As for this 30-paylines Hot Air oldie game, I wish I could say nice things all the same, but you know who to blame. The graphics are not nice nor attractively presented, are rather poor in quality, and doesn't give any good impressions at all. Being cartoonish is fine, but I've seen fantastic cartoonish games before, not like this Hot Air game. The Pilot is the Wild symbol, 5 of him paying a low 2000x the line bet, and is also a true blue dumb symbol. It can only substitute for other symbols except for the Scatter symbol. The Hot Air Balloon is the Scatter symbol, 5 of which pays the usual 100x the total bet amount, and all the other symbols pay from 500x to 100x the line bet for 5 of each kind. A low paytable.
3 or more Scatter symbols award 10 free spins with all wins doubled. What? Only 10 free spins and a 2x multiplier? That's low! True, but during the free spins, every Pilot symbol appearing anywhere awards 1 free Hot Spin, and every Balloon symbol appearing anywhere awards +1 multiplier for the Hot Spin. The Hot Spin free spins are played immediately after the end of the regular free spins, with the total number of Hot Spins and multiplier collected. Don't really know how many free spins and up to what multiplier can be achieved because there aren't any indication in the paytable. The regular Free Spins game and the Hot Spin game cannot be retriggered. Anyway, if you're looking for those nice big wins, this is where it should all happen and nowhere else.
The only thing that I enjoyed about this Hot Air game was the Free Spins game. The exciting part was the collection of the free Hot Spins and its multiplier. I was calling out for more and more of the Pilot and the balloon symbols to appear, but they don't ever listen. They come and go as they please. The most Hot Spins that I've got was only 6, and the highest multiplier was 8x, but none of the Hot Spins + multiplier combinations ever gave me more than 76x my bet amount. Most of them were within the 20x - 30x range. That was quite disappointing but acceptable enough.