Hot Potatoes (HPs) are a brand new collection of potato-themed NFTs coming out as early as January 2022. Holding these NFTs will give users access to the PotatoVerse, a play-to-win game with prizes starting from 12 ETH per round.
Next year, we should see an explosion of NFT-based games with innovative features. These projects challenge players to battle each other for substantial prizes. At the same time, they race to become a fan favorite for both NFT collectors and gamers. This collection combines high prizes with extravagant designs.
What stuns the most is the prize pot, prizes are as high as 250X the cost of minting one HP, and that is PER ROUND while holding one HP gives the user access to unlimited rounds!
This Hot Potatoes review looks closely at one of the most promising P2W NFT games in 2022. Will this be among the most rewarding projects next year? Read on to find out and discover more about its NFT collection and gameplay!
What Are Hot Potatoes?
Hot Potatoes is a limited NFT collection with different themes resembling easily identifiable characters from popular culture. Those who collect them can do much more than just boast about their wacky designs.
For instance, holders can use Hot Potato NFTs to access the project’s future game, the PotatoVerse. There, they can compete in weekly micro-games and social activities. The game tells the story of these unique, crazy potatoes trying to escape hungry Irish farmers. Every PotatoVerse round lasts for six months and rewards the last free potato owners with prizes starting from 12 ETH. After that, the game restarts with each NFT granting access in perpetuity.
Hot Potatoes aims to be a unique NFT project. To this end, it combines the value of NFT collectibles with the fun and competitiveness of a Play-to-Win game. Users will be able to:
- Mint a random Hot Potato out of the 52,560 available Hot Potatoes for only 0.05 ETH.
- Collect, trade, and exchange Hot Potatoes
- Join the PotatoVerse and compete in mini-games
- Play to win XP points to respawn and have a chance to win prizes starting from 12 ETH per round.
- Join a new game every six months and compete again and again in an ever increasing prize pot! (not only does the primary sale contribute to the prize pot for the first 4 rounds, but also royalties from secondary sales and prize pot staking proceeds do).
The project plans to allow users to mint NFT characters as early as Q1 2022. However, the PotatoVerse game should fully launch in the middle of 2022.
The Hot Potatoes NFT Collection
The Hot Potatoes NFT collection consists of 52,560 unique Hot Potato NFTs. As we mentioned above, each has unique features and slightly resembles popular characters or stereotypes. According to the HP whitepaper, some potatoes will differ by only one element from others. However, others will be extremely rare. Lastly, the collection will also feature a special set of Special Hot Potatoes. They are unique and different from any other Hot Potato.
Here’s a short summary of the HPs types by rarity:
- Uncommon HPs – They represent the top 10,000 NFTs.
- Rare HPs – They represent the top 2,500 NFTs.
- Very Rare HPs – They represent the top 500 NFTs.
- Extremely Rare HPs – They represent the top 100 NFTs by rarity.
The project will make the NFTs available on OpenSea. Users will have the option to transfer them via any marketplace or P2P they choose. However, the HP team recommends against it as it would exclude game participation until the next OpenSea transaction. The reasoning of the HP team is simple: only OpenSea transactions contribute royalties to the total prize pool – as such potatoes traded out of it would not participate in the PotatoVerse next round.
The project will release HP NFTs through a pre-sale and multiple public sale rounds for a fixed price of 0.05 ETH per NFT. Also, they will keep a few of them for special releases, such as limited airdrops or listings in bidding auctions.
HPs players are free to mint an unlimited number of NFTs. Furthermore, the more HPs they mint, the more chances they get to create a rare NFT. Lastly, holding numerous HPs gives users better odds of surviving until the end of the game.
The PotatoVerse in a Nutshell
Gamers can join the PotatoVerse by purchasing a Hot Potato NFT. From there on, they can participate in weekly games and activities. The goal is to overcome them successfully and remain the last set of free potatoes from the hands of hungry Irish farmers. Each six-monthly round will have several winners (1 every 1,000 HPs), with prizes starting at 12 ETH.
PotatoVerse proposes an exciting Play-to-Win experience on the elimination model. In this case, the farmers will catch and cook a potato every fixed period of minutes. Therefore, its owner will be out of the game. Also, a deposit of a fractional ETH amount will instantly reach the Hot Cauldron of Joy where the total prize pot is held.
Respawning also takes place, and an eliminated NFT owner can re-enter the game, and the corresponding ETH amount will leave the Cauldron.
The best way for a Hot Potato to escape the farmers is for its owner to be highly active in the game. For example, taking part in weekly games and social activities will reduce the risk of getting caught.
Lastly, farmers harvest potatoes faster than cooked potatoes can respawn. Therefore, only a few HPs can get the Hot Cauldron of Joy at the end of the round and share its content.
The NFT and blockchain-based gaming sectors are merging into lucrative new ventures for collectors and gamers alike. Hot Potatoes is a clear example and something to look for in 2022. Furthermore, its P2W game, The PotatoVerse, restarts every six months. So, we can expect this project to remain a fan’s favorite for many years to come.
Be on the lookout for Hot Potatoes pre-sale and official sale events in early 2022. Also, keep an eye out for the PotatoVerse, which should come out fully mid-2022.