There are many different slot themes out there, adding colour and atmosphere to the reels they’ve been assigned. Some of these themes are minimalistic, attempting not to detract from the reels and gameplay itself, whilst others are more involved, creating a story or investing itself further into the game in the form of symbols, sound effects and bonus features.
This slot is from Bally Technologies, a prominent gaming developer, and is called Playboy Hot Zone, from here the theme of this game can be derived. Indeed this is a reel spinner based on the illustrious adult magazine that came into existence in the early 1950s and hasn’t showed any inkling of leaving.
The theme definitely requires more discussion, but first the fundamentals need to be covered. This Playboy Hot Zone slot is a 5 reel and 40 pay line game, with a fair range incorporated into its available betting options.
The arrangement on the screen allows ready and easy access to these options so players can get the game setup and started quickly. As far as features and bonuses go regarding this attractively themed slot, there are Wilds that can expand at particular times, a free spins features and of course the titular feature which is a rather unique Bally mechanic.
Features and Bonuses To Enjoy!
The predominant feature of this slot is in fact the Playboy Hot Zone itself which manifests itself as an encroaching perimeter during both the base game and the free spins feature and which, when symbols on the reels land beneath this area in some capacity, turns them Wild. This is more effective and noticeable during the free spins feature.
The free spins feature triggers automatically after 185 spins, but players can also trigger it by landing 3 or more Scatter symbols anywhere across the reels. The Wild can become this Scatter and so could help to trigger it.
Players are awarded with between 8 and 20 free spins from this feature which then play out fixed at the line bet they were triggered with. This Scatter can then retrigger the feature if it lands beneath the Playboy Hot Zone. Overall not a bad medley of available features and bonuses to play with, making this one of the more interesting online slots Canada and other regions have to offer to players online today.
Depth to this Playboy Hot Zone Theme
With such an option for theme it is probably very easy to take the simple route and go full flash and glamour with as little censorship as possible. However that is not what the magazine this Playboy Hot Zone slot is based on is really all about.
There is more class and elegance to their work and this is reflected in the theme on this slot’s reels as players find themselves taken back to the fifties when the magazine was first starting out and the world was a notably different place. Again the graphics of this slot game are done well, something that becomes most notable if players exploit the mobile platform to engage with this slot.
The symbols of Playboy Hot Zone help to perpetuate this elegant approach to the theme as well as bring a rather immediate degree of rapt attention to the reels. These are animatedly done and include a goodly number of bunnies that players can then hop across the reels, so to speak.