Hot Star

Game description:

Amatic has the hang of it: Putting the reels of Hot Star in motion means excellent online slot entertainment – even without scatters or a free spin feature. How does that work? It’s all about (as almost always) trial and error. Let’s just divulge one thing first: One single detail makes sure that this deceptively simple online fruit machine can be as exciting as the most complicated video slot.

Game details:

Reels: 5

Lines: 10

Symbols: 5 plus Wild

A STAR TO SHOW YOU THE WAY

At first glance, Hot Star looks like a nostalgic fruit machine. The paylines, which start from the left as usual, are filled with the most well-known, classic slot machine symbols – red cherries, lemons, blue grapes, plums and watermelons. At least three identical fruits in a row on a payline starting from the left hand reel will get you small to modest winnings, and you can get the largest winnings with three or more red sevens. Instead of a scatter and free spin feature, only one single symbol – the Hot Star – triggers extra winning chances on this online slot machine.

WILD HOT STAR: MAKE 9 FROM 1

The Hot Star is a wild symbol and substitutes any other symbol of a winning combination on a payline. But not only that: All of the neighbouring symbols on the reels are transformed into wild cards too, which can get you as many as 9 wild symbols. If the Hot Star stops on the middle line of the second reel, then all paylines automatically begin with three wilds, which opens up lucrative winning combinations for you.

THE AMATIC PAYTABLE

Hot Star is a so-called penny slot. You can play for real money for a little as 1 cent per spin per payline. And you don’t have to worry about forgetting to activate them: All 10 paylines on Hot Star are automatically active in order to maximise your chances of winning. One spin on the reels of this online penny slot will cost you a minimum of 10 cents, and you can place a maximum bet of € 10 (1 euro per payline), which is still light years away from the dimensions of a high-roller game. The paytable and other information about the game can be found, as with all Amatic online slot machines, by clicking on the little white question mark at the upper left corner of the game screen. Not explained in the paytable (because it’s pretty self-explanatory) is the gamble button: When you win, you can always stay on the safe side and collect your winnings, or you can take a chance to double or quadruple your winnings.

OUT OF THE ARCADE AND INTO THE ONLINE CASINO

When the reels are in motion, the START button turns into a stop button, which gives you the chance to stop the reels yourself. This little detail reflects the style typical for Amatic: Hot Star has a realistic slot machine feeling to it. That is not a coincidence – all of the online slot machines from this manufacturer are only allowed to enter the online casino world once they have proven themselves successful in real high-tech arcade casinos.