Hot Blox is the latest release from the expert slot game makers at High 5 Games. It was released at the end of November 2020 and features a bunch of unique mechanics that make this game truly one of a kind. High 5 Gaming has been around since 1995, so they know a thing or two about how to make the best online slot games. You might recognise other popular games from this provider such as Diamond of Athenes, Joker’s Riches, Lawless Love and All That Cash.
The game is played across a 3×3 grid. Instead of pay lines, the game features an innovative payout system where combinations of three or more 2×2 mega blox anywhere on your screen will pay out prizes which can be multiplied by charging your blox. Bets start from just £0.05 per spin and reach a huge maximum of £500 per spin. The game features multipliers that can boost your winnings by x100, and a great number of free spins can be won. The maximum win in Hot Blox is 10,000x your stake.
Graphics and Theme
The theme is simple, but the graphics are dynamic, eye-catching and entertaining. The background to the reels is a flame red pattern which gets darker towards the top of the screen. Flames and sparks fly out of the reels and up towards the top of your screen. It’s a dynamic effect that keeps your eyes glued to the screen and is as pleasant as watching the embers of a fire. Each 2×2 block is encased by red hot coal, and there is a fiery power bar surrounding the symbols that charges with every spin.
The soundtrack is a slow-rock tune that’s made up of a relaxed but powerful drum beat and lots of drawn-out strums on the electric guitar. It’s moody, powerful and will help you to keep your concentration as you hit spin. The reels rotate with a beeping noise that will be familiar to anyone that’s played land-based casino slot games. When you land a winning combination, there is a simple celebration noise following by the sound of your winnings being counted.
Hot Blox symbols
The low paying symbols are Jack, Queen, King and Ace. The Ace and the King are the most valuable and are worth 1000x your stake for a combination of nine 2×2 mega blox. The high paying symbols include a four-leaf clover, cherries, a golden bell, and lucky sevens. The sevens are worth the most and will pay out a maximum of 5000x your stake for a combination of nine mega blox. There is also a diamond scatter symbol.
Hot Blox free spins
The diamond scatter symbol is the key to the free spins, and you will have to land three or more 2×2 mega blox scatter symbols to trigger the free spins round. Three large scatters will give you seven free spins, and four large scatters will give you ten free spins.
During the free spins round, a random number of reels become charged at the beginning of the round. If a charged reel is part of a winning combination, a multiplier is added to the winnings. If multiple charged reels are part of the winning combination, the multiplier increases with each additional charged reel.
- one charged reel equals a 2x multiplier
- two charged reel equals a 3x multiplier
- three charged reel equals a 5x multiplier
- four charged reel equals a 7x multiplier
- five charged reel equals a 10x multiplier
- six charged reel equals a 20x multiplier
- seven charged reel equals a 30x multiplier
- eight charged reel equals a 50x multiplier
- nine charged reel equals a 100x multiplier
Base game multiplier feature
The premise of the base game multiplier feature is the same as the free spins multipliers but with a few twists. The value of the multipliers for winning combinations stay the same. However, the game can award boosts now and then to give you a better chance of landing the big multipliers. For example, if one of the nine blox hasn’t been charged or part of a winning combo for the last 20 spins, it will become charged for the next four spins. Additionally, if one of the blox hasn’t been involved in any action for 15 spins, it can become randomly charged for one spin.
Game How to Play
The first thing you need to do is select your betting value which can be anywhere between £0.05 per spin and £500 per spin. If you decide to change your betting value during the game, all charges present on your blox will be reset. The game is played across nine 2×2 grids and to make a winning combination you have to land three or more 2×2 mega blox anywhere on your screen. The real money can be made when you land winning combinations on charged blox. The maximum multiplier that can be applied to your winnings is 100x, which can be achieved by landing 2×2 mega blocks in nine charged blox.
Hot Blox on Mobile
Hot Blox is a mobile-friendly game that can be played on all iOS and Android mobile devices.