In this slot it’s all about the baseball, and that’s why Hot Shot is right on target for us. Too much emphasis is always put on sports like football, cricket or darts, but baseball has never got a look in, until now! Some say the game is too complex for non-fans to comprehend, but this exciting slot is set to change all that.
It’s a great-looking game, full of colour and with a happy and positive vibe. Presented over the 5 x 3 format we’ve come to love, with a meagre nine paylines, the slot will have to deliver in other areas.
Lookin’ good buddy
Set between two baseball bats, this fully themed slot doesn’t go down the traditional route for its lower value symbols, instead having one set range from high to low, including a coffee, some candy, popcorn, a hot dog, a baseball cap, a pitcher’s glove and a home run logo.
Players will also find two silhouettes of baseball players, the batter and the pitcher. These along with two extra special symbols, the wild (a flaming baseball) and the scatter (a trophy) complete the set of symbols for this jam-packed slot.
Bonuses are few and far between
If you’re the type who enjoy a good free spins feature or something similar, then you might be slightly disappointed. This slot is seriously lacking in any type of bonus or side features. It’s particularly disappointing for seasoned gamers, who may get a rush when they get three scatters, to have pretty much nothing happen at all.
The scatters aren’t completely devoid of purpose though, and can pay fairly nicely. Get five anywhere across the reels and you’ll bag 100x your stake, four pays 50x and three 10x. But this is still not enough to get the pulse racing, something that - with all this junk food on offer - might be for the best.
For all that it’s lacking, we can’t help but have a soft spot for Hot Shot. It’s just so damn jolly and bright. The wurlitzer-like soundtrack brings and wry smile to a players face, that helps to deaden the pain that comes in the shape of scatter related disappointment. Long and the short of it is that it’ll cost you money and leave you feeling empty inside after not too long, just like those hotdogs on the reels.
Words: David Bailey-Lauring