About The Heat is On
The Heat is On is what happens when Microgaming decides to suit up a slot machine with sexy coppers and naughty thieves. This very tongue-in-cheek slot machine game also contains some more generic imagery including bombs, police cars, and suitcases of stolen money. Microgaming have tried to be a bit out of the blue with some of the imagery in this game, but at the end of the day, The Heat is On is still just your average, run-of-the-mill cops and robbers themed slot. It can be played over 5 reels and 45 paylines, with wagers stretching from 50p per spin (which is strange, given there are just 45 lines), up to £100 per spin. As for prizes, players can expect to win up to 10,000 coins with 5 wilds appearing on a line.
There are two wild symbols in this slot, and players certainly won’t turn their nose at that. One is the policewoman, with the other being the thief. Wilds can substitute for all other icons barring other wilds and scatters.
Scatters in this slot take the shape of a bank. Players need to land 3, 4 or 5 on adjacent reels to trigger a free spins bonus, for which they will pocket 5, 10 or 20 free spins. Given that you need to bag them on adjacent reels, it seems a bit harsh to call these symbols true scatters.
The free spins bonus round offers you ample chances to bag more free games. During the feature, if players can land 2 of the scatter icons on the second or third reel, the number of free spins they have remaining will be doubled. If they can land two scatters on the second reel and two scatters on the third reel (so, four scatters in total), they will quadruple the number of spins they have remaining. There are no win multipliers present in this free game feature.
The Heat is On is bland in some ways, and breaks new ground in others. The fact that you can win bucket-loads of free spins in the feature is top-notch stuff from Microgaming. Players aren’t going to warm to lack of win multipliers, though. Naughty but nice, The Heat is On is going to divide players but is worth a look all the same.