Hot Shot Slots

Hot-ShotHot Shot is a baseball themed slot machine, a Microgaming creation that should become a favorite for players that are into this sport. The game doesn’t just focus on the baseball sport, it also has a large section of the paytable occupied by all kinds of fast foods that you might enjoy while watching the game, so it tries to bring that sports event atmosphere to you. It’s an enjoyable slot, as you will discover yourself, so keep reading and find out what else it has to offer.

Only 9 lines have been used in Hot Shot, a 5 reel game that could’ve offered a lot more chances to win. The jackpot is very low, especially since there are so few lines, going up to $2,000. As its features, the game has scatter and wild symbols, nothing more.

Features of Hot Shot

The feature section of Hot Shot is quite basic, involving only a wild symbol and a scatter, without any other features triggered by their appearance.

First, we have the Wild Ball symbol, with a baseball that leaves a fire trail behind it. This simple wild does only one thing, it substitutes for other symbols, if it happens to land in the exact position where another icon is needed to form a new combo. If that’s the case, the wild takes that role, and the player gets a prize that he wouldn’t have obtained otherwise. The wild doesn’t have multipliers and it can’t award its own prizes.

The second symbol on the feature list is the scatter, represented by the Gold Trophy. This feature also does only one thing, it awards prizes that multiply the total bet of that round, and it does this from scattered positions on the reels. You need between 3 and 5 scattered Trophies, and you will receive in exchange 10x to 100x the bet as a reward.


It’s a disappointing list of features, which in most games would’ve included at least a multiplier and some free spins, if not a bonus game as well.

Betting options and jackpots

The betting starts at $0.25, which is the smallest value of a coin, and it goes up to $18, where the 9 lines each get a coin of maximum value, which is at $2. The line bet is the same as the coin denomination, so it goes up to $2.

The jackpot requires the presence of the Home Run wilds on all five positions of an active line, in which case you get 1,000x back, or $2,000 cash.

Design and symbols

It’s a high quality design, one that I enjoyed playing on, with a green background image behind the reels, with baseball bats used to support the line numbers, and with lots of cool symbols on the reels. The symbols show off baseball related images, or foods that the stadium might sell to its visitors. It does a good job at bringing to you the atmosphere from a baseball game, and that’s all you can ask from a sports themed slot machine.

Symbols: Wild Ball (wild), Trophy (100x bet, scatter), Home Run Logo (1,000x), Strike (900x), Batter (700x), Pitcher (500x), Ball Cap (300x), Hot Dog (250x), Fries (200x), Popcorn (150x), Candy (100x) and Coffee (50x).


Is It Worth Playing?

For the fans of the game, Hot Shot can be a way to spend some time, but it’s not a title I would recommend to anyone else. It has few lines, it has very basic features and its top prizes are low as well. Overall, only the theme and the design are things I can say something good about.

The Hot Shot slot machine is offered through the Microgaming platform, so if you want to play it for real or just to practice, look out for casinos that use it.