This is Bally’s latest game offering the “U-Spin” technology, which employs what the company calls “gesture control” to allow the player to control the speed of the spin on a video wheel according to the force applied to the touch-screen video surface.
Hot Spin employs the V32 cabinet, with its 32-inch vertical screen. The top portion of a video bonus wheel occupies most of the screen. The base game is a three-reel, 27-line video slot on the new Bally Alpha 2 platform.
The central feature of the game is the “Hot Spin” feature, which allows the player to choose the volatility of the game. The player is asked to pick one of six reel symbols at buy-in. The reel symbols indicate how often the Hot Spin wheel feature will occur, and the range of possible awards on the bonus wheel at max-bet.
Prizes on each wedge of the game’s giant touch-screen wheel change depending on which reel symbol is chosen and the bet level. The longer the frequency of the bonus, the higher the awards on the wheel. The only wedge that does not change is the top prize—it is a progressive jackpot, resetting at $5,000. Maximum bet is not required to win the progressive.
The base game itself employs traditional reel symbols with frequent wild symbols. (Three wild symbols trigger the wheel bonus.) There also is a free-games feature. If the “Free Games” symbol lands on the center reel, the player is awarded 10 free spins. If the free-games trigger lands again on a free spin, a multiplier is incremented for all remaining free spins, up to a maximum of 10X.
Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
Platform: Alpha 2
Format: Three-reel, 27-line video slot
Max Bet: 200
Top Award: Progressive; $5,000 reset
Hit Frequency: 43.20%
Theoretical Hold: 10.01%—12.41%