Bonus Round: Yes
Max. Wager: $150/$450
Max. Payout: $60,000 ($2,000 per line)
Game Type: Video Slot
The Hotline Slot brings a taste of the 80s to the online casino gaming world. Nothing says the 80s quite like cheesy, synthesizer-heavy audio, Miami-style fonts, neon lights, and a whole bunch of classic 80s designer looks – from afros to big shades, giant phones, mustaches and nickel-plated nines, all of which are plentiful in Hotline.
This NetEnt developed game doesn’t just deliver quality graphics and a flavor from the past, though; the game also dishes out one of the most unique gaming structures yet to appear in a video slot. Expect buckets of entertainment and original gameplay to come your way with the unique Hotline Feature which appears in this game.
The Look and Feel of Hotline Slot
It won’t have escaped your attention that there are three “Hotlines” located to the left of the reels. These can be switched on or off at a whim. To turn on the second or third Hotline will cost 2x or 3x your total bet. However, they can trigger expanding wilds, as we’ll explain in just a moment. But first, the wagers.
The Hotline Slot features 5 reels and 30 lines, none of which are adjustable. Players can use the betting levels and the coin values to wager anything from $0.15 up to $150 per spin. However, playing with 2 or 3 Hotlines sees your stake rise from $0.30 and $0.45, up to $300 and $450, respectively.
Hotline Slot Gameplay
The Hotline slot – like most NetEnt games – has a rather respectable return to player (RTP) rate, at 96.13%, though this can rise to 97.04% if you play with all three Hotlines. Players can win up to 200x their total line bet with a big win involving 5 of the lady symbols on a line. In real money, it is possible to land up to $2,000 per line, or $60,000 in all if these symbols flood the reels.
Hotline Slot Bonus Features
Now, back to the Hotline Feature since that is a core element of the game. Any wild symbol which appears on an active Hotline (you must have them activated for them to be of any use) will expand to occupy the entire reel upon which it appears. Hotline Wilds can also trigger a re-spin with the expanding wild frozen onto the reels. Wilds can replace all other symbols save for scatters.
Players will also find a free spin bonus in the Hotline Slot. It is triggered by landing 3 sunsets scatter symbols on the first, third and fifth reels. In the bonus, players can bag 7 free games, and any Hotline Wilds they land will remain expanded on the reels for the duration of the bonus. This gives players an excellent chance to win the top prize by covering the reels with lady icons.