Sometimes the sheer number of themes and symbols we see in online slots can get to be overwhelming, as you cannot even follow the action on the reels. To me this makes it important for me to step back a bit and play games that bring you back to the days of three-reel slots with their simple symbols. Barcrest's Hot Slot video slot does this for me, as it manages to mix the classic symbols with modern video slot mechanics.
Hot Slot is a 5 reel, 10 payline video slot that brings you a series of four different slot machines that you can choose from at any given time. The game keeps track as to how "hot" a machine is, and lets you choose that machine if you'd like. Whether this feature actually pays out is in doubt, but the game itself is quite a bit of fun.
As mentioned above, the Hot Slot game features classic style slot symbols, with a little bit of sprucing up to make them pop out at you. The symbols on the game include cherries, oranges, lemons, watermelons, bells, red 7s, blue 7s, a blue bar, purple bar, and golden 7.
Feature wise the game includes wild symbols, stacked wilds, and mid-line payline pays, as well as the hot slot feature. There is a posted RTP of 95%, which means you're likely to see the game pay out some cash to you.
Playing Hot Slot, I found that the game did a good job of giving me the break I needed from complex games, but the lack of overall features quickly weighed on me, leading me to move on to try out the other free games from Barcrest. With that being said, this game does give you the chance to play a unique video slot that brings you back to the good old days.