After recently launching its Easter-inspired title, Magic Eggs, slots specialist Wazdan has switched it up a bit with its latest release, Hot Slot: 777 Crown, a 5-reel, 3-row, 20 payline slot that is sure to appeal to classic slot lovers.
There is no long-involved narrative here or dizzying visuals, instead, the developer has chosen a familiar design, customizable features, and above-average RTP of 96.47 percent, which is exactly what fans of retro slots are looking for.
Gameplay & symbols:
Wins are formed by landing three or more matching symbols from the leftmost side of the grid to the right on adjacent reels. Those symbols, in ascending order include cherries, lemons, oranges, plums, grapes, watermelon and 7s. The lower-value fruit symbols pay 10x the stake for five-of-kind wins, while the three premium symbols pay 25x or 250x the bet for the same.
The game’s one feature symbol is a Crown scatter. These can hit anywhere on the reels, and hitting 3, 4, or 5 of these at the same time awards 3x, 10x, or 50x the stake, respectively.
Selecting the high volatility option increases the size of the win but hits don’t occur as often, conversely, choosing the low volatility option means more frequent hits but usually lower value wins. A third option, the Standard mode, may be the best choice for players wanting a more balanced gaming experience. Here, both frequency and win size are locked in, providing gameplay that falls somewhere in between the two extremes.
Another plus, with the Gamble feature it is possible for players to double their wins up to 7 consecutive times by correctly guessing the color of the crown. Also, for players looking for a more dynamic experience, the Ultra Fast Mode sees the reels accelerated. Big Screen Mode is also an available option here, offering the player two zoom modes to choose from to enlarge the reels view, filling the entire screen.
Retro genre appeal:
In a statement in the firm’s press release, Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer for Wazdan, said…
“Straying away from the thematic direction of our recent releases, Hot Slot™: 777 Crown sees us revisit the retro genre that we’ve had so much success with.
“With the classic theme, flawless graphics, and straightforward gameplay, we expect Hot Slot™: 777 Crown to go down a treat with both our seasoned players and newcomers alike!”
Latest slots & award nominations:
As mentioned, the latest game release follows the Easter-inspired launch, Magic Eggs, which itself followed Wazdan’s announcement that it has been shortlisted for three categories, Casino Content Supplier, Best New Game for Power of Gods™: Hades, and Best Product Innovation, at EGR North America Awards 2022. The prestigious event is scheduled to take place on April 26th, 2022 at Midtown Loft & Terrace, New York City.