Hot Shots 2
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Overview of Hot Shots 2 slot from iSoftBet
Hot shots 2 is from the developers at iSoftBet and will take you have to football pitch in this Euro Cup inspired slot. The slot plays out over 5-reels and has 243 ways to win, as well as offering free spin bonus with cloning wild and multipliers. There is a buy in feature which could lead to you netting a maximum win of 1000x your bet.
If you are not au fait with the original Hot Shots slot, the chances are you may think to begin with that this is all about animals in the Wild West. Whilst this is not the whole truth, the theme is far stranger and centres around barnyard and wild animals who represent famous football players in their national teams.
Whilst the theme may seem somewhat strange it really works well thanks to the developers intentions to create an abstract slot that brings a standard reel set of 5-reels and 3-rows with 243 ways for you to win. This is possibly one of the best football related themed slots on the market to date.
Knowing the developer’s preference to be different it should come as no surprise that they have opted for this different take on the theme. Instead of goalie gloves, boots, gloves, whistles, and penalty kicks. This theme works even though the European Cup has been put on hold currently and there is no mileage in a football slot, inspired by the European Cup when it is not taking place.
Design & Theme
If I had to sum up the design in one word it would be wacky after all since when have you seen a wild animal playing soccer for their nation? The game has so many moving parts that it provides an engaging dynamic.
Before you can set your reels spinning you need to select the bet range you are comfortable with and this is done by using the poker chip button which is on the right hand side of the game screen with the play and auto play button. The bet range starts from 25p per spin up to a maximum of £25 per spin, with this bet range the slot will appeal to a wide variety of players. It is also vital that you check the default bet of the casino to make sure that it is not an amount you are not comfortable playing with.
Now you have your bet selected it is time to set your reels spinning, if you feel that you want to relax and watch the game take place whilst relaxing to the soundtrack there is an auto play function. Pressing the auto play will provide you with the options available and let you choose the number of automatic spins and add your own optional stops if required.
When it comes to the symbols you can expect to come across the usual lower paying playing cards 9 through to Ace whereas the higher paying symbols comprise of five quirky footballers who each represent their own country. These are a German Shepherd, French cockerel, Spanish Bull, British Bulldog and Portuguese Fox and these all battle against each other to gain possession of the reels. The wild is depicted by the football and there is also a golden football which rewards you handsomely. The Hot Shots symbol is the scatter and gives you access to the free spins feature.
There are many ways to score big winnings whilst playing Hot Shots 2 and these include expanding wilds, multipliers, wild golden ball, and free spins bonus. To activate the free spins you need to land three or more if the Hot Shot symbols and when you do there is an unlimited multiplier that comes into play, and any regular footballs that land on your 2nd, 3rd and 4th reels expand and become multiple wilds. If you land the special golden ball during the free spins the symbol expands to cover the reels both horizontally and vertically and provides increasing win multipliers. Better still the free spins feature can be retriggered with the bonus symbols for an unlimited time.
How to win
To land a win, you need to land three or more of the same symbols. Wins start from the left and can be created on any row due to the 243 ways to win system. When it comes to value the German shepherd is the most valuable standard symbol awarding a 10x multiplier for landing five on a line. The other symbols are far smaller payers; therefore, it is lucky the game has a wild as this can help to create the bigger winning combinations.
When it comes to bonuses Hot Shots 2 offers a wide selection including a free spins bonus, multipliers, golden wilds, cloning wilds, and more. The scatter game logo will provide you with 10, 15 or 20 free spins when you land 3, 4 or 5, respectively. The golden wild is only available in the free spins feature but it can clone itself.
There is a buy feature which will set you back 50x your active bet and although this is a costly way to get 50 spins these do come complete with bright stars attached to all of the symbols which are then added up at the end of the feature. The most you can stand to win is 1000x your activating bet which could turn out to be truly life changing.
Finally, Hot Shots 2 benefits from the opportunity to play for free, which is a feature I particularly like as it provides a way to get the hang of the game and how it plays out before you risk any of your own money. It is also a way to see whether it is a theme you are going to enjoy or one that you would much prefer to forget!
I love this slot, the developers iSoftBet are obviously hoping to build on the success of the original Hot Shots. The slot is truly inspired in a strange way, but it works well which you will see when you give the reels a spin or two. This is a football related theme that is packed with win potential and the additional buy in feature where you can amass some awesome wins.