra Hot is a medium to high volatility slot. You may win often but unless you get the long combinations, payouts will be small. Xtra Hot slot is highly popular in countries such as Germany, Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Russia and Latvia. You can also play the game on mobile devices and tablets.
Xtra Hot gives you winning thrills with good return for money. You are able to play a long time while having fun and winning. It’s a hybrid between modern and classic slots in my opinion and even though I tend to go for games with free spins features, Xtra Hot is nice to play from time to time.