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Why play one slot game when you can play six, all on the same screen? That’s the exciting prospect in store for punters in Bally Technologies Hot Shot Progressive video slot. The designers, developers and mathematicians behind this game must have spent many long hours trying to work out how to fit all of this into a single slot game and the result is a fascinating experience which fans of traditional  fruit machines are going to love. If you have enjoyed some other Bally slots, such as Blazing 7’s, Double Jackpot 7’s, or Blazing Seven Times Pay, then hang on to your hats, as you get to play them all when mini-symbols of each game turn up on the main reels.  

The main set of five reels are crossed by 40 paylines, and three or more matching symbols across a line will equal a winning spin. But land at least three symbols representing the mini-games, and you get a free spin on each, with more spins added on until you get a winner. It’s a fantastic concept that looks great and if the right symbols line up on either the main reels or a mini-slot, you can claim some equally fantastic prizes.

Bally Technologies are one of the best-known games developers. They’ve been around since the late 1960’s and from their base in Las Vegas, have released a vast array of slots for land-based, online and in more recent times,  mobile optimised casinos. With the Hot Shot Progressive slot, they’ve taken a few of their top titles and thrown them all together in one big game that’s proved to be a massive hit with gamblers. Let’s review how it all works, or if you want to play free Hot Shot Progressive video slots, then check out the freeplay version where you don’t have to place any real cash wagers.

Some Hot Reels

Basic symbols will be very familiar to anyone who has played a fruit machine before, with single, double and triple BAR icons, golden bells, Dollar signs and red 7’s filling the reels. Although the design of each symbol is somewhat basic, many punters tend to like the plain style and it suits the game just fine. Wins range from 10, 25, and 50 coins when any mix of BAR’s is seen on three, four and five reels, to 1,000, 5,000 and 20,000x when the flaming 7’s appear.

It’s nice to land reliable wins from these icons, but the whole point of the Hot Shot Progressive video slot is the exciting mini-game symbols, so we’ll take a look at each of these, starting with the lowest-paying game.

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Mini Games for the Maximum Rewards

Any combination of these mini-game scatter symbols will see all examples on the reels spinning at least once, with each three-reel slot having a single payline. The Blazing 7’s mini-game pays 40x the line stake when a mix of Jackpot symbols land across the line. Single, double and triple flaming red 7 symbols pay 200x or 400x, while a mix of them will be worth 160x.

The Diamond Line mini-game also has the single payline, but you will claim a prize when matching symbols are anywhere on the middle reel, either above or below the centre line. Any combination of BAR icons will pay out 40x the line stake, with three or four blazing 7’s returning the top prizes of 1,000x, or 2,000x. The Double Jackpot game pays out 40x the line bet when any symbols match up across the three reels on the payline, Single, double and triple blazing 7 symbols pay 600x, 800x, and 1,000x respectively when matching symbols appear on the line. The best prize from this mini-game is 4,000x your line stake when the Double Jackpot logo crosses the middle of the three reels. This symbol is a wild that also doubles any win when a single example combines with two matching symbols and quadruples the win when two are seen with any other.

The Triple Jackpot game works in a similar way, but as the name suggests, the game logo is wild and pays three times or nine times the base win when it helps to complete a combination. Land this symbol right across the payline to claim a prize of 4,000x the line bet. Last and certainly not least, we have the Blazing 7’s x 7 slot game, which features BARs, cherries and a high-paying blazing 7 that are worth 1,000x the line stake. When the game logo substitutes to complete a winning combination, the prize is multiplied by seven times, or 49 times depending on whether one or two were needed. There’s a massive 40,000x your line stake paid out when the logo crosses the payline.

Remember that these mini-games spin their reels until you get a winner from any of them, and there’s no reason why each won’t pay out on the very first spin. While the top prizes are substantial, they are not actually progressive jackpots as the name suggest that they might be, but we won’t dwell on this and just enjoy the game for what it is.

Bigger Stakes for the Best Returns

All 40 lines are permanently active, so all you need to do is adjust the stakes between the low limit of 0.40 and the maximum wager of 24.00 per spin. Although 24.00 doesn’t seem like particularly high stakes, the potential payouts can bring in massive rewards, so go for a bet that suits your bankroll and start collecting the high prizes on offer.

The only other betting option is to have the soundtrack on or off. It’s a strange series of tunes with a bit of a Western theme going on, but pleasant enough.

Other Blazing Games

Reel King is a slot from Novomatic which plays out over five reels and 20 paylines. Fruit and playing card symbols are joined by a wild icon that helps to complete combinations, but the highlight of this game happens when the special Reel King himself appears. He’s a three-reel mini slot which spins up win after win whenever the colorful number 7 symbols appear on his reels. The feature continues until a line without the 7’s is landed. It’s another exciting slot machine that’s available at Novomatic online casinos in desktop and mobile formats.

Another red-hot slot from Bally is Blazing Goddess, which has far superior graphics to Hot Shot Progressive and where Tiki gods, volcanoes and tropical birds spin up on the five reels. With the popular 1,024 ways to win layout, it comes complete with a beautiful Goddess wild symbol that doubles payouts and during a free spins feature, the Fireball Wild symbol helps spinners to land lots more winning combinations.

The Verdict

Even gamblers who don’t normally play fruit machines should give the reels of the Hot Shot Progressive video slot a few spins. Although the mini-games won’t come into view with every spin, the guaranteed prize payouts when they appear are a fantastic feature.

With a high return to player percentage of 96.04%, and the reassurance that it’s all been independently certified for fair play, this exciting game can be played at the many trusted online casinos that feature the Bally Technologies range, with no download needed.

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