Extreme Heat is a Microgaming pokie that is part of the Retro Reels lineup, one that you can find on the Spin Palace casino, as well as many other Microgaming casinos.
Extreme Heat is a retro pokie, but one that has a little more to offer than that categorization would suggest. Instead of 3 reels and 1 payline, there are 5 reels and 30 paylines, and there is also a bonus round. The aesthetic is definitely retro, with cherries, 7s and “Bars”, albeit with a fiery makeover, but the payout is also more in line with a bonus pokie, as is the fact that Extreme Heat has a bonus round.
Extreme Heat has a wide betting range. This begins at $0.01, the minimum bet, and it goes as high as $112,50, the maximum bet. This is based on a minimum of $0.01 per payline, and a maximum of $3,75 per payline, with the player choosing how many lines they want to play.
You can take a “re-spin” on every reel after every spin. The value of this changes depending on what the reel shows and how much of an impact a re-spin will have on the game. There is also a free spins round, which is triggered when you land at least three of the scatter symbols. There are 20 free spins to unlock in total, but 3 scatters will only get you 10. On the plus side, all wins are doubled in the free spins round, and the round can also be re-triggered. Getting three scatters in the free spins round is just as hard as it is in the base game though, so you won’t re-trigger this feature very often.
We’re not big fans of the retro layout, but that’s mainly because of the limitations, and there are none of those on Extreme Heat. It might actually be better suited to players who don’t like retro pokies, because it has more in common with modern pokies.