The developers at Amatic must have taken a small break from designing video slots with high-quality graphics and sophisticated bonus features.
‘Cause you won’t find any of that “stuff” anywhere near the video slot Hot 81.
This is a really straight forward video slot or better yet online fruit slot. You will still find these types of fruit machines in the corners of landbased casinos for people that do not like change or folks who want to experience those feelings of nostalgia — a fruit machine from the era when the air in casinos was filled with cigarette smoke.
I feel like I am going to start coughing again.
How does Hot 81 work?
The simple Hot 81 fruit slot is played with 4 reels, 3 rows and an impressive 81 paylines. Now you also know where the 81 in the name of the slot comes from. So that you know, those paylines cannot be changed and you always play with 81 paylines. Winning combinations can drop on any reel from left to right on your screen.
The 81 paylines in the Hot 81 video slot can get you a maximum 810 x your bet. And that can go up to a maximum of $€ 8,100.
The minimum bet is $€ 0.01, and the maximum bet is pegged at $€ 10, per spin. So it is a slot that is well suited to players with a smaller budget.
The official payout rate of this fruit machine is unknown, seeing that Amatic does not publish payout rates. It is widely known, however, that Amatic slots usually pay out around the 96% mark.
Hot 81 has a high variance.
Symbols and payouts
Hot 81 is an authentic online fruit machine with traditional fruit symbols. Think of the lemon, the cherry and the orange. 4 x the lemons or oranges on the reels will be worth $€ 0.20 with a $€ 1 bet. Spinning the cherry 4 x will get you half of that with a $€ 1 bet.
The other traditional slot symbols are the higher value symbols of the game. With a bet of $€ 1 they will pay out as follows:
- Bar symbol: $€ 1
- Liberty bell symbol: $€ 2.5
- 7 symbol: $€ 5
The Hot 81 Star Feature
There is at least one feature to be found on this simple fruit machine – the Wild Star. The Wild Star is, what else could it be, the Wild in the game.
It replaces all other symbols when spinning a winning combination. If it drops on the reels, you win 10 x your total bet.
The Wild Star doesn’t just function as the Wild in the game. When the Wild Star Symbol drops, every symbol below it changes into a Wild Star. So in the best-case scenario, you spin the Wild Star symbol 4 x on top of the four reels and the complete screen changes into Wild Stars!
If you are playing with a $€ 10 bet, you will have won the jackpot of $€ 8100 at the same time.
The Hot 81 also has the Gamble Feature – a simple matter of choosing the right colour or card symbol to double your prize or quadruple it in one fell swoop.
Our verdict on the Hot 81 video slot
If you can appreciate the simplicity and don’t like too much stuff coming at you for you to enjoy a simple game, Amatic’s online fruit slot Hot 81, is the right game for you.
The fact that this online fruit machine has no bonus game whatsoever does not take away from the fact that you can win some great prizes with it. With the Wild Star, that can even go up to 810 x your bet with a maximum payout of $€ 8,100.
In our opinion that does make it worth to give this Hot 81 video slot the old college try.
At least once.
3.5 out of 5 stars.
Where can you find Hot 81?
The Hot 81 slot is found at all reliable Amatic casinos. One of these Amatic casinos is Slots Million, which is a very reliable online casino, with a massive selection of slots.
You can play the Hot 81 slot at Amatic with a 100% bonus up to $€ 100 plus 100 free spins.