You are taken back in time to the 1980’s with Hotline. This is a retro-styled detective-themed video slot by NetEnt with a special Bonus Bet feature. In this feature, players can decide to make as many as 3 rows of hotlines. With a Wild symbol landing on any of these rows, you will activate a Respin Feature where the Wild symbol will be frozen in place and then expand during the respin. Read on to learn more about this feature and others in the review below.
Hotline For Low And High Rollers
This is a video slot with 5 reels and a total of 30 active paylines. This game has a Miami Vice vibe to it and as a matter of fact, this slot is inspired by this popular ‘80s detective series. The backdrop looks like a scene of Miami with palm trees and neon signs glittering in the sunset. Players can get started today with just 15p per spin which is the minimum bet allowed. This is great for low rollers, but high rollers shouldn’t feel left out as the maximum bet per spin is set at £450.
Keeping in line with the general theme of this slot you have symbols that are a throwback to the ‘80s. On the reels you can see three individuals, the first is a cop with permed hair and holding a gun, the second is a mobster wearing expensive looking sunglasses and the third is a classy lady holding the first generation cellular phone. There are also precious looking gemstones on the reels.
The classy lady symbol will reward players with 200 coins if they are able to land five of this symbol on an active payline. The Wild symbol is represented by a Red coloured Sports car. This symbol will displace other icons which are on the reels except for the Sunset Scatter icon.
The Sunset Scatter Free Spins Bonus Feature
You also receive a total of 7 free spins during the Free Spins bonus feature which is activated when you land at least three Sunset Scatter symbols on reels 1,3 and 5. During this round, the wild can become expanded and frozen in place for the duration of the free spins if it lands on an activated Hotline.
Activating the Bonus Bet Feature
The Bonus Bet Feature can be triggered by players at any time. If you choose to trigger a single Hotline, your minimum stake will be 15 coins, two will have a minimum stake of 30 coins and three will be 45 coins. It must be noted that your chances of receiving respins and expanding wilds rise with each triggered Hotline.
A Wild icon landing of a triggered Hotline will lead to it expanding to occupy the entire reel. A Respins Feature will be activated when this happens as well, with a free respin granted to you and the expanding wilds have frozen on the reel. Landing fresh wilds on the triggered Hotline will lead to more respins being granted with the expanded wilds still frozen in place for the duration of the respins.
To Sum Up
This is a highly rewarding video slot. It is possible in theory for you to have a playing screen completely full of wilds during the free spins round. A multiplier of 400x your staked amount can be earned for each free spin, spin or respin. It’s certainly worth a go today.