A Range of 3 Themed Slots with Up To 8 Sets of Reels
There are three different titles in the Hot Hot 8 slots range from WMS. These are Jungle Trouble, Fallen Angels and Dark Knight. The main features are shared, though each game has a different take on the details of how the wild symbols work. You can win 8 progressive jackpots – and trigger up to 8 simultaneous sets of reels during the free spins games. This game also allows you to play up to 8 base-game reels.
Here are the ways that the Hot Hot 8 slots could set your bankroll on fire!
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On the left of the upper screen you will see a list of 8 different progressive jackpots. Only 3 of them become active when you trigger the bonus game. This comes via a flame symbol, which covers entire reels – you need 3 to spin the wheel.
On this are 3 jackpot segments, and many more showing cash prizes. It is a simple game, you get a single spin – and hope for the best prize possible.
Bonus symbols look different on the 3 designs, though all have the word ‘bonus’ on them. If you get 3, you’ll spin a different wheel. This one shows between 2 and 8 sets of reels in each segment. They are shown in grid format.
Once the wheel stops, you are given a choice. For example, if you get 6 sets of reels, you can take your free spins on 6 sets of reels at the same time – or choose a single reel with a 6x win multiplier. The number of spins is from 7 to 10, depending on which game you play.
The Black Knight has locking wilds which expand on reels 2, 3 and 4. If you get a single knight symbol on any reel, it covers the reel – and then will lock into place for the remainder of your free spins. If you are lucky enough to cover all 3 reels, this can result in some huge prizes.
Fallen Angel and Jungle Trouble use stacked wilds on the reels instead. These will appear on all the reels, though will not stay in place after each spin. These stacks are huge, giving you a lot of chances to cover the reels in wilds.
Surprisingly for a slot that lets you play on 8 sets of reels in the base game, the max bet is small. This is just $2 per spin at penny denomination. All the reels have a regular 5x3 setup.
Winning symbols will depend on the individual game you are playing. Kings are the highest paying symbol for the black knight game. This features medieval images for the other wins, including castles, sceptres and swords. Jungle trouble features wildlife-themed symbols instead – while fallen angel is a mystic style slot.
Wild symbols will appear in the base games. These do not expand and lock until you get to the free spins. They are stacked, though not in the long strips which occur during the feature.
There is a lot of activity on your screen with these slots – too much to take in all at once in some cases. The common theme is the flame, which appears above the reels surrounding the logo of the individual titles. Flames on the reels have a different look to the main symbols – you really can’t miss them!
Theme-specific symbols are smart, without being impressive. WMS has made an effort to make them distinct enough that you can follow the play when you get 8 small sets of reels instead of the usual single set.
Sound effects are a mix. There are some themed effects (for example the Black Knight bonus symbols land with a steel-on-steel clunk). Most of the effects and winning jingles are electronic.
This range takes some common themes and adds a new level of intensity to them. Having 8 sets of reels in the free spins games is hard to follow. At the same time, you’ll welcome having multiple winning opportunities on every spin. Add to this the jackpot wheel and different variations of wilds, and you’ll see what makes these slots popular enough to expand into different themes.