Hotline is the latest online and mobile slot game developed by NetEnt. Released just a few days ago in March 2018, punters across the nation are keen to get testing out the gaming giant’s latest creation.
The theme is instantly recognisable: think Miami Vice, retro 80’s cop movie style. Completely decked out in an Art Deco colour scheme, set within the sunny Miami boulevards and featuring a few stereotypical 80’s characters, this game will really take you back (if you are old enough!).
This 5 reel and 3 row online slot game can be played across a variety of devices; from mobiles and tablets to desktop PCs. There are 30 pay lines and an interesting “hotline” feature which of course, the game is named after.
The three 80’s characters are the main game-players in Hotline; the lady with the classic mobile phone, the cop and the shade-donning gangster). These symbols will each give you the most rewards, followed by the jewellery symbols.
The game also features wilds – a red sports car – that can appear anywhere and substitutes all symbols but the scatter. The sunset scatter can land on reels 1, 3 and 5.
The Hotline feature is the main attraction and the unique element of the game. This is a bonus bet feature whereby a hotline (or two, or three) is activated during each spin and increases the chance to win bigger and better by inviting expanding wilds and re-spins.
The game always has one hotline activated and will play at a basic bet level. However, you can choose to activate two or three hotlines, for a double bet or triple bet respectively. When a wild lands on an activated hotline, it will expand to cover the whole reel.
Furthermore, if a wild lands on an activated hotline in re-spins and the main game, It will not only expand to cover the entire reel, but it will also award a re-spin.
You can probably guess, it is well worth your time and money to activate all three hotlines in order for those bigger wins to land.
In addition to the Hotline Bonus Bet feature, you can also trigger free spins in NetEnt’s Hotline. Land 3 of the sunset scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5, and you will receive 7 free spins. A pleasant, additional feature here is that when a wild lands on an activated hotline in free spins, it will not only expand to cover the whole reel but it will remain on the reels until the end of the bonus game too.
We certainly recommend Hotline, but to boost the excitement factor we think you’ll need all three hotlines activated to reap the benefits of those expanding wilds and re-spins.