Hot KTV slot review
Hot KTV slot may conjure up various definitions of the word 'hot' and as soon as you see the game it may appear that it is related to a clutch of provocatively dressed Oriental girls. I can only guess 'KTV' means 'Karaoke Television' and I can't help wondering if Psy is behind the scenes ready to perform his Gangnam Style routines with them! Microgaming's Karaoke Party slot is the only similarly themed slot I can recall so at least the subject isn't stale like the Egyptian or Irish ones. The reels sit against a background of a modern bar with bright neon surrounds and the girls each have their own coloured cocktail as they introduce the game with a heavily-accented 'Welcome to Hot KTV!' and the reels spin with a cheesy jazz-based synthesized music and basic sound effects as they halt. So will Hot KTV slot be able to add us to their viewing figures?
On the reels...
The game has a standard 5 reels of 3 rows each with 20 pay lines. The symbols are all single and quite easy to understand as everything seems to revolve around the number 5 here. There are 5 different girls: red paying 25x bet for the 5-of-a-kind, orange and green 15x and purple and blue 10x for the 5. Each girl has apparently got her own specific matched cocktail in a glass and these form the lower values from 5 down to 2.5x bet for the 5-of-a-kind win.
There are Wilds on all reels and 5 of those would land you a considerable 250x bet, which leads me to the interesting in-play features the game has. You will notice each of the 5 reels on every spin has a changing neon surround matching one of the 5 girls' colours. Should the corresponding girl in matching colour land in the centre of that reel she will become an expanding Wild - should this happen on all 5 reels you will win the slot's jackpot prize of 1000x your stake!
Hot Free games
The remaining symbol is the game's Hot KTV logo and should you see it appear on reels 2, 3 and 4 anywhere in view you will personally meet all 5 girls in their full leggy and alluring form. Choose the one that tempts you and you will be awarded either 8, 10, 12, 14 or 18 free games. After revealing the amount of spins, you get to select one of the 5 tempting coloured cocktail drinks and will then reveal a multiplier of 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6x which is applied to the free spins. You can retrigger them and will be awarded a random number from the 5 amounts mentioned above.
Hot KTV slot is actually a decent game irrespective of your opinion of the theme. The mechanics and dynamic expanding Wild possibilities with each spin make it quite interesting and the graphics are good quality and smooth with of course that 1000x bet jackpot chance! The free spins can be lucrative when getting a decent multiplier and those expanding Wilds appearing but the rules don't say whether the 1000x bet jackpot would be multiplied if it landed in the bonus though as the 250x for 5 Wilds would be. The RTP is a creditable 95.56% and volatility not that high despite the potential for some high wins. It's time I picked up my mike and joined the KTV chorus...Review by Gamingslots