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Hotline™ is a 5-reel slot machine released by NetEnt in 2018. If you liked the style of the TV-series Miami Vice, we think you will like the style of this game too. This is NOT a branded Miami Vice slot, but it is really difficult to look at it without thinking about Crockett & Tubbs. However, the heroes of this game are called Baretta & Shades. Together, they chase a female villain in their red hot sports car, against a Miami beach sunset backdrop. Naturally, the background music is filled to the brim with 1980’s nostalgia.
One of the great features of this game is how the red hot sports car will turn into an expanding wild if it appears on an active Hotline, and stay in place for a re-spin (in the base game) or for the rest of the Free Spins round (during the Free Spins round).
Examples of symbols that can appear on the reels when you play the Hotline slot are Baretta, Shades, and the female villain. She is the highest paying of the regular symbols. There is also some desirable jewelry: a crown, a necklace, and a ring.
Hotline is an HTML5 slot. It works great both on desktops and mobile devices.
Hotline™ has 30 paylines.
The smallest possible regular bet is $0.15.
The largest possible regular bet is $150.
For information about the optional Hotline™ Bonus Bet, see below.
The red sports car is a wild, and it will expand if it appears on an active Hotline. The Expanded Wild will freeze in place and you will be given a re-spin. The wild symbol can substitute for any regular symbol, but not for the scatter symbol.
Important: An Expanded Wild during the Free Spins round will freeze in place and stay there for the remainder of the Free Spins round.
The scatter symbol features a sunset scene and the word Scatter.
You need three scatters on the reels 1, 3 and 5 to be awarded 7 Free Spins. It is not possible to trigger the Free Spins round during a Free Spins round.
An Expanded Wild during the Free Spins round will cover the entire reel, freeze in place and stay there for the remainder of the Free Spins round. No re-spins are awarded.
Hotlines™ and how to make a Hotline™ Bonus Bet
A Hotline is one of the three rows of the slot.
A wild symbol that appears on an activated Hotline will expand and freeze in place. In the base game, it will also give you a re-spin.
You decide how many Hotlines to activate. One Hotline is always automatically active, and you decide which one.
If you want to activate one or two additional Hotlines, you need to make a double bet (= 2 active Hotlines in total) or a triple bet (=all 3 Hotlines activated).
The maximum single win is 400x the stake. This is paid for a full screen of Expanding Wilds.
The RTP ranges from 96.13% – 97.04%, depending on how many rows that have been activated with the bonus bet.
This is a low-volatility game.