Hotline is a retro-inspired game, developed by NetEnt. It has 5 reels and 30 paylines, with bets starting from 15p a spin. Set on the glowing streets of Miami, reels are filled with lookalikes from Miami Vice. Special features include free spins, re-spins, Wilds and expanding wilds.
Think back to those video games and TV shows based in the Miami setting, and you will easily be able to visualise the look and feel of the Hotline slot. The gorgeous sunset colours, the palm trees and the neon all contribute to a fantastic slot design.
Let’s take a look at the game’s features and see if they are as good as the way it looks!
Get in the Driving Seat
Getting set up to play is easy. All of the 30 paylines are encompassed within a bet of 15.
You can choose how much you wish to bet against these, and it works out as a minimum of 1p per pair of paylines. You can increase up to a maximum coin value of £1. This will be multiplied by 15 to cover the paylines.
If you want to step things up, you can adjust the bet level, which adds extra weight to the bet. Think of it as adding another coin to each payline the higher up you to. Between 1 and 10, the bet level will be multiplied by your coin bet to create your total bet.
The total bet is displayed just below the spin button, so you can make sure you are happy with it before you start playing.
That Hotline Win…
Both the characters and the precious gem-encrusted jewellery are the standard symbols in the Hotline slot. You will need to match three or more of the same symbols on a payline to win.
The lady wearing the big hat, carrying a phone, is the most valuable on the reels. Land the maximum of five of these suspicious-looking women on the paylines, and you could be looking at a payout of up to 200 your coin bet.
There’s a man with a gun who looks up to no good. If, however, you can land five of a kind across the reels, you could be awarded 120 times your coin bet.
A fella with slicked-over hair and wearing shades is the last character on the reels. Five of him across a payline can pay out 80 times the coin bet.
Next up, we have the jewellery. A Crown with pink jewels, a necklace with green jewels and a blue encrusted ring are the selection we have. The maximum payouts for these vary from 20 to 30 times your coin bet, depending on which ones you land!
There are three fantastic features in the Hotline slot which can help you on your way. The streets may be filled with car chases, but your reels have the potential to be filled with wins and Wilds if you have a lucky landing! The three key features are explained here.
The Wild in the Hotline slot is a flash car. Wilds can appear on any of the reels, in any position. They have the capability to substitute for any of the standard symbols in play to create or extend a winning line.
If you land a Wild on a Hotline, it will expand to cover the whole reel. It will switch from the single car into a shot of the police car chasing it. This, of course, means that there are opportunities to build up winning lines across all three rows.
Our Scatter symbols depict the lovely sunset. Land three or more of them across reels 1, 3, and 5 to win 7 free spins.
Throughout your free spins, if a Wild lands on an active Hotline, it will expand to cover the reel. The bonus here is that it will stay there until the end of the free spins!
Hotline Bonus Bet
The Hotline slot is NetEnt’s first video slot with a unique multi-level feature of its kind. The Hotline Bonus Bet allows you to choose more hotlines, or rows, to increase your chances of triggering extra features.
With extra Hotlines in play, there are more opportunities to trigger Wild reels and re-spins.
The more Hotlines you bet on, the greater your bet will go. It will either double or triple, depending on how many extra lines you want to play.
A Hot Slot Indeed
From the way it looks to its special features, the Hotline slot is just great. We absolutely love the colours, the intricacy of the designs and the whole theme.
We will never tire of Wilds and free spins, but the bonus bet feature gives an extra dimension to gameplay. It’s up to the player to decide how many options they have to trigger the super special features, and we love that.
NetEnt have also spoilt us with a pretty cool soundtrack, which, with the occasional siren, adds some more fun while you play!
The Return to Player (RTP) of this slot is 96.13%.
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