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https://k8.io/games/slots/ntn_hotline

Title:  Hotline
Developer: NetEnt
Reels: 5
Rows: 3
Paylines: 30
RTP: 96.13%-97.04%
Free Spins Freq: 0.39% into fs
Max Win: 2800x
Max Win Probability: N/A
Volatility: Medium/High
Min/Max Bet: 0.15/150
Release Date: March 19, 2018

 

Now Play :https://k8.io/games/slots/ntn_hotline

 

Hotline: Slot Overview

There is no doubt about the source of inspiration for this game. Yes, you guessed it - Miami Vice! This slot is very much produced like a videogame with a cool intro and clips throughout the game. NetEnt have definately managed to capture a feeling of speed, action and 80's nostalgism.

 

At first glance, it looks like a standard setup, with it's 5 reels, 3 rows and 30 paylines. But NetEnt are trying new stuff here and is introducing a new feature called Bonus Bet.

hotline.PNG

The Hotline mechanics is a simple concept: players choose a row – a Hotline – and Wilds landing on that row expand to cover the entire reel and stick during Re-Spins. In Free Spins, the expanded Wilds stick for the entire Free Spins leading to the ultimate excitement.

 

For an additional wager, players can activate the Hotline Bonus Bet feature and choose more Hotlines to increase the possibility to win Expanding Wilds and Re-Spins on two rows, or on a maximum of three rows for the best chances of covering all reels with Wilds.

 

Hotline: Slot Features

There are 3 main bonus features with the Hotline slot game, and each one comes with some exciting elements. The most unique of those is the Hotline Bonus Bet feature, where you can activate up to 3 hotlines, increasing your stake whilst also increasing your chances of potentially big payouts.

Let’s expand on each bonus feature to help you understand the slot fully.

 

Hotline Bonus Bet feature
Central to the action in the Hotline slot is the Hotline Bonus Bet feature, which you can choose to activate at will. You can play with 1, 2 or 3 Hotlines which affects your total stake.

 

When you activate 1 Hotline, you will play at 15 coins per level, so 15p to £30 per spin. If you use 2 Hotlines, it will cost you double at 30p to £60 per spin. 3 Hotlines will set you back 45 coins, which is 45p to £90 per spin.

 

The more Hotlines you activate, the higher your chances to land expanding wilds and re-spins. If a wild symbol lands on an activated Hotline, it will expand to take over the whole reel.

hotline1.PNG

 

Re-Spins feature

When you land an expanding wild, you will also trigger the Re-Spins feature where you get a free re-spin with expanding wild(s). More re-spins will follow if you land new wilds on the activate Hotline. The expanded wild(s) remain sticky until all re-spins have finished.
hotline3.PNG

 

Free Spins feature
Look out for the sunset scatter symbol as 3 scatters will trigger the Free Spins feature where you’re rewarded with 7 free spins.

 

If a wild lands on an activated Hotline, it will expand and remain on the reels until the end of the feature. In theory, you could end up with a screen full of wilds on every free spin, thus landing a potential max win of 2,800 x your stake.

 

7 is the maximum number of free spins you can get. Although some slots allow for more at times, no retriggers are possible here.

hotline4.PNG

 

Hotline: Slot Verdict
Hotline is a well produced game, there is no doubt about that. NetEnt apparently have enormous resources to invest into their productions and the games are looking increasingly like video games. But good looking slots don't reach all the way if the potential and solid game mechanics are not included in the package, and we're not sure it is.

 

Max win on a single spin appears to be only 400x with a full screen of expanded wilds. However, since these are sticky in the bonus it could in theory pay 2,800x, but that would require to trigger all wilds in the first spin.

When testing the game it didn't take too long to trigger the first bonus, which payed around 50x. After that it was downhill from there. The Re-Spin feature in both main game and bonus is a bit fun and the only thing that keeps this game somewhat interesting, but symbols are low paying and there is no sense of great potential to keep one excited.

 

The max win limit on this slot is €60 000, or €2000 on a single bet line (30 bet lines). The RTP, meanwhile, in this game varies depending on the number of Hotlines activated: 1 Hotline: 96.13%, 2 Hotlines: 96.70%, and 3 Hotlines: 97.04%

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