While it’s name might seem confusing, there’s no doubt in Hot Blizzard’s status as one of the most straightforward and generous video slots today. Blending the aesthetics of classic slots with the rewarding gameplay of modern video slots, this title has features like Free Spins and Wilds that players are sure appreciate. Visually, the video slot’s graphics (and to some extent its audio) will evoke feelings of nostalgia among players who grew up playing classic slots. Unlike older video slots though, players will have no problems playing this title at home or on the go so long as the personal computer or mobile device they’re using support HTML5.
Similar to a modern video slot, Hot Blizzard follows the 5 reels and 3 rows format. However, it only has 5 betting lines that pay from left to right. Unlike with most Tom Horn Gaming titles, players can’t choose the number of slots to bet on and are instead limited to pre-configured betting options/bet levels for total bets that start off from a low of €.10 to as much as €10 per spin. Wins for each spin are determined by the appearance of at least 3 symbols of the same kind on a betting line (they need to be adjacent to each other). A Blue Seven Wild Symbol can appear from time to time to substitute for all other symbols (other than Scatters) and as a result, help complete winning combinations. Other than the Blue Seven Wild, there’s also a Star Scatter symbol that can help players get Free Spins. A spin will need to result in the appearance of at least 3 Star Scatters in order for the Free Spins Feature to activate. Players will get anywhere from 10 to 30 Free Spins depending on the number of Scatters that appear after the spin. Despite the relatively now number of betting lines, it’s important to remember that getting at least 3 low payout symbols in a winning combination will result in wins that would amount to twice or ten times the size of the players’ bet totals (depending on the symbol). In addition, players can also use a Gamble Feature to further increase their winnings. Available only after a winning spin, this is an optional feature that will require players to correctly guess the color of a dealer’s card five consecutive times. Each time they guess right, the players’ winnings will double. A wrong guess though will result in those very same winnings getting forfeited.
Hot Blizzard is a video slot that features symbols that you’d normally find in classic slots. While the symbols might seem like they’re in 2D, they are in fact 3D and rendered in a way that makes them look 2-dimensional. Background music is non-existent and much of the audio is limited to sound effects for when the reels spin or when players get a win. Thanks to the non-existent background music, players should have an easier time focusing on the gameplay.
As of now, Hot Blizzard is available for real money play only on the FortuneJack Casino. This is understandable considering the fact that there aren’t that many operators who are familiar with the Tom Horn Gaming’s casino games and services. Of course, this should change in the future once more operators discover the company’s already formidable casino games library. As for players who aren’t too keen on wagering real money for the video slot but are still interested in playing it, they can try out a demo found on company’s official website.