Hot Shots: Mines Review
If you haven’t played one of the previous iSoftBet games using this mechanic, Hot Shots: Mines will take you by surprise. Because this game isn’t really a slot – it plays out more like a bonus round in a slot, with the entire game seemingly based around the Pick and Click mechanic.
A simple depiction of a football pitch viewed from above forms the backdrop to Hot Shots: Mines. The gaming area resembles a normal five-reel, five-row slot, although there are none of the usual slot mechanics, as you’re about to discover!
But the graphics are nicely done and there’s a lively soundtrack to keep things moving along, so there’s plenty of player appeal from the outset.
Playing Hot Shots: Mines really couldn’t be more straightforward. You decide how much you want to wager on each game, and then you decide how risky you want it to be.
Choose how many red cards you want to be included with each game – your options are to include 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 or 15, but the more you select, the riskier the gameplay becomes!
If your pick uncovers a golden football, the multiplier value will be applied to your stake and shown on your screen. Now you have the option to Cash Out and claim your prize or try again with another pick. Revealing another football will increase the value of the win, but if you uncover a red card the game is over, and your prize disappears!
It’s quite unusual to find games that allow you to set your own level of volatility, but that’s exactly what’s on offer when you play Hot Shots: Mines. Playing with just one red card gives you 24 opportunities to collect cash prizes, but the multipliers will be very low.
Increasing the number of red cards to the maximum of 15 means there are just 10 golden footballs to uncover. The multipliers are at their highest, but your chances of losing your prize are also increased, so you could lose your potential winnings in a second.
Slots fans are going to be somewhat bemused by Hot Shots: Mines, as it’s so different in terms of gameplay. But if you’ve explored other, similar iSoftBet games and enjoyed them, you’re guaranteed to want to give this a try too.
It’s certainly a fun game, and if you love nothing more than a Pick Bonus then this will be right up your street. But it’s very much a Marmite type of game – you’ll either love it or hate it, with very little middle ground.