Retro Reels – Extreme Heat Slots

Retro-Reels-Extreme-HeatThe Retro Reels series continues, this time with a fire themed game called Extreme Heat. The game’s classic heritage is unmistakable, and you will enjoy it if you’ve played 3 reel games before. It’s not a simple game though, on the contrary, offering both typical features and some that are very rare even in modern titles. This particular title comes with more paylines and even more features than its predecessors. They’re all created by developers from Microgaming.

The 5 reels of Retro Reels – Extreme Heat have a total of 30 paylines, the most out of the three slots of this series. The free spins, scatters, multipliers and the Respin option are the same as in the other games, but the wild symbol is a new addition. Top payouts of $37,500 are offered.

Features of Retro Reels – Extreme Heat

Wilds, scatters, free spins and multipliers are present, and they’re the features that you’ve come to expect from any self-respecting modern slot. However, the game also brings you something extra, the option to Respin reels you’re not satisfied with, in exchange for an additional wager of course.

The wild symbol, with the Flaming Dollar Sign, is new to the series, Extreme Heat being the first Retro Reels slot that includes it. Used as a wild, you can expect it to be a substitute for other symbols, hopefully helping you get more prizes as you play. Combined with the Respin feature, it can be even more useful. The same wild is capable of awarding huge prizes, of up to 10,000x, provided that you land enough of them on the same payline.


The only other symbol with powers would be the scattered Free Spin Bonus Logo. As a scatter, it is expected to pay you no matter where it lands, as long as you have enough of them present. You can get back the equivalent of the triggering bet when two of them show up, while bigger payouts of up to 50x the bet are offered for up to five symbols.

Flaming Free Spins

The free games are triggered by the same Logo scatter that awards you prizes. The requirement is for 3 to 5 symbols to appear, and while the minimum number will trigger 10 free spins, having four will bring you 15 spins and the maximum of five will award 20.


2x multipliers are used on all the wins obtained during this feature. Also, it’s a feature that can be retriggered.

Respin Reels

This is the one feature that sets the game apart from 99% of the other modern slots on the market. While the classic inspiration of the theme is good enough to get some people, the real attraction will be the option to Respin reels.


It’s a feature for which you pay extra, the amount being calculated by the game for each individual reel, depending on what’s on all of them. The Respin button is at the bottom of the reels, with numbers underneath showing you how much you have to pay to use this option.

You can use it to complete combos that don’t pay anything yet, or you can add to paying ones and make them even better. Of course, you can also lose more money, but if luck is on your side it can be a very powerful feature.

Betting options and jackpots

The betting system is somewhat unusual, with the maximum bet being at $112.50, and made out of 450 coins. These coins are spread over 30 lines, with 15 coins for each one. You decide how many coins and lines will be used though, and you also pick the denomination, whose range is $0.01 to $0.25.

The 10,000x top jackpot that is common for all three slot machines has a maximum value of 150,000 coins, or $37,500 cash.

Design and symbols

The fire theme mixes with the classic look of the game and with the symbols that have the same source, older 3 reel slot machines. There are all kinds of objects and icons that are on fire in this game, but there are plenty that look like regular classics, especially the fruits. The design is quite similar in all three Retro Reels slots.


Symbols: Free Spin Bonus (scatter, 100x bet), Flaming Dollar Sign (10,000x, wild), Three Flaming 7s (500x), Two Flaming 7s (500x), One Flaming 7 (500x), Three Flaming Bars (250x), Two Flaming Bars (250x), One Flaming Bar (250x), Golden Bell (150x), Lemon (100x) and Cherry (75x).

Is It Worth Playing?

It’s the slot I prefer out of the three Retro Reels titles, thanks to the bigger number of paylines and the use of a wild symbol. The flame inspired theme is also cooler than the ones used in the other games.

This Retro Reels – Extreme Heat slot is offered by all online casinos with Microgaming software, playable either in practice or in real money mode.