Wed, Jul 17, 11:59pm by Charlotte Lee
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:12pm
Everyone who ever plays a pokie really wants to do just one thing – win cash! While all of the action on the slot reels can be a fantastic distraction, every pokie player is happy with a winning session. This Ainsworth pokie is all about money, cash, gold and anything else related to a positive result at the casino. All of the symbols are on fire too, making this a pokie that is too hot to handle.
Money Heat is a bold and fast paced pokie, where wins are never far away. Several Ainsworth games now use a 6th reel for the bonus games. This one uses it to make retriggers and big wins easier to come by. Here are the highlights:
The scatter symbol in Money Heat is represented by a golden coin featuring the title of the pokie which is engulfed in flames. Hit 3, 4 or 5 scatter symbols anywhere on the reels and you’ll win 2x, 10x or 50x your total stake respectively, as well as activate the free spins bonus feature, with 10 spins.
During the free spins there are a number of important differences from the base game:
The wild symbols are now stacked on reels 2, 3 and 4 (as opposed to 3, 4 and 5 in the base game). This might seem a small change, but consider that if you line up those 3 stacks in the feature, you’ll be guaranteed a 4 in a row win on every single win line (lining up three stacks on reels 3, 4 and 5 can return nothing).
An additional 6th reel appears to the right of the original 5 reels. This extra reel features scatter symbols and 2x, 3x and 5x multipliers, as well as many blanks. Any time you land a win with one of the multipliers on the 6th reel, this will automatically be applied to the win. The ideal spin will see you land a huge 5 in a row win, with a 5x multiplier on reel 6.
Retriggers are also possible during the feature. Any time you land three or more coin scatters you’ll be awarded an additional 5 free spins, which will be added to your existing total. With regular coins on the 6th reel, you’ll find that these retriggers can be a regular occurrence. Don’t be surprised if the feature goes on for a lot longer than the initial 10 spins.
Money Heat is a five-reel pokie, with a set number of 30 win-lines that pay from left to right. Each spin coming in at the same cost of 30 credits. The dollar sign wild (appearing on the rightmost 3 reels in the feature) is stacked and will substitute for any other symbol in the game apart from the scatter.
The flaming bars of gold bullion are the highest paying symbols, worth 1,000 coins for the maximum five in a row. Dice, hundred-dollar bills, casino chips and a king of hearts complete the themed symbols, while 9, 10, J, Q, K and A complete the low end of the pay table.
While winning a whole load of cash might seem a good thing, there is more than a passing similarity to the depths of hell in this game, with flames rising upwards with stunning effects.
Each of the symbols has a flame attached, while even the playing cards letters and numbers are melting. Perhaps the standout symbol is the wild which turns into one single larger symbol when one or more reels are filled. Check out the blue flame moving through these expanded wilds – this is a whole new kind of heat!
This Ainsworth designed pokie is fast paced and fun, despite the devilish feel! The action heats up in the base game with those stacked wilds, which are always on hand to give you some huge win opportunities. Enter the free spins feature and the game becomes white hot. The addition of the extra reels adds multipliers into the mix, while free spins are easy to retrigger too. The shift of the stacked wilds also makes wins easier. Give this a spin – just don’t get your fingers burnt!