If you thought highly sexualised online slots were a thing of the past, think again. Microgaming brings us The Heat Is On Slot, a five reel, 45 payline outing whose protagonists don’t mind feeling the heat. They just unzip their tops to reveal their cleavages to cope. Microgaming has form for these kind of sexy slots, of course, with its Playboy slots and Bikini Party springing immediately to attention. Meanwhile, The Heat Is On features a heist narrative and the potential of a whopping 80 free spins to keep us salivating long beyond the artwork.
A Cop and Robber are the wild protagonists of this heist caper – literally. Not only do they have ample to show, but they also have ample to offer our base game. They are both Wild symbols, substituting for all symbols except Scatters (and each other). But when they appear as Mixed Wilds to complete wins – in what would surely be a dream for many a teenage boy/young man/middle-aged guy/retired fella – they earn us higher payouts. On the face of it, the Cop is chasing the Robber (complete in catsuit and riding a pink motorcycle with the word “Naughty” brandished on the side) in a bid to get her in handcuffs. What they get up to after that is anyone’s business.
Our other game symbols are elements of the heist itself. Explosives, Motorcycle, Cop Car, Helicopter and Gold Bars make up our high-paying symbols, while 10s through Aces do the business as our low-paying symbols. And given how cheeky and saucy this crime caper is, Microgaming has thrown in a leftfield curveball with the quite dark and dicy soundtrack that accompanies the slots play.
As if landing multiple sandwiches of these super hot lovelies isn’t enough, Microgaming treats us to a Free Spins bonus feature that can see us land up to 80 free spins from a single spin. The bank is the target of the heist, and returns as a Bank Scatter. Landing three anywhere isn’t enough, though. We have to land three or more Scatters on adjacent reels left-to-right in order to trigger the feature, with three, four or five Scatters launching 5, 10 or 20 free spins respectively. But if we land more than one Scatter on any one reel, we will see our free spins multiplied, up to a maximum of 80 free spins.
- Two Scatters on reel 2 or 3 multiplies the number of spins awarded by 2.
- Two Scatters on reels 2 and 3 multiplies the number of spins awarded by 4.
The heat of this slot’s title is both on the reels and off them, with additional spiciness added thanks to the whopping potential of the game’s Free Spins feature. Landing big wins across multiple paylines thanks to our saucy Wilds will give us further cause for joy, but if we get anywhere near to that dangling carrot of 80 free spins will have us feeling that it is we that has escaped with the booty. So to speak.