Pragmatic Play is delivering big today with the release of its new Shining Hot series, having launched all four variations of the retro-inspired online slot collection – Shining Hot 5, Shining Hot 20, Shining Hot 40, and Shining Hot 100. And as you may have guessed, the number in each of the titles identifies the number of paylines in the respective game.
Players who gravitate toward classic slots should appreciate this retro-inspired collection that will put them in mind of land-based one-arm bandit fruit machines where old-school symbols like bells and the occasional flaming diamond fill the reels.
Game Symbols & Paytable:
Here, the 5 and 20-payline versions are played on a 5-reel, 3-row panel and the RTP is 96.33 percent for both, while the 40 and 100-payline iterations have 5-reel, 4-row set-up and 96.36 percent and 96.32 percent RTPs, respectively. All four of the games are highly volatile and the maximum win potential is also static over the four versions at 2,500x the bet. And while minimum bets range from 5 p/c to £/€1 per spin, the max bet is the same £/€100 for each.
Differences in the four games can also be found in the value of the symbols, which, by the way, are the same in all four classic versions – bananas, lemons, cherries, plums, oranges and apples. With the 100-payline game, landing a five-of-a-kind winning line is worth 1.1x-12x, while the 40-line iteration the same is worth 2.75x-30x the stake, and 5.5x-60x for the 20 payline, followed by the 5-payline game’s 22x-240x the bet.
The formula for wins is the same for all four versions as well, with three or more matching symbols on adjacent reels starting from the leftmost reel needed to create a winning line. Each game also has a flaming Wild Diamond symbol, which can appear on all reels and substitute for any symbol with the exception of the bell scatter. Landing five wild symbols pays 25x, 62.5x, 125x, or 500x the bet for payline versions 100, 40, 20 and 5, respectively.
Meanwhile, if you’re expecting to find multiple features in any of the four versions, you may be disappointed as the developer has gone the minimalist route, adding only one little extra via the scatter symbol. Appearing on any reel – in all four versions – players who land 3, 4, or 5 Bell Scatters anywhere on the reels in the same spin will trigger a payout worth 5, 15, or 500 times the current bet, respectively.
In a company news release, Yossi Barzely, Chief Business Development Officer for Pragmatic Play, said they’ve “turned back the clock to roll out a wonderful collection of Vegas-style slot products.”
Barzely explained that by “combining the unique theme with the immersive experience” that their products are “known for,” it allows them to “cater to all demographics and preferences.”
Recently Released & Coming Soon:
The four-version Shining Hot series follows the alien-inspired Cosmic Cash from Bragg Gaming Group brand Wild Streak Gaming, as well as Bomb Bonanza and the candy-themed Sugar Rush. Each or the games can be found in Pragmatic Play’s award-winning game portfolio comprising more than 200 titles.
No grass grows under this developer’s feet and as such players can expect to see its next hit, Tropical Tiki, to drop just a few days from now, on July 21st!