NetEnt’s sequel to their successful Hotline slot is here with Hotline 2 featuring 5 reels, 243 paylines, and an RTP of 96.05%. The retro-themed slot returns with inspiration taken from the hit TV series, Miami Vice. Many of the same features make their return from the original game, such as the Hotline feature.
How to Play Hotline 2 Slot
Before embarking on a classic car chase, you should understand how the game works:
- The spin button starts the game with your bet.
- The autoplay feature allows you to set a particular amount of spins that will automatically keep going.
- The value of your bet can be changed by selecting a value from a table.
Design and Audio Effects
Just like the previous game, Hotline 2 screams retro with inspiration taken from Miami Vice. The background is a picture of a beach road that looks a lot like Miami Boulevard, as it features palm trees and the ocean. Neon highlight with retro-styled text is common, with a variety of symbols that come in the form of jewelry and characters.
The soundtrack is our favorite part of the game as it’s a classic 80’s synth instrumental that sounds like it could be found blasting from the stereo of a white Ferrari Testarossa.
Hotline 2 has more features than its predecessor, and this comes by way of the Hotline feature that’s found on reel 3. This can be spread to reels 2 and 4, and it allows you to double or triple your bet based on how you choose to distribute it. The Wilds also covers the whole reel which is an incredibly helpful feature. This is also able to substitute any symbol except for the special symbols such as the characters and the neon flamingo.
Free spins are available by landing on 3 or more neon flamingo scatter symbols. This will trigger a bonus round and award you with 7 free spins.
Hotline 2 is a great successor of the original game and NetEnt has taken what works, tweaked it a bit, and added better mechanics. The overall design of the game is perfect as it successfully captures the essence of what the ’80s were all about. Furthermore, the game is designed to keep you entertained with a host of great features that reward you as you keep playing. The general concept behind the game is great, and we hope that we’ll get to see a third installment of this epic slot game.