Following the success of the first instalment of Hot Shots in May 2018, iSoftbet is back at it once again with the sequel Hot Shots 2 released in Q2 2020. The game builds on the success of the original using wilds, golden wilds, free spins and the developer’s brand new Ultra Bet feature for maximum payouts of 2,430x bet!
All your Favourite Anthropomorphic Footballers
If you’ve ever played Hot Shots, then you’ll recognize the crisp and colourful visuals from the original, transplanted to the sequel. While it’s easy to suggest that iSoftbet could have used the opportunity to improve on the original, the artwork was already outstanding, to begin with.
The 5×3 (reels/rows) and 243 ways to win slot brings back all the anthropomorphic footballers: British Bulldog, German Shepherd, Spanish Bull, French cockerel and Portuguese Fox. While these represent the medium-paying symbols, 6 royal flush members represent the low-paying end. An area that iSoftbet did improve on was the soundtrack that features a happy-go-lucky tune to accompany the roaring fans and amusing secondary audio effects.
Hot Shots 2 Expanding Football wilds
Back from the original is the football wild that can substitute for any symbol except the scatter, but this time it can only be found on reels 3-5. When it does appear, however, it expands vertically and horizontally by one space in each direction, creating up to 5 wilds.
Free Spins plus Expanding Football Golden Wilds & Win Multiplier
Another special symbol from the original is the Hot Shots logo symbol which is a scatter where 3, 4 or 5 triggers 10, 15 or 20 free spins. Located within the free spins and only on reel 3-5, golden wilds (not present in the original) expand 1 space in each direction but also increase a win multiplier by 1. The free spins are capable of being re-triggered when they are active for more action!
Hot Shots 2 Ultra Bet
Undoubtedly, the most significant improvement iSoftbet has made to the original is the addition of their brand new Ultra Bet feature. It is optional to play and will cost you money to buy, effectively doubling your bet per round for 50 games. Here, stars overlaying any symbol are collected in the meter to the right of the reels. You can receive a multiplier prize applied to the cost of one spin based on the number of stars collected accordingly:
Ultra Bet spins have a slightly higher RTP of 96.50% vs standard play of 96%.
Hot Shots 2: Slot Summary
Hot Shots 2 slot is a higher volatility game so it may appeal to players who are particularly fond of the high risk and high reward games. Still compatible on desktop (Windows) and smartphone (iOS/Android), spin with as little as 0.25 per round or up to 25.
If you were a fan of the original, then you’re going to love the add-ons of its successor!