Hotline is not only packed with traditional features like the Wild and expanding Wild Substitutions, Re-Spins, and Free Spins, it is also the first video slot with a distinct multi-level bonus bet feature: the Hotline Bonus Bet.
Progressive Jackpot: No
Ferraris, flamingos, and synthesizer music? These are just some of the things that would draw you into this five-reel, 30-payline online video slot from NetEnt called Hotline.
Without a shadow of a doubt, this game channels the spirit of the 80s and of course, the hit TV series from that era, Miami Vice! As a matter of fact, it even has its own Crockett and Tubbs doppelgangers named Quinn and Rivera!
Before you can go out in the streets with these two protagonists, you must first need to set your bets. Coin denominations range from 0.01 to 1, and can be set by clicking on the "Coin Value" section. With "Level" you can set the number of coins per line. By tapping on "Max Bet," you will set the maximum bet available. "Spin" will set the reels in motion, whereas "Autoplay" would turn the reels automatically for a pre-selected number of times without any pause.
The 80s may have been a decade loaded with gaudy sports cars, shoulder pads and perms, but it's firmly en vogue amongst this generation of players. This nostalgia-filled slot is in tune with the zeitgeist, presenting players with a retro eighties mania with a stylish vibe.
The sweltering Miami Beach setting features the usual gorgeous graphics and animations during its intro. Its theme and styling would take punters back to video games such as Grand Theft Auto and obviously, Miami Vice. Heck, there's even a flashy Italian sports car on the reels!
The colors in this slot are muted, but the logo is prominently neon-lit and the soundtrack is just a plain masterpiece. Tuning in with the synth-wave trend, the cheesy sax and rock guitar, blend brilliantly with a police radio scanner for the essential cop chase vibe.
Fans of that authentic 80s vibe would truly feel right at home with Hotline. Spinning the reels and tripping the high-speed car chase is a rousing buzz that offers high rewards. Dazzling 3D graphics and the modern synth-wave soundtrack makes this game smooth, sassy and well worth any player’s time.
There are six standard symbols in Hotline and they all exude that 80s vibe. They include the female baddie, Rivera, Quinn and three pieces of expensive jewelry.
The red Ferrari is wild and would take the place of all others to help land winning matches except for the sunset scatter symbol. It is also part of one of the features that would be discussed in more detail below.
Apart from being the name of the game, Hotline is also one of the features and this particular line is marked by a yellow light to the left of the reels. The default is one line lit but paying extra (2x or 3x the stake) would allow two or three lines to be selected.
These are all worthwhile because if a wild symbol lands on a selected Hotline, it would expand to fill all positions on its reel. It would also award a free re-spin with that wild reel held in place.
This is triggered by landing three of the sunset scatter symbols anywhere on reels one, three and five. You’ll get seven free spins and during this feature and the time the Hotline wilds activate, they would stay in place for the remainder of the round. It’s not possible to trigger any more spins from within this feature.