Hot Air Details Page
The Microgaming software offers excellent customization. Players can enable or disable each audio component independently. The game speed can be increased by enabling the Quick Spin mode. The Expert Mode makes it easier for players to set the betting options. Features like Auto Play and Game Statistics are available.
Easy to Understand (10)
Hot Air is a simple slot game. The pay table is self explanatory and the games rules are clearly explained. A Help file is provided for those who may need it.
Graphics & Sounds (8)
The graphics and sound in Hot Air are adequate. They do not offer anything above the ordinary. The animations are disappointing. In the first instance only the wild and scatter symbols are animated and even these animations are average. The slot game disappoints in this category.
Theme and Concept (8)
The hot air balloon theme is unusual but has not been exploited. Apart from a few symbols related to hot air balloons there is nothing thematic in the execution. There is no bonus game on the second screen related to the theme.
Game Features (8)
The free spins feature is interesting. Its strength lies in the Hot Air feature that follows it and draws sustenance from it. It is the Hot Air feature that is the saving grace of this slot game. There is a Gamble Game but a bonus game on the second screen is sorely missed. The wild symbol is also weak. It neither acts as a multiplier nor does it enhance payouts by appearing as stacked or expanding wilds.
Betting Options (8)
The options offered in the number of paylines and the number of coins per payline is more than adequate. But the coin denominations are both few in number and on the lower side. With a maximum line bet to 0.50 and a maximum total bet to 15.00 only low rollers will play this game.
There is no progressive jackpot, which is a disappointment. The fixed jackpots are also very low. The highest fixed jackpot of 2000 coins converts to only 1000.00 credits at maximum line bet.