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Hot Sync from Microgaming’s Quickspin is a pretty basic slot, available across devices and playable from 0.20 EUR to 100 EUR or equivalent. It's got a classic feel to it, with the symbols we all know and love. There’s a nostalgic familiarity to it that forgives its shortcomings. But will a warm and fuzzy feeling be enough to keep players happy?
Presented over a 5 x 3 setup with a modest 20 paylines, this slot packs two decent bonus features that can lead to some tidy wins. As is always the way with such basic slots, it’s kind of a struggle to review, but we’ll try. It’s quirky, it’s fun, it’s retro, but it’s also a bit dull overall.
The look and feel
To look at it’s bright and eye-catching, if more in an over enthusiastic powerpoint way. Quickspin are true to form with the graphics, especially the animations, they are great but can look out of place on such a minimal canvas.
Giving the game a modern twist are the remastered classic symbols, including cherries, lemons, plums, watermelons, bells, red 7s, stars and diamonds. The backdrop is pretty damn groovy too, with popping colours over not so groovy gradients.
Your best symbol here is the wild, substituting all other symbols to form a win, except the scatter and the ‘Hot Sync wild’. Get five across a payline to bag a 50x your stake win.
The bonus features to look out for
Hot Sync Respins
The Hot Sync respins feature comes into play when two or more Hot Sync wild symbols land during the same spin. The reels carrying the Hot Sync wilds become hot themselves when the feature is triggered, adding extra wilds to the reels. This is followed by a repsin, and these will continue until no further Hot Sync wilds appear.
That slot favourite is alive and well in this game, three bonus game scatter symbols will appear simultaneously on reels 2, 3 and 4 gifting you with eight free spins. Hot Sync wilds can still appear here, so keep a look out for them as they can turn reels hot for the duration of the feature. Hot reels give you further wilds, and are the same on all reels.
Hot Sync has got Quickspin written all over it, and that’s really not a bad thing. Tried and tested features that lead to potentially huge wins has been their signature trait all along. Each spin has a win potential of 2848x your stake - yes, exactly! Enough said.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring