Hot City is a NetEnt Video Slots game with 5 reels and 25 paylines, set in the glamourous world of New York. It can be tried out and practiced for no deposit, and when players are ready to spin for real money, they can do so using Canadian Dollars, American Dollars, Euros or Pounds. Up to 4 coins can be bet on each activated payline, with a value range of 0.01 to 0.5. The maximum payout is the regular game is 10,000 credits per active line, and the theoretical RTP is 96.1%. All payouts are made according to the table in the Regular Payout Schedule.
Design and Layout
The idea of wealthy socialites living large in New York is carried through at every level in Hot City. The lower-value regular reel symbols include a Yellow Cab, a Diamond Ring, and a Phone, while the higher-value icons are 4 young Ladies who also feature in the Bonus Round. A pink handbag with a night time cityscape behind forms the backdrop to the reels. The background music brings everything together nicely, and could easily be from Sex and the City.
Special Symbols and Features
The Special Features in Hot City carry on the motif of young women leading charmed lives. The Romance Wild Symbol features a couple looking into each other’s eyes by candlelight. This can be used to stand in for any regular feature to create winning combinations, and multiple Wild create their own paying configurations.
The only symbols that the Wild can’t substitute for are the Just Married Scatter Symbol and the Gift Bonus Symbol. As a Scatter, the Just Married icon that features a couple driving away in a car can be scattered anywhere on the reels, and will complete paying combinations as long as 2 or more appear. When 3, 4 or 5 appear anywhere the Free Spin Bonus Round is activated and 10, 20 or 30 Free Spins are awarded respectively. The round can be retriggered, and all wins during the Free Spins are tripled and added to total winnings at the end of the round.
The Gift Bonus Symbol, featuring a beautifully wrapped package, can only appear on Reels 1, 2 and 3 and must appear in consecutive order on an activated payline. When this happens, during the Base or Free Spins game, the VIP Shoe Shopping Frenzy Bonus Feature is triggered. Here players are taken to a designer shoe sale where one of the 4 girls from the reels, who are also presumably being romanced on the Wild Symbols and driving away on the Just Married Scatters, has another wonderful life experience. Players need to select which of 12 Shoe Boxes they want, and if there are shoes inside they’ll win a Bonus Prize amount. When players click on the empty box the round comes to an end and they are returned to the Hot City base game.
Other Slots Features
A few other things make Hot City something of a special pokies online for real money game, and allow players to personalise their playing experiences a little more. First of all, the sound effects and background sounds can be modified, and players can check out their history to help make better future decisions. It’s also possible to set the reels to spinning automatically with the Auto Play Feature, so that the rest of daily life can continue at the same time. Activating a Skill Stop feature allows players to control when the reels stop, which can really help to boost winnings – after some serious practice!