Fans of Las Vegas-style slots will love Bally Technologies’ latest online adaptation of a firm land-based favourite: Hot Shot slot. Sometimes known between players as Blazing 7’s, because of the presence of this symbol on the reels and the payouts it can reward.
Land-based slot to online
A 5 reel, 20 payline slot, it brings to mind many of Bally’s bricks n’ mortar offerings, with plenty of old-school bells and whistles, and classic symbols. In fact, Hot Shot is actually several slots games rolled into one, including Blazing 7s, Triple Jackpot Blazing 7s, and Diamond Line.
And how do the separate slots manifest themselves? Well, bettors at the maximum range will soon discover that what this slot offers is progressive jackpots, and lots of them. In fact, five separate progressives can be won, ranging from ‘Low’ (Blazing 7s) to the ‘Oh My God’ (Blazing 7s Seven Times Pay). I should also point out that you should not get this Bally release confused with the baseball-themed Microgaming slot of the same name!
On the Reels…
On the reels we get plenty of good ol’ symbols: single 7s, blazing 7s and double 7s, Bars and Double Bars, bells, and dollar signs are your route to riches. There are no Wilds here, but there are certainly Scatters to look out for in the shape of the other game logos, five in all.
Win 10,000 Credits in the ‘Game Within a Game’ Bonus
Get three or more of the slot game icons on the reels and the symbols will form their own little reels in a neat ‘game within a game’ feature. These miniature reel spinners are your key to winning the progressive jackpots on offer, so make sure you’re playing at the max bet if you want to take advantage! Progressives range from 10 credits to 10,000 credits on the biggest payouts, so there’s no wonder this slot was popular with Vegas-goers.
Unlike Bally’s land-based Hot Shot slots, there’s no ‘Wheel of Fortune’ bonus game, but that’s no detriment to what is another classic slice of Bally’s online adaptation – old school graphics, some simple sound FX, and tasty progressives. I’m a sucker for the old-school Bally games when I’m feeling in the mood, but if you’re not playing the max. bets you’ll probably get bored pretty quickly. If you want a bit more oomph for your old-school, head straight for Microgaming’s progressive ‘Millionaire Maker’, Mega Moolah, or the lavish lifestyle-themed Mega Fortune from NetEnt.