Purple hot puts a 21st century twist on a fruity favourite
Remember the good old days of fruit machines? If nostalgia is your thing, or even if you’re just curious about what folk used to get up to in the days before the internet, Purple Hot offers a twenty first century reminder of just how simple and straightforward things could be back in the day.
Five reels, three rows, just five pay lines and the tried and trusted fruit emblems that date all the way back to the Victorian age are likely to stir up some misty eyed memories of days gone by. Traditional bananas, oranges, cherries, plums, lemons and melons: the icons of yesteryear are all there, along with a good old lucky seven. Do you know why it had to be fruit back then? (Read on!)
Seven is still the star of the show. Five lucky sevens will ring up 5000 times your stake or - if you’re playing at the qualifying level - the huge progressive jackpot (not everything is retro!).
Bananas stand as a scatter with a maximum possible pay out of fifty times your bet for five in view. There is also the option to gamble any winnings, either by doubling up or playing with half the win, and there is always the option to collect at any point.
Purple hot Slot Game Info:
- Reels: 5
- Lines: 5
- Game Developer: PlayTech
About the Game
The objective of Purple Hot is to obtain winning symbol combinations by spinning the reels.
To play the game:
Line bets are chosen by clicking + and – below Line Bet to increase or decrease the amount.
Paylines can be activated and their shape displayed by progressively clicking + and – below Lines. Paylines can also be activated by using the numbered buttons on either side of the reels.
Selecting a high payline includes all the lower ones too. For example, selecting payline 5 also activates paylines 1 through 4. Clicking Bet Max activates all paylines with the currently selected bet per line and spins the reels.
Total bet per game round = line bet X active paylines.
Clicking Spin spins the reels with the current selection of lines and line bets. During the reel spins the Spin button changes into Stop. Clicking Stop ends the spin animation and immediately displays the spin result.
Reels can also be spun using the Auto Play function. Mouse over the Auto Play button to display the list of options. Select the number of spins to be played automatically.
Clicking on an option starts the Auto Play function. The Auto Play button changes into Stop during the Auto Play mode. The Auto Play mode ends when the reels have spun the determined number of times, or when you click Stop.
Clicking the Turbo Mode button switches on or off the Turbo Mode thus turning on or off some of the win animations and sounds, and making the reels spin faster or slower.
Wins are calculated according to the paytable. Line win = line bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. Scatter win = total bet X corresponding multiplier according to the paytable. The paytable can be accessed via the Info page.
On a given payline, only the highest payline winning combination pays while simultaneous winnings on different paylines are accumulated.
In case of a winning spin, the Win field displays the accumulating winnings. The Win ticker can be stopped by clicking anywhere on the screen to display the total win amount immediately.
Payline wins and the total win are also displayed on the strip located at the bottom of the reels or the game window.
The Scatter symbol in the game is the banana symbol. The Scatter symbols do not have to occur on any particular payline. If there are three or more Scatters in the spin results, the pay-out earned is multiplied by the total bet and added to payline winnings.
One of the possible wins in this game is the Progressive Jackpot, built up by all the casinos that offer the game. A small percentage of each bet, by every person that qualifies for the Jackpot and plays this game in each of many online casinos, is added to a common pot. When a player gets the right result, that player wins the entire Jackpot.
After a Jackpot has been won, a new pot is started, with a guaranteed minimum amount of money (called a seed). This ensures that even if you get a Jackpot result in a game right after someone else has won the Jackpot, you will still get a large win. If a spin results in Jackpot winning combinations on several active paylines, full Jackpot (progressive pot + seed) is paid for the first winning combination and seed value for every additional one.
In this game, a player is qualified to win the Progressive Jackpot if playing with maximum number of active paylines (5) and betting with any of the four highest possible coin sizes. There are four different progressive pots, one for each coin size respectively. Players only contribute to the pot that they are qualified to win.
Aside from these relatively recent innovations the game is as pared down as possible (if you’ll pardon the fruity pun!). It is just about as close to the classic game we used to see as you could ask for. Give or take the presence of five reels rather than three and those game enriching add-ons we think that PlayTech’s latest great leap back in time is well worth the effort.
The Purple Hot styling adds just a hint of modern day marketing glamour but not so much that it interrupts the classic emphasis on the icons whilst the huge progressive jackpot and win gamble features fit surprisingly comfortably into the retro frame. The modern day demand for meaningful returns makes perfect sense of those features. Not everything was better in the old days!
And as luck would have it, that brings us back to the question of fruit. Why fruit? You may well ask.
Did you know that early machines didn’t even pay cash? They paid out in fruit flavoured chewing gum. No-one chews water melon flavoured gum any more, but that really is how they used to roll. Like they say, not everything was better in the old days.