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Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel Fire & Ice

Everi Holdings

Smokin’ Hot Stuff Wicked Wheel Fire & Ice

Everi revives one of its strongest brands with this new slot on the Flex Fusion cabinet. In this iteration, the Smokin’ Hot Stuff cartoon devil uses a pitchfork to “fire” progressives to higher levels, a blue version of Hot Stuff named “Freezy” to increase progressives on a bonus wheel, and an ice cube in a progressive picking bonus to award an extra jackpot.

In fact, the core of this game consists of seven progressive jackpots, with multiple ways of landing them.

The base game is a five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot. There are three different bonuses in which a progressive can be awarded. For random periods, a “Fired Up Jackpots” feature will activate. If a progressive is won during the “Fired Up” period, Hot Stuff will bump the winning player up to the the next-higher jackpot level.

There are two progressive picking bonus events. In both, the player picks icons to reveal either a credit award or a progressive jackpot, and wins when matching three of the same prize. In the Hot Stuff Progressive Pick event, Hot Stuff removes the lowest progressive from the board, and the player’s picks go for the higher progressives. In the Freezy Progressive Pick, the choices include an ice cube which awards one of the progressives, which is won in addition to the player’s match-three prize.

In the Wicked Wheel Bonus, both of the game’s characters get involved. Hot Stuff applies multipliers to random credit amounts, while Freezy adds progressive slices to the wheel. Either character may nudge the wheel to increase the player’s prize.

The seven progressives range from a “Mini” resetting at $10 to an “Epic” resetting at $10,000.

Manufacturer: Everi Holdings
Flex Fusion
Five-reel, 243-ways-to-win video slot
.01, .02, .05, .10
Max Bet:
Top Award:
Progressive; $10,000 reset
Hit Frequency:
Theoretical Hold: 5%-17%

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