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SLOTS SHOWCASE 2019 HABANER O HOT HOT FRUIT Habanero’s new slot aims to transform the gambling experience with innovative audio-visual content and engaging mechanics In brief, how would you describe Hot Hot Fruit to our readers? Hot Hot Fruit is a five-reel, three-row, fixed 15-line slot. It’s a slot that plays at a blinding pace where any fruit or wild can turn into a double symbol and pay as two physical symbols. During free games any symbol that appears in a winning combination is locked for the remaining free games. It’s fast, fun and furious! How does the gameplay work, and which unique features and mechanics set Hot Hot Fruit apart from other slot titles in the market? Hot Hot Fruit is a combination of some of Habanero’s most popular features. All symbols can double up except for the ‘7’ symbols, which can triple up. The game features no scatter symbols; instead six free games are triggered if three wild symbols appear left to right or right to left (doubled or single), and 12 games are triggered if three wild symbols appear left to right and right to left. During free games any symbol that appears in a winning combination sticks to the reels for the remaining free games. Across which markets and platforms is the slot available? Hot Hot Fruit will go live with our operator partners in January and will be available on all devices thanks to our use of HTML5 and all the latest technology. The game uses a common loader on all platforms with shared components for quicker load times. The slot is available in multi- currency options, all supported with no additional fees. Besides English, Hot Hot Fruit comes in 20 other languages, including 12 European and eight Asian dialects. With the eyes of the betting and gaming world on London in February, it couldn’t be a more appropriate month to launch. What are the main challenges in slot development and delivery today? The big challenge remains adding as much audio-visual content to games as possible while ensuring the game is relatively small and fast to download. In addition to making games that entertain with visuals and sounds, players want engaging mathematics and mechanics that feel less like gambling and more like gaming. Habanero has released several titles in the last 18 months, Rolling Roger, Presto and Jump!, that balance this perfectly. 42 • ISSUE 114 • JANUARY 42 • ISSUE - FEBRUARY 114 • JANUARY 2019 - FEB- VIEW MORE CONTENT ONLINE