The Heat Is On slot game certainly has a flair for the dramatic, and from the start, you’ll be embroiled in a police chase behind the reels as helicopters weave between skyscrapers on the hunt for this criminal menace. The fun, driving soundtrack only adds to the excitement, though it definitely feels more lighthearted than anything else. That feeling will be confirmed when you see the symbols, which include the criminal’s superbike, the cops’ Lamborghini, a ticking bomb, a helicopter and a cop and robber whose outfits leave little to the imagination and probably aren’t in the regulations for any police force. The cop even sports a set of fluffy handcuffs, to further complete the image. So this is a slot that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but you’d think they could at least have designed some low-value symbols, which are just the 9 – A here.
Beyond the bombastic imagery used in the design, this slot is fairly straightforward, utilising three rows and five reels with 45 paylines to play on. There aren’t a huge number of features in the main game except for the two wilds, represented by the cop and the burglar, which effectively double your chances of winning the top prize of 2500x your stake if you land five of either. They both do the same thing, substituting for other symbols, but the fact there are two of them makes a big difference. The RTP is good but nothing special, coming in at 96.01%, so you’ll be pleased to know that there is a nice bonus feature on top of this to keep you interested.
Landing three of the bank scatters will grant you up to 20 free spins with five symbols, which is pretty generous, but it gets even better when you discover how easy it is to re-trigger the bank free spins within the game. You can double your number of free spins by landing two further bank images on the second or third reel, while if you land two on just the second or just the third reel you can multiply that number by four!