Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls Review
Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls is Wazdan’s latest offering in their fan-favourite series, Hot Slot. And this new release does not disappoint! With a 5x5 grid, numerous special symbols, an incredible bonus game and 4 massive jackpots, this is one hell of a slot game!
One thing we always love about Wazdan games is that you can usually choose to activate extra features, and those clever folks have made Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls easily adaptable to your individual style.
That means you can choose your volatility, as well as turn on/off the Gamble feature (for those of you who like things extra spicy). Plus, with a 5x5 format with 25 reels in play at all times, Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls is kinda like a Fruit Machine 2.0!
If you've ever read any of our reviews before, then you'll know that here at Slot Gods we have a soft spot for a good, old-fashioned fruit machine. As soon as you open Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls, you'll see that this is a classic fruity with a sizzling twist.
The fiery theme is evident as soon as you start the game, and even the traditional fruit symbols have been given a red-hot, glowing tinge.
We love the red and gold scorching colour scheme, and the animations of the symbols genuinely look hot to the touch. Again, being a Wazdan game, there are lots of different features to trigger and special functions to turn on and off. Yet, this slot maker always creates slots that are very easy to get the hang of.
Generally speaking, fruit machines tend to follow a 3x3 or 3x4 format. However, Wazdan has upped the ante and given players a 5x5 grid to play with. That means you have 25 symbols in play at all times, and unlike some slots where you must match symbols on adjacent reels going left to right, Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls simply requires that you find 10 or more of the same symbol across the grid.
You can change your bet amount easily using the buttons at the bottom of the screen, and as you do so you will see the 4 different jackpots change in value. The maximum amount you can win here is 2,500x your stake, but with a massive top bet of 10,000, this could lead to a very generous jackpot indeed!
Although the base game is pretty to look at, where things really heat up is in the Hold the Jackpot™ bonus game. Here, everything spins a little quicker, and even the relatively dull department store music gets a bit more up-tempo. Plus, this is where the majority of the special symbols are found, and where those 4 jackpots are hidden. So the sooner you make it to this round, the better!
Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls also has a really cool feature whereby you can choose your volatility. Therefore, if you like small and regular wins, we recommend you opt for the lowest setting which is one chilli.
However, if you like to ‘go big or go home’, you can activate the high volatility setting of 3 chillies, which means you'll have to wait around for a decent win but, when it arrives, it should be pretty darn epic!
As mentioned, Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls lets you change the volatility to suit your playing style. This is quite common with Wazdan titles, and we love the ability to switch things up a little.
And with a maximum top prize of 2,500x your stake, along with the chance to land 4 different jackpot amounts, this slot is a lot more generous than many other fruit machines on the market.
Furthermore, with a fantastic bonus game that is chock-full of special symbols, reaching for that top prize should not be as difficult as it might seem. And with an RTP of around 96.19%, Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls is pretty much standard in terms of your Return to Player.
But with some adjustments to your volatility and a decent-sized bet, Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls promises not only a scorching evening of entertainment but potentially an absolutely sizzling top prize!
Yet again, we find ourselves singing the praises of Wazdan and their newest release in the Hot Slot series. We loved Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls, from the red-hot design to the dynamic gameplay that hits all those retro buttons, but also managed to add in some modern-day spice.
Hot Slot™: Magic Pearls is a fast-paced game that’s not just seriously fun to play, but also offers you some genuinely fantastic opportunities to land some cash prizes. And once again we bow down at the bedazzled feet of Wazdan and give our thanks to these slot magicians!