Armadillo Studios has taken its content to new heights as hot air balloons float above the reels in the studio’s latest slot, Hot Hot Balloons


Out now


Hot air balloons


Hot Hot Balloons is a 7×7 reel slot with cluster-pays of five or more identical symbols, offering a maximum win of x10,000 the player’s wager. 




96.17 per cent


Low value symbols come in the form of Route 66 symbols, chillies and cacti. If the right number of identical symbols land in winning clusters, these symbols can offer between x0.2 and x30 the player’s bet. 

Next up, three hot air balloons depict the medium value symbols with rainbow, US flag and orange-themed balloons offering between x0.4 and x100 the player’s wager. 

High value symbols are represented by fiery diamonds. These symbols can offer between x1 and x150 the chosen stake, depending on the number of identical symbols that land adjacent to one another. 

Finally, free spins text scatters can drop into play, awarding 10 free spins when three or more land on the same spin. 


This game uses cluster-pays, meaning that identical symbols need to land in adjacent positions of five or more symbols to award wins.

Payout prizes will vary depending on the size of the cluster, with maximum prizes handed out for clusters of 15 or more symbols. 

Cascading wins also occur in this game, causing winning symbols to disappear after providing their payout prizes, making way for new symbols to drop in from the top of the reels. 

Meanwhile, each cell on the board where a win occurs will gain a x2 multiplier for the next cascade.

As cascading wins repeat, any multiplier cells that contribute to wins will apply their respective multiplier to the win’s payout, before its multiplier doubles in value for the next cascade. Multipliers can reach up to x128. 

When the free spins feature is activated, any cell multipliers that were active carry over into the bonus game mode. These multipliers will then remain active across the entirety of the free spins, unlike in the base game where they reset in between spins. 

Players can activate a golden bet feature that doubles their stake to gain double the chance of activating the free spins game mode.

However, the super free spins game mode will be activated when three or more scatters appear if the golden bet feature is activated. In the super free spins, all cells begin with at least a x2 multiplier, depending on any cell multipliers that carry over from the base game. 

Players can also choose to buy access to the free spins feature for the price of x80 their stake, or to the super free spins for x160. 


David Stoveld, COO of Armadillo Studios, stated: “Hot Hot Balloons combines chilli peppers and the zest of New Mexico with the historic charm of Route 66 and colourful balloons, promising a unique slot experience unlike any other.” 



To test out the demo version of Hot Hot Balloons, click here