Hotline : Demo
Where to Play NetEnt’s Hotline Slot
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Theme wise, the Hotline slot takes you back to the 80s as it draws its inspiration from retro themed TV shows and popular 80s movies such as Miami Vice – you will see palm trees in the sunset and neon signs in the background and you will hear 80s music. It will remind you of old cop movies.
Symbols on the reels include shining gemstones as well as 3 typically 80s characters (a suave sunglasses-wearing gangster, a permed cop with a gun and a class lady with a brick mobile phone!). The latter is the most rewarding giving you 22.22 times your stake for 5 across a payline. The red sports car is the wild symbol which can appear on any reel – it substitutes for all symbols bar the scatter.
Hotline Bonus Bet feature
Now, central to the action in the Hotline slot is the Hotline Bonus Bet feature which you can choose to activate at will – you can play with 1, 2 or 3 Hotlines which affects your total stake.
- When you activate 1 Hotline, you will play at 15 coins per level (so 15p to £150 per spin)
- If you use 2 Hotlines, it will cost you double (30p to £300 per spin).
- If you want all 3 Hotlines, it will set you back 45 coins (45p to £450 per spin).
The more Hotlines you activate, the higher your chances to get expanding wilds and re-spins – if a wild symbol lands on an activated Hotline, it will expand to take over the whole reel.
When you get an expanding wild, you will also trigger the Re-Spins feature where you get a free re-spin with expanding wild(s). More re-spins will follow if you land new wilds on the activate Hotline – the expanded wild(s) remain sticky until all re-spins have finished.
Free Spins feature
Look out for the sunset scatter symbol as 3 of them appearing simultaneously on reels 1, 3 and 5 will trigger the Free Spins feature where you’re rewarded with 7 free spins. If a wild lands on an activated Hotline, it will expand and remain on the reels until the end of the feature. In theory, you could end up with a screen full of wilds on every free spin!
Hotline slot thoughts
A screen full of wild symbols would result in maximum wins of 400 times your stake on every spin/re-spin/free spin – if you filled the reels with wilds on your first free spin, this would result in a whopping 2,800 times your stake (400 x stake for 7 free spins).
The Hotline slot is a medium variance offering where you can choose your stake size to see how many expanded, sticky wilds you play with. I found playing with 3 Hotlines the best option but it will set you back between 45p and £450 per spin. The more Hotlines you play with, the higher the potential return (RTP %):
- 1 Hotline in play – 96.13% RTP
- 2 Hotlines in play – 96.70% RTP
- 3 Hotlines in play – 97.04% RTP
Overall, Hotline is decent slot from NetEnt which is unique – if you fancy heading back to the 80s though, Big Time Gaming’s The Final Countdown slot should do the trick.