Hot Potato is a 7×7 online slot from Thunderkick with Cluster Pays mechanics. The game is packed with fun features, including the Avalanche Feature, Exploding Wilds, Multiplier Grid Feature, Free Spins, and the option to Buy Bonuses. This game offers you the chance to win up to 10,000 times your bet.
Hot Potato Slot Symbols
Symbols on the reels include cucumbers, donuts, drinks, fries, hamburgers, and chefs. A Potato is an Exploding Wild and substitutes for all other symbols except the Scatter symbol.
Hot Potato Main Game
Hot Potato Features
Cluster Wins & Avalanche Feature
Cluster Pay occurs when 5 or more identical paying symbols are connected either horizontally or vertically. The win amount depends on how many identical symbols there are in a cluster. Once a Cluster Win is formed, the winning symbols are removed from the grid, and an Exploding Wild symbol will appear in the Cluster area. After the explosion, the Avalanche feature is triggered. You can have multiple paying Clusters simultaneously on the game grid.
The Avalanche feature, as mentioned earlier, activates when you win a Cluster Pay or when an Exploding Wild lands and explodes, replacing empty positions with new or existing symbols. This feature continues as long as a new win is awarded. Your total win is awarded at the end of the Avalanche feature.
The Exploding Wild symbol can randomly land and explode during regular spins or within the Avalanche feature sequence. Moreover, it may also be automatically generated and cause an explosion within a Cluster Pay area. When the Exploding Wild symbol explodes, it clears out all symbols within a 3×3 Multiplier Grid surrounding and underneath it. This underlying grid comprises individual cells, each with an initial Multiplier value of x2.
If new Exploding Wild symbols appear and explode on top of the Multiplier Grid, the Multiplier will double up to a maximum of x128 on the grid cells that overlap. Notably, Multiplier Grids are additive to each other. So, for example, if a Cluster Pay involves both a x2 and a x32 Multiplier, your overall win would be multiplied by x34.
The Bonus Game is triggered or retriggered when you land 3 Scatter symbols anywhere on the grid. You are awarded 10 Free Spins. The Multiplier Grids activated during the base game will reset as soon as the Bonus Game starts. In the Bonus Game, the Multiplier Grids are sticky and remain active throughout the entire Bonus Game. These sticky Multiplier Grids can persistently enhance your wins during your free spins, creating more chances for big payouts.
Hot Potato Free Spins
You can instantly trigger the Bonus Game from the base game by buying it for 100x the bet. The RTP is 96.44%.