After a string of lackluster releases,

Play’n GO is back with another high-variance slot machine. To the best of our knowledge, this is Play’n GO’s first slot machine to include a win-both-ways structure, and it’s guaranteed to get your attention. Sizzling Spins has several great bonus options, which we’ll get into later, and a decent chance of winning.

The game has 243 possibilities to win across its standard 5-reel, 3-row grid, and this number increases to 1024 during the free spins bonus round. It has a maximum payout of €500,000 and is available across all devices for €0.20 to €100. Hot Reels is an integral part of the main game, and there is more to enjoy if you manage to get the free spins. Sizzling Spins, as the name suggests, has a barbecue theme, with the action taking place on a real grill to the tunes of sizzling effects and rock music.

Hot Spins Symbols and the Payout Structure

There are 9 standard icons to use throughout play. Mushrooms, cucumber slices, tomatoes, onions, and corns are the 5 low-value symbols. Meanwhile, prawns, chicken wings, sausages, and ribs stand in for the four high-value symbols. If you get five ribs on a payline, you’ll win 10 times your wager. It is difficult to get a full screen of any standard symbol since the symbols are not stacked on the reels.

In addition to the standard symbols, there is also a Foil Blocker sign that might prevent you from winning in certain situations. During free games, the Chilli scatter symbol plays a significant role.

Hot Reel Spins, a Sizzling Bonus Game

Each each spin features one Hot Reel on reels 1, 3, or 5. Any Foil Blockers landing on a Hot Reel converts into wilds, which prompts a re-spin in which the Hot Reel is kept. A new Hot Reel is activated on the re-spin. Another free spin is given if a wild is triggered on the new Hot Reel. If all five reels are wild, the re-spin feature will keep going until no more wilds are triggered.

Any reel can turn into a Hot Reel on the respin. If a wild appears on the Hot Reel during the fourth and final respin, all wins from that respin will be doubled.

Hot Spins Bonus Rounds

When three or more scattered Chilies appear anywhere on the reels, you’ll be awarded a number of free spins. When this occurs, you’ll get to choose between eight, ten, and twelve free games by clicking on a Chilli scatter.

A new set of reels with 1024 possible paylines and four extra rows is used during the free spins bonus round. All Foil blocks are transformed into wilds regardless of whether they land on the Hot Reel or not, much like in the regular game’s Hot Reels feature. If a Foil Blocker sign lands on a Hot Reel, a respin will be triggered.

In the bonus spins round, the scatter symbol plays a significant part and, as you gather more of them, your multiplier rises as seen below.

When you see three Chilli symbols, your win is doubled.

A multiplier of x3 is awarded for 6 Chilli symbols.

When you get 9 Chilli symbols, you get a 5x multiplier.

Hot Turns: The Finale

There’s a good chance you’ll like this summer hit as much as everyone else did who enjoys high variation. The primary game is pretty low potential however the Hot Reels feature is there to keep it a bit more exciting than it would otherwise have been. In the bonus round, when the multiplier is x5, you can win up to 5000x your initial wager. We also like that it is a win-all-ways slot, a style of game that we hope to see more of from Play’n GO in the future.