The video slot Hotline, from Netent, embraces the spirit of crime dramas from the 1980’s while offering you the opportunity to come away like a thief yourself with a haul of up to 60,000 coins!
Nostalgic 80’s Crime Movie
The creators set the atmosphere for the entire slot game in the opening animated introduction starting with an ocean skyline view of the sunshine state of Florida. Here, the professional jewellery thief Kitty Quinn has not met a security system, including massive vault, which can stop her. Hot on her heels though are the police detectives Quinn and Rivera.
These three characters represent the higher-paying symbols of this 5-reel and 30 fixed paylines 1980’s crime-themed slot. From there, it is off to the lower-paying ruby & diamond studded crown, emerald & diamond necklace and sapphire & diamond studded bracelet.
Amongst the audio effects, is an 80’s style tune along with the sound of random police sirens, police radio and screeching tires from speeding muscle cars. All sounds and graphics reinforce the nostalgic decade of popular crime movies complete with car explosions, gun shots, car chases, sports cars and clunky mobile phones.
Hotline Bonus Bet
Two of the features which we’ll touch upon in the next sections are the expanding wilds and re-spins. The Hotline Bonus Bet is an optional sweetener, at an extra cost, that increases the probability of triggering these features on a row or rows. The default base game is played with one Hotline row activated at a cost of 15 coins per level, but for a cost of an additional 15 or 30 coins per level, you can activate a second or third bet line.
Sports Car Wild & Expanded Wild Feature
The wild symbol can race onto any space and act as a joker to substitute for all symbols except the scatter. By landing on an activated hotline, the wild will expand to envelop the entire reel increasing the possibility of new paylines or enhance existing ones.
Sticky Expanded Wild Re-spins
An extension of the expanding wild feature, upon expanding on a reel, watches the wild become sticky for a free re-spin. The re-spin can continue providing that a new wild lands on a hotline. The spoils of your re-spins are only calculated once the feature has ended.
Free Spins Feature
The sunset scatter symbol can fall on the 1st, 3rd and 5th reels with a combination of all three triggering 7 free spins. The feature cannot be re-triggered while it is active.
Hotline – Relive the 80’s
Hotline slot allows South African players to vary the bet level and coin value for stakes of anywhere from 15 to 450 coins. The theoretical return to player varies slightly from 96.13%, 96.70% or 97.04% depending on whether you play with the base bet, double bet or triple bet (15/30/45 coins per level).
Finally, remember that you can bring Kitty, Rivera and Quinn anywhere you go whether on desktop, mobile or tablet using your Windows, iOS or Android operating system.