Set in a gold smelter where raw metal is turned into covetable gold coins, the Hot Molten Money slot title from WMS Gaming gets right to the heart of slots players’ dreams. The game uses two sets of five reels in base play, and three sets during free spins rounds, as opposed to the usual one.
In addition, players can qualify for the range of random multipliers displayed at the top of the screen, according to the level at which they are betting. Apart from the Bonus Scatter, the game also features two different Multiplier Wilds over and above a standard Wild symbol, so players have several different opportunities to get their hands on more Hot Molten Money with this slot.
Eleven Icons in Base Play
Hot Molten Money uses the standard slot Poker symbols 9 to A as the low-paying icons, with the picture cards as always decorated with glitzy WMS embellishments. They are all of equal value, however, paying 5, 10 or 20 coins for three, four or five of a kind, respectively.
The five higher-paying symbols are all theme related; the furnace goggles, coco-pan of molten gold and stack of gold ingots also score equal prizes for three, four or five of a kind: 15, 30 or 50 coins. Two sexy human figures, male and female smelter workers, add another dimension to the hotness mentioned in the title. Also of equal value, they win 30, 60 or 120 coins for matches of three, four or five.
Multiple Wild Options Plus Multipliers
A glowing smelting factory is the standard Hot Molten Money slot’s Wild symbol, which can only appear on Reels 1, 3 and 5, but substitutes for any symbols except the Bonus and the two Multiplier Wilds. One Multiplier Wild has a X2 attached, and the other X5, but both substitute for any symbol except the bonus and the other Multiplier Wild, while at the same time applying the stated multiplier to any wins.
Across the top of the reels is another series of multipliers, from X1 to X25. If, in base play, the player’s win on the two reels exceeds 400 credits, they get to spin a lucky wheel to determine which multiplier in the range they qualify for is applied to the win. The range of multipliers they are eligible for depends on the level at which they play. A bet of 50 coins per spin only allows a choice of X1, X2 or X3, but a player betting the maximum 250 coins can win a multiplier from the range X7 to X25.
Mystery Prizes as Well
The Reel Intensity Spin Multiplier kicks in at the start of any bonus round; players again spin the wheel to see what multiplier will be added to the ensuing free spins. There are also several mystery spot prizes that can crop up on this wheel, which will take the player to a second wheel to determine the total prize at online slots casino sites. This can be as high as 12,500 coins.
A bright gold coin is the Scatter Bonus, and three or more in any position across both reels in base play triggers a free spins round, with a minimum of 10 free spins that play with three sets of reels instead of two. When the bonus is triggered, the player first plays the Reel Intensity Spin Multiplier wheel, to determine the multiplier they will get.
Wilds and bonus symbols can also stack, and the two human characters can expand to fill whole reels.