Hotline 2 Slot Review
Based on the iconic crime drama, Miami Vice, Hotline 2 is an exciting follow-up to NetEnt’s Hotline slot release. As an extension, the game continues to explore the same heist theme and brings back the lovable detectives, Quinn and Riviera. We gave top marks to the original slot for its expanding wilds and the unique hotline feature and look forward to discovering what this sequel brings to the table.
|SLOT FEATURES||Hotline Feature, Free Spins, Expanding Wilds|
|RELEASE DATE||24 August 2020|
|SLOT TYPE||Video Slot|
|REELS, ROWS, PAYLINES||5 Reels, 3 Rows, 243 (1,944) Ways to Win|
|BET LEVELS||£0.10 – £150|
|MAXIMUM WIN||5,184X Your Stake|
|RETURN TO PLAYER||96.05%|
Hotline 2 Bonus Features
We’re pleased to see that NetEnt didn’t stray away too much from the theme and bonus features of the original slot, but gave them a welcome boost instead. They dropped the respin round but the hotline bonus feature, that brought the first game so much fame, is still here. However, it has changed a little.
Rather than choosing hotline rows yourself, in Hotline 2 you have the hotline reels already marked for you. During the free spins, wilds landing in the hotline zone expand to cover the entire reel this way increasing your ways to win up to 1,944. That’s an exciting upgrade to the original slot’s 30 paylines.
Fast cars remain wild symbols in the Hotline 2 slot. Both regular wilds and expanding wilds can substitute for all paying symbols except scatters when they land on reels 2, 3 and 4 in the base and free spins game. Landing a wild symbol on a hotline will trigger the cinematic wild expansion action.
Spotting neon signs featuring pink Miami beach flamingos will indicate that you’re about to hit a bonus round. But to unlock this round, you’ll have to land no less than 3 of these glowing symbols within the hotline zone.
Usually, scatters are your best friends in a slot game, but in Hotline 2 it’s the wilds that you’ll want to pay attention to, and here’s why. First, you’ll get your 7 free spins and start the bonus round with 243 ways to win. But whenever a wild falls within the hotline zone of reels 2, 3 and 4 during the free spins round, it will expand while increasing the corresponding reel by 1 symbol high.
It’s possible for you to expand the reels 2, 3 and 4 up to 6 symbols high to boost the game’s ways to win up to 1,944 and grab an extra 2 free spins in the process.
Hotline 2 Jackpot
Just like the original, Hotline 2 is not a jackpot slot either, but the biggest amount you can win from this slot is still quite alright at 5,184x your stake.
RTP and Volatility
The RTP has dropped here slightly and is now set to 96.05%. But volatility stayed true to the original version and stands at medium level variance. This will ensure some decent wins on a frequent enough hit rate.
Where to Play Hotline 2
Hotline was huge back in 2018. No doubt the same fate awaits the improved Hotline 2 slot and all top NetEnt casinos, including Videoslots and Leo Vegas are queuing up to host this title. And with casino bonuses available to new players at these sites, you could play this slot for fun on sign up or your first deposit.
Hotline 2 on Mobile
Pretend to be in a car chase with helicopters circling above your head in a mobile version of the Hotline 2 game. This slot is fully mobile optimised to give you the ultimate 80s experience wherever you are.