Extreme Heat, one of three Microgaming slot machines that are in the Retro Reels series, appears to get a theme which is based on the idea of fire. It’s still mixed with the classic pub slot look, just like the other two titles from the series. The gameplay is slightly different, wilds appearing this time, next to the usual scatters, free spins and respins. There are also more paylines, 30 here, but on the same 5 reels. A jackpot of $75,000 awaits for you inside.
Betting and Prizes
The betting system is not unusual, but the amounts you can get to are not standard. You have 30 lines, and each one can get as many as 15 coins. Since the coin value will go up to $0.25 only, you end up with bets of up to $3.75 per spin, meaning $112.50 total.
The jackpot is worth 10,000x the line wager, which for this game can mean at most $37,500 in the base game, or $75,000 in free spins mode, since multipliers double all wins there.
Extreme Heat Slot Features
I’d mention the Respin feature first, since it’s something you don’t see every day, not even in new Microgaming releases. The developer includes these Respin buttons under all the reels of the slot, giving the player a chance to wager extra in exchange for a chance to get symbols that he’s missing on a single reel, so that a new or improved combo can be formed. You do pay for the privilege, and the more you stand to win, the more you pay.
As for the regular options, the wild symbol is one of them, and this is the only Retro Reels slot to have it present inside. The wild gets to substitute for other symbols, if it appears in the right location, but it will not work with a scatter. If wilds get to form a combination with its own symbols, it will pay as much as 10,000x, the amount depending on the number of wilds and on the wager you used.
The other symbol important to this slot is the scatter, the Free Spin Bonus logo being visible on it. Payouts of 1x to 50x the triggering bet are awarded to players, if they have two to five such symbols anywhere in the game.
The Flaming Free Spin Bonus gets triggered by a minimum of three scattered icons. You get 10, 15 or 20 free spins from them, where the wins are all doubled.
Theme & Design
Fire is a major theme with this particular slot machine, as the title, Extreme Heat, will tell you. There is that classic side as well to the slot, so the classic icons that appear here are on fire. You have single, double and triple 7s on fire, you have 1 to 3 bar icons that are also fire covered, and then there are bells, lemons and cherries, those last three being regular icons.
Because it had all the features of the previous slots, but it also included a wild symbol, Retro Reels – Extreme Heat was my favorite title from this series.