We’re not sure who’s the real Red Hot Devil here – Microgaming for producing another intensely playable slot with potential for huge winnings, or the devil woman title character who is, well, a red hot devil! We suspect that the answer is actually both, but as they say: the devil is in the detail. Aha.
It is always an assumption that a devil would listen to rock music. True, I can’t imagine it might plump for the Beach Boys, but did you ever hear t.A.T.u.? Anyway, the rock world’s affinity with the dark side of things fits perfectly with Red Hot Devil, and I dare even the most prudish of online slots fans to go through a single spin without head-banging their way along to this soundtrack.
The rock moshing is interrupted only by deeper rock chords, struck when we land a winning line out of the possible 25 paylines. Each symbol shows off its own animation when it forms a winner, and are natural totems of the rock world – lips, roses, cards, scorpions, snakes – and all of them are on fire, baby!
Where would Red Hot Devil be without the Red Hot Devil woman of the title? You would be forgiven for thinking that she might be the Wild symbol, but that honour goes to the Red Hot Devil logo. Instead she owns her own top-paying symbol and saves her devilish antics for the bonus rounds. I say rounds, plural, for there are three.
Landing three or more Scatter symbols – helpfully titled Scatter – triggers a bonus round. You must choose your fate: 10x Free Spins with up to 10x multiplier (multipliers increase when landing Scatters on Reels 1 and 5 during the bonus round); Wheel Of Fire Bonus, a wheel of 10 flaming hearts, each of which bestows a prize and one of which releases a fiendish multiplier (up to 240x total bet!); Red Hot Wild Reels, in which our Red Hot Devil woman appears in her red hot basque to turn up to three reels Wild and potentially re- trigger the Free Spins.
If you have never felt hot under the collar from playing an online slot then you haven’t played Red Hot Devil. If you aren’t a rock fan, you will be. The gameplay is so slick and the bonuses so decadent that even the most pure of gamers will be seduced with these devilish overtures. Not only is this slot an experience to behold but it also proved Sonia was right after all – it is better the devil you know.