Hot Shots must take place in the same world as Bedknobs and Broomsticks as its premise is a football match with a difference. Instead of humans, all of the football players in this online slot are animals!
About the Developer
iSoftBet have an appealing mantra: “There is joy in gaming. There is beauty in simplicity.” They provide casino games for desktop and mobile with a wide portfolio of slots online, from licensed titles like Rambo and 24 to their own creations such as Robo Smash and Cherry Trio.
About the Game
The game itself takes place along 5 reels of 3 rows. The reels themselves are merely transparent shadows suspended in mid-air, further showcasing the football pitch that covers the screen as the background for this casino game. The football pitch is surrounded by a forest or a jungle, fitting in with the animal theme. Along the bottom of the screen are shadowy animal spectators watching the match, among them rabbits, leopards and wolves.
Low value icons are the standard symbols pinched from a pack of cards: 9, 10, J, Q, K and A. They are chunky and wooden, each with their own block colour. High value icons are the animal football players, each representing a different country with an extreme emphasis on stereotyping!
There is the French chicken, looking cocksure with a string of onions around his neck. Then there is the British bulldog with a cup of tea and Sherlock Holmes hat. The Spanish bull has a fan and a stern face while the cheery Brazilian cheetah seemingly holds a bongo, but let’s say it’s the Brazilian drum, the cuica. Lastly, there is a Russian bear with his winter hat and a balalaika.
Fittingly, the WILD is a football and it can replace any existing symbol except for the SCATTER. WILDS will expand vertically and horizontally. The SCATTER in this online slot is a Hot Shots symbol. Land 3 of these to gain 10 free spins and 4x total bet. 4 grant you 15 spins and 6x bet while 5 awards 20 free spins and a 10x multiple of your total bet.
While the visuals have a cartoony charm, there is no music to speak of in this casino game. Instead, there are plenty of chants, cheers and general crowd chatter.
Bets are totally modifiable, ranging anywhere from 0.25 to 62.50 with adjustments to the Coin Value (0.01 to 0.50) and Bet Per Way (1 to 5) sliders. There are also 243 ways to win, so there’s no excuse to not rack up those rewards!
Hot Shots is fairly simplistic when compared to many other slots online. Its visuals have some appeal and the gameplay follows the base template for these games, throwing in one WILD with the potential to expand and one SCATTER to offer free spins, the only bonus round to speak of. By no means bad, it simply doesn’t have much to offer outside of its animals playing football theme, so if you’re a sporty animal lover, maybe you’ve found your perfect online slot game!