40 Burning Hot from EGT: Slot Review - a classy fruit machine slot
Bulgarian software developer EGT have released some stellar titles over the last few months so it was quite interesting to see that their latest release 40 Burning Hot is a revamped version of their hugely popular slot Burning Hot. This version of Burning Hot contains 40 paylines instead of 5 paylines and offers players the chance to score even better payouts than its predecessor. For those who have never played Burning Hot, just know that it is a highly entertaining online slot with a unique take on classic fruit machines of the past.
40 Burning Hot has 40 paylines and features Expanding Wilds, 2 Scatters, and a Gamble mode.
The first thing to highlight is the Wild symbol and this symbol is illustrated by a bright green 4 leaf clover. This symbol only appears on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th reels. Like most Wild symbols, it substitutes for all other symbols on the same reel apart from the 2 Scatter symbols. The interesting thing about this symbol is that when it is part of a winning combination, it will expand to cover an entire reel to really boost your chances of landing a big payout.
There are two Scatter symbols in the game but unfortunately, they do not trigger any special features. They are represented by a $ symbol and a Purple Star. The Purple Star symbol only appears on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th reels. Be sure to keep a close eye on the $ Scatter symbol as if you land 5 of these symbols then you will bag yourself a staggering maximum payout of 4,000X your wager!
40 Burning Hot also features a fun Gamble mode. This triggers whenever you land a win on the reels and it involves guessing the colours of red or black of some playing cards. Guess the colour correctly and your win is doubled. It is possible to continue doubling your money for a few rounds but be warned that if you guess incorrectly at any point then you will lose all of your current winnings and be taken back to the main game.
The last feature to mention is the set of 4 progressive jackpots which are located at the top of the reels. These jackpots can be won at any time on any spin. When a jackpot game is triggered, you will be taken to a new screen where you have to choose 3 cards from a pack of 12 cards that are face-down. If all 3 cards match the same suit as one of the progressive jackpots then you will win that jackpot. The Clubs jackpot is the lowest jackpot and the Spades jackpot is the highest one.
Theme, Graphics and Sound
The game features a stylish presentation as the game is set against a misty green background. It is elegant with a touch of class. The symbols are wonderfully detailed and full of colour. They consist of an assortment of fruit as well as Lucky 7s and Liberty Bells. The animations are nice as symbols move along the reels smoothly and I really liked how the Wild symbol explodes and covers an entire reel with a flame effect when it is part of a winning combination.
There is not much music in the game except when you land win and that's when you’ll hear some light techno music accompanied by some generic sound effects.
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Win lines, Payouts and Jackpots
The game has 40 paylines, a reasonable RTP of 95.93%, a maximum payout of 4,000X your wager, and the chance to win from 4 Progressive Jackpots.
Below is a summary taken from the PayOut Table from the game. The amount won for each combination depends on the value of the bet when you spin the reels.
Bet range: 0.40, 0.80, 1.20, 1.60, 2.00, 2.40, 4.00, 6.00, 8.00, 10.00, 12.00, 16.00, 20.00, 24.00, 40.00
- $ Scatter Symbol: 120.00 for 3X, 800.00 for 4X, 4,000.00 for 5X
- Lucky 7 Symbol: 10.00 for 2X, 50.00 for 3X, 200.00 for 4X, 3,000.00 for 5X
- Grapes Symbol: 40.00 for 3X, 100.00 for 4X, 500.00 for 5X
- Watermelon Symbol: 40.00 for 3X, 100.00 for 4X, 500.00 for 5X
- Liberty Bell Symbol: 20.00 for 3X, 50.00 for 4X, 200.00 for 5X
- Cherries Symbol: 10.00 for 3X, 30.00 for 4X, 100.00 for 5X
- Lemon Symbol: 10.00 for 3X, 30.00 for 4X, 100.00 for 5X
- Plums Symbol: 10.00 for 3X, 30.00 for 4X, 100.00 for 5X
- Orange Symbol: 10.00 for 3X, 30.00 for 4X, 100.00 for 5X
Our Verdict on 40 Burning Hot
40 Burning Hot is made by EGT and it is a much-improved sequel to the popular slot Burning Hot. The game is extremely easy to play. It is a shame that it does not feature any Free Spins but there is plenty of fun to be had here and some huge rewards too, especially when you form some winning combinations with Expanding Wilds and Scatters. Jackpot players are also going to enjoy playing this slot as it offers the chance to win from 4 different Progressive Jackpots which can trigger at any moment. I found this game to be of Medium variance so it won’t take you too long before you land a decent enough payout on the reels.
Set some reels on fire in 40 Burning Hot!