On March 16th, Wazdan, an award-winning slots developer and aggregator based in Valletta, Malta, released its latest addition to the popular Hot Slot series called Hot Slot: Great Book Of Magic. However, this slot is enhanced by the exciting Collect to Infinity game mechanic.
The new slot is retro with a contemporary twist and entices players to step into a magical kingdom and learn spells from a wizard.
True to its title, the main theme of the game is magic, specifically a wizard who casts all kinds of spells night after night. Lurking in his dark cave, he waits for new students to pass on his knowledge.
To win, players must form a combination of at least 2 symbols on 10 active fixed paylines from the far left to the far right reels on the new, dynamic 5×3 grid. However, only the biggest win per line is paid, and Scatter wins are tied to wins on active paylines.
The basic five low-value symbols are the card values 10, J, K, Q and A, while the four high-value bonus symbols are the wizard’s pot, the wizard’s snake, the owl and the wizard himself. Furthermore, the player may find two sorcerer’s books on a particular paytable, which are the Scatter symbols. They replace all symbols except the Expanding Bonus symbols in the Free Spins round.
In addition to the Scatters, there is also a Free Spins Collector symbol that shows randomly throughout the base game and adheres to the reels till the Free Spins are activated.
This game has variable volatility, which means the player can manually choose between low, medium and high volatility, the RTP is 96.15%, which is slightly higher than medium, and the maximum win is 6,000x a player’s bet.
The game can be played on any device.
Collect To Infinity feature– to access this feature throughout the base game, the Free Spins Collector symbol must appear. This symbol will be locked in place while other symbols spin and its value will grow by +1 each time a regular Scatter lands on the reels, but without activating the Free Spins. However, Scatters with the Sticky to Infinity feature do not increase the value of the Free Spins Collector symbol.
Sticky to Infinity feature – A Scatter with this feature added to it may show randomly at any time in the base game. Scatters like these will stay on the reels till the Free Spins round is activated, meaning they will increase the player’s chances of triggering the Free Spins. Moreover, every Sticky symbol will stay in place while the other symbols spin.
Free Spins – a combination of 3 Scatters of any kind anywhere on the reels activates this feature and automatically rewards 10 Free Spins to the player. The Expanding Bonus Symbol will be chosen at random at the start of the feature and will extend to cover the entire reel and pay in any position on the active paylines, which is called the Book Bonus.
What’s more, Free Spins may be re-activated throughout the feature.
Bonus Buy – if the player wants to buy Free Spins, they can start this feature by clicking on the Shop symbol below the game and choosing one of the purchase options. For example, different bet sums can award a player with 10, 20, 30, 40, 60 or 80 Free Spins, depending on how much the player wants to spend.
Gamble feature – this is a unique feature of the game. It gives permission to gamblers to gamble any of their winning combinations on the reels. After gambling, the Gamble game begins.
Throughout the game, the player has to rely on pure luck and guess the color of the spinning coin, which may be red or green. However, if the player guesses correctly, their winnings are doubled.
7 attempts are allowed to guess correctly, but, if the player guesses wrong on the first try, their total prize for the round is nothing.
Commenting on the launch, Andrzej Hyla, Chief Commercial Officer of Wazdan, said: “Our Hot Slot™ series continues to provide unmatched gaming experiences for players, and we’re delighted to enrich it with Hot Slot™: Great Book of Magic. Combining a mysterious, wizarding theme with some of our most popular engagement-boosting mechanics ensures it’s a fantastic creation, and we can’t wait to see how players react.”