Hotline by NetEnt is not the only slot in its family: it has a continuation, Hotline 2. In this review, we are considering the original game, Hotline.
The online casino machine has 96.13% RTP, medium volatility, 5 reels, 3 rows, 30 paylines, and it was released in 2018. The theme of this game is retro, the style of America of the 1980s. Like many other games by this vendor, it was optimized for Chrome browser but a player can apply really any popular browser to play it. Also, it is one of a few slots, which tell their story to gamers by showing an intro (skippable).
|Min bet $, €, £:||0.15|
|Max bet $, €, £:||450|
This game is designed to make you rotate its reels. Before the game begins in a demo or real-money mode, a gamer makes the adjustments:
What’s impossible to adjust is the payline number (30).
One of the significant features of this game is that it has such a thing as an expandable wild. When this symbol lands on any cell of a reel, it expands into the entire reel. If it lands on adjacent reels, it takes all such adjacent reels. But in order to stimulate the Wild to expand, you have to choose an exact ‘hotline’ (as it is called in the game) or row, by landing where the wild would behave itself like this. If it lands out of the chosen hotline, it won’t expand. It is possible to choose 1, 2, or 3 hotlines. One hotline has the x1 cost of the bet (one of them, either one, is constantly chosen). Adding more hotlines, you add the size of the bet, so 2 lines will be x2 of the bet, three lines will be x3 of the bet.
Another feature is called ‘respin’ (not to be confused with a free spin): an expandable wild causes one respin after it expands.
Free spins are given as a bonus by a scatter, which is designed like a descending sun in the background of palm trees. It activates 7 free spins when landing anywhere on reels 1, 3, or 5.
Regular payout symbols are these:
While there are so many options of a bet size to put on stake, it becomes non-informative to list them all. Let’s just say, it is possible to bet from 0.15 coins per 1 hotline per spin to 150 coins. The payout table with combinations provided below presumes there are 3 coins put as a bet per spin per 1 hotline. If you will make other bets, reduce or increase the winnings by your size of the bet.
If you want to optimize your budget, watch closely after the usage of wilds on your hotlines – and change this number according to your expectations and the reality of the gameplay.