An updated version of a previous release by Novomatic, Sizzling Hot Deluxe can be described as a classic online slot. Those are games that take old-fashioned slot machines of the sort that might be found in land-based casinos and pubs.
As classic gameplay is the focus, the game has five reels, five fixed paylines, and mainly fruit symbols. A Scatter is included as a special symbol, and the game also has a gamble feature that can be used at discretion.
The game varies from its predecessor in that its functionality, and audio and visuals are better, and it has more adjustable settings.
Sizzling Hot Deluxe Optional Gamble Feature
The Sizzling Hot Deluxe gamble feature will only activate if the Gamble button is selected when a payout is won. The feature is optional, and must be activated by clicking the button.
A new screen opens when the button is clicked. Several playing cards are on the screen. One of those cards is face down.
The colour of the hole card must be guessed. The prize for a correct guess is the doubling of the total amount of coins won thus far. The feature can be played again.
If an incorrect guess was made, all winnings thus far are lost, and the base game resumes.
Sizzling Hot Deluxe Betting
Between eight and 2000 coins can be bet on each of the Sizzling Hot Deluxe online bingo paylines. This means that the minimum bet per spin is 40 coins, and the maximum bet per spin is 10 000 coins.
The number of coins bet on each payline is adjusted using controls on the interface. The Plus button increases the number of coins per line, and the Minus button decreases the number of coins per line.
The Start button initiates the spinning of the reels. It must be selected whenever the reels are to be spun. The reels come to a stop automatically, one at a time.
The autoplay mode, in which the slot spins the reels automatically, must be activated using the Autoplay button.
Sizzling Hot Deluxe Symbols and Payouts
All but two of the eight Sizzling Hot Deluxe online slot reel symbols are fruit. However, the remaining two are from the same slot machine tradition that first used fruit on the reels.
Included on the reels are a green and pink watermelon, a bunch of black grapes, a purple plum, an orange, a lemon, two cherries on stalks, a large red seven, and a five-pointed gold star.
Most symbols start paying in combinations of three or more. The cherries pay out in combinations of two or more.
The Sizzling Hot Deluxe fruit symbols that pay the highest are the watermelon and the grapes. Their payouts range between 400 and 4000 coins. They are followed by the plum, orange, lemon, and cherries, which pay out between 40 and 1600 coins.
The red seven pays the most of all. It can pay out 800, 8000, or 40 000 coins, depending on whether three, four, or five appear on a payline.
Scatter Symbols Pay Scattered
The Scatter symbol in Sizzling Hot Deluxe is so named because it can pay out even when it is scattered on the reels, and not in consecutive order on one payline.
80 coins are paid out by three Scatters, 400 coins are paid out by four Scatters, and 2000 coins are paid out by five Scatters.