Hotline 2 by NetEnt is a 5-reel & 3-row online slot with 1944 paylines and a 96.05% RTP. Playable on all devices from €0.10 to €150 per spin, Hotline 2 is a medium volatility game with a max win capped at 5184x your stake.
- 243 ways to win, expands to 1 944 during Free Spins feature
- Hotline zone with expanding wilds
- Similar, yet improved sequel
Hotline 2 is yet another brand new release from the well known developers over at NetEnt. You will be travelling back in time, more specifically to Miami in this follow up slot. Just like you would have seen in the original release, the theme is full on 80's and there is plenty of references to Miami Vice. Our first impression was that it didn't really look much different than the original, but after a closer look we can see that there are a couple of changes to the features and also an upgraded design.
As well as the neon 80's theme, you can look forward to seeing special features such as free spins, expanding wilds and also a unique Hotline feature. All in all, a pretty good outlook for this sequel that might give off a boring look at first glance.
How to win big in Hotline 2 – Free Spins feature
You will trigger the Free Spins feature when you land 3 of the neon flamingo scatters during the main game and will be rewarded with 7 free spins. However it's the wilds that are important here. Having a wild symbol landing on a Hotline will increase the reel's height by 1 symbol and will therefore create more ways to win. Wild also have the ability to expand in order to give you wild reels.
The maximum heigh is 6 symbols, which will get you up to 1 944 ways to win. When this happens, you will also receive 2 extra free spins, which means you can benefit from 6 free spins but can potentially get up to 13.
- Wilds and Scatters
- Hotline feature
- Expanding Wild
The Hotline feature revolves around the 3rd reel of the game. However, more reels can also be turned into hotlines by making use of the Double Bet and Triple Bet. With the Double Bet activated, reel 3 and 4 will be Hotlines and your stake will be doubled, with Triple Bet activated, reel 2, 3 and 4 will be Hotlines and your stake will be tripled.
Then you have the Expanding Wild feature, where the Hotline feature also is involved. When a wild symbol appear on any of the 3 middle reels, it will function as usual. However, when a wild lands on a Hotline, it will expand in order to create a fully wild reel. You can get up to 3 wild reels on each spin.
Look and Feel of Hotline 2
As already mentioned, Hotline 2 looks pretty similar to the original. You will be seeing a typical Miami scene in the background at sunset, complete with an overall 80s feel, made even more obvious with the soundtrack playing. With a block of apartments on one side of the reel set and the ocean and some palm trees on the other, the reel set itself is placed in the middle of the road. The story behind the game is the robbery of a jewellery store, which is of course being investigated by the detectives Riviera and Quinn.
We were happy to see that there are no royals or card suits in sight. Instead, the low value symbols consist of 6 different piece of jewellery and jewels such as necklaces, rings and stones. The higher valued symbols show a guy with a headset, the two detectives and Kitty Weiss being of highest value.
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