Take a trip back to an old school arcade in Ultra Hot Deluxe, a retro looking 3 reel, 5 payline video slot from Novomatic. Simple it may be but Ultra Hot Deluxe lives up to its name by delivering high variance action that can deliver some impressive rewards. Play, on desktop, mobile and tablet devices, from between 20p and £20 per spin.

The game engine is as stripped back as you’ll find in any online slot game – set against a flame-filled backdrop, the plain white reels include a selection of classic fruit machine symbols.

The lowest value symbol is the X – 3 of these on a payline will get you a payout of 1 time your stake. Next comes the plums, lemons, cherries and oranges. 3 of these on 1 of the game’s paylines will award 8 times your total stake. If you’re lucky enough to fill the whole screen with the same fruit symbol, the standard payout will be boosted by a 2x multiplier and doubled.

Those fruity favourites are followed by the black and white bar which pays 12 times your stake. There’s then quite a jump to the double star which awards 40 times your stake. Top of the tree by far though is the lucky red 7 – land 3 of these on a payline and the cashier will sing to the tune of some 150 times your total stake.

This is about as retro a video slot as you’ll come across. With no wilds or scatters on offer, let alone a free spins feature you could be forgiven for thinking Ultra Hot Deluxe a little dull. In fact, it’s anything but – the action comes thick and fast to offer plenty of winning chances. The variance here in on the high side of medium.

Players looking for old school thrills will find plenty to like in Ultra Hot Deluxe. Get lucky with those magical 7s and this slot can certainly live up to its name. If you like bonus features such as free spins, Novomatic’s Haul of Hades is an excellent choice.