Fresh the 1980s comes Net Entertainment’s Hotline. The Scandinavian online casino software providers are known for their original and creative gameplay, and the icing on the cake is this Miami-themed slot which takes you on a blast from the past ride. Hotline is played over 5 reels and 30 lines, but only costs 15p per spin. If you wish to flash the cash, though, you can actually spend as much as £150 a game on this slot. Prizes are capped at 200x your total bet, which isn’t bad going either for a slot which “can” cost so little to play. Why “can”? Let’s find out.
First and foremost, there is a bonus bet in this new slot, and it is known, rather unimaginatively, as the Hotline Bonus Bet. This feature can be activated (ramping minimum stakes up to 45p a game, or £450 on maximum bets) if you wish, and it allows you to play with 1, 2 or 3 hotlines. The more hotlines there are active in the game, the better your odds of landing wilds and re-spins.
Wild symbols appear as red sports bars and they can replace all other symbols barring scatters. If you’re playing with multiple hotlines and a wild symbol lands on one of them, it will expand to occupy a whole reel, freezing itself in place for a re-spin. If more wilds land on the reels, more re-spins will follow.
A free spins bonus can be triggered in this slot by landing sunset scatter icons on the first, third and fifth reels of the game. You’ll get a total of 7 free spins to get you started, and if wilds land on hotlines, it will not only expand but remain there for the duration of the free spin bonus. Once again, it pays to play with as many hotlines as possible.
Creative and inventive, the Hotline slot machine game is something new from Net Entertainment, and although most players have a disdain for slots with side-bets, this one is actually worth a punt.