Retro ReelsExtreme Heat the latest in the line of Retro Reels series from Microgaming software. It feels very much like a vintage slot only spruced up with better graphics and burning hot fire and flames motif. The slot features five reels with thirty pay lines that can adjusted by pressing the Lines button on the console and can be more finely adjusted when Expert mode is entered.
The interface is smooth and uncluttered which makes this a very simple slot to play. With a jackpot total of 440,000 coins you definitely want to be to get this fire started.
There is a dollar sign with a burst of flame around it that acts as the wild and substitutes for all symbols except scatter. Apart from scatters, this will take the place of other symbols to complete match ups and form wins on pay lines.
The scatter is represented by a “Free Spin Bonus” symbol. When at least two appear you get a scatter win. If you have three, four or five on the reels in any position it unlocks double pay outs for free spin games. Three Free Spin Bonus signs give you ten free spins, four give you 15 and five give you 20.
Once initiated you are brought to another screen which shows how many free spins are left and automatically runs the event, you don’t even have to do a thing. Once started you cannot change the betting amount and at the end of the feature another screen will show a tally of the loot gained. Best of all by hitting another three or more symbols will continue the free run extravaganza.
What’s common to the Retro Reels series is the ability to re-spin any single reel. At the base of each reel sits the Respin button and to whirl it again costs more coins than your initial bet. These bets are determined by the likelihood of that reel contributing to a winning combination. Say if you had two Free Spin Bonus symbols, then you can continue to roll another reel to gain a third matching symbol. You are able to choose which reel to re-spin in whatever order you like, as many times as you want.
But if you change your bet size this will cancel the ability to re-spin the round and a warning sign will confirm your action. Again, this is brilliant if you have four matching items on a pay line and you just need that last shot at the fifth symbol.
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