Get your phone and dial up the Hotline slot. Join our heroes, Quinn and Rivera, as they wait on-line for a call on Kitty Weiss’ whereabouts.
She’s got a bounty with a potential 60,000 coin reward, and there’s no one better to bring her to justice than the cops. With priceless jewellery in her grasp, symbols of immense value, land them on the reels and you’ll be earning their weight in coins.
So rev up your engine because you’ve got a job to do.
The Hotline slot by Netent features the retro ‘80s and the cops and sneaks who inhabited it.
The basic symbols are all different bejewelled accessories. Each one has its own payout depending on the winning combination:
The high-paying symbols are the leading characters of Hotline, the two undercover cops, Quinn and Rivera, and our own femme fatale, Kitty Weiss. Each one has their own payout depending for each winning combination:
Hotline: Hotline Bonus Bet Feature
On the side are 3 buttons that when triggered lights up their aligned row. These are for the Hotline Bonus Bet. Whenever a Hotline Bonus Bet is activated, it allows more chances for Wilds and Re-Spins. This is because Wilds and Re-Spins rely on landing on these activated Hotline rows.
For each activated Hotline, the bet is increased:
1 Hotline must be active at all times and can be any among the 3 available Hotlines.
Hotline: Expanding Wilds
The Wild symbol is represented by Kitty’s red sports mobile. It substitutes paying symbols except for the Scatter.
Additionally, whenever a Wild lands on an activated Hotline, it expands to occupy the reel. When this happens, the image changes. Quinn and Rivera’s own silver sports car is pictured chasing after Kitty.
Once all winnings have been given out, the slot spins the reels again for free. The expanded Wild stays sticky for the duration of the Re-spins.
Hotline: Free Spins Feature
If 3 Scatter symbols, represented by an orange sunset, appear on reels 1, 3, and 5, then you get 7 Free Spins.
All Expanding Wilds that land on your activated Hotline rows during your Free Spins become sticky for the duration.
The Hotline slot is a callback to the retro cop films from the early ‘90s. Netent takes you back to a time when colour just began to pop up on everyone’s TVs and VCRs.
It features a beachside lined with storefronts in its background. Each one is painted with different colours of all kinds. Some are a periwinkle blue while others are plain white. Running down the length of the road are tall palm trees with long, sprawling leaves that provide shade from the twilight sun.
The entire game is filtered to add a grain effect and complete the retro aesthetic. Everything looks as though it came straight out of a VCR tape.
The opening cutscene is fashioned like an authentic intro clip from a classic cop film. This gives the game just enough of a narrative to give it that extra ‘oomph’. Even the Expanding Wilds have an animation of Quinn and Rivera chasing after Kitty to get players immersed in the world as they chase after her.
During the Free Spins, the game slot switches over to night time. The buildings glow a bright neon and every pixel in the sky is dotted with stars.
The game completes its retro wave ambience with its generous usage of bright colours, such as hot pink, blue, and orange. The music sounds like it came from an ‘80s music video with the iconic ensemble of electric piano, saxophone, drums, and guitar.
If you’re a fan of classic cop films from the age of VCR, then the Hotline slot game is an absolute must for you to play. It is easily one of Netent’s best retro wave slot games out there. There’s a reason people have stayed so loyal to the age-old good cop, bad cop formula. That’s because it’s an absolute classic and a period in time we’ve all come to know and love. This time, now you get the chance to win up to 60,000 coins.
Get ready to meet your new favourite characters and live out your hotline dreams on the beaches of the ‘90s. Netent also has other games with a similar calibre of novelty with vintage collectables like Gonzo’s Quest and Dead or Alive 2.
Now roll the credits.
Starring Karoline Wagner as Kitty Weiss...
...Starring Robert T. Grier as Rivera...
...Starring Danny Champion as Quinn...