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Hot Shot Frenzy

Bally Technologies

Bally introduced its wildly popular “Hot Shot” game in two new wide-cabinet formats at the Global Gaming Expo show. Hot Shot is the multiple-progressive format that includes a progressive round featuring miniature replicas of classic Bally reel-spinners.

In its latest incarnation, Hot Shot replicates Bally’s popular “Frenzy” series of games, which are three-reel, 25-line primary games with a fourth reel used exclusively for bonuses applied to winning combinations on the three primary reels.

In the Hot Shot bonus round on these games, four miniature animated replicas of “Frenzy” games spin their tiny reels, landing either on a pay schedule combination, with the pay-schedule amount awarded as a bonus, or on the replica game’s top-paying combination, paying the corresponding progressive jackpot. The player can win up to all four progressive jackpots in any given bonus round.

Hot Shot Frenzy is being made available in either the “CineVision” video format or the “CineReels” stepper format. Both of those wide cabinets feature a recessed, over-sized game screen (or wide reels) to create a movie-theater effect.

The main base game in both versions is one of four “Frenzy” versions of the classic three-reel Blazing 7s, with the fourth bonus reel including multipliers of 2X, 5X and 10X; a 10 Pay or 100 Pay symbol, which multiplies the line bet by 10 or 100, respectively; and a “Respin” symbol, which repeats the winning combination a random number of times.

The four base games also are the four miniature slots depicted in the Hot Shot bonus round: “Bonus Frenzy,” “Double Bonus Frenzy,” “Triple Bonus Frenzy” and “Fireball Frenzy.” When bonus symbols line up on an active payline of the primary game, the bonus round is activated, on the main screen in CineReels or on a top-box LCD in CineReels. The miniature animated slots spin their reels in sequence to award accumulated bonus amounts or progressive jackpots.

  • Manufacturer: Bally Technologies
  • Platform: Alpha Elite
  • Format: Four-reel, 25-line video or stepper slot
  • Denominations: All denominations available
  • Max Bet: 1,250
  • Top Award: Progressive; $2,500 reset
  • Hit Frequency: 63.48%
  • Theoretical Hold: 3.99%-12.03%
Frank Legato is editor of Global Gaming Business magazine. He has been writing on gaming topics since 1984, when he launched and served as editor of Casino Gaming magazine. Legato, a nationally recognized expert on slot machines, has served as editor and reporter for a variety of gaming publications, including Public Gaming, IGWB, Casino Journal, Casino Player, Strictly Slots and Atlantic City Insider. He has an B.A. in journalism and an M.A. in communications from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. He is the author of the books, How To Win Millions Playing Slot Machines... Or Lose Trying, and Atlantic City: In Living Color.  

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