Inspired by Miami Vice and the retro spirit of the 80s, and further boosted by significant resource availability at the iGaming magnate, Hotline is one slot worth betting on. Once it is released on March 22, as announced, there is no saying how high it will rate in terms of popularity across all player pools.
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This slot looks much like a typical car chase video game – there are literally scenes of the road, the characters and their conflicts during the actual game play. Players will be accompanied by three different personas – Quinn, Riviera and Kitty Weiss.
The action takes place across Miami, using a 5-reel, 3-row 30-fixed paylines grid, filled with symbols inspired by the characters and the riches you are supposed to help them rob! Aside from these, Scatters and Wilds are also available in order to trigger the special features NetEnt intended to offer.
The Hot Features at ‘Hotline’
There are four special features that make Hotline what it truly is. The first is the Hotline Bonus Bet – namely, during the base game, one of the rows is always selected as a hotline, but players are able to select one or two more. That way, if a Wild lands on any of the hotlines activated, it would expand on the whole reel and stay during Re-Spins and Free Spins. You can play the one, primary activated hotline (by default) with the basic bet – 15 coins. Two activated hotlines make the Hotline Bonus Bet a Double one – 30 coins a bet, while all three activated hotlines make a Triple Bet, worth 45 coins.
Re-Spins, mentioned above, are the second special feature of this slot. They are triggered when a Wild symbol happens to appear on an activated hotline, and thus expands across the whole reel, awarding the player with a re-spin. Should no new Wilds appear on the reels, the Re-Spins end.
Speaking of the Wilds, the third hot feature at Hotline is the Expanding Wild. Their role is to replace any other symbol except for Scatters, and to expand throughout the reel when they land on an active hotline. This is the highest paying special feature on the slot, as can be noted from its payline.
Ultimately, Free Spins are the fourth and final feature at this slot, and they are triggered by a total of three Scatter symbols which land anywhere on the reels numbered 1, 3 and 5. This occasion triggers 7 Free Spins, during which a Wild can land on an activated hotline and trigger the previous, Expanded Wilds feature. It will remain throughout the Free Spins, but it is important to note that this Free Spins feature cannot be triggered during this, or the second, Re-Spins feature round.