Hotline was released by NetEnt in 2018 and even got a follow-up in 2020 with Hotline 2.
The game uses an 80’s theme that feels very much like Miami Vice. I mean the characters are for sure Crockett and Tubbs. If you are not familiar with that show, it’s an 80’s detective show set in Miami in the 80’s. And it was very popular.
The game comes with 5 reels, each 3 symbols and uses 30 lines. Wild symbols can appear on all reels. Scatter symbols only appear on reels 1, 3 and 5.
All normal symbols may appear stacked on all reels.
The middle line is called the hotline during normal play, but for 2 or 3 times the bet you can also activate the top and bottom line as a hotline.
When a wild symbol lands on an active hotline it will expand and trigger a free respin. Whenever one or more wild symbols appear after a respin you will receive another free respin, until no more new wild symbols appear.
Get all three scatter symbols on reels 1, 3 and 5 at the same time and you will trigger 7 free spins.
During free spins any wild symbol landing on a hotline will expand and will be held until the end of the free spins feature.
Hotline is a really nice looking game with some great features. I would suggest activating all hotlines on this game, this will give a much bigger chance for solid wins. But this does also mean the game can be a little more expensive.