Playboy Hot Zone Introduction
Playboy Hot Zone is a cool new online pokie from Bally that is now available to play on our site. Based on the famous men's magazine and media empire, this is definitely one of our more novel free pokies, with a wide range of prizes up for grabs in addition to a number of both typical and unique bonus features.
The graphics are bold and colourful, with several little visual quirks in the form of pulsing lighting that add a pleasant touch. Graphical quality and a clean design ensure that it is always easy to keep track of key information like bet size, winning combinations and the make-up of paylines. In another novel touch, each spin is accompanied by a short snippet of music alongside the usual reel sound effects.
This game features five reels and four rows in a 5x4 configuration, with 40 paylines that are fixed. All regular prizes are awarded to players for three-, four- and five-of-a-kind adjacent symbol matches from left to right. There are 12 symbols in total, of which nine are regular prize symbols and three are special types.
The most valuable of the regular symbols is the picture of Hugh Hefner himself, the founder of Playboy, accompanied by two 'bunnies'. After this comes the dollar sign symbol, which awards considerably smaller top prizes. Way down at the other end of the prize table are the 'J', '10' and '9' symbols, the least valuable in the game, which all award the same range of prizes.
Not to worry, though, as with so many paylines in play and the bonus functionality, even these smaller amounts can add up to some massive winnings.
First among the special symbols is the wild. This can be used to substitute for any other symbol except for the scatter as part of a winning combination. Not only that, but finding three or more of these in a winning configuration will also award generous prizes, with five awarding the biggest single jackpot in the game. The second special symbol is the bonus, which unlocks free spins.
Instances of three to five of these appearing on the reels will award a variable number of free spins along with an added multiplier - up to a maximum of 20 spins played at 10x the total stake. These free spins can be re-triggered for even more winning opportunities.
The Hot Zone!
Playboy Hot Zone also has a fairly unique bonus feature in the form of the titular Hot Zone. As a spin finishes, a random overlay will also spin across the screen in a wide number of different configurations. If this stops over the reels, then any symbols that it covers will be turned into wilds for the duration of that spin, giving players extra chances for symbol matches.
In addition, bonus symbols highlighted by the Hot Zone become combined types that can be used for either, depending on the situation. It is also worth mentioning that these Hot Zones tend to land on the reels more frequently during free spins.