The Heat Is On Slot Review
The Heat Is On is a thrilling online slot game by leading software manufacturer Microgaming. Though visually it does come off as cartoonish and perhaps a bit childish, the symbols suggest otherwise. Things are pretty serious in The Heat Is On with bombs, helicopters, stolen suitcases filled with gold, as well as police cars and speedy motorcycles. Interestingly, the developers have managed to fit this all in together with the lower value playing card symbols, as well. There are two character symbols here, too, and both are female. However, they are kind of on the opposite side of the fence in this one. One represents the honorable police force, whereas the other is a thief and the villain here.
The layout in The Heat Is On features 5 reels and 3 rows. The total number of paylines in this slot game is fixed at 45. This means that you will not be able to adjust their number. Wager amounts here, however, are quite frankly on the expensive side and start relatively high at 50p per spin. The maximum amount you will be able to bet is £125 per spin. The RTP, on the other hand, is a bit easier to deal with at about 96.45%.
As we already pointed out, there are two female character symbols in this online slot. One is a cop and the other – a robber. Both look pretty attractive but the best part is that both of these two lovely young women is a Wild symbol. They’re also fairly lucrative and can appear in any position on the reels. As they are Wilds, they can also substitute for any of the other symbols on the reels to help you create winning sequences. However, they cannot substitute for each other and they can also not replace the Scatter symbol.
Which brings us to the third and final special symbol – the Scatter. It comes in the form of a bank and is responsible for triggering this slot’s main attraction – the freespins bonus feature. In order to do that, you will be looking to land 3 or more Scatters on adjacent reels. Keep in mind that the reels need to start from reel 1. As a result, you will receive 5, 10 or 20 freespins for 3, 4 or 5 Scatters.
However, if you manage to land 2 Scatters either on reel 2 or 3, you can gain up to 40 freespins. And if you land 2 Scatter symbols on both reels 2 and 3, then you can count on a crazy 80 freespins! What’s best is that you can even retrigger the feature and potentially receive the maximum of 160 freespins.
The Heat Is On does feature a pretty interesting theme, even though we do think that the graphics could have been better – especially for a game by this developer. However, all in all, it makes for a decent slot, given that those freespins can really make a difference.