Just when you thought NetEnt was done with the 80s-themed slots, Hotline Slot pops up. This is probably one of the most retro-themed slots we have played in a while too.
The Hotline Slot was first released in March 2018. It is a 5-reel, 30 payline slot machine. The minimum bet per spin is 15p. The maximum is £450, which makes it one of the more expensive NetEnt slots to play when it comes to the upper level, but the minimum bet is perfectly accessible.
This game is retro. Very retro. You got neon signs. Dudes decked out in sunglasses. Jewellery, sunsets, and all that jazz. We believe that the game is based on Miami Vice or perhaps the pc game "Hotline Miami" as it certainly has all the hallmarks of all that, although NetEnt is never going to say that. They do not wish to pay the licensing fees!
Honestly, Hotline looks good. The images are well-drawn and it makes a chance to get a new slot from NetEnt which does not go overboard with the fancy graphics and the like. We have no real complaints on the theming level. This is yet another game which just shows how fantastic NetEnt is when it comes to the design of their games.
While there are a few features loaded into the Hotline slot machine, there is nothing here that is going to be particularly tricky to understand. Well, at least there shouldn’t be. This is a slot which seems to be made for both beginners and experienced players alike. After playing it for a few hours, we certainly had a ton of fun.
The game is set with a nice 97.40% Rtp which is higher than most other Netent slots and other slots alike, making it one of the highest paying new slots out there!
There are several features to be found in the Hotline slot, and a few of them are unique enough to make this slot easily one of the best slots to come out this year, which is not too shabby considering we still have 9 months left.
The main feature comes in the form of the Hotline bonus bet. Of course, to enjoy this bet you will need to stump up some extra cash (they don’t call it a bonus bet for no reason). When you play this, you can activate one or all three of the lines for your bonus bet.
The more hotlines you have activated in the game, the more chance you for there to be expanding wilds and more of a chance to nail yourself some re-spins. It is worth it, in our opinion.
Expanding wilds can appear anywhere on the reels. If a wild lands on an activate hotline, then it can expand to cover the whole reel (one of the main reasons why you should be activating all the potential hotlines, even if it does cost you a little bit more)
If you get an wild on a hot line, then game will automatically award you with a respin. The wild will, of course, remain sticky on the reels. This is why the more hot lines you have activate, the more chance you have of winning. The expanded wild will almost always give you a free respin.
Hotline Mobile Slot Machine
As this is a NetEnt slot, you can expect their mobile slot machine to be impeccable. While we have not had much of a chance to play about with the mobile version of the Hotline Slot (we spend most of our time playing with the desktop version when we review games), the hour or so that we spent with it indicates that this game is going to be amazing for those who mostly play on mobile devices. The colour scheme of the retro 80s really comes into its own on the smaller screen.
We know that the bonus bet on Hotline slot is going to put some people off. Nobody is ever really a fan of slots that ask you to pay a little bit more for a higher chance of winning.
However, trust us on this one. When you play an online slot like Hotline, you are going to want to pay that extra cash. It is worth it. The higher chance of winning is a massively higher chance of winning and you could break even.
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