The EGT slot title 20 Super Hot, available at Novomatic casinos, is designed with players nostalgic for vintage fruit machines in mind. It has no intricate theme, and no bonus games, extra screens or free spins: just seven fruit machine symbols, including the Wild and Scatter. It has five reels, three rows and 20 paylines. Together with the restricted symbol count, plus the fact that the symbols stack, the 20 paylines see winning combos more often than many other games with lots of bells and whistles.
The 20 paylines are fixed, but players can vary the bets per line from 1 to 20 credits. 20 Super Hot has a high variance, so players should be prepared for long-term play if they hope to see the biggest prizes. Apart from the rattle of the reels, sound effects are limited to melodic pings when the Wilds and Scatters appear, plus short fanfares to announce wins. The only nod to further visual effects is a wash of animated flames that plays over all the winning symbols after each win.
Vivid 3D Fruit Machine Symbols
Although the inspiration for 20 Super Hot is simple, the artwork is colourful and attractive. The simplicity extends to the reel frame, designed as lightly textured wood, with the cobalt reels spinning in gold-rimmed windows. The rich, juicy fruits symbols are rendered in glowing 3D detail. All symbols can arrive stacked over two or all three reel windows, creating wins on several paylines at once .
The 20 Super Hot cherries, lemons and orange all win the same prizes: 10, 20 or 100 credits for three, four or five matches from Reel 1 on the same payline. The olives and watermelon win 20, 40 or 200 credits for the same respective combos, and the bunch of grapes wins 20, 80 or 400.
Wild and Scatter Score Top Prizes
A bright red Lucky Number 7 is the traditional Wild in vintage-inspired games, and it fills this role in 20 Super Hot. Apart from substituting for any icons except the Scatter to complete combos, three or more successive Wilds on a payline from Reel 1 win prizes of their own: 40, 400 or 1,000 credits.
The 20 Super Hot Scatter, the customary big gold star, doesn’t trigger any free games. Instead, three, four or five Scatters in any position on the reels wins an instant bonus of 100, 400 or 10,000 credits.
Four Random Progressive Jackpots
20 Super Hot is linked into the Jackpot Cards system, which means players can be awarded a shot at a four-level mystery jackpot at random, anytime during play. These four progressive jackpots are denoted by the four card suits: clubs, diamonds, hearts and spades, and a display above the 20 Super Hot reels lets players see the level of each, ticking over regularly. If the jackpot is triggered, players must turn over three cards of the same suit to win the corresponding jackpot.
Like some internet based NZD pokies, 20 Super Hot also has a Gamble feature, which players can apply to any wins under 700 credits. After small wins, this can be a way to get double the return or more, but of course the player also risks losing it completely.