This semi-comical video slot game from IGT “Hot Flashes” reveals some of the extreme female mood swings that females may get as life goes on. This video slot game has 15 paylines and the slot play can bet up to 50 credits per payline. With this maximum bet of 750 credits, the maximum payout is 5000,000 credits when 5 Hot Flashes symbols are showing on a paid payline. Some of the symbols are; female with black and yellow hair, blonde female, male, romance novel, aspirin, lipstick, rolling pin, pain pills, and doghouse. There are 2 bonuses, Mood Swings Free Spin Bonus and the Happy Trail Bonus. There is a scatter pay when 3 or more Credit Card symbols are shown anywhere on any of the three rolls by five column screen.
The first bonus is the Mood Swings Free Spins Bonus which is initiated when three female symbols are shown on a played payline line. The slot player is awarded ten free spins are and is played automatically on all 15 paylines using the same bet per line as the initiating game. Free spin winnings are paid from the bonus paytable. Excluding the top award, free spin line wins are multiplied by the line bet and a bonus multiplier. The top award is multiplied by the line bet. Free spin scatter wins are multiplied by the total bet on all 15 paylines and a bonus multiplier. Free spins can be initiated within free spins by three female symbols appearing on a played line. Upon re-initiation 10 additional free spins are awarded to the slot player. The bonus ends when 0 free spins remain or after 510 free spins have been played.
The second bonus is the Happy Trail bonus and is initiated when three doghouse symbols are shown on a played payline. The screen changes to a game board where the slot player presses the spin button to row the two dice to reveal the number of spaces to move. The bonus begins in the start position with 0 credits. Movement along the trail is made according to the value shown on the pair of dice. For each indicated type of location the following happens:
• A credit amount – The amount is added to the win meter.
• A sub-bonus – A sub-bonus is played and any pays won are added to the win meter. There are four sub-bonus; Shoe Bonus, Candy Bonus, Chores Bonus, and Jewelry Bonus.
• A heart – A heart pay is added to the win meter.
When all four heart positions are awarded, a bonus of 1000 credits is added to the win meter.
Bonus play continues by spinning after each complete move. When “End” is reached, the bonus ends, and the total on the win meter is awarded. All wins are multiplied by the initiating line bet.
When the slot player lands on the Shoe Bonus in the Happy Trail bonus game, six pairs of shoes are displayed. The slot player makes a selection either matches or does not match the outfit revealed. Shoes are selected until a match is not made. A pay is awarded according to the number of matches made and the bonus ends.
When the slot player lands on the Candy Bonus in the Happy Trail bonus game, fifteen items are displayed. The items a certain number will be “Collect” items and the remaining items will be pay value items. For each selected pay value item a pay is added to the bonus meter. When a collect item is selected, a consolation pay of 15 credits is added to the bonus meter and the bonus ends.
When the slot player lands on the Chores Bonus in the Happy Trail bonus game, six items are displayed. The slot player selects two items. The rank revealed for each selected item determines its pay value. The sum of the pays of the two items is awarded and the bonus ends
When the slot player lands on the Jewelry Bonus in the Happy Trail bonus game, fifteen jewelry items are displayed. The slot player selects the jewelry item and a pay is added to the bonus meter. The bonus ends when three fake jewelry items have been selected.