Hot Slot: Magic Pearls is a new casino slot from Wazdan where we get to enjoy a modern slot game in a retro setting. Wazdan is an intriguing provider, much because of the diversity in its games. In Midnight in Tokyo, you’ll get to enjoy a Japanese theme, in Choco Reels, you’ll be overwhelmed with candy in a modern, colorful setting. And then, there’s the hot slot series, where players get to enjoy the charm and looks of retro slot games but with a modern touch in the form of engaging features. We realize that the graphics won't appeal to everyone, but don’t judge a book by its cover; let’s dive into the game!
Hot Slot: Magic Pearls is a video slot from Wazdan that features 5 reels and 5 rows. Instead of regular paylines, the game uses something called scatter pays mechanic, where all you need is 10 identical symbols to land anywhere on the grid for a winning combination. Players can choose between a Min.bet of 0.10 and a Max.bet of 100. The game is played at an RTP of 96.19%, placing it just over the industry average. Hot Slot: Magic Pearls has adjusted volatility levels and offers a max win of 2500x the bet.
Don’t be fooled; this retro-looking slot has some awesome tricks up its sleeve. The features are Wild Symbol, Bonus Symbol, Volatility Choice, Hold The Jackpot Bonus Game, and Bonus Buy.
It looks like we’re located in the sky, but not the kind of sky you’d enjoy. A red, boiling background makes it seem like it’s burning and we’re in the midst of chaos. Thematically, it’s extremely similar to previous games in the hot slot series, which might sound boring, but it also makes it recognizable. In contrast to the stressful environment, a joyful tune plays, and a classic sound rings as the reels spin.
You can play this game on all common mobile devices and desktops. A winning combination is formed by landing 10 or more matching symbols anywhere on the grid.
The lower-paying symbols include J, Q, K, and A. A winning combination with 10 of one of these will pay 0.2x-0.4x the bet. The higher-paying symbols are made up of some classic slot symbols: cherries, grapes, oranges, and watermelons. Ten-of-a-kind with one of these pay 0.5x-2x the bet. These payouts might sound very low, but it increases a lot the more symbols you land. The Wild symbol substitutes for other paying symbols, and the pearls are Bonus symbols used to trigger the Bonus Feature. Let’s take a look at the features!
What is the max win in the slot Hot Slot: Magic Pearls?
You can win up to 2500x the bet.
What features are available in the slot Hot Slot: Magic Pearls?
The features are Wild Symbol, Bonus Symbol, Volatility Choice, Hold The Jackpot Bonus Game, and Bonus Buy.
The Wild substitutes for all other symbols except Bonus symbols, enabling more winning combinations.
Landing 6 or more Bonus symbols activate the Hold the Jackpot Bonus Game. If 3, 4, or 5 Bonus symbols land, they stick to the reels for one spin, increasing the chances of triggering the bonus. These symbols also have values attached to them, which can be awarded during Hold the Jackpot Bonus Game
The volatility level is almost always locked in games, but here, you get to choose what suits you! The following options are available:
Low volatility - The payouts in this mode are more frequent but, in most cases, smaller.
Standard volatility - This mode is a mixture of Low and High volatility, suitable for players who are looking to feel the thrill of big wins in a fair frequency.
High volatility - In this mode, you can hit huge wins, but the wins are not as frequent. This suits players who are not afraid of taking a risk to win big.
This is a classic Hold and Win slot. All Bonus symbols and their values included in the bonus trigger will stick on the reels. 3 re-spins are granted, which resets every time you land a new symbol. Apart from regular cash prizes, they can have Jackpot prizes attached to them. The following Jackpot prizes are available:
Mini = 20x the bet
Minor = 50x the bet
Major = 150x the bet
Grand = 2500x the bet (this is awarded if you fill all positions with Bonus symbols)
There are also some other Bonus symbols that can appear to spice it up:
Collector symbol = Accumulates all values from Cash symbols.
Double Collector symbol = Accumulates all values from Cash, Collector, and Double Collector symbols and doubles their value.
Mystery Symbol = Transforms into a random Bonus symbol.
The feature ends when no re-spins remain or the Grand jackpot is triggered.
If you want to jump straight into the heat, there are 4 different Bonus Buys available:
50x = Standard Bonus
100x = Start with 2 additional Bonus symbols
300x = Start with a Mystery symbol and 3 additional Bonus symbols
600x = Start with 2 Mystery symbols and 4 additional Bonus Symbols
It’s always interesting going into one of these retro-looking slots. You never know whether it’s going to be another classic fruit slot with no innovative take or if you’ll be treated with modern gameplay. In this one, we got the latter. The hold-and-win feature has been seen in tons of games, such as Money Train and iSoftBet’s plethora of similar games. However, it hasn’t been used a lot in this environment, so it still feels somewhat fresh.
One of our favorite parts of the game is that you can choose the volatility level. Volatility is one of the biggest factors that make you like a game or not. Some people prefer frequent features and wins, while some are fine with getting fewer as long as they have more potential. Allowing your players to choose how they want to play makes the game available to a much larger audience. Perhaps, someone might’ve disliked this game if it was only available on high volatility, but now, it’s up to them. We hope that providers will start offering this option more often. Furthermore, we are being given 4 different Bonus Buy options as well; much appreciated!
A higher max win and a more inviting setting, perhaps a broader background, would’ve taken this game up a notch, but all in all, it’s an enjoyable game!
Hot Slot: Magic Pearls by Wazdan has a retro look but uses modern features, where players can decide the volatility level for themselves!