Released: 21 Feb 2019
Hotline Slot Review
Ferraris, palm trees, neon lights and synthesizer music – what does that remind you of? NetEnt’s Hotline slots takes players back to the 80s and is inspired by popular movies from that time such as Miami Vice. The game tells the story of two detectives, Tubbs and Crockett, and their adventures. Keep reading to find out more!
Hotline slots has five reels, three rows and thirty fixed paylines. There’s a view of an Art Deco Miami beachfront hotel behind those reels. The stunning graphics and animation intro show off the developer’s amazing skills.
The background colours are muted, but the logo is comfortingly neon lit and the soundtrack is a masterpiece. Tuning in with the synth wave trend, the cheesy sax and rock guitar blend perfectly with a police radio scanner for the essential cop chase vibe.
There six standard symbols in the game are all theme-related. There are three main characters – the two detectives and a female baddie with a brick mobile phone. The rest of the symbols are three pieces of expensive jewellery.
The red Ferrari is wild and it substitutes for all other symbols to help form winning combos except for the sunset scatter symbol; it’s also part of one of the features described below.
How To Play Hotline
Before you join the two detectives in the search for the stolen jewellery, you need to set your bets. Coin denominations range from 0.01 to 1 and can be set by clicking the "+/-" buttons by the ‘Coin Value’ section. With the "+/-" buttons by ‘Level’ you can set the number of coins per line (from 1 to 10). You can choose the ‘Max Bet’ option and set the maximum bet available. When you’re ready to play, press the "Spin" button which will set the reels in motion. Or, you can use "Autoplay" and select a number of times for the reels to turn automatically and without interruption.
How To Win Hotline Slots
Hotline slots’ top payouts come from master thief, Kitty Waites, at 200x your line bet. Next are the two detectives, awarding 120x and 80x the bet per line for five matching symbols on a payline. The stunning pieces of jewellery Kitty has snatched offer the lowest payouts at 5x your line bet. However, this 5x payout is for matching three symbols on a payline. If you’re lucky enough to land five of – let’s say – the crown, you will get a reward of 30 times your line bet. The necklace is worth 25x for five, whereas the ring pays 20x the line bet for five-of-a-kind combination.
Hotline Bonus Features
This bonus feature has the same name as the game itself and this particular line is marked by a yellow light to the left of the reels. Usually is one line that gets lit, but paying extra (2x or 3x the stake) will allow two or three lines to be selected.
In the hotlines that are active, the wild racing car symbol will burn rubber and expand to fill the entire reel. As our cop heroes take hot pursuit down the Miami strip, you will get a free respin with that wild reels held in place.
Landing three of the sunset scatter symbols anywhere on reels one, three and five triggers this bonus feature. If you manage to do this, you’ll receive seven free spins and if the Hotline wilds are activated within this feature, they will remain in place for the duration of the round. In theory, you could end up with a screen full of wilds on every free spin!
Unfortunately, it’s not possible to trigger any more spins from within this feature.
Our Hotline Slots Review
NetEnt’s software guarantees a reliable game which can be played on any device. Hotline slots is no exception. The game is mobile optimised for smartphone and tablet play and designed using HTML5.
Variance and RTP vary according to the bonus bet features you have activated. This is where the play for free option comes in handy. This can be a great way to test the game out risk free before you play for real money.
Fans of that eighties vibe will definitely enjoy spinning the reels and tripping the high speed car chase in the Hotline video slot. Gorgeous 3D graphics and fitting soundtrack take this Miami scene a bit higher up the ladder, making it a much classier affair than the eighties used to be. But even if you weren't there first time round, that doesn’t mean you won’t find it exciting.
So, give Hotline slots a try and enjoy the beachside car chase for prizes!
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