Retro Slot Action in Sizzling Hot Deluxe
From its bog-standard slots soundtrack of beeps, warbles and bells, to game play almost completely devoid of bonus features, Sizzling Hot Deluxe is a title that mimics the original fruit machines from which the entire slots industry grew. The Novomatic title continues this homage into its game symbols, using the fruit pieces, sevens and stars found in antique mechanical slots. These are rendered with crisp, glossy 3D effects, and to mark wins they animate with sizzling flames, mirroring the title’s simple fiery backdrop.
Sizzling Hot Deluxe plays on five reels displaying three rows each. Although the game has only 5 pay lines, which players can adjust, so real traditionalists can play one line only, it allows bets per line of up to 2,000 coins. Depending on the casino hosting the title, players can wager as much as $100 or 100 Euros on every spin, playing all 5 lines. Sizzling Hot Deluxe can be found at land-based, online and mobile casinos, and even on apps available for download.
Classic Fruit Machine Icons Work Hard
With no Wild, only one Scatter and just seven other symbols in play, once again in keeping with the title’s vintage theme, Sizzling Hot Deluxe does make up for its no-frills approach in the number of winning combos that come up. With only seven symbols, the player is more likely to see combinations of two, three or more matches on a pay line more often than they will with games that use ten or more symbols in base play. The runs of four or five matches are still quite rare, but the smaller wins tick over regularly.
The lowest-value icon is a trio of cherries, and as is traditional, it pays a consolation prize of 5X the line bet, for convenience referred to as 5 coins, for just two matches. All other symbols require combinations of three or better to win, and all matches must begin on Reel 1. For two, three, four or five of a kind, the cherries win 5, 20, 50 or 200 coins.
Matching-Value Prizes on Most Symbols
Unlike many other titles, where prize value increases for each successive symbol, most of the Sizzling Hot Deluxe symbols are in groups of equal value, with only three big winners apart from the Scatter. The lemon, olive and orange, for example, all win exactly the same prizes as the cherries for three, four or five of a kind: 20, 50 or 200 coins.
The bunch of grapes and the juicy watermelon pay better, winning 50, 200 or 500 coins for the same sequence of matches. The lucky red 7, again a traditional top symbol, has the highest value, winning 100, 1,000 or 5,000 coins for three, four or five matches.
Scatter Pays Multiple of Total Bet
The star was always the special symbol in traditional fruit machines, and it retains this role in Sizzling Hot Deluxe as the Scatter. There is no free spins round to trigger, so instead the Scatter sticks to its other traditional function: paying the player a multiple of the total bet for the spin. For three, four or five Scatters, in any position on any pay line, the player wins 10X, 50X or 250X the entire wager for the spin.