Asian video slots are all the rage at the moment and Hot KTV is another that takes China as its inspiration. This is no historical epic though – a hostess bar is the setting for this 5 reel, 20 payline game. Services offered include payline payouts of up to 5,000 coins, expanding wilds, free spins with multipliers of up to 6x and a jackpot bonus worth 1,000 times your total bet. Stakes range from between 20p and £2,000 per spin.
A classy looking cocktail lounge forms the backdrop to the reels in Hot KTV – symbols include 5 different cocktails and 5 hostesses, each of whom wears a different brightly, coloured t-shirt. The most lucrative symbol is the woman in red – a 5-in-a-row combination pays 500 coins.
There’s also a standard wild which can land on any reel and replace everything bar the bonus scatter. Land 2, 3, 4 or 5 wilds on a single payline and you’ll pocket 10, 100, 1,000 or 5,000 coins.
That’s not the only wild on show though – each reel is framed by a different colour which changes every spin. If the woman lands in the centre position of the reel and is wearing a shirt that’s the same colour as the reel frame, she will expand and become a stacked wild. This can occur on all 5 reels and is known as the Super-Hot Expanding Wild feature.
Hot KTV also comes with a Hot KTV Free Games feature – to trigger it, you’ll need to land the Hot KTV logo symbol on the middle 3 reels on the same spin. You’ll then progress to the rather uncomfortably titled ‘Pick-Up Session’.
Choose 1 of the women who will reveal the number of free spins you’ve been given – this can be as little as 8 or as many as 18. Next choose 1 of the 5 cocktails – this will reveal a multiplier of between 2x and 6x which will be applied to every winning combination in the feature. Landing 3 scatters on the same free spin will add a random number of extra free spins to your total. The multiplier will remain the same throughout.
The final extra on offer here is a big jackpot prize – to trigger it, you need to find all 5 women matching their reel colour and becoming stacked wilds. Manage that and a bonus award of some 1,000 times your total stake is on offer!
The visuals here have a classy feel and the bouncy pop soundtrack is an ideal complement. We could have done with the shouts of “hooray”, “good luck” and “amazing” which punctuated the action though.
With its high-end design and impressive features, we should have really liked Hot KTV. We weren’t crash hot on the hostess bar theme which felt a tad uncomfortable. There’s nothing naughty on view but the theme wasn’t really for us.
If you don’t mind that theme, then there’s plenty to like at Hot KTV. It’s well designed and boasts a feature round with that offers plenty of potential courtesy of the multipliers. Get lucky with those and Hot KTV could deliver a night to remember. Alternative, Playtech offer you better games which Man of Steel highly recommended.