Hotline is NetEnt’s slot machine, and a game where this developer chose for a theme the cop shows of the 80s, among which you might recognize names like Tango & Cash, or even Miami Vice. The action revolves around two cops, dressed in the outfits of the time and doing their job in a city with a hot climate. They’re using a sports car and overall the 80s look is spot on in this game.
This particular game is played with 30 active lines, which are used on 5 reels that spin. You will get paid even up to 60,000 coins in a single round, though with multiple combinations taking part in a win in that case. Feature wise, you have every reason to try out the slot as well, since it will offer wild symbols, re-spins, hotlines, free spins, expanding wilds, and so on.
Betting and Prizes
When you’re placing a bet in a game from NetEnt, you’re typically using fixed lines. The game works with 15 fixed lines for the wager, though in actuality you’re going to get 30 active lines from them. You have the level of the bet that you can use to determine how many coins are used per line, up to 10 being allowed. You also have the coin value, which starts from $0.01. The minimum bet that you need to use to get the reels going will be $0.15. At the other end of the range, wagers of $150 or even more should be possible. There should also be the possibility to wager more via the Hotline Bonus Bet, which will be used to activate more Hotlines.
The prizes of the slot are advertised by it, and they can apparently deliver payouts of up to 60,000 coins from a single round. Presumably, that’s for all 30 lines, so the win per combo should be at 2,000 coins, or about $2,000. As a NetEnt slot machine, you can expect at least an average RTP in this very playable slot.
Hotline Slot Features
The main feature that you will get from Hotline is going to be called after its title. It’s a Hotline that you’re going to get each round, selected by the player from one of the three rows of symbols available. If you have a wild symbol land on the selected Hotline, then it will expand on its own reel and then it will become sticky for the upcoming re-spins. If this happens during free spins, then the expanded wild will remain in its position until the feature’s spins are all consumed.
Scatter symbols, which show the city and palm trees against a Sun that’s going down, will be shown on the reels 1, 3 and 5. When all three are present, the game delivers 7 free spins to the player. There are certain advantages to these free spins, as I mentioned above, with expanding sticky wilds being there to help you for the entire duration if they show up.
As for the wilds, these symbols are going to be usable for substitution purposes, mixed with regular symbols so that new combinations can be formed. They are not usable together with any of the feature triggers.
Theme & Design
The theme being an 80s style cop show, on the reels of this slot you will notice images of the two police officers, wearing suits of the time and sunglasses, along with car chases, a female villain and a bunch of jewelry symbols that look great. There are no low paying symbols that don’t belong here, and the graphics look excellent as a result.
Hotline is a slot from NetEnt that should prove a lot of fun to players, not just because it has a unique theme, but because of the included features.